2016 Annual Arts Council Awards

Arts Council’s 47th Annual Art Awards

Eleven Wichita individuals, cultural organizations and businesses will be recognized for their work to further the growth and development of arts in the Wichita area during the 47th annual Art Awards dinner, sponsored by Westar Energy, Corporate Caterers, the Arts Council and the City of Wichita. The event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 3 at Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center. A complete list of award winners is included below.

The festivities will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m.; dinner will follow. Tickets are $60 per person or $750 for a reserved table of 10 (wine included). Tickets are on sale at WichitaTIX.com or at the WichitaTIX box office in the Concert Hall entrance of Century II.

The 2016 Art Awards recipients are:

• Arts Advocate – Individual: Armando Minjarez
Given to an individual or couple dedicated to furthering the cause of an art form or the arts in general through promotional, volunteer, administrative, legislative or professional efforts.

• Arts Advocate Group or Business: Planet Hair
An organization or business dedicated to furthering the cause of an art form or the arts in general through promotional, volunteer, administrative, legislative or professional efforts.

• Arts Educator: Nick Johnson
Given to an individual who has devoted a career to teaching the arts in an educational environment.

• Arts Organization: Heart of America Men’s Chorus
Given to a public, not-for-profit organization that presents or provides arts opportunities to the Wichita community and region.

• Burton Pell Award: Lynne Davis
A new award created in memory of Mr. Pell a long time member and past president of the Arts Council. It will be given to an outstanding individual in music.

• Individual Artist: Thomas Douglas
Given to an artist actively working in such categories as Choreography, Music Composition, Film/Video, Theatre, Interdisciplinary/ Performance Art, Two-Dimensional Visual Art and/or Three-Dimensional Visual Art, who has shown outstanding achievement.

• Special Project: Redbud Bike Path
Given to a neighborhood, business, corporation or group that has provided support for a single event or project.

• Youth Recognition: Evan Schelton
Given to a high school and/or middle school student who has shown outstanding achievement and development in the arts.

• Chris Cherches Award: Wichita Art Museum “Art Garden”
An award presented by the Design Council to honor excellence in public art. The award is in honor of Chris Cherches, Wichita’s city manager for 18 years, who was a strong advocate for the arts in this community.

• Gordon W. Evans Award: Sondra Langel
Given to a patron demonstrating outstanding leadership and special support for the arts.

An additional award, the Sculpture WalkAbout Award of Excellence, will be awarded to Ed Langston for his sculpture, “Bernie’s Bird”.


FURTHER ASSISTANCE
For further assistance or information in preparing this form, contact Bernadette Bradshaw, (316) 303-8663 or bbradshaw@wichita.gov

List of Award Winners of past Art Awards Ceremony 2015

Fiber Studio June, David Quick Opening Celebration!

DAVID LEE QUICK’S SIXTY-YEAR ART SAMPLER

OPENING CELEBRATION
SATURDAY, JUNE 18 / 5:00 – 9:00 PM

Paintings / Drawings / Collage / Film
and
JUNE FINAL FRIDAY ART CRAWL / Friday June 24 / 6 – 10PM

THE FIBER STUDIO
418 S. Commerce Street / Wichita, KS
By Appointment or chance thru July 29 / (316) 303-1996

Ulrich News

The Rodrigo Valenzuela installation PROLE is now open in the Ulrich Underground

Rodrigo Valenzuela’s exhibition ProleRodrigo Valenzuela’s exhibition Prole, which is named after a pejorative term used to denote members of the proletariat or working classes, examines the history of the labor union movement in the United States and the fading spirit of collective bargaining in contemporary culture. Identifying the ways in which notions and expressions of individuality are prioritized over communal organization and activity, Valenzuela asserts that the erosion of a collective sense of shared responsibility towards the “greater good” of society results not only in weakened social capital but also, ironically, in the loss of personal identity. Read more.

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Art For Your Ears lineup announced

Art For Your Ears lineup announcedExpand your artistic experience. Each month, the Ulrich Museum of Art invites you to bring your lawn chair—we’ll provide the refreshments—relax in the scenery of the Wichita State University campus, and enjoy Art For Your Ears! Rain location is the WSU Campus Activities Center (CAC) Theater. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information and to see videos of AFYE artists visit: ulrich.wichita.edu/afye

 

2016 Summer Concert Series:

THURSDAY, JULY 9
Spencer Bohren

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25
Moreland & Arbuckle

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
Bobby Watson

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do it at the Ulrich

 do it at the UlrichThe conceptual art exhibition do it is on view at the Ulrich through August 28. This iteration of do it is reimagined through the vision of students in the WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries course Concepts in Creative Industries: Curation and Installation of do it. From Fibonacci sequence studies of television channels to testing couple compatibility through fruit and vegetable shakes, do it makes use of an assortment of random and non-traditional objects to create art. Performing as curators, preparators, and artists, almost every aspect of this exhibition was created, fulfilled, and experienced by students learning to explore the art and museum world firsthand. Admission to the Ulrich Museum of Art is free.

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Installation of Personnages Oiseaux in progress

 Installation of Personnages OiseauxRestoration of the last panels of the Joan Miró mural Personnages Oiseaux (Bird People) are underway, and installation of the steel armature that will support the mural is complete. The scaffolding is currently being removed, but will return later this summer as installation of the panels begins. The museum will be open throughout the installation of the mural. Installation of the mural is set to be finished early this fall, with a community celebration taking place October 30.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30
Miró Returns: Community Celebration

Gallery XII June E-News

Happy Summer Gallery XII Fans!

First of all thank you to everyone who braved the torrential downpours last Final Friday and came to the opening of
John Ellert’s beautiful photography exhibition:

VISIONS EPHEMERAL
as well as Ceramics by Frank Martinez!

VISIONS EPHEMERAL

Despite the soggy start to the evening it was a great night and if you were unable to make it , both shows will be up through June 21st!
(Make sure to see our Facebook page for all the latest photos)
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Make sure to save the date for our next wonderful exhibit!
“PALETTE OF LIGHT”
Pastels by Rosemary Dugan

PALETTE OF LIGHT

FEATURING WOODEN VESSELS BY
CHAD GORGES
Both shows will open Final Friday, June 24th5:30-10:00
and will be up through July 27th

GALLERY XII FYI:
Just in case you missed it Gallery XII is very excited to be showing in the gallery at Larksfield Place. This all member show will be on view through July 31st

As always we are open Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm

Hope to see you soon at Gallery XII!!

Gallery XII
412 E. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67202
www.wichitagalleryxii.com
316.267.5915The Fiber Studio / 418 Commerce

June 11, 2016 Paint with Paper Class at Tessera Gallery

Paint with Paper Workshop

by Kayann Ausherman at Tessera Fine Art Gallery. Saturday, June 11 from 9 AM to noon or 1PM to 4 PM.

Hands on workshop to learn techniques for using paper to create painterly collages on canvas or in the art journal.

Cost: $25
All materials provided.
Call (316)262-2435 to sign up.

Stone, eggs and watercolors on June schedule at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Carving stone, making Ukrainian eggs and playing with watercolors are on the schedule of creative art classes during the month of June at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton. The classes are open to adults and children ages 10 and up.

  • Beth Vannatta will lead a four-hour basic stone carving class Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. All supplies are included in the $30 fee.
  • Erin Bailey Schmidt returns to the gallery with her popular Ukrainian egg making class on Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m. to noon. All supplies are included in the $45 fee.
  • Susan Bartel will lead beginner’s watercolor classes starting Wednesday, June 15, 6 to 8 p.m. Her classes will continue for four consecutive Wednesday evenings for $35 each session. Participants are invited to attend one or more classes: “Playing with Color” June 15, “Exploring Glazes and Washes” June 22, “Amazing Textures” June 29 and “Positively Negative” July 6. All supplies are included for each session.

Carriage Factory Art Gallery is a non-profit organization housed in the original carriage factory and blacksmith shop founded in 1883 by J. J. Krehbiel, co-founder of Bethel College. More than 50 area artists have their work for sale in the gallery and gift shop. The building and adjacent courtyard park are available for rent for special occasions and meetings.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Third Thursday events are 6 to 8 p.m. Art classes are held throughout the year.

To reserve space in classes, contact the gallery at 316-284-2749 or visit www.carriagefactoryartgallery.com

Gallery XII May E-News

Tom MontgomeryThank you all so much for attending the opening of “People, Places and Things” by Tom Montgomery

Featuring Ceramics by Paul Pfrehm

It was a wonderful evening and a fantastic show.  If you haven’t been able to see the show yet there is still time!

Both exhibits will be up through May 24. We are open Mon-Sat 10am-4pm

Also check out updated gallery photos on our facebook page!
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Visions EphemeralMARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Our next exhibit is right around the corner!
Opening reception will take place Final Friday May 27, 5:30pm-10:00pm

“VISIONS EPHEMERAL”
Photographic Dreamscapes by John Ellert

ALSO FEATURING CERAMICS by Frank Martinez

On View through June 21, 2016
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Hope to see you soon at Gallery XII!

Gallery XII
412 E. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67202
www.wichitagalleryxii.com
316.267.5915

KMUW Continues Entrepreneurship Series with Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers

As part of the KMUW Entrepreneurship Series, Wichita Public Radio 89.1 FM will feature the story behind Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers on Friday, May 13.

Award-winning reporter Abigail Wilson sat down with Freddy Simon and the Freddy’s team at one of their restaurants in east Wichita to learn about one of the fastest growing chains in America. In just the past few years, the restaurant saw a growth in sales of close to 40 percent. And while Freddy’s now has locations in 29 states, the roots of the business are in Wichita. Four humble men had a vision of a simple burger joint, but no intentions of starting a franchise.

Since opening in 2002, there have only been 13 menu changes, and of the nearly 200 locations, just one has closed. Co-founders Randy Simon, his brother Bill Simon, and family friend Scott Redler willingly admit running the chain has taken quite a bit of sacrifice and risk, but that’s all part of being entrepreneurs.

As far as the reason for their success, all three men credit the restaurants namesake, honorary chairman and guiding light, 91-year-old Freddy Simon, a WWII veteran and native Kansan with a gentle and caring heart. “My dreams are finally coming true,” Freddy says of the business. “I’m the luckiest guy in the world.”

The Freddy’s feature is the third in our Entrepreneurship Series, following our stories on Dan Carney and Charles McAfee. To hear other stories in the KMUW Entrepreneurship Series, and to see videos of Freddy and more, go to KMUW.org.

KMUW is a 24/7 news and entertainment station, now proud to broadcast from WSU Old Town via its new location at 121 N Mead.

Delores @ Wild at Heart

Delores returns to Wild at Heart

delores and the pickin fretterThis Saturday, we’ll be playing at the Outdoor Market at Wild at Heart women’s clothing boutique. The event will feature locally crafted arts, from food to furniture, jewelry and quilts.

The unflappable Dennis Hardin will join us and mix in his magical stringifications. It’s sure to be a good time!

Live Music for Outdoor Marketwild at heart
Wild at Heart | 1820 North Tyler Road
Saturday, May 14 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM
(Event starts 9:00 AM)

Wild at Heart women's clothing boutique

Wild at Heart women’s clothing boutique

Arthur Hall Works in the Galley

Reuben Saunders Gallery: ARTHUR HALL

Featured through June.
Arthur Hall was a founding member of the Prairie Print Makers – most well known for his body of etchings. But his talents were much broader as he was skilled in both his ability to draw in graphite and pen & ink as well as paint in watercolor. We feature all of his talents in our collection, many of which were acquired from the Hall family collection. Don’t miss the Wichita Art Museum exhibition of Arthur Hall prints through August 7 curated by Barbara Thompson.

Untitled (St. Paul du Var, France), etching and drypoint, circa 1927, edition of 20,  5 1/4" x 8"

Untitled (St. Paul du Var, France), etching and drypoint, circa 1927, edition of 20,
5 1/4″ x 8″

Untitled watercolor, 11 1/4" x 16", 1923

Untitled watercolor, 11 1/4″ x 16″, 1923

"Segovia, Spain", May 30, '58, graphite,  12 1/4" x 10 3/4"

“Segovia, Spain”, May 30, ’58, graphite,
12 1/4″ x 10 3/4″

"Edge of Antibes", etching, 1928,  edition of 75, 6 1/2" x 8 3/4"

“Edge of Antibes”, etching, 1928,
edition of 75, 6 1/2″ x 8 3/4″

 

3215 East Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67218
316-682-1481
www.reubensaundersgallery.com

“In This Moment” opens May 14 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

“In This Moment” opens May 14 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Stephen Locke’s storm cinematography has been featured in popular music videos including most recently Beyoncé’s “Lemonade.” He is a filmmaker, photographer and painter who explores the dramatic and mundane with equal exuberance. A variety of his photographic images and paintings will be on exhibit at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton, beginning with an opening reception Saturday, May 14, 7 p.m.

“Making visual art immerses me in the world,” he said. “Through painting and film I explore the fathomless experience of being alive. I want to show you the beauty I’ve found!”

Joining Locke in the new exhibit, “In This Moment,” is fine art artist Elisabeth Owens, whose ceramics reflect her passion and love for the arts and crafts period of the early 20th century.
Owens’ artistic process includes throwing each pot, hand decorating original designs, using a unique glaze and hand painting under-glazed details before high firing.

“I’ve come to love the uniqueness of the high fired look and how I never know exactly what may happen inside each kiln load,”
Owens said. “My greatest goal in my art is to glorify my Creator by reflecting the art and lines found within nature.”

The opening reception for “In This Moment” featuring talks by Locke and Owens will include music by pianist Emily Alumbaugh.
Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 316-284-2749 or visit www.carriagefactoryartgallery.com

Electric Guitar Symposium at The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

ELECTRIC GUITAR SYMPOSIUM – featuring ten of world’s foremost experts.
May Fri. 6, Sat. 7, & Sun. 8, 2016
At the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main Wichita, KS

Presenters Include:

  • Deke Dickerson – Author – Collector – Guitarist – Expertise: Mid Century guitar culture
  • Alan DiPerna – Music Journalist – Author
  • Dr. Wayne Goins – Distinguished Professor, Director of Jazz Studies, Kansas State University – Guitarist and authority on seminal electric guitarist Charlie Christian
  • Dr. Matthew Hill – Author – Scholar – Authority on early electric instruments
  • Emanuele Marconi – Conservator at the National Music Museum
  • HP Newquist, Executive Director, National Guitar Museum – Author
  • Arian Sheets – Curator, Stringed Instruments at the National Music Museum
  • Richard Smith – Curator, Fullerton (CA) Museum – Author
  • Dr. John Troutman – Scholar, Author specializing in Hawaiian Guitar Music History
  • Lynn Wheelwright – Author – Collector – Owner of Pro-musician, Clearfield, UT – Authority on early electrically amplified stringed instruments

What is the origin of electric guitar? This question has resulted in so many confusing and conflicting theories that the real answers have become elusive. This special will explode myths, eliminate confusion, and answer contentious questions; ultimately exposing the true stories.

Symposium schedule and admission charge to sessions can be found at the Museum’s Website: www.wichitahistory.org. Admission include entrance to the special exhibit: “The Electric Guitar – Wichita’s Instrument!” exhibit on view January 30 – June 5, 2016

Direct Inquiries to:Eric Cale, Museum Director, contact: ecale@wichitahistory.org or 316-265-9314

Venue: Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main, Wichita, KS 67202
Museum Website: wichitahistory.org
Museum Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Regular Admission Charge: Adults $ 5.00, Children under 12 years $ 2.00. Supported in part by the City of Wichita and Sedgwick County Kansas Board of Commissioners

OUR VISION: To provide a world class Museum experience, advancing the understanding and exploration of the rich historical and cultural heritage of Wichita and Sedgwick County Kansas.

Symposium Weekend Events for Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

Symposium Weekend at Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

Events:

Electric Guitar Symposium – “The Electric Guitar-Wichita’s Instrument!”
What is the origin of the electric guitar? This question has resulted in so many confusing and conflicting theories that the earl answers have become elusive. This special will explode myths, eliminate confusion, and answer contentious questions; ultimately exposing the true stories.

