August Final Friday Is Almost Here!
Admission is free to CityArts’ exhibition galleries that are open 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 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 September 19.
For more information about the shows or to purchase artwork,
please contact CityArts at 316-350-3245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Main Gallery: “Perspective: Objects and Elements,” works by Robert Schmidt
Robert Schmidt will be on hand to speak with visitors and discuss his work during a Final Friday Artist’s Talk at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Gallery that is free and open to the public.
Schmidt is a Wichita graphic designer and mixed-media sculptor who takes a visual outlook on life. Over the years, Schmidt has been influenced by many forms and aspects of design, from layout and typography to interior design and industrial design. He uses various objects – metal, glass, vintage pieces and instruments – to create visual design and intrigue.
Boardroom Gallery: “Bite,” Photography by Andrea Fuhrman
Andrea Fuhrman will be on hand to speak with visitors and discuss her work during a Final Friday Artist’s Talk at 7:30 p.m. in the Boardroom Gallery that is free and open to the public.
The inspiration for this exhibit comes from world of graffiti art. The word “bite” is used when less experienced graffiti writers steal ideas, lettering or color schemes from seasoned graffiti artists. It’s considered “toys that bite their work.” With her camera, Fuhrman finds small segments of graffiti that are compelling and carefully composes her shot. Her work is driven by a curiosity of magnification, abstraction and color. Fuhrman lives in Abilene, Kan., where she is constructing a gallery and studio.
Main Hall Gallery: “Landscapes in Abstraction,” Works by Diane Curtis
Diane Curtis considers herself a colorist. To this Wichita artist, the term ‘landscape’ simply means a respect and love for a specific place and time. The paintings in her exhibit reflect that thought process as she shares her feelings and memories of specific places on canvas. With each painting, Curtis balances color, form, shapes, rhythms and values to produce proper abstract paintings.
Balcony Gallery: Artwork by individuals from Envision’s Art Education Program
Envision is a local organization that provides support and programming to individuals with vision loss. By using their imaginations and creativity, the Envision artists create works of art that share their stories and show their feelings and ideas in a variety of ways.
presents Inception: Project RunAway Category Winners
August 28, Final Friday, 6:00 – 10:00 P.M.
Featuring work by:
Exhibit will be on display
August 26th – September 5th
1 – 4 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday
WSU Shift Space Gallery
800 E. 3rd Street
Wichita KS 67202
Contact: Lisa Rundstrom
WSU SHIFTSPACE, Director
By: Ken Wagnon
August 28th – September 19th
Regular Hours: Friday – Saturday, Noon-4:30p
Sunday – Thursday, by appointment
Contact: Sean Ward or Lindy Wiese
* “Subaqueous” is an exhibition of select works by Ken Wagnon, who specializes in underwater photography throughout his travels across the world.
Midwest Center for Photography Hot New Pics Show
This exhibition celebrates the range of creative exploration in photography. During this sizzling hot summer season, photographers got out their best shots from around the globe and entered. Come to the exhibition and discover what’s hot right now.
Selected artists: Alexi Berry, Wichita, KS; Mike Callaghan, San Francisco, CA; Hsien-Chih Chuang, Taiwan, R.O.C.; Suzanne Gonsalez-Smith, Grand Forks, ND; Chris Grismer, Los Angeles, CA; Chris Hanney, Wichita, KS; Diana Jeon, Honolulu, HI; Shreepad Joglekar, Manhattan, KS; Dan McCormack, Accord, NY; James Mitchell, Wichita, KS; John Remaly, Santa Fe, NM; Michelle Sinclair, Wichita, KS: and Tasha Wentling, Wichita, KS.
One photographer will be designated as the “2015 Hot New Pic” and receive the $250 award, announced on August 28th.
Exhibition dates: August 28 – September 11, 2015.
To view the work featured in the “2015 Hot New Pics Show”,
please visit: www.mwcponline.org
Final Friday at Natural Solutions Health Center
8000 W. Central Ave.
Wichita, KS 67212
Friday, August 28
Featured Artist: Rania Dillon
(Black & White Photography)
Runs August 28th through September 18th
Regular Business Hours: M-F, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Contact: Renee Duxler
* This show contains images of very graphic and sexual nature. We do not recommend for anyone under 18-years-old.
Newman University Steckline Gallery
Located inside the De Mattias Fine Arts Center
Wichita, KS 67213
“Clay with a Capital T. Tea Pots, Trays, Tureens”
By: The Clay Cartel
Final Friday, August 28
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
The Clay Cartel is a group of ceramic art educators who began showing together in 2014. The group includes Andy Corcoran, Debi Cox, Michelle Jeffries, David Long, Dylan Seeney and David Self.
