September Final Friday

September Final Friday

Final Friday Is Almost Here!

CityArts is hosting the opening of three new exhibits from 5-8 p.m. on Final Friday, September 25 that celebrate the work of artists in the Wichita area.

Admission is free to CityArts’ exhibition galleries that are open
9 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Friday,
and 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. CityArts is located at 334 N. Mead in Old Town Square. The shows opening on Final Friday will be on exhibit through October 24.

For more information about the shows or to purchase artwork,
please contact CityArts at 316-350-3245 or

Main Gallery: “Yard Work,” ceramics and paintings by Charlotte Martin
Charlotte Martin loves that moment when inspiration comes to mind in an instant. A complete painting can appear on the screen of her brain, and all that’s left for her to do is copy it with paint. “Yard Work” started as a moment of inspiration but kept her busy and inspired for over a year and a half. Some of Martin’s pieces show everyday life depicted in one’s yard. Martin studied painting at Arizona State University and received a BFA in painting and drawing from Wichita State University. She has been an instructor at CityArts for 15 years.

Boardroom Gallery: “Backyard Almanac,” photo posters by Glory Benacka
Glory Benacka specializes in natural, on-location photography for businesses, artists and people. “Backyard Almanac” is a documentary project of four backyards in Salina, Kan. captured throughout 2014. The collection shows images that highlight scenes from some of the most beautiful moments in these Kansas backyards throughout the seasons. With each photograph she takes, Benacka hopes to capture the shadow of a memory and freeze the breath of a moment to be preserved for people to remember. Benacka holds a BFA in Art and Photography from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Main Hall Gallery: CityArts Photo Competition, Level 5 DSLR Photography Class
Students from the Level 5 DSLR photography class at CityArts will showcase their finest work to the Wichita community. Ninety-four large prints, ranging from intimate portraits to eye-popping action shots, that will be part of the exhibit/photography competition judged by three professional photographers from Wichita – Wichita Eagle photographer Travis Heying, landscape and fine jewelry photographer Jerry Burnell and U.S. presidential photographer Howard Eastwood. The public is invited to add their opinions to the judging and cast their votes for the People’s Choice Awards. The digital photography program at CityArts is led by Douglas Robertson.

Balcony Gallery: “Endear,” drawings by Angela Kerner
Fascinated by the fairy tale images contained in magazines, Angela Kerner uses these periodicals as a jumping off point for her project about women. She draws directly on top of magazine images and traces the drawings that soon develop. Kerner received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Art History from the University of Kansas. She currently lives and works in Salina.


Mead Street Gallery presents paintings of gallery members

Final Friday, September 25
6:30 – 9:00 P.M.

Mead Street Gallery
121 N Mead Street
Wichita KS 67202
Open Mon. – Fri. 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat. 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Jones Gallery
414 S. Commerce
Final Friday, September 25th
6-10 p.m.

“Organic Abstractions”
By: Charles Baughman

Show runs through September 17th – October 23rd
Regular Hours: M-F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Contact: Renee Duxler

*This show contains images of a very graphic and sexual nature. We do not recommend for anyone under 18-years-old.


516 S. Commerce Street
Wichita, KS 67202

Final Friday, September 25, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

“Transmission One”
Works by Mia Nguyen and Minh Thuy Nguyen

Transmission One features recent works from Project Runaway 2015 Best-In-Show Winners Mia Nguyen and Minh Thuy Nguyen. The exhibition will be held at the WSU SHIFTSPACE gallery from September 16th to October tenth.

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday – Saturday: 1-4 p.m.

Lindsey H. DeVries
Coordinator of External Affairs
(316) 978-7556


Welcomes you to our first Final Friday
September 25, 2015 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm

1200 S. Keith Ave., Wichita, KS 67209

Make a pendent for $15 or a coaster/tile for $18. Ask about the three for special.
Refreshments served and some gallery items will be on sale.
We look forward to sharing our new space with our friends!