Half day session $25; includes Museum admission (members $20)
Full Symposium Package – Includes all sessions and lunch Saturday & Sunday $150 (members $125)

Friday, May 6th (DAY 1)

  • Museum Symposium at Wichita Sedgwick County Historical Museum – 1:00-4:00 pm (half-day ticketed admission)
    “Wichita & the Electric Guitar” by Eric Cale – Panel Discussion: Wichita Guitar Stories: Gage Brewer, June Frisby, Lowell Kiesel, Milo & Bob Wiley
  • Authors Event at “Watermark Books & Café” – 5:00-6:00 pm (free & open to the public)
    “Guitar – the Instrument that Rocked the World” by HP Newquist (Executive Director of National Guitar Museum & Author)
  • Symposium Jamboree at “Barleycorns” – 7:00-9:00pm (free and open to the public)

Saturday, May 7th (DAY 2)

  • Museum Symposium at Wichita Sedgwick County Historical Museum – 9:00am-5:00pm (half-day ticketed admission)
    • “Electric Mele: the Hawaiian Pre-History of Electric Guitars” by Dr. John Troutman (Scholar & Author specializing in Hawaiian Guitar Music History)
    • “Charles Christian, seminal electric guitarist” by Dr. Wayne Goins (Distinguished Professor, Director of Jazz Studies @ Kansas State University), Guitarist & authority on seminal electric guitarist Charlie Christian)
    • LUNCH BREAK
    • “The Hidden Story – Electrification of the Guitar” by Dr. Matthew Hill (Author, Scholar, & Authority on early electric instruments)
    • “Vivi Tone – recent discoveries and revised timeline” by Arian Sheets (Curator of Stringed Instruments at the National Music Museum)
    • “Diversity in early Pickups” by Lynn Wheelwright (Author, Collector, Owner of Pro-Musician in Clearfield, Utah & Authority on early electrically amplified stringed instruments)
    • Panel Discussion – significance of various technology and marketing developments in the 1920s through 1930s

Sunday, May 8th (DAY 3)

  • Museum Symposium at Wichita Sedgwick County Historical Museum – 10:00am-5:00pm (ticketed admission)
    • “History of the Style, Sound & Revolution of the Electric Guitar” by Alan DiPerna (Music Journalist & Author)
    • Bigsby Story” by Deke Dickerson (Author, Collector, Guitarist, Expertise in Mid-Century Guitar Culture)
    • LUNCH BREAK
    • “Eguitar Origins: So. Cal’s Rickenbacker, Kauffman, Fender” by Richard Smith (Curator of Fullerton (CA) Museum & Author)
    • “Italian electric guitar manufacturers and the impact of the American market” by Emanuele Marconi (Conservator at the National Music Museum)
    • Panel Discussion – exploding myths and defining firsts
    • Special Instrument Demonstration

 

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
204 South Main
316-265-9314

www.wichitahistory.org

Fiber Studio Conversation on Street Art this Friday, May 6

JOHNNY SUTTON: Street Art Lost

*Friday, May 6, Street Art Conversation
with Zack Gaylord Gingrich, KMUW
Reception, 6:00, Conversation, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
JOHNNY SUTTON: Street Art Lost

During most of the past seven years, I have lived in Bassano del Grappa, Italy, a small picturesque town near Venice. While on trips from there, I have come across stunning works of street art and graffiti, only a small number of which I photographed because I often travel without my camera. These photos were taken for my own keeping, with no intention of displaying any of them.

When I returned to some of those locations, sometimes years later, the street art was gone: either painted over, weathered away, the wall collapsed, or the building torn down. In one case, the growth of vegetation completely obscured the artwork. These works would never be seen again, at least not in situ. Eventually, persistently, my little collection of photographs in a cabinet called to be let out, to be revived, to be seen again by a broader audience. I had to share this wonderful lost art with others.

– Johnny Sutton

FIBER STUDIO
418 S. Commerce St., Wichita, KS
open by appointment thru May 27 * 316-303-1996 * fiberstudio1@sbcglobal.net

Closing Reception: Transition and Turmoil

Always something to celebrate at the Ulrich

Always something to celebrate at the Ulrich

MFA artists reception Wednesday at the Ulrich

Jared Gabriel, Shadows, 2016. Ceramic

Jared Gabriel, Shadows, 2016. Ceramic

This spring the Ulrich presents, in conjunction with the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries, the work of Jared Gabriel (Ceramics), Landon Schmidt (Printmaking), and Kristen Tripp (Sculpture). The MFA exhibition represents the culmination of the students’ hard work at WSU, and the Ulrich is proud to offer the experience of exhibiting in a modern and contemporary art museum. Artists will provide a short gallery talk with a welcome from Dr. Royce Smith, Director of the School and Ted Adler, Graduate Coordinator.

 

Wednesday, April 27
3:30 P.M. Meet-The-Artists and Reception
The 2016 MFA Candidates
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Closing reception for Transition and Turmoil

Closing Reception: Transition and Turmoil

Building on the Ulrich’s educational mission, Transition and Turmoil is guest-curated by Dr. Rachel Epp Buller, Associate Professor of Visual Art and Design at Bethel College, in conjunction with her spring 2016 class, Art and Design History, 1900-1945. Over the course of the semester, students developed observational and art-writing skills by working with the art on display to create their own gallery guide.

 

Saturday, April 30
7 P.M. Closing Reception: Transition and Turmoil
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Mikrokosmos release party rescheduled for May 3

Mikrokosmos Release Party

As a result of severe weather, the release party for Mikrokosmos, originally set for April 26, has been rescheduled for May 3.

Join the Ulrich and the WSU Department of English in celebrating the release of the 62nd issue of Mikrokosmos, the literary journal of WSU’s outstanding MFA program. Over the past 50 years, Mikrokosmos has featured prominent authors like William Burroughs, Charles Plymell, William Stafford and Jeanine Hathaway. Readings from a selection of authors and book signings begin at 6 p.m. and Mikrokosmos will be available for purchase.

Tuesday, May 3
5:30 P.M. Mikrokosmos Release Party

Closing Reception: Transition and Turmoil

April Final Friday at Gallery XII!

It’s time for April Final Friday
and we have a brand new exhibition
opening at Gallery XII!

Final Friday, April 29th
we are so excited for the opening of
“People, Places and Things”
by Tom Montgomery

Featuring Ceramics by
Paul Pfrehm

"People, Places and Things" by Tom Montgomery

Opening reception will take place
Final Friday 5:30pm-10:00pm
Regular Business hours are:
Mon-Sat 10am-4pm
Exhibit will be on view through May 24, 2016
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Hope to see you soon at Gallery XII!
Gallery XII
412 E. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67202
www.wichitagalleryxii.com
316.267.5915

Closing Reception: Transition and Turmoil

Neighborhood Superstar

R.G. Miller honored with Neighborhood Superstar Award

Fisch Haus, Harvester Arts, and the Tallgrass Film Association invite you to a series of special events, beginning Friday, April 15th. The inaugural Neighborhood Superstar Award will honor R.G. Miller, one of Wichita’s independent creatives.

Internet Art Filmmaker R.G. Miller’s inspiring storytelling offers many unique opportunities to engage our community through educational workshops, gallery shows, filmmaking tutorials and movie screenings for the whole family.

Please see the schedule of events below for specific locations and times. Further information is available on the websites of all three partner organizations: Fisch Haus, Harvester Arts and the Tallgrass Film Association.

FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016
5:30-7:30 PM
Opening Reception at Harvester Arts: R.G. will exhibit props/ephemera from his films & creative process.
Approximately 8:30 (or sundown)-10 PM
Screening: ‘Double Digits’ at Fisch Haus (outdoors weather permitting, indoors if not).
Director Justin Johnson will be in attendance: post-film Q&A with Justin and RG.

SATURDAY, APRIL 16
11AM-? (perhaps 6-7 hours)
R.G. Miller Internet Art Film Marathon at Fisch Haus, with appearances throughout the day by R.G.
10AM-2PM
Tallgrass Filmmakers Lab: Editing Mentorship with Justin Johnson at the Tallgrass Film Association * sold out

TUESDAY, APRIL 19
5-7 PM
Art Filmmaking Workshop led by R.G. at Harvester Arts.

FRIDAY, APRIL 29
7-10 PM
Final Friday event, in coordination with the Wichita Community Foundation’s Art Day of Giving

These events have been generously supported by the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, the Wichita Arts Council, KMUW, and the Best Western Airport Inn and Conference Center.

JACQUES BARRERE GALLERY ART SAINT-GERMAIN-DES-PRES

Jacques Barrere Gallery: Art Saint-Germain-des-Pres

JACQUES BARRERE GALLERY ART SAINT-GERMAIN-DES-PRES FROM 2 TO 5 OF JUNE 2016

JACQUES BARRERE GALLERY ART SAINT-GERMAIN-DES-PRES

Tirthankara, laiton, Inde, from 1524, height: 16 cm, 4800 euros

As part of the fair Art Saint-Germain-des-Prés, from the 2 to the 5 of June, the gallery Jacques Barrère will for the first time dedicates its exhibition to young collectors with a special selection of objects.

A selection of 50 art works below 10 000 euros will be presented, covering all major trends of Far Eastern art: Buddhism, Hinduism and funerary art will be the main focus. Several heads of divinities in stone or bronze, as well as more completed statues of Buddha and Bodhisattva will be displayed in the gallery on this occasion.

The Chinese funerary terracottas sculptures will illustrate all aspects of daily life: war, agriculture and music. Decorative Arts will not be forgotten with a choice of Japanese furniture, Chinese porcelain and jade amulets.

Through these works of art, whose prices vary from 800 to 9000 euros, the gallery directly addresses young collectors and presents them works of art of a great quality.

Jacques Barrère Gallery, Art Saint-Germain-des-Prés from June 2 to 5 2016 at Jacques Barrère Gallery, 36 rue Mazarine, 75006 Paris.Opening on June 2nd at 6pm

Contact liaison: Clémence Wolff clemence@mnacommunication.com +33 (0)1 43 57 79 78

Jazz Books & Jam

KMUW, Wichita Jazz Festival & Watermark Books Present Jazz Books & Jam

KMUW – FM 89.1 Wichita joins the Wichita Jazz Festival and Watermark Books & Café for a special Wichita Jazz Festival event Saturday April 16 at 2pm. Chris Heim, host of KMUW’s nightly jazz show, Night Train, will discuss the best of newly published books about jazz, followed by a performance from the WJF Sessions band, an all-star group of top high school jazz musicians from the Wichita area. Night Train airs Monday through Thursday from 10pm to midnight.

Last year, the Wichita Jazz Festival began the Sessions program to offer a select group of talented music students the opportunity to study with top area jazz instructors in an eight-week class at the Air House Music Academy. The program culminates in special performances by the band during the Wichita Jazz Festival, which runs April 10-16.

Instructors are William Flynn, guitar professor at Wichita State University; and local jazz musicians and educators Bill Harshbarger and Gray Bishop.

The student musicians for this year’s WJF Sessions band are:
Nolan Monier- alto sax, Wichita East High School
Jon Kohl – tenor sax, Maize High School
Briley Lewis – trombone piano, Maize High School
Brady Volkman – guitar, Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Jules White – bass, Wichita Collegiate School
Vaughn Craddock – drums, Wichita Collegiate School

When: Saturday, April 16 at 2pm
Where: Watermark Books & Café, 4701 E Douglas
Cost: Free

Night Train airs Mon-Thurs, 10pm-midnight. Find out more about Night Train and listen to KMUW music shows live or through our streaming archive players at kmuw.org.

Misguided Professors and Art Contest Award Ceremony April 21 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

“The Misguided Professors” will perform at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton, Thursday, April 21, 6 to 8 p.m, during Newton’s Art & Music in the Heart of Newton. The annual Newton event showcases the talents of area musicians and artists performing or exhibiting in businesses and organizations in the downtown area.

The gallery will also host a closing reception for artists David Sloan Welfelt and E. B. Schmidt whose work is currently featured in the mezzanine gallery.

Welfelt, a photographer, says the advent of digital photography opened up a new world to him. “The immediate feedback of shooting nature, landscape and especially close-up images of plants and flowers gave rise to a whole new desire to create works of natural art, ” he said.

Schmidt’s Ukrainian eggs are also featured in the mezzanine gallery. “My love of mathematical designs and Christian faith often influences my artwork,” Schmidt said. Her egg designs range from simple to intricate and include eggs from chickens and a goose, rhea, emu, ostrich and robin.

At 7 p.m., art contest winners of the “Spring into the Arts Festival” will be announced. The art contest is sponsored by the Newton Area Arts Council. Winners will be announced in adult and youth categories.

For more information, contact the gallery at 316-284-2749.

March Final Friday

March Final Friday

March Final Friday

CityArts will host the opening of four new exhibits from 6-8 p.m. on Final Friday, March 25, that celebrate the work of artists in the Wichita area.
The shows will be on display through April 23.

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.

For more information about the shows or to purchase artwork,
please contact CityArts at 316-350-3245 or cityarts@wichita.gov.

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2016 Congressional Art Show USD 259 Instructor Show "Scatterbrained," works by Butler County College's Digital Practices in Art Class_____

Reuben Saunders Gallery March Final FridayReuben Saunders Gallery March Final Friday

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HeArt of Sculpture & Oils

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Tessera Fine Art Gallery: Simply Colorful by Bob Benson

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The Fiber Studio & Gallery
The exhibit will also be open daily by appointment (316-303-1996)
Final Friday, March 25, from 6:00 to 10:00 PM

West High School: Work in Progress

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Happy March from Gallery XII!

A Year of Flora by Joanna Ramondetta
We hope everyone has a wonderful week and
we look forward to seeing you soon
at Gallery XII!!

Gallery XII – Artistic Excellence Since 1977
412 E. Douglas
Wichita, Kansas 67202
www.wichitagalleryxii.com
316.267.5915
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Mead Street Gallery
121 N Mead St #107
March 25, 2016

Featured Artist:
Featured work by Aaron Bryson

There will also be exhibits by glass artist, Zacheri Arroyo and abstracts by Kay Ferris.

Mead Street Gallery
121 N Mead Street
Wichita KS 67202
316-262-5192
meadstreetgallery@gmail.com
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Reverie Coffee Roasters
2611 E. Douglas Ave.
6pm-9pm

Soil Stone Co.
Featuring Jill Snyder of Soil Stone Co.

The show will be up through April 25, 2016

Regular Business Hours: M-F 7:30am-8pm, Sat 8am-8pm and Sundays 10am-6pm
Contact: events@reverieroasters.com
Website: reverieroasters.com

Live music performed by Roni Lowry from 6-8pm

Reverie Coffee Roasters Final Friday

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Botanica, The Wichita Garden
701 N. Amidon

Final Friday, March 25
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Botanica After Dark: Celebrating Local Inspiration

Featured Artists:
Lorie Graber
Sue Vautravers
Susan Cunningham
Gwen Rose
Corbin Gronlie
Ella McNeely
Sama Duncan

The exhibit will be displayed through April 28

Regular Business/ Venue Hours:
Monday- Saturday 9am-5pm

Contact:
Kianga Kelley, 316-264-0448 Ext. 115
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Steckline Gallery
De Mattias Fine Arts Center on the Newman campus, 3100 McCormick
Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Local & State” by Ann Resnick from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 25.
Trained as a printmaker, Ann Resnick has engaged a broad range of materials and processes, from wood burning to digital signal processing, and uses that range to produce large-scale, thought-provoking, sui generis works. Resnick is also a cultural advocate, and dedicates a large portion of her time each year to activities that advance the arts as a whole.

An “Art for Lunch” presentation by the artist will be held Tuesday, March 29 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. Please arrive early as seating is limited.

“The impulse to remember the passing of friends, relatives, and those whose lives might otherwise go unremarked is the foundation of much of my current work,” Resnick said. “Sometimes, I start with obituary pages from the Wichita Eagle and transform the paper through the use of colored pencils, spray paint and stencils. The pages are then burned; a pattern of vaguely floral, or nature-inspired shapes remain.”

On display through April 22. Both the reception and admission to the gallery are free and open to the public

For more information, call 316-942-4291, ext. 2199
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HUE Gallery
430 S. Commerce, Suite 200
Final Friday Exhibition Hours: 6:00pm-10:00pm

Splendor Effect

Featured Artists:

Sean Christopher Ward
Lindy Wiese
Michael Campbell
Krystle Cole
Denise Duong
Phil Emerson
Polly Gentry
Matthew Hilyard
Beverly Simonson
Jeanne Ward
Stephanie Ward
Ernest Vincent Wood III
Kim Wiens

Exhibition is running from 3/25-4/23

Regular Business/ Venue Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: Noon-4:00pm
Contact: Sean Christopher Ward, Sean@huewichita.com
www.huewichita.com
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Vertigo 232

Final Friday, March 25
7:00 – 10:00 PM

Devas and Machines

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, in the Lois Kay Walls Gallery

204 South Main
Wichita, KS 67212
316-265-9314
www.wichitahistory.org

Friday, March 25th, 2016
5:00-7:00 p.m.

FINAL FRIDAY – George Bellis, Master of the Midway Exhibition
Final Friday art exhibit featuring artist, George Bellis. Bellis lived & worked in Wichita during the first half of the 20th century. He’s most remembered for his circus wagon designs & carnival banners. FREE EVENT
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Art from the Arboretum "Art from the Arb"

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The Sunflower Plaza
417 E Gilbert, Wichita, KS 67211
Phone: (316) 519-3103

Color Explosion
This month’s exhibit is Color Explosion in addition to having 3 guest authors present for book signings of their latest published books. Participating guests are Jo Jacobs, Dawn Judd, C. A. McJack. Come get your first edition books autographed, view the artworks, and grab some free wine, cheese, and crackers as available.

March 25th, 2016
11am to 9pm

March Final Friday at Gallery XII

A Year of Flora by Joanna RamondettaIt’s time for March Final Friday and we have a brand new show opening at Gallery XII!