Each artist brings his or her own concept and vision to each exhibit, with a central idea or theme as the basis of the work. “Teapots, Trays, and Tureens” is an exhibition focused on three classic pottery forms that have traditionally found their existence in the functional realm. The Clay Cartel presents this idea in each artist’s individual concept – some have approached it with tradition in mind, with others challenging the norm and role of each piece.
“Art for Lunch”
Presentation by the artists will be held Tuesday, September 1 from noon to 1 p.m. in the gallery. A light lunch will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests can also bring their lunch. This event is also free and reservations are not required.
For more information, call 316-942-4291, ext. 2199
Gallery at Artworks
Please join us for
August 28, 2015
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
New Artists in the Gallery
Jim is a Kansas artist who integrates the still life with expansive Midwestern landscapes and skies to create unique paintings. He has coined the term “Stillscapes” as a description for these works.
“Ignition of Lighted Form”
acrylic on canvas
27″ x 36″
“It’s here (the Midwest) where connections have converged to create a clear perspective of beauty in the familiar and contentment in the surroundings of the place. In this middle ground, I find inspiration in geography and history of the Midwest. Social and environmental issues drive much of my work as well as influences from family, nature, and everyday life.”
New Works in the Gallery
Cally Krallman, Vernon Brejcha, Beverly Radefeld
Please visit our new website to see more work:
New in Estate Art
M. Wayne Willis, “The Old Home Place”, 1973, 32″ x 48″
oil on canvas over board, original frame.
See more work at:
ARTWORKS is located in Piccadilly Square, Central & Rock Road, Wichita, KS
Hours: M – F 10 am – 5:30 pm, and Sat 10 am – 4 pm
316-682-1481 or email@example.com
Final Friday at Mead Street Gallery
121 N. Mead St. Ste. 107
Wichita, KS 67202
Friday, August 28
Nancy Arroy, Lesia Beard, Tulia Callana, Dena Griswold, Curtis Newby and Donna Walling
623 W. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67213
Final Friday, August 28th
Hours: 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Artist Talk: 8:00 p.m.
Regular Business Hours: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
or by appointment
Visual Fusion is hosting local kinetic sculpture artist Christopher Gulick for July and August, with the current exhibition titled “New Projection-Relief Works”.
Final Friday, August 28: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Reception Date will run from Aug. 28 to Sept. 22
Contact: Lou Ann Robertson
511 E. Douglas Ave.
(formerly 3D Studio)
Wichita, KS 67202
Final Friday at Go Away Garage
508 S. Commerce St.
Wichita, KS 67208
“Lines and Boxes”
2611 E. Douglas Ave.
Wichita, KS 67211
Featured Artist: Gabrielle White
Opening: Final Friday, August 28
Runs through September 22, 2015
Let’m Eat Brats food truck will be serving authentic German Cuisine in front of Reverie on Final Friday from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Happy August from Gallery XII!
We would first like to thank everyone who attended the opening reception for the Crazy 8’s Show at the end of July. After 6 years it is going strong and that is all thanks to you and the amazing artists who take part. We had nearly 70 works of art that will be on view through August 25th.
Congratulations to this Year’s
1st Place- Kathy Hisel
2nd Place – Brian Hinkle
3rd Place- Chiaw-Weai Loo
Honorable Mentions were awarded to Aaron Krone, Arlo Casper, John Ellert and Cheryl Meyer.
Many Thanks to our wonderful judge, Charles Baughman (Check out our Facebook page for pictures of the exhibit).
Mark your calendars for our next Exhibition!
On August 28th we will celebrate the opening of
“COLOR STORIES” by MELINDA WEIS
We will also be featuring the ceramics of DAVID SELF
Opening reception will take place August 28th
5:30 pm-10:00 pm
and will be on view through September 22nd
We hope everyone has had a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you soon at Gallery XII!
Gallery XII is open 6 days a week:
Mon- Sat. 10am – 4pm
412 E. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67202
“Oh, What a Treat!”
Final Friday Edible Art show
by Sandra Denneler
Friday, August 28th, 2015
Ohhhh, ahhhh, and eat your way through Wichita’s first edible art show. Celebrating the launch of her first book – “Oh, What a Treat!” – Sandra Denneler will display photos and snackable samples of her creative kitchen work. Books will also be available for purchase at Watermark Books.
Watermark Book & Café
4701 E. Douglas Ave.
Wichita, KS 67218
The Fiber Studio & Gallery FINAL FRIDAY