Final Friday at The Newman University Steckline Gallery
Newman University
3100 McCormick
Wichita, KS 67213

Final Friday, September 25
5 to 7 p.m.

“White, et Cetera”
Exhibit by Gehry Kolher

Gehry Kohler’s works address a process of building heavy layers of pencil, ballpoint, contre and pastel; then removing, erasing and rebuilding as the drawings develop through buffing and surface abrasion. One of the essential aspects is to take everything into consideration; build as far as you can, reduce and re-build again. The repetitive process of this work involves several years of work on one drawing.

The “diamond Series” and “White Oaks” initiate the use of light and the reflective qualities of line, which become sculptural in their effect. Form does not exist without line, which is the essential element to every process. Two of the most recent series of prints in gold and silver have then removed line and focus more specifically on the shift of light to the viewer in solid forms of color.

He received his BRA at the Kansas City Art Institute in 1990, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1990 and received his MFA at Alfred University in 1992. His work has been acquired and placed in private collection in the past year in Boston, New York, Dallas, Loss Angeles, and Kansas City.

Tuesday, September 29
Noon to 1 p.m.
An Art for Lunch question answer session with the artist will be held Tuesday September 29th from 12 to 1pm. Please arrive early as food and seating are limited. Admission is free and open to the public.

Mary Werner


Final Friday at Reverie Coffee Roasters
2611 E. Douglas Ave.
Wichita, KS 67213

“New Works”
By: Sean McFarland

Opening: Saturday, September 26
6:00-8:00 pm.
Runs through October 27th

Regular Business Hours:
Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.


Delano BBQ
710 W. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67203

Final Friday, September 25
Hours: 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Twitter: @delanoBBQco
Facebook: delanoBBQ
Contact: Lisa Henshall or Michelle Suddeth


HUE Gallery’s 1 Year Anniversary!

430 S. Commerce, Suite 200
Wichita, KS 67202

Featured Artists: H.M. Saffer II, Eduardo Ford, Sean Christopher Ward & Lindy Wiese

H.M. Saffer, an artist from New York City, is featured in 17 galleries across the United States and Canada and will be making his midwest debut for the first time ever at HUE Gallery! He owns three restaurants in Paris and Ibiza. He was a musical producer for Warner Brother Records and helped write the international hit song, “”Look What They Done To My Song, Ma” and went on to owning his own recording label. Throughout all of his career, and his great success, he has continued to create outstanding pointillism works of art that are highly sought after throughout the world.

Eduardo Ford, an artist from South Beach, Miami, Florida, is an up and coming artist whom has studied art throughout Spain, Belgium, Argentina, and now, has finally ended up in Miami, Florida. His portraits are filled with emotions and unlike most you have ever seen before!

Along with these two artists, Sean Christopher Ward and Lindy Wiese will be bringing brand new work to the gallery, and to celebrate the one year anniversary of the gallery opening, we will be serving food and wine.

Final Friday, September 25 – 6:00pm-9:00pm
Regular Business Hours: Friday-Saturday: Noon-4:30, Sunday-Thursday: By Appointment

Contact: Sean Christopher Ward or Lindy Wiese
Phone: 316-512-5045


1123 E. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67211

Featured Artist
Nanetta Maria

Final Friday, September 25, 5:00-8:00 PM

Chris Valentine
Phone: 316-295-7674
Linda Cramer
Phone: 316-461-1112


“The HeART of Sculptures & Oils”

511 E. Douglas Ave.
(Formerly 3D Studio)

Final Friday, September 25th
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Runs to October 27, 2015

Featured Artists
Greg Johnson
Charles Leonard
Greg Walker

Contact: Lou Ann Robertson


Fisch Haus is refueled and ready to go!

We’re starting off with a bang, celebrating the extraordinary life and work of our favorite rockstar, Kirk Rundstrom, this coming Final Friday, September 25th.

NATION: The Kirk Rundstrom Legacy Concert
Final Friday, September 25
7:00 p.m.

Fisch Haus
524 S. Commerce St.
Wichita, KS 67202