Final Friday, March 25th we are so excited for the opening of  “A YEAR OF FLORA” by JOANNA RAMONDETTA, Featuring Ceramics by DIEL GRAY!

Opening reception will take place Final Friday 5:30pm-10:00pm. Regular Business hours are: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm.
Exhibit will be on view through April 26, 2016.

Hope to see you soon at Gallery XII!
Gallery XII
412 E. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67202
www.wichitagalleryxii.com
316.267.5915

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Watercolor Batik Class April 9 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Carriage Factory Art Gallery hosting Watercolor Class

Having fun with wax and watercolor is what art instructor Velera Adams has in mind for her “Watercolor Batik Class” Saturday, April 9, 1 to 5 p.m., at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St. The class is ideal for both adults and children age 10 and older, said Adams.

Velera Adams Mud Room for Batik Class

“Mud Room” is the watercolor batik painting that participants will be creating in the “Watercolor Batik Class” April 9 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery. Velera Adams is the instructor.

Adams is a retired elementary school teacher, who now enjoys designing and painting in watercolor and oil. In addition to winning blue ribbons and “best of shows” at the Kansas State Fair she has won first place in two juried shows.

Adams has taught at a variety of seminars and art functions in central Kansas and had an original Christmas ornament hanging in the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. A variety of her work is on display at the Carriage Factory Art Gallery.

Cost for the watercolor batik class is $35 per person. Reservations for the class are required. A supply list for participants is available by calling the gallery at 316-284-2749.

Carriage Factory Art Gallery is a nonprofit organization committed to the arts and art education. It is housed in the carriage factory founded in 1883 by J. J. Krehbiel, co-founder of Bethel College. The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The gallery offers a variety of art workshops for adults and children throughout the year. In addition, the facilities and adjacent park are available for rent for birthdays, weddings and other special occasions.

KMUW’s Abigail Wilson Earns a Prestigious Gracie Award

KMUW Reporter Wins a Gracie

KMUW – 89.1 Wichita has garnered a Gracie. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has announced the winners of the 2016 Gracie Awards. Among them is: The Pieces that Remain: Remembering the Wichita State University Plane Crash. This half-hour radio documentary by KMUW Reporter Abigail Wilson was awarded in the student radio category.

The Gracie Awards have honored Wilson for her piece, which began as a paper for her graduate degree at WSU. As an intern at KMUW, she started work to turn the paper into a radio documentary. The Pieces That Remain is a very personal story for Wilson as her uncle is one of the survivors of the crash. The documentary explores the day of the crash through the eyes of friends, family members, and survivors and reveals how they each look back at that day very differently.

Wilson’s reporting for KMUW has included in-depth pieces on the Kansas economy, social justice issues, the arts, and state and national politics. Her work has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Only A Game, and various state media outlets. She has also been recognized for her reporting by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters.

The Gracies, named for Gracie Allen, recognize exemplary programming by women, for women and about women in all facets of media and entertainment, as well as individuals who have contributed to the industry. The award program benefits the AWMF, a non-profit that creates educational programs, charitable activities and scholarship initiatives to benefit the public and women in the media. The AWMF received a record number of entries this year, which is the 41st anniversary of The Gracie Awards.

Listen to the documentary at kmuw.org as well as other KMUW news segments, local commentaries and streaming music archives.

“Remembering Barrick Wilson” Thursday at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

“Remembering Barrick Wilson” Thursday, March 17, at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Barrickcrop on uke outside by Jeff HCommunity leader and volunteer Barrick Wilson will be remembered in song and story at Carriage Factory Art Gallery’s Third Thursday activities March 17, 6 to 8 p.m. The gallery is located at 128 E. Sixth St. The casual event is free and open to all ages.

“Barrick loved music, art, food and community,” said Susan Bartel, gallery board member who is helping coordinate the Third Thursday event.

The NUTS (Newton Ukulele Tunes Society), of which Barrick was a member, will provide music. Refreshments will be served.

Wilson was a gallery board member and served on the communications and endowment committees. He died February 9 in Newton.

“Barrick was a friend of the gallery in every way possible, volunteering to do whatever was needed,” said gallery director Cindy Snider. “He gave of his time and expertise and often played the piano or ukulele at our special events and receptions. His listening and problem solving skills, sense of
humor and gentlemanly ways were all memorable. This Third Thursday event will be a special time to honor and remember him.”

For more information, contact the gallery at 316-284-2749.

Carriage Factory Art Gallery is a non-profit organization housed in the original carriage factory and blacksmith shop founded in 1883 by J. J. Krehbiel, co-founder of Bethel College. More than 50 area artists have their work for sale in the gallery and gift shop. The gallery continues its mission to bring the arts and art education to South Central Kansas through the support provided through memberships, donations, sales, facility rental and class fees.

Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Third Thursday events are 6 to 8 p.m. Art classes are held throughout the year.

Neighborhood Superstar Award

Fisch Haus and Harvester Arts proudly announce the inaugural Neighborhood Superstar Award: a community celebration and artistic prize created in a collaboration between the two nonprofits, this bi-annual award will highlight a local artist who currently operates outside of Wichita’s mainstream arts community.

This year, organizers are partnering with the Tallgrass Film Association to present Wichita’s 2016 Neighborhood Superstar Award to Internet Art Filmmaker R.G. Miller, whose creative life and films were the subject of the documentary Double Digits: The Story of a Neighborhood Superstar, which had its Midwest premiere at the 2015 Tallgrass Film Festival. Miller handcrafts intimate, whimsical short films and distributes them for free throughout his neighborhood, attracting a cult following among youth who treasure his imperfect, visionary interludes. The spirit of Miller’s films is freely expressive and inventive in a way that embodies our vision for this award, and we believe that showcasing his work, and subsequently the work of other future Neighborhood Superstars, will provide underserved communities the opportunity to explore a shared language that fosters productive cross-cultural collaboration.

Every other year, the partner organizations will sponsor a weekend of hands-on events and fundraising opportunities dedicated to honoring the contributions of incredible talent at all levels within our region. This award is meant to highlight an individual, like Miller, who may struggle to access traditional exhibition or performance venues. Funds raised for the Neighborhood Superstar Award.go directly to the recipient to support further creative endeavors and engagement.

The celebration in Miller’s honor will take place April 15-17, 2016 and will include:

  • A marathon screening showcase of Miller’s short films at Fisch Haus.
  • An exhibition and workshop of handmade props and related ephemera at Harvester Arts.
  • An encore presentation of the documentary Double Digits with Director Justin Johnson, in collaboration with the Tallgrass Film Association.
  • A filmmakers workshop with Johnson that offers students and young filmmakers professional feedback on personal film projects. Sessions are free but space is limited and reservations are required. For more information visit http://www.tallgrassfilmfest.com/.

A complete event schedule is available at http://fischhaus.com/blog/neighborhood-superstar.

Contact Information:

FISCH HAUS
Elizabeth Stevenson
316.200.5200
info@fischhaus.com
fischhaus.com

TALLGRASS FILM ASSOCIATION
Nick Pope
316.648.1128
nick@tallgrassfilmfest.com
http://www.tallgrassfilmfest.com/

HARVESTER ARTS
Kate Van Steenhuyse
316.530.2203
harvesterarts@gmail.com
http://www.harvesterarts.com/

Gallery XII March E-News

Thank you all so much for attending the opening of

Paintings, Drawings and Assemblages by MARTHA WHERRY“BLUE” by MARTHA WHERRY
Paintings, Drawings and Assemblages

Featuring Clay Works by Dan Gegen!

It was a wonderful evening and a beautiful show.
If you haven’t been able to see the show yet there is still time!
Both exhibits will be up through March 22nd.
We are open Mon-Sat 10am-4pm

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
"A YEAR OF FLORA" by JOANNA RAMONDETTAOur next exhibit is right around the corner!
Opening reception will
take place Final Friday March 25, 5:30pm-10:00pm

Just in time for Spring…

“A YEAR OF FLORA” by JOANNA RAMONDETTA

ALSO FEATURING CERAMICS by DIEL GRAY!!

On View through April 26, 2016

Hope to see you soon at Gallery XII!

Gallery XII
412 E. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67202
www.wichitagalleryxii.com
316.267.5915

“Calm & Chaos” opens Saturday, March 12, 7 p.m., at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Calm & Chaos” opens March 12 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Abstract paintings by Eric Carbrey and metal sculptures by Ralph Wickstrom are the featured art in “Calm & Chaos,” the new exhibit opening Saturday, March 12, 7 p.m., at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St. Ian Gingrich-Gaylord will be the featured musician, with jazz stylings on the piano. Refreshments will be served. The opening reception is free and open to the public.

Carbrey, a native of Wichita who recently moved to Chicago, said that he creates geometric art that feels as if the shapes are growing into their current frozen positions. “I try to create complexity with simplicity and at the same time simplicity with complexity.”

Ralph Wickstrom got involved in the creative process of making sculptures from scrap metal after his retirement from the academic world at Ripon College, Wisconsin. He found a rich source of metal in nearby scrap yards, and that’s when he became fascinated with the ability to put them together as objects of sculptural character, of giving fine metal a new life.

Wickstrom has created 350 sculptures that range in height from
12 inches to more than six feet.

Regular hours for Carriage Factory Art Gallery are Tuesday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information about classes and exhibits, call 316-284-2749 or visit www.carriagefactoryartgallery.com.

Fiber Studio March Opening exhibit

Work In Progress

Work in ProgressWest High School Art Department Students will be featured March 10 to 26, at the Fiber Studio & Gallery, 418 Commerce, Wichita, KS.

The Opening is this Thursday, March 10, 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  The Gallery is full of wonderful work by talented students and it is for sale to art lovers.

Plan to attend, meet the student artists,  enjoy refreshments and see & buy the work of these creative artists.

The exhibit will also be open daily by appointment (316-303-1996) thru March 25 and on Final Friday, March 26, from 6:00 to 10:00 PM

The Fiber Studio & Gallery
418 Commerce, Wichita, KS
(316) 303-1996 * fiberstudio1@sbcglobal.net

KMUW Moves Forward with Election Year Plans: All About Economy

KMUW’s outreach program EngageICT: Democracy on Tap will continue in March with a focus on the local and state economy. A panel of experts will present information about the future of the economy in Wichita and Kansas as well as a variety of other related topics. Everyone is welcome to ask questions or just enjoy the discussion – and snacks courtesy of Abode Venue (1330 E. Douglas), 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 8. Adult beverages will also be available.

Panelists:

  • Suzy Finn, Director of Community Advancement and Young Professionals, Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Ken Kriz, Director of the Kansas Finance Center and Regents Distinguished Professor of Public Finance at Wichita State University
  • Bob Litan, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations and Partner with the St. Louis law firm of Korein Tillery
  • Annie McKay, Executive Director, Kansas Center for Economic Growth

At a time when citizens and voters face monumental choices on issues that will define our future, the need for knowledge and understanding is greater than ever. Participants will find out why they should care about the issues in our city, state and nation; why they should get registered; and why they should vote. EngageICT: Democracy on Tap is held at familiar venues on the second Tuesday of each month and will feature authoritative speakers and conversations on issues that touch people’s daily lives.

To support these efforts, KMUW received a grant from The Knight Foundation fund of the Wichita Community Foundation. The $65,390 grant will provide seed money for the first year of the initiative, ensuring its viability as a long-term project designed to build an informed and engaged citizenry in Wichita.

Final Friday @ Reuben Saunders Gallery

Form – Fire – Flux

Final Friday @ Reuben Saunders Gallery
February 26, 2016, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Featuring works from the WSU Ceramics Department:

  • Ted Adler
  • Brenda Lichman
  • Gary Lincoln
  • Heather Bal
  • Emily Chamberlain
  • Trisha Coates
  • Jared Gabriel
  • Laura Nave
  • Garet Reynek
  • Scott Steder

Exhibit runs through March 19, 2016

Reuben Saunders Gallery
3215 East Douglas Ave., Wichita, Kansas 67218

This Friday @ The Artichoke

Delores and the Pickin’-Fretter with Dennis Hardin at The Artichoke

This Friday night we’ll be playin’ some tunes for ya at the good ol’ Artichoke!
Joining us will be the indefatigable Dennis Hardin on his shiny new “octave mandolin,” an instrument which just has to be seen and heard to be believed. And of course, in his capable hands, it sounds mighty tasty.

Delores and the Pickin’-Fretter with Dennis Hardin
The Artichoke Sandwich Bar | 811 N. Broadway
Friday, February 26 | 8:00 PM

Hope to see you there!

Final Friday at Prairie Vistas Gallery

Prairie Grass Portraits

February 26, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Current Exhibition: “Prairie Grass Portraits” continues at Prairie Vistas Gallery and runs through March 19. It features John D Morrison’s photographic portraits of fall grasses from the Flint Hills and Wichita’s Chisholm Creek Park.

Next Exhibition: “Art From The Arb” opens on Final Friday, March 25, showcasing the art that grows at the Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine.

Prairie Grass Portraits Prairie Grass Portraits Prairie Grass Portraits

Prairie Vistas Gallery, 151 N Rock Island, will be open for February’s Final Friday gallery crawl from 6:30 pm until 10:00 pm.

The Fiber Studio February Final Friday

David Self: Back to the Basics – ceramics
Marilyn Grisham: New Work- fiber & mixed media

Exhibit open: Every Friday & Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00 PM and by Appointment thru March 4

Final Friday Gallery Crawl, February 26, 6:00 – 10:00 PM
Park on our east/back side off Waterman & enter the Fiber Studio thru our back Door.
Watch for sign on our fenced back yard.

It is with great sadness that the Fiber Studio announces the passing of Capt’n Mike, our good friend and door greeter.
Mike’s obituary will appear in this Sunday’s issue of the Wichita Eagle.

The Fiber Studio & Gallery
418 Commerce * Wichita, KS * 316-303-1996 * fiberstudio1@sbcglobal.net

Feb Final Friday

February Final Friday Schedule

February Final Friday

City Arts

CityArts will host the opening of four new exhibits from 6-8 p.m. on Final Friday, Feb. 26, that celebrate the work of artists in the Wichita area. The shows will be on display through March 19.

Main Gallery: “Trial By Fire,” blown glass by various artists

Trial By FireThis exhibition will celebrate the rich history of glass art throughout Kansas and will feature dozens of glass blowing artists of various levels and aesthetics. CityArts is home to the region’s only glass blowing studio that is open to the public and offers classes to all levels. Since the studio was built, CityArts has hosted hundreds of artists specializing in this exciting and complex art form. Featured artists include, in alphabetical order: Greg Anderson, Kim Anderson, Nikki Cribbs, Chad Droegemeier, Connie Dutton, Scott Garrelts, Ethan Hall, Rollin Karg, Robin Lies, Casey Socha, Kelly Taylor, Roger Ward and Mark Yembrick.

Boardroom Gallery: “Portraits,” works by Rachel Foster

PortraitsRachel Foster’s series of paintings represent a slice of everyday life. “They are members of my community and family, but they could be anybody,” Foster said. Foster likes how common experiences and desires bind humanity together. She is an instructor at Butler Community College and Wichita State University.

Main Hall Gallery: “Fluidity,”  works by Lyda Andrews

FluidityLyda Andrews, a California native, began painting in the abstract style in the late 1990’s. “I like to move with the fluidity of the paint using color, line and rhythm to convey my feelings and emotions,” Andrews said. She draws inspiration from music, memories and feelings from deep within herself. Andrews received her fine art degree from Wichita State University and is an active member in Gallery XII’s cooperative fine arts gallery.

Balcony Gallery: “Ellipses,” works by Amelia Schroeder

EllipsesEllipses, both organic and cellular, show the essence of life and nature at its most basic level. Wichita newcomer Amelia Schroeder chooses bold colors and implied movement to characterize her body of works. Schroeder says that nature is the best piece of art she has ever seen, and that her work evokes childhood memories of discovering water, wind and trees. “I am influenced and inspired by the patterns, luminosity, colors and shadows of our planet,” Schroeder said.

CITY ARTS NEWS

Spring Enrollment Now Open
Sign up for a class this spring at CityArts! We’re offering classes in photography, ceramics, painting, silversmithing, glass blowing and much more. Check out our class list at Wichita Tix to find out more: https://www.wichitatix.com/cowcityarts.asp

Create a customized Expressive Arts Retreat for your employees! CityArts Expressive Arts Retreats will teach your employees a variety of ways to tap into their creative reserves. We’ll help you choose from an assortment of classes to create a retreat best suited for your company’s needs. Retreats can be anywhere from a single lunchtime class to a full day (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)

The Arts Council and CityArts are co-presenting a series of panel discussions designed to help individual artists throughout the community build sustainable careers. Admission is free to the series. Artists may attend any session of their choosing. All panels will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturdays at CityArts.

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. For more information about the shows or to purchase artwork, please contact CityArts at 316-350-3245 or cityarts@wichita.gov.
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The Fiber Studio & Gallery

The Fiber Studio
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REUBEN SAUNDERS GALLERY

Reuben Saunders Gallery
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Happy February from Gallery XII!

First of all, Thank you to all who came to the opening of the Crazy 8’s Show! What a beautiful show and successful opening! Thank you too to our wonderful judge, Joe Goodwin!

Congratulations to this year’s winning artists:

1st Place- Wayne Conyers
2nd Place- Bob Benson
3rd Place- Dennis McKay
Honorable Mentions: Tom Montgomery, Arlo Casper & Joanna Ramondetta

There is still plenty of time to see the show and maybe find a piece that is calling your name…..however there is a sea of red dots on the wall so don’t wait too long! Crazy 8’s will be on view through Feb 23rd. Make sure to check out our facebook page to see pictures of the show!
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SAVE THE DATE!!

Paintings, Drawings and Assemblages by MARTHA WHERRYWe have 2 beautiful shows opening Final Friday, February 22nd. “BLUE” Paintings, Drawings and Assemblages by MARTHA WHERRY. We will also feature the Clay Works of DAN GEGEN! Both Shows will be on view through March 22

We hope everyone has a wonderful week and
we look forward to seeing you soon
at Gallery XII!!

Gallery XII – Artistic Excellence Since 1977
412 E. Douglas
Wichita, Kansas 67202
www.wichitagalleryxii.com
316.267.5915
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Mead Street Gallery

121 N Mead St #107
Feb. 23 – Mar. 19th
6:30 – 9:00 pm

Featured Artist: Robery J. Schmidt

Meet the artist and see his exciting new pieces on Final Friday, Feb. 26th from 6:30 – 9:00 pm.
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TISSU Sewing Studio at Clifton Square

3700 E. Douglas Ave #59

TET Final Friday // SYMBOLIC TATTOO By Kham Smith

WHEN: Friday 2/26/16 6pm-9pm (come & go)

COST: Free

CULTURE, TRADITION, ART & STREET FASHION. Explore the dynamic relationship between societal norms (acceptance) vs. personal truth (rebellion).

Artwork by our friends local artist/owner Kham Smith (Symbolic Tattoo) in Delano. Come & be inspired by his collection of drawings, tattoos, art & more!

TISSU’s rebellious street fashion collection will also be on display, inspired by Spring 2016 runway trends.

Vietnamese/Chinese New Year (called “Tet”) is celebrated all month long & honors community, family, friends, peace, love & new beginnings! Stop by, support local, see cool stuff & rub a Buddha’s belly for eternal good luck & fortune.
(P) 316.737.8787
(E) TissuSewingStudio@gmail.com
(W) www.TissuSewingStudio.com
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Reverie Coffee Roasters

Reverie Coffee Roasters2611 E. Douglas Ave.
6pm-9pm

WSU Aperture
WSU Photography Guild

The show will be up through March 22nd, 2016

Regular Business Hours: M-F 7:30am-8pm, Sat 8am-8pm and Sundays 10am-6pm
Contact: events@reverieroasters.com
Website: reverieroasters.com

The Velvet Fever will be performing 6-8pm, and B.S. Sandwich Press will be serving food all evening!

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Harvester Arts
215 N Washington, Wichita KS 67202
Final Friday February 26, 7pm-10pm AND
Final Friday March 25th, 7-10 pm or by appointment

The Great Kansas Sea: a collaborative drawing project with Robyn O’Neil by Harvester Arts

Join us in welcoming February resident, Robyn O’Neil as she shares her collaborative drawing project, The Great Kansas Sea, with Harvester Arts.

This project is inspired by The Permian Sea which covered much of Kansas 250 million years ago. Harvester Arts and Robyn O’Neil are bringing it back in The Great Kansas Sea, a large-scale collaborative drawing. Imagined lands, the psychological effects of being underwater, and the meditative nature of ocean waves are all a part of the motivation behind this project. We also simply want to create a beautiful seascape utilizing the individual hands of hundreds of people. Any and all are welcome to participate.

Those interested in helping create the sea should simply draw or paint water. Waves. Ocean. Cover the entire page. Your water can be wild or calm. It can be cartoony or romantic. Just draw water the way you like to see it. No creatures or fish or people; just water. Use any kind of drawing paper, anything better than computer paper will be fine. Keep it under 18” x 24”. Most people are using 8” x 10” sheets. Using pencil, pen, ink, watercolor (anything black or grey – no color please), So we can give you proper credit, please write your name legibly on the back of the drawing with an arrow indicating which way is up.

Completed pieces should be dropped off at Harvester Arts at 215 N Washington on Monday 2/22 from 2-6 PM or Tuesday 2/23 from 2-6 PM. The opening of The Great Kansas Sea will be Friday, February 26th at Harvester Arts from 7-10pm.

Robyn was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1977, and currently lives in Los Angeles, California. Her work was included in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. O’Neil has had several traveling solo museum exhibitions in the United States, and has been included in numerous acclaimed group museum exhibitions both domestically and internationally. She also received a grant from the Irish Film Board for a film written and art directed by her entitled “WE, THE MASSES” which was conceived of at Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School. Local and regional collections include the Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas and The Kemper Museum, Kansas City, Missouri. Her work represented by Susan Inglett Gallery, New York City; Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas; and Western Exhibitions, Chicago.
Harvester Arts launched in February of 2014 to provide the local community access to the working processes of professional, nationally and internationally recognized artists through programming of quarterly exhibitions and events. The mission of Harvester Arts is to provide a thoughtful platform for visual arts experimentation that engages the community through critical dialogue and the creation of new work. To accomplish this, we bring Resident Artists from across the country to Wichita four times per year for two weeks to create an installation or performance of new work. The Resident Artists act as catalysts to provide fresh ideas and be a sounding board for dialogue. We partner the Resident with local artists, student groups, and area creatives (referred to as Satellite Artists) to engage with each other’s ideas and processes. Once the Resident Artist has completed an exhibition, the Satellite Artists continue the conversation by creating new work in response.

For questions and more information, please contact:
www.harvesterarts.com • harvesterarts@gmail.com
twitter/instagram: @harvesterarts • facebook.com/harvesterartswichita
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KU School of Medicine

William J. Reals Gallery of Art-East
1010 N. Kansas

“Impulse and Imagination,” an exhibit by Maddie Grant

Maddie Grant is a student at Wichita East High School who sees herself as “an imaginative and impulsive photographer of everyday life.” She captures the beauty of people, places, and things through her photographic insight. “Impulse and Imagination” showcases images of her friends and East High family in her first gallery show.

“Collective Welfare,” by Rachel Rutledge

Rachel Rutledge has always enjoyed creating art and is influenced by animation and fashion. She explores money and its meaning and invites viewers of her work to reflect on the role money plays in their lives. “Collective Welfare” features complimentary colors, large perspectives, and simplistic rendering.

The exhibits will be displayed through April 29, in the William J. Reals Gallery of Art-East.

The University of Kansas School of Medicine–Wichita educates doctors for Kansas while improving the health of Kansans through research and innovation.
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Delano BBQ Company

710 W. Douglas
Final Friday Exhibition Hours: 5-8 p.m.

Matt Katzenberger
KatzMatt Photography

Delano BBQ Company

Website: www.delanobbq.com
KatzMatt on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katzmatt.photography/
Matt on Twitter: http://twitter.com/matthileo
Matt on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matthileo/
Facebook Event Page & some samples of work: https://www.facebook.com/events/189639094726770/

Regular Business Hours: 1-8 pm
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Steckline Gallery

De Mattias Fine Arts Center on the Newman campus, 3100 McCormick
Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

An “Art for Lunch” presentation by the artists will be held Tuesday, March 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.

Steckline GalleryThe Susan De Wit Fiber Group includes seven women, who collectively have nearly 500 years of life experience that have taught them something about the spiritual, holy, and venerated. They all bring their unique approach to the topic through fiber art. Theresa Harrison said her sense of holy is grounded in her travels. “No matter which culture, which continent, which biome, nature’s bounty touches deep into [the] soul” she said.

Paula Smith said that she feels natural fibers have a divine vibration connected within them. When working with and deciding what to make out of a certain fiber, she said she feels a divine dance between her energy and the subtle energy of the fiber. Pam Bjork takes intimate photographs of the Tengenan Balinese sacred Geringsing textile, which she said reflects the powers ascribed to the cloth: healing, protection and magical potency.

Connie Lenoard-Volkman believes that when using manmade fibers such as lutradur and Tyvek, “… there is a constant relationship between construction and destruction…in nature, and perhaps in the spirit.” Mary Sue Foster said the inspiration for her work in this show draws from special stories in the Bible that can be summed up with the phrase “To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, today is big with blessings.” Nancy Squire places significance in her spiritual side when working with fibers. Susan de Wit explores what it means to be more human. She seeks through meditation for the point when the meditator transcends and becomes a little more than he or she was moments ago.

For more information, call 316-942-4291, ext. 2199
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Tesera Fine Art Gallery

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HUE Gallery

430 S. Commerce, Suite 200
Final Friday Exhibition Hours: 6:00pm-10:00pm

Contemporaneously

Featured Artists:

Andi Alexander
Rhonda Bunch-Davis
Michael Campbell
Carol Carter
Krystle Cole
Phil Emerson
Michael Fisher
Polly Gentry
Kelsy Gossett
Matthew Hilyard
Clarissa Magley
H.M. Saffer II
Jeanne Ward
Stephanie Ward
Ernest Vincent Wood III
Lindy Wiese and Sean Christopher Ward will display their works in the back gallery.

Exhibition is running from 2/26-3/19

Regular Business/ Venue Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: Noon-4:00pm
Contact: Sean Christopher Ward, Sean@huewichita.com
www.huewichita.com

Sean Christopher Ward and Lindy Wiese will be holding a fire sale in the back gallery, with artwork up to 85% off regular price.
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WSU Shift Space

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Love Shouldn't Hurt
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Picasso's Pizzeria
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Artist Central

This week at the Ulrich

This week at the Ulrich Museum of Art

ShockPress Visiting Artist to speak about art that mocks

Beauvais Lyons, Planche X, 1916. LithographBeauvais Lyons’ work over the past thirty years has explored various forms of academic parody. Lyons will speak about contemporary artists who have mocked the authority of the academy, the museum, science, history, and commerce through painting, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography, and design. Lyons is Chancellor’s Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and his work is held in numerous public collections, including the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum, The Whitney Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In 2002, he received a Fulbright Fellowship to teach at the Fine Arts Academy in Poznan, Poland. ShockPress Visiting Artist Talks are supported by the WSU Print Media department, the WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries, and Tornado Alley Press. For more information visit: wichita.edu/shockpress.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24
3:30 P.M. ShockPress Visiting Artist Talk
Beauvais Lyons: Mock Documentation

IMAGE: Beauvais Lyons, Planche X, 1916. Lithograph, on loan from the Hokes Archives
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WSU MFA alumna to read poetry at the Ulrich

Michele BattisteMichele Battiste, a Wichita State MFA alumna, has published work in American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Review, and Anti-, among others. She has written six volumes of poetry, including Ink for an Odd Cartography, Uprising, and Slow the Appetite Down. Writing Now/Reading Now is co-sponsonsored with the Department of English, Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Office of Academic Affairs, University Libraries, and Watermark Books and Cafe.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25
5:30 P.M. Reception | 6 P.M. Poetry Reading
Writing Now/Reading Now: Michele Battiste
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Dixiecrats, Dissenting Delegates, and the Dying Democratic Party

Dixiecrats, Dissenting Delegates, and the Dying Democratic PartyThe WSU Department of History presents a talk by Dr. Rebecca Miller Davis, Assistant Teaching Professor of History at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Davis is a historian of the 20th century, focusing mainly on race and media in the Jim Crow South, and has a PhD from the University of South Carolina. Her teaching interests include modern America, African American history, media and propaganda, and the New South.

THURSDAY, MARCH 3
5:30 P.M. Reception | 6 P.M. Lecture
Dr. Rebecca Miller Davis
Dixiecrats, Dissenting Delegates, and the Dying Democratic Party: The Southern Right Turn from Roosevelt to Johnson, and Beyond
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CURRENT 8 juried exhibition and public lecture

WSU SHIFTSPACE presents CURRENT 8, featuring up-and-coming undergraduate students from Wichita State’s School of Art, Design and Creative Industries. This exhibition is juried by Connie & John Ernatt, co-owners of Diver Studio and contemporary artists. CURRENT 8 will be on view at SHIFTSPACE February 24 through March 19, 2016.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25
2:00 P.M. Public Lecture
Connie & John Ernatt
McKnight Art Center Room 210

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26
6:00 P.M.–10:00 P.M.
Final Friday Reception
SHIFTSPACE | 416 S. Commerce St.
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The Art That Touches Your Heart

Join the Art That Touches Your Heart Foundation, Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for a Final Friday event. Come and see Black professional artist from Dallas, Kansas City, San Francisco, and New York City. Support local and national Black artists for an evening that will touch your heart. If you are a Black artist that is interested in having your art showcased please contact Janice Burdine at janiceburdine@yahoo.com or at (913) 522-4431. Click here to learn more on how to submit your artwork.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26
6–9 P.M. Reception
Final Friday: The Art That Touches Your Heart
Rhatigan Student Center 1st Floor

February Final Friday at Gallery XII

It’s time for Final Friday and we have a wonderful show opening at Gallery XII!

Paintings, Drawings and Assemblages by MARTHA WHERRYFinal Friday, February 26, 2016 we are so excited for the opening of “BLUE” by MARTHA WHERRY.

Paintings, Drawings and Assemblages

Also Featuring Clay Works by Dan Gegen!

Opening reception will take place Final Friday 5:30pm-10:00pm

Regular Business hours are Mon-Sat 10am-4pm. Exhibit will be on view through March 22, 2016
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***CRAZY EIGHTS REMINDER!***
Thank you again to all the artists who participated this year!
If you haven’t picked up your work yet, please stop by the gallery this week, if possible.
If you need to know if your work has sold, please call at 316-267-5915. Thank you!

Hope to see you soon at Gallery XII!

Gallery XII
412 E. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67202
www.wichitagalleryxii.com
316.267.5915

“Love Your Gallery” Feb. 27 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

“Party like it’s the ’70s” theme for gala Feb. 27 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

A game show and music from the ’70s, hippie bus photo booth, “best ’70s threads” contest and lots of food, wine and fun will be the order of the evening for Carriage Factory Art Gallery’s annual fundraiser, Love Your Gallery, Saturday, February 27, 6 to 9 p.m.

Emcee for the evening will be Wade Brubacher, who will “host” the game show and keep attendees informed about what’s happening on all three levels of the gallery. DJ Chris Meister will keep the tunes flowing.

A silent auction will include original art donated by artists Bob Regier, Cher Heller Olson, David Ediger and Robert McMillen, a French chef dinner for eight and art tour, a brass burro donated by Barrick Wilson, jewelry, cards, an original macrame by Susan Koehn and other art from collections of gallery patrons.

Sponsors for the event are First Bank, The Citizens State Bank and Action Pact Holdings. Tickets for the celebration are $60 per person and are available at the gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton, or by calling 316-284-2749.

Live Comedy DVD Recording Show

This is THE BIG EVENT of the year! Meghan Welch and Dan The Man are recording a live standup comedy DVD, Live at 215/Loony Bin, Wednesday March 9th. These DVD’s will be used to promote themselves to national comedy clubs. They are each doing 30 minute sets – more than you’ve ever seen before from these hot talents! Help pack this place and bring your friends! Make your reservations by calling the Loony Bin at 316-618-4242. Hosted by Daniel Pewewardy. Just $5. 215 N. St Francis, Wichita

https://www.facebook.com/events/963776273715738/

Allen Ginsberg

February at the Ulrich Museum of Art

Honoring the Legacy of Gordon Parks

Gordon Parks SymposiumThe Ulrich Museum of Art and Wichita Art Museum partner for a two-day forum of presentations from art historians, scholars, and visual artists who will expand on the legacy of the historical and contemporary relevance of the work of Kansas born photographer Gordon Parks. The first day of the symposium will be held at the Ulrich and will include three presentations. Houston-based artist Jamal Cyrus will speak about the political, psychological, and spiritual deployment of imagery within our society. Julia Brown, assistant professor of painting at George Washington University, will discuss work from her current exhibition at the Ulrich, The Swim. John Edwin Mason, associate professor of history and associate chair of the department of history at the University of Virginia, is Friday’s keynote speaker. Mason will illustrate the ways in which Parks employed photography and prose as tools.

Visit ulrich.wichita.edu/visualjustice for the complete schedule and more information.

Presented in conjunction with VISUAL JUSTICE: The Gordon Parks Photography Collection at WSU, on view at the Ulrich through April 10, 2016

FEBRUARY 12–13
FREEDOM TO EXPAND: GORDON PARKS
COMMUNITY SYMPOSIUM

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Give Your Kids an Early Start with Art

Family Fun Day

Kids of all ages will explore the photographs of Kansas born artist Gordon Parks through story, music, and special make-it-take-it art projects. Inspire a lifetime of artistic engagement by participating in art activities designed to stimulate young minds. This event is free and open to the public.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20
1–3 P.M. FAMILY FUN DAY

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Celebrate the Historically Significant Journey of Allen Ginsberg through Wichita

Allen Ginsberg

Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of poet Allen Ginsberg’s trip through Wichita in 1966 with a panel discussion on the history and importance of Ginsberg’s three week stay and the first reading of his poem Wichita Vortex Sutra that took place at WSU. Panel members include Dr. Roger Irwin, retired Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Religions; Dan Rouser, former Wichita Eagle and Beacon staff member; Dr. Jay Price, WSU Professor of History; and James W. Johnson, independent curator. KMUW commentator Jedd Beaudoin will perform a reading of Wichita Vortex Sutra following the panel discussion. Read more about Ginsberg’s Wichita connection.

This event is sponsored by the WSU Department of History partnered with the Ulrich Museum of Art and KMUW.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21
1 P.M. WICHITA VORTEX 50TH ANNIVERSARY
WSU Rhatigan Student Center, Santa Fe Trail Room 233 | Reception at the Ulrich to follow

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ShockPress Visiting Artist to Discuss Printmaking and Parody

Amazonian Lizard Hawk

Beauvais Lyons’ work over the past thirty years has explored various forms of academic parody. Lyons will speak about contemporary artists who have mocked the authority of the academy, the museum, science, history, and commerce through painting, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography, and design. Lyons is Chancellor’s Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and his work is held in numerous public collections, including the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum, The Whitney Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In 2002, he received a Fulbright Fellowship to teach at the Fine Arts Academy in Poznan, Poland.

ShockPress Visiting Artist Talks are supported by the WSU Print Media department, the WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries, and Tornado Alley Press.

For more information visit: wichita.edu/shockpress.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24
3:30 P.M. SHOCKPRESS VISITING ARTIST TALK
Beauvais Lyons: Mark Documentation

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WSU MFA Alumna to Read Poetry at the Ulrich

Michele Battiste

Michele Battiste, a Wichita State MFA alumna, has published work in American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Review, and Anti-, among others. She has written six volumes of poetry, including Ink for an Odd Cartography, Uprising, and Slow the Appetite Down. Writing Now/Reading Now is co-sponsonsored with the Department of English, Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Office of Academic Affairs, University Libraries, and Watermark Books and Cafe.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25
5:30 P.M. RECEPTION | 6 P.M. POETRY READING
WRITING NOW/READING NOW: Michele Battiste

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Information about extended hours and guided tours

Museum Hours
11 A.M. – 5 P.M. Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
11 A.M. – 8 P.M. Wednesday
1 – 5 P.M. Saturday – Sunday

Extended Hours
The Ulrich will offer extended hours on Wednesday evenings during the exhibition of Visual Justice, staying open until 8 P.M.

Free Tours
Learn more about the current exhibitions at the Ulrich with a guided tour. Tours are free and bus reimbursement is available for groups of 10 or more with advance reservation. Schedule a tour today!

THE GALLERY AT LARKSFIELD PLACE

The Gallery at Larksfield Place: Kansas Academy of Oil Painters Art Exhibit

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Opening Reception Thursday, June 12, 4:30 – 6:00 PM.
Join us for wine, hors d’oeuvres and an evening of fine art as we welcome our new exhibit of the Kansas Academy of Oil Painters.

Gallery XII February E-News

Happy February from Gallery XII!

First of all, Thank you to all who came to the opening of the Crazy 8’s Show!
What a beautiful show and successful opening!
Thank you too to our wonderful judge, Joe Goodwin!

Congratulations to this year’s winning artists:

1st Place- Wayne Conyers
2nd Place- Bob Benson
3rd Place- Dennis McKay

Honorable Mentions:
Tom Montgomery, Arlo Casper & Joanna Ramondetta

There is still plenty of time to see the show and maybe find a piece that is calling your name…..however there is a sea of red dots on the wall so don’t wait too long! Crazy 8’s will be on view through Feb 23rd.
Make sure to check out our facebook page to see
pictures of the show!

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SAVE THE DATE!!
We have 2 beautiful shows opening
Final Friday, February 22nd

“BLUE”
Paintings, Drawings and Assemblages
by MARTHA WHERRY

We will also feature the Clay Works of
DAN GEGEN!

Paintings, Drawings and Assemblages by MARTHA WHERRY
Both Shows will be on view through March 22
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WISHING EVERYONE A
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!
DON’T FORGET WE OFFER A
BEAUTIFUL SELECTION OF
ORIGINAL VALENTINE CARDS!!

We hope everyone has a wonderful week and
we look forward to seeing you soon
at Gallery XII!!

Gallery XII – Artistic Excellence Since 1977
412 E. Douglas
Wichita, Kansas 67202
www.wichitagalleryxii.com
316.267.5915

New Fiber Studio Gallery

David Self, Ceramics- Back to the Basics
Marilyn Grisham, Fiber, mixed media- New Work

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Exhibit open by appointment thru Final Friday, February 26.
The Fiber Studio & Gallery
418 Commerce
(316)303-1996

This Saturday: Delores @ CHUM

Join us this Saturday for an evening of cool tunes, warm hugs and all-around good times as we return to one of our favorite venues!

Delores and the Pickin’-Fretter
College Hill United Methodist Church (2930 East 1st Street N)
Saturday, Feb. 20 | 7:00 pm

Arts Council Receives Grant from Wichita Community Foundation

Wichita based Arts Council, Inc. is pleased to announce the Knight Foundation Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to kick start a volunteer-driven group geared towards protecting and advancing our community’s quality of life.

Quality of life is a viable economic development tool that focuses on the collective good of public investment, personal involvement, and a sense of community. This grant will provide the resources needed to educate the community about the value of arts and cultural programs in the Wichita metropolitan area. Funds will be used to gather community input, data, consulting and societal engagement, as we work towards a coalition of arts, humanities, cultural, social, and civic organizations to speak with one voice in the community.

“Arts Council is thrilled the Knight Foundation Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation is supporting the goal of protecting and advancing our community’s quality of life. A region’s quality of life is critical to a thriving, growing society, and directly affects our personal health, comfort, and happiness,” said Arts Council President Arlen Hamilton. “This grant will be used to further research and then educate our community on how we all contribute and benefit from a collective investment in health, education, arts, culture, and recreation.”

Five grants were awarded to local nonprofit organizations by the Wichita Community Foundation to promote civic innovation, better connect residents to the city and each other and keep and attract talented workers. Through Wichita Community Foundation’s partnership with the Knight Foundation, dollars are invested each year to help build a more successful community.

About the Arts Council, Inc.
The Arts Council was officially designated by City of Wichita in 1999 to serve as the focal point for coordinating and promoting the visibility of all cultural arts throughout the community. Working closely with the City’s Department of Arts and Cultural Services, its mission is to advance and promote arts and culture in the Wichita community through advocacy, leadership, education and collaboration. To learn more about the Arts Council, please visit WichitaArts.com.

About the Wichita Community Foundation
Founded in 1986, the Wichita Community Foundation’s mission is to be the catalyst that creates lasting legacies by partnering with people, families, and organizations to devote resources to causes that matter. The Foundation is a public nonprofit organization with nearly 300 charitable funds and agency endowments, representing $70 million. For more information, visit wichitacf.org or call 316-264-4880.

Gallery XII Holiday Open House!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM GALLERY XII!

December Final Friday falls on Christmas day this year, so we are very excited to be hosting a Holiday Open House on Friday, December 18, 5-8pm!
Make sure to stop in for some holiday cheer and shopping! What is better than a one of a kind work of art!?

Gallery XII Holiday Open House

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We are thrilled to show the work of Guest Artist Chiyoko Myose,  “A Time to Sojourn.”
As well as the lovely work of Wood Turner, Bob Brown! Both shows will be up through January 26!
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CRAZY EIGHTS REMINDER!
As you may have seen, our ever popular Crazy Eights Invitational has a new time slot! It is coming right up and will be opening at the end of January. Attached to the email is the prospectus and entry form. The cold winter weather coming up will provide the perfect time to paint and work on your submission for the show! We are thrilled to announce that our next judge will be well known Kansas art collector, Joe Goodwin!

Wishing everyone a happy rest of your week, and hope to see you Friday at Gallery XII!

Gallery XII – Artistic Excellence Since 1977
412 E. Douglas
Wichita, Kansas 67202
www.wichitagalleryxii.com
Open Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm
316.267.5915

2017 City of Wichita Developing Arts Grant Application

Developing Arts Grant Program

Grant awards will not exceed $10,000.

The Developing Arts Grant Program (DAG) provides funding support to small and/or developing cultural groups with annual organizational budgets under $50,000 that create, present or produce year-round cultural activities and arts programs in Wichita, KS at the grassroots level.

Matching Funds
The DAG program is a competitive matching challenge grant. Successful applicants are requirement to match the funds received on a one-to-one basis. In-kind donations will qualify for this match.

Allowable Expenditures

  • Funding for workshops, seminars, conferences and professional consultations including fees, registrations, required support materials and travel.
  • Website, social media and marketing development including professional and consultation fees.
  • Computer/hardware/software purchases up to $2,000.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • The 2017 Developing Arts Grant application process is open to all arts and cultural organizations which are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit that serve the citizens of the City of Wichita and that are not categorized as “Cultural Institutions” which are defined by the Cultural Arts Plan as arts and cultural organizations with operations and activities that are owned and/or operated by the City of Wichita.
  • Organizations that are approved for funding will expend Developing Arts funds in 2017.
  • Arts and cultural organizations which have a total operating budget for the last fiscal year that is $50,000 or less are eligible.
  • The process is open to arts and cultural organizations with a two (2) year track record of creating, producing or presenting year-round cultural programs and activities.
  • The organization must present a full season of exhibitions or performances.
  • The primary purpose of the organization (based on mission statement) must be to produce or present arts or cultural programs.
  • The organization must have full-time professional and artistic staff.
  • 501 (c)(3) non-profit organizations’ mission statements must have within their core mission a central art focus that has the following definition as an art and cultural organization: “An organization that provides education and artistic leadership to the public through the production, exhibition, advancement or preservation of visual or performing art, literature, film, science, natural or cultural history.”
  • Applicants who question their eligibility should request a determination from Cultural Funding Committee prior to January 15, 2016 by calling Division of Arts and Cultural staff to set an appointment at (316) 303-8663.
  • Applicants must be ADA compliant and an equal opportunity employer and applicants must comply with all applicable requirements of the City of Wichita Revised Non-Discrimination and Equal Employment /Affirmative Action Program Requirements Statement for Contracts or Agreements. Call Division of Arts & Cultural Services staff at (316) 303-8663 for ADA compliance information and resources.

TOOLS and TIPS

  • An eligible organization may submit only one application each year.
  • Read the ENTIRE application and follow instructions.

IMPORTANT DATES
December 18, 2015 – Application is posted on website and available to organizations. Visit www.wichitaarts.com or www.wichita.gov (click on “Grants and Services) or call the Division of Arts and Cultural Services, Century II Administrative Offices, 225 W. Douglas, Wichita, KS, 67202, and (316) 303-8663.

Friday, February 19, 2016, 5 p.m. – Deadline for FY2017 Developing Arts Application submission.

Friday, February 26, 2016 – Committee members will pick up Developing Arts applications for review.

Developing Arts Grant Applicant Workshops
ALL applicants for Developing Arts grants are encouraged to contact staff at the Division of Arts and Cultural Services to review changes to the application.
For more information call the Division of Arts & Cultural Services at (316) 303-8663.

Submitting the Application
The application deadline is 5:00 p.m., February 19, 2016. All applications must be received by this date and time. Mail or hand-deliver applications to: The Division of Arts and Cultural Services, Century II Administrative Offices, 225 W. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67202

  • Each organization must submit 12 copies of the entire application including all IRS 990 forms (complete public copy; as submitted to the IRS if applicable) and other financial materials.
  • Do not STAPLE or BIND applications. PLEASE USE BINDER CLIPS ONLY!!
  • Use an Arial, 12-point or larger font, and one (1) inch margins. Failure to comply will result in disqualification.
  • Applicants are solely responsible for the completeness of their applications. Incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed. Some information requested in the application may not be available or may not pertain to your organization. If this is the case, please make note where appropriate.
  • Mechanical reproductions of the form are acceptable, provided that the applicant does not significantly reduce or enlarge the original application.

Review Process
Complete applications will be reviewed by a sub-committee of the Cultural Funding Committee (CFC). Recommendations from the sub-committee will be reviewed and final recommendations for funding will be determined by the entire CFC.
The recommendations of the Cultural Funding Committee will be presented to the Mayor, City Council and City Manager for review and consideration. If the recommendation for funding is approved, individual contracts with organizations will be drafted by Division of Art and Cultural Services staff and approved by the City Council for the Fiscal Year 2017 budget year.
Please contact the Division of Arts & Cultural Services staff at (316) 303-8663 if you have questions.

Reports and Audits

  • Organizations will be required to submit year-end reports along with receipts to show how the funding was spent.
  • City funding may be audited and organizations may be asked to provide additional financial information related to City funding received at any time.

Download the Developing Arts Grant Application

2017 City of Wichita Artist Access Grants

The Artist Access Grant Program

The Artist Access Grants Program is designed to assist practicing, professional and emerging artists residing in Wichita, Kansas. The program provides support for artists to take advantage of specific and exceptional professional development, skill-building opportunities to advance their work and careers as working artists. Funds may be used for such endeavors as: attending advanced workshops, conferences, master classes or seminars; participating in artist residencies; engaging in activities that are specifically designed to advance or propel a professional career.

This program is not intended to help fund project-oriented applications, the costs of creating or producing art or an artwork, equipment purchases, touring engagements or academic or certification conferring endeavors. Grant awards range from $100 to $1,000.

  • Applicants must serve the citizens of Wichita and be involved in visual or performing arts.
  • Grant awards have a maximum amount of $1,000.
  • Applications must be submitted by Friday, February 19, 2016 by 5 p.m. at the Division of Arts and Cultural Services office, 225 W. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67202.
  • Funded applicants will enter into a contract with the City of Wichita. Applicants approved for funding will expend Artist Access funds in 2017.
  • Funded applicants will be required to submit a final report along with receipts for expenditures.

Grant Deadlines are:

5 p.m. – Friday, February 19, 2016

For more information on the Artist Access Grant program, please contact:
Division of Arts & Cultural Services
225 W. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67202
(316) 303-8663
bbradshaw@wichita.gov

What we fund (not limited to these examples)
1. Artist workshops
2. Conferences
3. Seminars
4. Artist Residencies

What we don’t fund
1. Artist materials, supplies or equipment
2. Individual projects/exhibits/specific performances

Application Instructions
Your completed application should consist of the following:

1. A completed “Application Cover Sheet”

2. A professional resume detailing all exhibits or performances in which you have participated. This resume should include any prizes, awards or special recognition you have received.

3. A one (1) page narrative of the project which answers the following questions –

a. Describe the activity you wish to attend or participate;

b. Describe how attending or participating in this activity will assist you in reaching your artistic goals; and

c. Provide a detailed account of how the funds you’re requesting will be spent (a project budget). Will the amount requested cover the entire cost of    you attending or participating in the activity? If not, how do you plan to pay the balance?
NOTE: The requested narrative should not exceed one (1) page.
Submit 12 copies of the complete application. Please use binder clips — Do not staple the pages.

Download the Artist Access Grant Application

Chiyoko Myose at Gallery XII

Every year we have a guest featured artist who shows at the gallery in December. This month we are beyond thrilled to be exhibiting: Chiyoko Myose “A Time to Sojourn.”

Along with Chiyoko we will be showing the beautiful work of Wood Turner, Bob Brown!

Both shows will be up through January 26! We will also be having a Holiday Open House on December 18, 5-8pm. Regular Gallery Hours are Mon-Sat 10am-4pm.

Gallery XII – Artistic Excellence Since 1977
412 E. Douglas
Wichita, Kansas 67202
www.wichitagalleryxii.com
Open Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm
316.267.5915

Community Art and Music Fair – Dec. 5

Mark your calendars! On December 5th, there’s an art and music fundraiser to benefit girls’ education in South Sudan.

Community Art and Music Fair

Saturday, December 5 | 9:00 – 3:00
First Church of the Brethren | 1103 N. Jefferson map

Music schedule:

  • 10:00 a.m. Delores and the Pickin’-Fretter
  • 11:00 a.m. CellOboe
  • 12:00 Knocknasheega
  • 1:00 Candice and the Business Casual
  • 2:00 Amanda Lind

Artists include: Karin Glenn-Miller, Fredric H. Cowart, Jo Tomson, Emily Jones, Allison Stucky, Danna Hotmar & Judy Dove, Margo Ottman, Vickie Kline, Ramona Pope & Sharon Stephens, Treva Mathur, Ilsa Wolf, Barbara Vogt, Beth Heflin & family, Vince Krehbiel, Chris Rogers-Cheers, Trish Miller, Kathy Fathi, Laura Elliot & Mari Yearout, Susie Cunningham, Legacy Pottery Works, Diana Collins, Rebecca Balocca, Michael Gingrich-Gaylord & Jennifer Bolyard, Angie Matej, Tara Mathur and Karen Carney.

Delicious food will be available.

Gifts in the Gallery Grand Opening Nov. 21 at CityArts

Gifts in the Gallery Grand Opening Nov. 21
Show part of holiday shopping opportunities at CityArts

The holiday shopping season officially arrives at CityArts Saturday, Nov. 21 with the grand opening of Gifts in the Gallery from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Main Gallery. This boutique-style art show invites shoppers to pick out their favorite handcrafted art pieces and take them home that day to enjoy themselves or give as holiday gifts. During the sale, which extends through Saturday, Jan. 2, shoppers may also purchase gift certificates for CityArts art classes that start in January. CityArts is located at 334 N. Mead in Old Town Square.

“Gifts in the Gallery is a great opportunity to avoid those big box stores and support local artists by giving the gift of art,” said CityArts Artistic Director Lindsay Benacka.

The sale includes paintings, jewelry, pottery and more made by more than 60 local and regional artists. In addition, CityArts Potters, a group made up of CityArts pottery students and instructors, will have hundreds of pieces of pottery for sale with all proceeds going toward their trip to the March 2016 National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts convention in Kansas City.

Starting Dec. 4, the Gifts in the Gallery sale will be joined by a new exhibit in the Boardroom Gallery: “Illuminations and More,” photography by Wichitan Don Setser. The exhibition features photos of holiday luminary displays at Botanica and other Wichita nightscapes. Setser enjoys photographing landscapes, city scenes and single-subject photos. His work has been exhibited in numerous galleries, sold to private collectors, published in magazines and on various websites. Most notably, his pictures have been included in the “Picture of the Day” and online gallery sections of the Smithsonian Magazine’s website.

Admission is free to CityArts’ 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. Visitors are invited to discuss Gifts in the Gallery and all of CityArts’ exhibitions on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #WichitaCityArts. For more information, please call (316) 350-3245.

CityArts is a focal point for the arts in Wichita. Its mission is to provide education, information and artistic opportunities to the community through art education, gallery exhibitions and cultural entertainment. CityArts is home to the Arts Council, a group that works in partnership with the City of Wichita to advance and promote arts and culture in the Wichita community through advocacy, leadership, education and collaboration.

“Watercolor Christmas Cards” Nov. 21 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

“Watercolor Christmas Cards” Nov. 21 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Watercolor Christmas Cards 2015

“Watercolor Christmas Cards,” a class for all levels of
experience, will be offered on Saturday, November 21, 10 a.m. to
12 p.m., at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St.

In a watercolor class geared for all levels of experience, Instructor Susan Bartel will lead participants in creating watercolor Christmas cards using various techniques. The workshop is Saturday, November 21, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton. All
supplies — watercolor, paper and brushes — are included in the $40 per person fee.

Bartel is a member artist of Carriage Factory Art Gallery. She is a signature member of the Kansas Watercolor Society, with paintings juried in the National Exhibition. She has worked with many different media, both as an illustrator and fine artist. Her illustrations have been included in magazines, books and textbooks.

“My current passion is watercolor,” said Bartel. “I covet the unexpected miracles that happen in watercolor — it’s a dance between control and letting the colors mix and sing for themselves. For me, painting is often a joyful experience.”

Reservations for the watercolor workshop can be made by calling the gallery at 316-284-2749.Class size is limited.

The nonprofit Carriage Factory Art Gallery is housed in a two-story carriage factory founded in 1883. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.The gallery offers workshops in various art media throughout the year.

In addition to rotating exhibits that feature regional art for sale, the gallery includes a consignment sales gallery of 50 local artists, a gift shop and a collection of paintings for sale by American impressionist Albert H. Krehbiel.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Gallery XII November E-News

Happy November Everyone!

Harry Williford: The Color of MusicThere so many things coming up, not the least of which is Thanksgiving, which is only TWO weeks away! Never fear, Gallery XII has you covered with your Holiday necessities! : )

Before we announce the next show we want to thank all the GXII fans who came out on a rainy & blustery night to the opening of “The Color of Music” by Harry Williford and ceramics by Alaine Kuestersteffen! What a great crowd!

Both shows will be on view through November 24th. Make sure to look at our facebook page,we have great pictures of the artists with their work.

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Chiyoko Myose "A Time to Sojourn."Every year we have a guest featured artist who shows at the gallery in December. We are beyond thrilled to be exhibiting the work of Chiyoko Myose with her exhibition of “A Time to Sojourn.” Along with Chiyoko we will be showing the beautiful work of wood turner, Bob Brown!

Opening Reception will take place Final Friday, Nov. 27th, 5:30-10pm. Perfect way to spend the day after Thanksgiving with family in
from out of town and start that holiday shopping!
GXII FYI:

Gallery XII is very happy to announce new member, Susan Fellows to the gallery! Susan has been a regular participant to the annual Crazy Eights Invitational and we are very excited to now have her work on our walls all year round! WELCOME SUSAN!!
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We also want to let you know that we will not be open for Final Friday in December as Christmas falls on that last Friday, so we are very happy to announce that we will instead host a Holiday Open House on December 18th! The Gallery will be open to 5-8pm, so come by to have a holiday treat and cider and enter a drawing for a $50 gift certificate! More details to come in December….

Wishing everyone a wonderful week and hope to see you soon at Gallery XII!

Gallery XII – Artistic Excellence Since 1977
412 E. Douglas
Wichita, Kansas 67202
www.wichitagalleryxii.com
Open Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm
316.267.5915

Limited Palette Portraits Watercolor Workshop Dec. 17 – 19

Announcing Limited Palette Portraits Watercolor Workshop with Laurie Goldstein-Warren

Laurie Goldstein Warren Flyer ImagesWhat: Limited Palette Portraits Workshop with Laurie Goldstein-Warren (W.W., T.W.S.A., S.W.S, N.E.W.S.) who will be featured in an upcoming Watercolor Artist Magazine issue.
When: December 17 – 19, 2015 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: The Wichita Center for the Arts | 9112 E. Central Wichita, KS 67206
How to Enroll: visit wcfta.com or call 316.634.2787
Price: Enroll before November 17: $340 | Enroll after November 17: $360

Description: In this fun and informative workshop you will learn to expand your painting skills by limiting your palette. All skin colors and tones can be achieved with the same four colors. This method can be used for any subject: portraits, still-lifes, landscapes and abstracts. No portrait drawing skill is required. Instructor provides all sketches ready to transfer onto your watercolor paper. All levels of watercolorists are welcomed. About the artist: www.warrenwatercolors.com

SHOCKPRESS VISITING ARTIST TALK: Ashley Nason Traversing Imaginary Landscapes

It’s all at the Ulrich this November

Find out the story behind the art with this ShockPress Visiting Artist Talk

SHOCKPRESS VISITING ARTIST TALK: Ashley Nason Traversing Imaginary Landscapes
Ashley Nason’s current work explores the evolution of our environment and the changes in the existence of the natural world as a result of overconsumption, pollution, and misuse of natural resources. It also explores nostalgia, fear, ambivalence, and resistance to technology in our current age. Notions of romanticism in relation to travel, isolation, and remoteness play out in the narratives. Nason is an artist-in-residence at the Village Arts Center in Eaton, CO and is a printmaking instructor at Metro State University in Denver, CO.

ShockPress Visiting Artist Talks are supported by the WSU Print Media Department and Tornado Alley Press.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11
3:30 P.M.
SHOCKPRESS VISITING ARTIST TALK: Ashley Nason
Traversing Imaginary Landscapes

Image: Ashley Nason, Smoke Signals
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Experience poetry at the Ulrich with accomplished poet Dana Roeser

WRITING NOW/READING NOW: Dana Roeser
WSU’s Visiting Distinguished Poet, Dana Roeser, is the author of three books of poetry. The Theme of Tonight’s Party Has Been Changed, winner of the Juniper Prize, was published by University of Massachusetts Press in March 2014. Her first two books, In the Truth Room (2008) and Beautiful Motion (2004), were both winners of the Samuel French Morse Prize. Roeser’s poems have appeared, or are forthcoming, in The Iowa Review, Harvard Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Massachusetts Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Southwest Review, Northwest Review, Pleiades, Blackbird, Antioch Review, Southern Review and other journals. Roeser has received residency fellowships to Yaddo, Ragdale, The Mary Anderson Center for the Arts, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, among others.

Writing Now/Reading Now is co-sponsored with the WSU Creative Writing Program, WSU Department of English, University Libraries, SGA, and Watermark Books and Cafe.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11
5:30 P.M. RECEPTION | 6 P.M. POETRY READING
WRITING NOW/READING NOW: Dana Roeser
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Learn more about the exhibition POSTDATE and art in India from curator Jodi Throckmorton

CURATOR TALK: Jodi Throckmorton
What is the role of the artist as researcher, collector, activist, and documentarian? Join POSTDATE: Photography and Inherited History in India curator, Jodi Throckmorton, for a talk examining the complex relationship between traditions of representation in India and contemporary practices of image making. Throckmorton is Curator of Contemporary Art for the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17
5:30 P.M. RECEPTION | 6:00 P.M. PROGRAM
CURATOR TALK: Jodi Throckmorton

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18
10:00 A.M. REFRESHMENTS | 10:30 PROGRAM BEGINS
SENIOR WEDNESDAY: Jodi Throckmorton
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Gain first person insight from survivors of the 1947 Partition of India

PANEL DISCUSSION: Voices of Partition
The 1947 Partition is recognized as one of the world’s largest mass refugee events. Nearly 2 million died in the communal violence that accompanied Partition, and up to 20 million were uprooted through the 1950s. Join us as we explore India and its people—before and after the concurrent horrors of the partition—with a distinguished panel of scholars and Partition survivors now living in our community. Panelists include Dr. Emily Rook-Koepsel, Assistant Professor in the Department of International and Area Studies, University of Oklahoma; Dr. Prem Bajaj, WSU Professor Emeritus; and Dr. Rai Atul, WSU Associate Professor and Larry Jones Faculty Fellow, W. Frank Barton School of Business; and moderated by POSTDATE curator Jodi Throckmorton, Curator of Contemporary Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18
5:30 P.M. RECEPTION | ULRICH MUSEUM
6:30 P.M. PROGRAM | WSU CAC THEATRE
PANEL DISCUSSION: Voices of Partition
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Empty Bowls donates $16,000 to the Kansas Food Bank

Empty Bowls donates $16,000 to the Kansas Food Bank
On Saturday the WSU Ceramics Guild, WSU Hunger Awareness Initiative and the Ulrich Museum of Art presented the Kansas Food Bank with a $16,000 check from the Empty Bowls Chili Cook-off. The Chili Cook-off and events leading up to it require great commitments of time and energy from volunteers with the WSU Ceramics Guild, WSU Hunger Awareness Initiative and the Ulrich Museum of Art. The efforts of the volunteers combined with the tremendous support and patronage of Empty Bowls events made this donation to the Kansas Food Bank possible.

“Conversations and Story Lines” Opens Nov. 14 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

“Conversations and Story Lines” opens Nov. 14 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Three women artists combine their creative talents to offer a colorful new exhibit debuting Saturday, November 14, 7 p.m., at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton. The opening reception for “Conversations and Story Lines” begins at 7 p.m., with artist talks at approximately 7:40. The event is free and open to the public.

Featured are the works of Mary Werner in oil, Rachel Epp Buller in monotype and pochoir print, and Brenda Jones in clay. The storylines in the exhibit include issues of gender, worldview through the window of dress, and artifacts of family and cultural heritage, real and imagined.”

Dr. Rachel Epp Buller, associate professor of visual arts and design at Bethel College, explores creative and critical paths in her dual practice as printmaker and art historian. Much of her recent art and scholarship focuses on intersections of art and the maternal.

“Family stories and practical skills are passed down from parent to child, yet much is lost between generations,” said Epp Buller. “My prints incorporate references to the traditions of fine handwork that were often the purview of mothers and daughters, such as sewing, crochet and cut-paper work known as ‘Scherenschnitte.'” My most recent work is really honing in on the cut paper shapes that have previously shown up in my work, which I’m especially interested in as a passing on of a tradition — often from mother or grandmother to child.”

Mary Werner, director of visual arts at Newman University, says that her current work is part of a continued investigation of her own peculiar view of the world through the window of dress, one of self-respect and humor.

“Clothing as subject continues to be a recurring theme not only in my own investigation but also by artists around the world,”
said Werner. “The use of clothing to tell a story, document an important event or make a political statement continues to stir my thoughts and interests in exploring this theme from my own sensibility.

“I collect clothing items like one hires a model, and keep fabric samples as part of my resource file. The finished work is often colorful and makes a unique connection to its title.”
Werner’s dress paintings are an expression of how strong the connection is in the dialogue of social image and personal message.

Artist Brenda Jones works in clay and lives in Evergreen, Colo.
She holds a master’s of art and education from Wichita State University and currently teaches ceramics and special needs art at a high school. Her work reflects an interest in issues of domesticity as well as how women, including young girls, are viewed and considered in society.

“For example,” Jones said, “little girls are often talked to in terms of how they look. ‘You have such pretty hair’ or ‘Aren’t you cute in that dress?’ are phrases that little girls hear. And while women are assertive and take larger and larger roles in society, they can lose, or have often lost, identity. Sometimes they are left out of the story in traditional literature.”

Jones has received several awards for her work and teaching, including a feature of a Kansas Flint Hills performance arts piece in Smithsonian Magazine.

The works of Jones, Werner and Epp Buller will be on display in “Conversations and Story Lines” through January 6 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 316-284-2749.

Studios Inc Exhibition Space Presents “Until It’s All You See”

New Paintings by resident artist Robert Bingaman

Robert Bingaman's "Until It's All You See"Studios Inc Exhibition Space is pleased to present Until It’s All You See, an exhibition featuring new paintings by resident artist Robert Bingaman, on view from 11.13.15 to 12.18.15 with an opening reception Friday, 11.13.15 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

In Until It’s All You See, Bingaman continues to explore nocturnal views of glowing pools. The four paintings on view are however loftier in size, technique, and luster. The ambitious scale and masterful use of color function together to electrify the canvas as well as the gallery. Accompanying the paintings is an essay by Charlotte Street Studio Resident Lucas Wetzel.

Robert Bingaman is a resident artist at Studios Inc. The Studios Inc provides studio space, professional development, networking, and exhibitions for mid-career artists in Greater Kansas City.

Until It’s All You See
by Robert Bingaman
11.13.15 – 12.18.15

Gallery Hours

Tues – Friday 10:00 -12:00 PM & 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 – 4:00 PM

Gallery Talk
11.14.15 Saturday 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Location:

1708 Campbell
Kansas City MO 64108
816.994.7134

Brian Hinkle Abstract Drawing Workshop at Tessera Gallery

Unveiling the Mystery of Abstract Drawing with Brian Hinkle

Brian Hinkle is a professional artist and former gallery director and curator. He teaches different mediums (painting, drawing, portraiture, figure study and enameling) at The Wichita Center for the Arts and Tessera Fine Art Gallery. He has an MFA in Painting from WSU. His artwork is in numerous collections regionally.

What: One Day Workshop $90.00 ($45.00 deposit due upon registration)

When: Friday, November 13, 2015 or Friday, November 20, 2015

Time: 9 am – 4:30 pm (with lunch break)

Where: Tessera Fine Art Gallery
(316-262-2435)
412 E. Douglas, Wichita KS

Other: Material List provided upon registration

Two Workshops at Tessera Fine Art Gallery

Brian Hinkle Drawing Workshop

52 Card Pick UP

Join us at Tessera Fine Art Gallery for two different workshops:

  • Unveiling the Mystery of Abstract Drawing with Bill Hinkle: November 14 from 9 AM to 4:30 PM
  • 52 Card Pickup: November 14 from 9 AM to Noon or 1 PM to 4 PM

Letters to Santa Kicks Off Nov. 13

City and its partners ready to spread holiday cheer to kids, classrooms

The City of Wichita, Starkey, Inc. and Cambridge Market are once again teaming up to spread holiday cheer through the Letters to Santa project, with new incentives for classrooms to participate. Starting Nov. 12 through Dec. 11, children in Wichita and the surrounding area ages 12 and under are invited to drop off their Letters to Santa at one of these six locations:

  • CityArts, 334 N. Mead
  • Cowtown, 1865 W. Museum Blvd.
  • Mid-America All-Indian Center, 650 N. Seneca
  • Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center (Concert Hall entrance), 225 E. Douglas
  • Cambridge Market, 9747 East 21st Street N.
  • Starkey, Inc., 4500 W. Maple

Every child who participates will receive a reply from Santa himself and be entered into prize drawings. To receive a reply, the letter must include the child’s age, phone number and/or e-mail and a return address; return postage is not necessary. The two grand prizes are:

  • Guest appearance on KAKE News at 11 a.m. with Jemelle Holopirek to read his/her letter on live TV; and

A ride on a Wichita Fire Department fire truck.

Other individual prizes include family memberships to Cowtown and the Indian Center, a youth art class at CityArts, gift certificate for four to attend an upcoming performance at Century II and $50 in Cambridge Bucks that can be spent at any store in Cambridge Market.

New this year are the addition of classroom prizes:

  • Pizza parties for two classrooms courtesy of Little Caesars and Pizza Hut; and
  • Field trips for three classrooms to CityArts, Cowtown and the Indian Center (transportation is not provided).

Teachers may deliver their students’ letters at any drop-off location in a large envelope with their school’s name on the outside. The individual letters should include the child’s age, phone number and/or e-mail so they can be eligible for individual prizes as well. Santa’s responses will be sent to the students via the schools’ addresses. Class letters are due by Dec. 4 with the drawing scheduled for Dec. 7 to allow enough time for the pizza parties to take place before winter break.

For more information, e-mail Angela Cato, marketing director, City of Wichita Division of Arts & Cultural Services, at acato@wichita.gov or call 316-303-8639.

‘From The Studio Artists’ presents ‘Gifts From The Woods’ Fall Show

From the Studio in the Woods opens for two weekends this November.

7ab7eb2b-685f-4d9a-8855-e92f1faaf331Fri & Sat <> Nov 6 & 7
Fri & Sat <> Nov 13 & 14
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Meals are available both weekends for $12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This season our creative thoughts turn to the woodlands and how they have long inspired art, music, and the written word.

Hand dyed clothing … Beautiful art work … Traditional and abstract ceramics … handmade jewelry… good things to eat… stained glass… painted furniture… felted fashions… and much more!

Over 30 artists including special guests:

  • Kirk Brown – imaginative ceramics
  • Craig Campbell – world class sculptor
  • Sam and Kathy Fouts – delicious home made fudge
  • Donna King – jewelry
  • Dale Metsker – original hand made pull toys
  • Beverly Whitman – natural stone jewelry
  • Clay Works Gallery – whimsical ceramics

The grounds are inviting, the paths are cleared – please join us, if you can. And feel free to bring a friend or two – our artists (and chef)
have been very busy!

1905 West 35th Street North

Directions:
( GPS is not always reliable! )

Arrive by way of Arkansas Ave.
( coming from the west, take 21st St )
Once you get to Arkansas & 35th N:
go west 1/2 mi. on 35th to the turning point,
enter the gates, wind through the trees.
Home is not visible from the road

Final Friday at Gallery XII!

Final Friday is almost here and we have a wonderful new exhibit to celebrate!

“THE COLOR OF MUSIC”
New Works by HARRY WILLIFORD

Harry Williford: The Color of MusicThe gallery is also very pleased to be featuring the works of Ceramic Artist, Alaine Kuestersteffen!

Final Friday Opening Reception: October 30 5:30pm-10pm
On View Through November 24th

Regular Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm

We hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the week and we look forward to seeing you soon at Gallery XII!!

Gallery XII – Artistic Excellence Since 1977
412 E. Douglas
Wichita, Kansas 67202
www.wichitagalleryxii.com
316.267.5915

 

Annual Historical Museum Holiday Wreath Festival

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
204 S. Main
Wichita, Kansas 67202

Museum Event: Holiday Wreath Festival
At the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
Thursday, & Friday, November 19th & 20th held from 10a.m. to 2p.m.

A holiday tradition: The 32nd Annual Historical Museum Wreath Festival

Featuring:

Lunch served on both days from 11 am to 1 pm. The cost for lunch is $15 and includes admission to the Bake Sale and all museum exhibits. Walk-ins welcome.
Holiday decorations and gifts, delicious packaged fresh baked items, festive music, special exhibits and old city hall decked in traditional holiday style.

Reservations are taken for groups of 6 or more by calling the Museum at 265-9314.
The Wreath Festival is sponsored by WHIMS, the Museum’s volunteer friends – the Wichita Historical Museum Society.

Submitted by Eric Cale, Museum Director ecale@wichitahistory.org 316-265-9314

Venue: Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main, Wichita, KS 67202
Contact: 316-265-9314, [wichitahistory.org]wichitahistory.org
Regular Museum Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
Regular Admission Charge: Adults $ 5.00, Children under 12 years $ 2.00; under 6 free

October Final Friday

October Final Friday

Final Friday Is Almost Here!

CityArts is hosting the opening of three new exhibits from 5-8 p.m. on Final Friday, October 30 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 November 28.

For more information about the shows or to purchase artwork,
please contact CityArts at 316-350-3245 or cityarts@wichita.gov.

Main Gallery: Arts Council Annual Juried Art Show
Arts Council Annual Juried Art ShowThe Arts Council received a record number of entries for its 2015 Annual Juried Art Show, with more than 300 pieces of artwork submitted by 129 local and regional artists. Seventy pieces from 60 artists were selected for exhibition, including oil and acrylic paintings, photography, ceramics, glass, fiber, wooden lathe, silversmithing, kinetic sculptures and more.

Recipients of the first, second and third place awards will be notified prior to the show. Winners will receive cash awards of $1,000, $750 and $250, respectively, and have ribbons placed on their pieces. The annual juried show is open to all Kansas artists over the age of 18.

This year’s juror was Brian Hinkle, who is well-known regionally as an instructor and painter of rural Kansas landscapes. He is currently represented by Reuben Saunders Gallery in Wichita, Strecker-Nelson Gallery in Manhattan, Kan. and the Leopold Gallery in Kansas City, Mo. Hinkle also teaches art classes at The Wichita Center for the Arts and the Tessera Fine Art Gallery.

Boardroom Gallery: “Fused,” works by CityArts Instructor JoAn McGregor and CityArts student Sonya Schifferdecker and Vangie Truex
"Fused," works by CityArts Instructor JoAn McGregor and CityArts student Sonya Schifferdecker and Vangie Truex“Fused” is a collection that features jewelry, tiles, fuse and slump dishes, plates, wind chimes and much more. JoAn McGregor has created fused glass pieces for 10 years and owns her own studio and gallery, Blue Swallowtail Studio.

Balcony Gallery: “Off the Yellow Brick Road,” paintings by Elizabeth Daniel
"Off the Yellow Brick Road," paintings by Elizabeth DanielElizabeth Daniel has studied art her entire life. A graduate of Emporia State University, she has worked in different mediums, including ceramics, fiber art and acrylics. This exhibition is a continuation of a series that has been stuck inside her mind for years. In one way or another, all the pieces relate back to one theme – home. Daniel recently worked as the Youth Education Director for CityArts.

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Tessera Fine Art Gallery
412 E. Douglas, 262-2435
Wichita, KS
Final Friday October 30
5:30-9:00 PM

Art for Arthritis Preview Show: October 30

Debbie Cox, Ceramics: October 30-November 18

Wichita Gem and Mineral Society: Final Friday Only

www.tesserafineartgallery.com

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Midwest Center for Photography
111 Ellis, Wichita, KS 67211
(316) 269-1250

NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FELLOWSHIP COMPETITION: “Developed Work”
Final Friday, October 30
7-10:00 PM
“Developed Work” is based upon a thematically developed body of work. We have selected photographers who have worked with an idea and have developed it conceptually into a solid framework resulting in a fully developed body of work.

One fellowship recipient will be awarded $500, and one year artist representation by MWCP online. Recipient will be announced on October 30.

Exhibiting Artists: Mariah Doren and Johanna Paas, Great Barrington, MA; Luke Jordan, Lawrence, KS; Ashley Kauschinger, Columbia, SC; Jon Malis, Washington, DC; Alexandra Opie, Salem, OR; Camilo Ramirez, Jamaica Plain, MA; Mark Sawrie, Muncie, IN; John Steck Jr., Chicago, IL; Randall Tosh, Salem, OR; Don Wolfe, Matfield Green, KS.

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VALENTINE ECLECTICS
1123 E. Douglas

Final Friday, October 30, 2015
5:00 – 8:00 PM

Silver Pearl by Design,
Silver jewelry and custom made spheres out of rock, minerals geodes, glass and more. Sphere demo during show.

Contact:
Chris Valentine (316) 295-7674
Linda Cramer (316) 461-1112

Regular Business Hours
Mon-Tue: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wed-Fri: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Mead Street Gallery
Featuring work by gallery members
New work by Robert Schmidt
Pottery by Barb Behrend

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

Mead Street Gallery
121 N Mead Street
Wichita KS 67202
316-262-5192
Open Mon. – Fri. 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat. 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

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Jones Gallery
414 S. Commerce
www.pdiks.com
Final Friday, October 30th
6-10 p.m.

“Breaker Box”
By: Stephen Miner

Show runs through October 27th – November 24th
Regular Hours: M-F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Contact: Renee Duxler
316.263.2214
renee@pdiks.com

*Photography, collage and assemblage pieces on display, and for sale

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WSU SHIFT SPACE
516 S. Commerce Street
Wichita, KS 67202

Closing Reception
Final Friday, October 30, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

“13”
WSU SHIFTSPACE will be exhibiting 13, a combination of works by WSU Graduates of Studio Arts. The exhibition is curated by special guest curator Reuben Saunders of the Reuben Saunders Gallery.

Artists featured include Emily Chamberlain, Jared Gabriel, Kelsy Gossett, Trishelle Jeffery, Wendi Valladares, Samantha Miller-Gott, Laura Nave, Garet Reynek, Landon Schmidt, Scott Steder, Steven White, Kristen Tripp, and Alicia Daniel.

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

CONTACT
Lindsey H. DeVries
Coordinator of External Affairs
(316) 978-7556
linsey.devries@wichita.edu

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Final Friday at Artist Central
October 30 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Come enjoy an evening of no tricks, just treats! Featuring new works:
oils and mixed media by Bruce Robinson
abstract acrylics by Jo Zakas
We look forward to seeing you!

Artist Central
5014 East Central  Wichita, KS 67208
(316)686-2177

Feed your soul… buy art

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“Hopes & Heresies: Secular Identity and Kindling Conversation

VERTIGO 232 N. MARKET
WICHITA, KS

Agnostics, Secular Jews, Cultural Christians, and Aheists” might not be the first thing that comes to mind when picturing Midwest communities, but more and more, we’re here. Explore what it means to explore Faith from the other side, all in the language spoken even before Babel: ART

Featured Artist:
Abram Howell, Mark & Tara Walker, Maia Petroucheva, Melissa Slates ,
Rachel Foster, Jaclyn Cage, Armando Minjarez, Corbie Lieker, Emma Ehart ,
Christian Taylor, Josh Tripoli ,Kimberly Trupia, Chris Parker, Therese Howell

CLOSING RECEPTION FINAL FRIDAY
OCTOBER 30, 5-9 P.M.

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VENUS TALKS
Venus TalksMichaela Valli

Life size ceramic sculpture

October 30, Final Friday
6-10 PM

The Fiber Studio
418 Commerce, Wichita, KS

Open through Oct. 30, by appointment, 316-303-1996

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POSITIVELY CHIC BOUTIQUE
Final Friday, October 30 from 10 AM to 9 PM

Town West Mall
4600 W. Kellogg Dr., Wichita, KS 67209

Featured Artist: Rania Dillon
This will be Rania Dillon’s 4th exhibition for 2015 year. She is a new artist who just started to paint in March of 2015. Her talent was discovered by an art instructor and was later encouraged to give painting a shot. She has since painted several pieces and have displayed at a few different venues. She has also ventured into charcoal drawing and drawn portraits of local celebs such as Sierra Scott, Brett Harris, Melissa Scheffler, Annette Lawless, Miss Kansas 2015, as well as her favorite TV show casts from the Supernatural; Misha Collin, Jensen Ackles, and Jared Padalecki.

Contact: Nancy
316-942-9888
https://www.facebook.com/positivelychicboutique

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GALLERY XII

Harry Williford: The Color of MusicFinal Friday, October 30th, marks the opening of our next exhibit

“THE COLOR OF MUSIC”
New Works by HARRY WILLIFORD

The gallery is also very pleased to be featuring
the works of Ceramic Artist,
Alaine Kuestersteffen!

We hope everyone has a wonderful week and
we look forward to seeing you soon
at Gallery XII!!

Gallery XII – Artistic Excellence Since 1977
412 E. Douglas
Wichita, Kansas 67202
www.wichitagalleryxii.com
316.267.5915

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Hopping Gnome Brewing Company
Hopping Gnome Brewing Company1710 E. Douglas

Final Friday, October 30
6 to 9 PM

Featured Artist: Zach Wells

** Township mobile food truck will be out front all evening

CONTACT:
Stacy Ward Lattin
Contact@HoppingGnome.com

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Final Friday at Reverie Coffee Roasters
2611 E. Douglas Ave.
Wichita, KS 67213
Contact: events@reverieroasters.com

“ENSO”
By: Josh Tripoli

Opening: Saturday, October 30
6:00-9:00 pm.
Runs through November 23rd

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.

vents@reverieroasters.com
www.reverieroasters.com

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Gallery at Artworks

Please join us for FINAL FRIDAY
October 30, 2015
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Bob Burdette
“Cautionary Tales”3823e043-8b2e-410a-ba84-73437e990147

“I love a good story. Stories teach us, inspire us and give meaning to our lives. I have been shaped by books I have read and movies I have watched: influenced by cautionary tales as a child, molded by the characters that still run away with my imagination……My paintings and sculpture are exaggerations of ideas that repeat themselves in the stories and characters that influence and shape all of our lives.”

See more work at
http://www.reubensaundersgallery.com
About Us
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 info@reubensaundersgallery.com

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Delano BBQ
710 W. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67203
www.delanobbq.com
316-260-4950

Delano BBQFinal Friday, October 30
Hours: 4:00-7:30 p.m.

Twitter: @delanoBBQco
Facebook: delanoBBQ
Contact: Michelle Suddeth
www.delanobbq.com

10% of the evenings proceeds will benefit Parkinson’s Association of the Plains

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

Final Friday, October 30
5 to 7 p.m.

“The Box Project”
By: Erica Carbrey

Eric Carbrey is from Wichita and was drawn to art in the fall of 1991. A rivalry between brothers began by seeing who could better draw video game characters. Today, he creates geometric art that feels as if the shapes are growing into their current frozen positions. Carbrey strives to create complexity with simplicity and at the same time simplicity with complexity.

“I enjoy being challenged by my work. I experience great delight in the physical demands of painting, and the processes of creating,” said Carbrey, who crafts his paintings by playing with opposites. “its rhythm and rhyme, up and down, a flow in and out of itself. The union of calm and chaos create harmony”.

“It is my hope that these paintings construct a rich evocative visual experience. My work combines color and shape, with compositional structure and illusion of space formulating works that are both pleasing and challenging to the eye.”

Tuesday, November 3
Noon to 1 p.m.
An Art for Lunch question answer session with the artist will be held Tuesday November 3 from 12 to 1p.m. in the Steckline Fine Arts Gallery. A light lunch will be served on a first-come, first-serve basis. Guests can also bring their lunch. The event is free and open to the public.

The Steckline Gallery is located inside the De Mattias Fine Arts Center on the Newman campus, 3100 McCormick. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment. For more information, call 316-942-4291, ext. 2199.

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The Sunflower Plaza!
417 E. Gilbert
Wichita, KS 67211

Final Friday, October 30 – 11:00am-5:30pm

“Explosion of Color” by C.A. McJack
Come meet and greet the artist and immerse yourself in pure color!

Contact: Cristi A. McCaffrey-Jackson
Phone: 316-519-3103

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Sutton Place
209 E. William
Wichita, KS 67202

“EARTH MATTERS”

Featured Artists:
Richard Crowson, Connie Volkman, Lyda Andrews, Sofia Fleming and other area artists showing environmental message themed works.

Final Friday, October 30, 6:00-9:00 PM

CONTACT:
Deborah
dsgafvert@gmail.com
Jennifer
jifferc@yahoo.com

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“Hurt”

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

Final Friday, October 30th
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Runs to November 24, 2015

Featured Artists
Greg Johnson
Charles Leonard
Greg Walker

Contact: Lou Ann Robertson
316-260-9522

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Commerce Art District Event
Hosted by: Reuben Saunders Gallery

Please join us for
Final Friday, October 30
6:00-10:00 p.m.

ELIZABETH ROWLEY
 ELIZABETH ROWLEY New WorksNew Works

Lawrence artist, Elizabeth Rowley, is both a plein air and studio artist.  She works with oil on canvas and paper and experiments liberally with other materials – metal substrates, epoxy resins, mixed media, and spray paint.  Her Bull-Mastiff, Trinity, accompanies her when she paints plein air, providing good company, a thoughtful critic, and an intimidating presence in the field.

Debut show for the newest venue in the commerce Arts District

RSA Marketing
At the Entrance to the Commerce Arts District
Corner of Waterman & Commerce
Wichita, KS 67202

 

 

FINAL FRIDAY NOV 27 “Hopes & Heresies: Secular Identity and Kindling Conversation” AT VERTIGO 232

FINAL FRIDAY “Hopes & Heresies: Secular Identity and Kindling Conversation”
VERTIGO 232 N.MARKET WICHITA, KS

Agnostics, Secular Jews, Cultural Christians, and Aheists” might not be the first thing that comes to mind when picturing Midwest communities, but more and more, we’re here.

Explore what it means to explore Faith from the other side, all in the language spoken even before Babel: ART

Featured Artist:
Abram Howell, Mark & Tara Walker, Maia Petroucheva, Melissa Slates ,
Rachel Foster, Jaclyn Cage, Armando Minjarez, Corbie Lieker, Emma Ehart ,
Christian Taylor, Josh Tripoli ,Kimberly Trupia, Chris Parker, Therese Howell
FINAL FRIDAY OCT-30, 5-9pm

2015 Annual Juried Show

The Arts Council Annual Juried Art Show is Final Friday, October 30, at CityArts’s Main Gallery from 5-8 PM. Winners will be announced prior to the show, and 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners will have a ribbon on their art work. The event features a free wine tasting from 6-8 PM, compliments of Smoky Hill Vineyards & Winery of Salina.

The Annual Juried Show allows all Kansas artists over the age of 18 to submit their artwork for competition. This year, the show is the largest in CityArts history, with more than 300 pieces of art submitted by 129 local and region artists. From the 300 pieces, 70 were selected to show at the Arts Council Annual Juried Art Show. The top three winners of the contest will win cash awards of $1,000, $750, and $250 respectively. This year’s juror is Brian Hinkle, a well-known instructor and painter of rural Kansas landscapes.

To learn more about the 2015 Annual Juried Show, visit the CityArts website.

IN THE GALLERY – NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FELLOWSHIP COMPETITION – DEVELOPED WORK

IN THE GALLERY – OPENING RECEPTION: OCTOBER 30, 7 – 10 P.M.

National Photography Fellowship Competition "Developed Work"NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FELLOWSHIP COMPETITION – “Developed Work”

“Developed Work” is based upon a thematically developed body of work. We have selected photographers who have worked with an idea and have developed it conceptually into a solid framework resulting in a fully developed body of work.
One fellowship recipient will be awarded $500, and one year artist representation by MWCP online. Recipient will be announced on October 30.

Exhibiting Artists: Mariah Doren and Johanna Paas, Great Barrington, MA; Luke Jordan, Lawrence, KS; Ashley Kauschinger, Columbia, SC; Jon Malis, Washington, DC; Alexandra Opie, Salem, OR; Camilo Ramirez, Jamaica Plain, MA; Mark Sawrie, Muncie, IN; John Steck Jr., Chicago, IL; Randall Tosh, Salem, OR; Don Wolfe, Matfield Green, KS.

Exhibition dates: October 30 – November 13, 2015.

For more information regarding “DEVELOPED WORK”, please visit: www.mwcponline.org

CALL FOR ENTRIES – TEN X TEN – 8TH ANNUAL SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION

Ten x Ten Annual Small Work ExhibitionEntry deadline extended: November 1.

The TEN X TEN show is an annual small works exhibition with an opening reception in November for Black Friday sales. TEN X TEN focuses on offering affordable collectable works that are ten x ten inches in dimension, and sell for one hundred dollars each.

We are looking to exhibit a wide range of photographs from all photographic genre and subject matter. The call for entries is open to all photographers. Support the shop small, shop local business model of the gallery and participate in this show. Selected artists will have their work featured in the exhibition and will also be for sale online.

MWCP will provide the printing and framing for this exhibition.

Submit up to 5 images for $40, $5 for each additional image.

Exhibition dates: November 27 – December 31, 2015.

To enter and for more information regarding “TEN X TEN”, please visit: www.mwcponline.org

UPCOMING CALL FOR ENTRIES – MIDWEST CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY JURIED EXHIBITION


Midwest Center for Photography Juried Exhibition
Entry deadline: December 1.

The MWCP Juried Exhibition offers $500 in Director’s Choice Awards, and one year artist representation at MWCP online to award recipients.

Competition for the MWCP Juried Exhibition is open to all photographers, and open to all photo processes. Competition for the MWCP Juried Exhibition is based upon five categories of entries: People, Places, Object, Design and Concept.

Photographers submit JPEG files to the gallery and MWCP will provide the printing for this exhibition. Selected artists will have their work featured in the exhibition and will also be featured online.

Submit up to 5 images for $40, $5 for each additional image.

Exhibition dates: January 29 – February 12, 2016.

To enter and for more information regarding “MWCP JURIED EXHIBITION”, please visit: www.mwcponline.org
UPCOMING CALL FOR ENTRIES – “HOME” – GROUP EXHIBITION

"Home" Group ExhibitionEntry deadline: December 31.

The call for entries is open to all photographers nationwide. We are looking for images of interpretations on what home means to you. A range of approaches to the concept of home could include actual images of the places and people at home, details of memory, and extend to idealized concepts of the idea of home.

Selected artists will have their work featured in the exhibition and will also be featured online.

Submit up to 5 images for $40, $5 for each additional image.

Exhibition dates: January 29 – February 12, 2016.

To enter and for more information regarding “HOME”, please visit: www.mwcponline.org

Center Gallery at the Midwest Center for Photography opened in 2008 and is located in Wichita’s Douglas Design District. We are dedicated to the creative exploration of the medium of photography. The gallery provides exhibition opportunities in a commercial venue for emerging and nationally recognized mid-career artists. Public programming is provided through lectures and workshops which promote a creative discourse and an educational understanding of contemporary photography. The organization and presentation of the innovative exhibitions coincide with Wichita’s vibrant Final Friday Art Crawl.

Keep informed of the current and upcoming events at the Midwest Center for Photography website: www.mwcponline.org

Gallery exceeds fundraising goal

Newton gallery exceeds fundraising goal

Carriage Factory Art Gallery's endowment campaign

Angie Tatro, executor director of the Central Kansas Community
Foundation, Merrill Raber, chair of Carriage Factory Art
Gallery’s Endowment Campaign Committee, Susan Koehn, gallery
board president, and Steve Shields, campaign donor and featured
speaker at the recent donor appreciation event.

Carriage Factory Art Gallery’s endowment campaign committee has announced that its goal of raising $75,000 in nine months has been met and exceeded.

“Community support in the form of cash and pledges netted a total of $78,800,” said endowment chair Merrill Raber. “We are delighted that the people of this community who care about the quality of life in south central Kansas have stepped forward to increase the gallery’s endowment fund, managed by the Central Kansas Community Foundation.”

Fred Krehbiel, long-time benefactor of the gallery, provided seed money of $25,000. He is the great grandson of J. J. Krehbiel, who founded the 1883 carriage factory in which the gallery is housed.

“We appealed to those who care about our community now and in the future, ” said Raber. “We are building a strong base of supporters for the gallery.”

The Endowment Campaign Committee included Raber as chair, Susan Koehn, board president, Jay Holstine, Ray Penner, Paul Suderman, Angie Tatro, John Torline and Barrick Wilson.

Support for the nonprofit Carriage Factory Art Gallery comes from contributions, memberships, sales, art classes and annual fundraisers like the February event, “Love Your Gallery.”

More than 50 area artists have their work on display and for sale in the gallery’s three exhibit areas and gift shop. Art classes and workshops are available throughout the year. The building and adjacent private park are open to the community for rent for special occasions and meetings.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Gallery XII October E-News

Happy Autumn from Gallery XII!

We would first like to thank everyone who came out to
Final Friday last month for
Sally Allen’s and Chris Arensdorf”s beautiful exhibitions.

Sally Allen: Skies, Scapes & Water

If you haven’t made it by the gallery yet, there is still time!
Both shows will be on view through October 27th.

(make sure to see our facebook page for pictures of the shows!)
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SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR NEXT EXHIBITION!

Final Friday, October 30th, marks the opening of our
next exhibit

“THE COLOR OF MUSIC”
New Works by HARRY WILLIFORD

The gallery is also very pleased to be featuring
the works of Ceramic Artist,
Alaine Kuestersteffen!

Harry Williford: The Color of Music

We hope everyone has a wonderful week and
we look forward to seeing you soon
at Gallery XII!!

Gallery XII – Artistic Excellence Since 1977
412 E. Douglas
Wichita, Kansas 67202
www.wichitagalleryxii.com
316.267.5915

New play to be staged reading of THREE ROADS TO BEYOND

Guild Hall Players presents a staged reading of a new play THREE ROADS TO BEYOND by Wichita Playwright Joyce Markley, Sunday Nov. 1 at 2:00 pm & 7 pm, St. James Episcopal Church, 3750 E. Douglas.

The play is about a large farm family from south central Kansas facing the challenges of the changing world in the mid-1950’s, which involves teenager recounting: “I learned of unpredictable love… not the kind that comes prepackaged in our dreams… but the growing kind.” No admission charge. Donations accepted.

Halloween at Cowtown this Sunday

Halloween at Cowtown this Sunday
Nighttime trick-or-treating, zombie gunfight part of activities

Cowtown invites families to “A Night of Hay, Hooves and Halloween,” a spooktacular evening of trick-or-treating and ghoulish fun from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25. Costumes are welcome at this family-friendly event. Admission is just $5 for children and adults. Cowtown is located at 1865 W. Museum Blvd.

“Anyone can go trick-or-treating down a neighborhood street, but how often do kids have the chance to celebrate Halloween with ghosts from the 1800s?” said Jacky Goerzen, Cowtown’s volunteer coordinator. “This event is one of the few times that visitors are allowed on grounds at night, and it’s an entirely different experience. You never know who – or what – will be stepping out of our old, dark buildings.”

Throughout the night, activity stations will be set up around Cowtown to entertain the curious trick-or-treaters. At each stop, they can play games with Cowtown’s ghostly friends and round up all the candy their bags can hold. Other activities include:

  • Pumpkin bowling next to McGinn’s Feed and Seed;
  • Carnival games next to Empire Hall;
  • Face painting in front of the Children’s Emporium with staff from CityArts;
  • Meet-and-greet opportunities all around Cowtown with well-known storybook characters such as the Headless Horseman;
  • Real life Cowtown ghost stories told by the Wichita Paranormal Research Society in Empire Hall; and
  • A zombie gunfight on Main Street!

This is the third year that Cowtown has held an evening Halloween event for kids. Last year, more than 2,200 visitors celebrated Halloween at Cowtown. For more information, call (316) 350-3323 or go to www.OldCowtown.org.

Historic Wichita Cowtown Inc. works with the City of Wichita to further the Museum and its mission. Established in 1952, Cowtown’s unique programming chronicles Wichita’s transformation from a frontier settlement to a cattle town to an agricultural and manufacturing area. The Museum has the distinction of being accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition achievable by a museum. Accreditation recognizes high standards in individual museums and ensures they continue to uphold public trust. Only 3 percent of the nation’s estimated 34,144 museums are accredited.

October Final Friday at CityArts

Arts Council Juried Show and free wine tasting scheduled

CityArts is hosting the opening of three new exhibits from 5-8 p.m. on Final Friday, Oct. 30 that celebrate the work of artists in the Wichita area. In addition to artwork, the evening will feature free wine tasting from 6-8 p.m., compliments of Smoky Hill Vineyards & Winery of Salina. Admission is free to CityArts’ 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. The shows will be on display through Nov. 28. CityArts is located at 334 N. Mead in Old Town Square.

  • Main Gallery: Arts Council Annual Juried Art Show
    The Arts Council received a record number of entries for its 2015 Annual Juried Art Show, with more than 300 pieces of artwork submitted by 129 local and regional artists. Seventy pieces from 60 artists were selected for exhibition, including oil and acrylic paintings, photography, ceramics, glass, fiber, wooden lathe, silversmithing, kinetic sculptures and more.
    Recipients of the first, second and third place awards will be notified prior to the show. Winners will receive cash awards of $1,000, $750 and $250, respectively, and have ribbons placed on their pieces. The annual juried show is open to all Kansas artists over the age of 18.
    This year’s juror was Brian Hinkle, who is well-known regionally as an instructor and painter of rural Kansas landscapes. He is currently represented by Reuben Saunders Gallery in Wichita, Strecker-Nelson Gallery in Manhattan, Kan. and the Leopold Gallery in Kansas City, Mo. Hinkle also teaches art classes at The Wichita Center for the Arts and the Tessera Fine Art Gallery.
  • Boardroom Gallery: “Fused,” works by CityArts instructor JoAn McGregor and CityArts students Sonya Schifferdecker and Vangie Truex
    “Fused” is a collection that features jewelry, tiles, fuse and slump dishes, plates, wind chimes and much more. JoAn McGregor has created fused glass pieces for 10 years and owns her own studio and gallery, Blue Swallowtail Studio.
  • Balcony Gallery: “Off the Yellow Brick Road,” paintings by Elizabeth Daniel
    Elizabeth Daniel has studied art her entire life. A graduate of Emporia State University, she has worked in different mediums, including ceramics, fiber art and acrylics. This exhibition is a continuation of a series that has been stuck inside her mind for years. In one way or another, all the pieces relate back to one theme – home. Daniel recently worked as the Youth Education Director for CityArts.

Coming Soon: “Gifts in the Gallery,” a boutique-style art sale, will kick off with a grand opening celebration from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 21. Ready-to-sell artwork by local and regional artists will fill the Main Gallery through the holiday shopping season.

CityArts is a focal point for the arts in Wichita. Its mission is to provide education, information and artistic opportunities to the community through art education, gallery exhibitions and cultural entertainment. CityArts is home to the Arts Council, a group that works in partnership with the City of Wichita to advance and promote arts and culture in the Wichita community through advocacy, leadership, education and collaboration.

Prairie Vistas Gallery

Feature: Prairie Vistas Gallery

John Morrison has lived in Wichita for more than 30 years, and has long admired its landscape. In the early 2000’s, Morrison started photographing the Kansas landscape. “Contrary to the opinion of some, the Kansas landscape is extremely varied, though it does not shout for attention,” he says.  In 2005 he opened Prairie Vistas Gallery to show off his work.

Prairie Vistas Gallery is located in a converted warehouse in Old Town. At any time, you’ll find 30-40 framed photos, dozens of unframed photos, and several portfolios. New pieces cycle into the gallery every month or so.

Morrison photographs primarily in panorama. He explains the process on his website:

“Each of my landscape panoramas is a composite of many overlapping exposures. With the camera mounted on a tripod, I manually set focus and exposure and use a cable release and mirror lock-up for the sharpest image possible. I then take seven to twelve vertical-format exposures that cover the scene, each exposure overlapping its neighbor by about one-third. Once the resulting individual files are “stitched” together on a computer, the resulting image file is almost identical to one produced by the traditional method of scanning a large-format transparency. ”

Prairie Vistas Gallery is located at 151 N. Rock Island, Suite D. It’s open Monday-Friday 9-6, and by appointment on evenings and weekends. To learn more about Prairie Vistas Gallery and John Morrison, visit http://www.prairievistas.com/.

 

WSU SHIFTSPACE: 13

13

Opening October 14, 2015, WSU SHIFTSPACE will be exhibiting 13, a combination of works by WSU Graduates of Studio Arts. The exhibition is curated by special guest curator Reuben Saunders of the Reuben Saunders Gallery. Artists featured include Emily Chamberlain, Jared Gabriel, Kelsy Gossett, Trishelle Jeffery, Wendi Valladares, Samantha Miller-Gott, Laura Nave, Garet Reynek, Landon Schmidt, Scott Steder, Steven White, Kristen Tripp, and Alicia Daniel. The show runs October 14-31, 2015 with a closing reception Final Friday, Ocotber 30th from 6-10pm.

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday-Saturday
1p.m.-4p.m.
Final Fridays 6p.m.-10p.m.
FREE

Band Organ October 15 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Band organ, fire pit, bubble wands Oct. 15 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Band OrganJerry Toews will bring his band organ to Carriage Factory Art Gallery’s outdoor park Thursday, October 15, 6 to 8 p.m. The park is adjacent to the gallery at 128 E. Sixth St., Newton.

Also included in the gallery’s “Third Thursday” activities will be s’mores over a fire pit and a bubble wand craft for kids and those young at heart. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about the event, call the gallery at 316-284-2749.

Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A band organ will provide the featured music for Carriage Factory Art Gallery’s Third Thursday activities October 15, 6 to 8 p.m. S’mores over a fire pit and a bubble wand activity for kids are included in the free event open to the public. The activities will be held in the gallery’s private outdoor park, adjacent to the gallery at 128 E. Sixth St., Newton.

ROAR Art Show Drop off at Tessera Fine Art Gallery

ROAR Art Show | Russell, KS

Roar Art ShowArt can be delivered to Tessera Fine Art Gallery prior to October 11, 2015 where Roar will pick it up. Artists must make arrangements to pick their work from Russell, KS on October 18, 2015. Call 316-262-2435 to make arrangements for drop off at the gallery.

Go to http://roarart.org for entry form.

ROAR Art Show| Russell, KS
Since 1969, the ROAR Show (Russell’s Original Art Review) has given Kansas artists the opportunity to show and sell their work as well as compete for prize money. Visitors last year viewed over 250 works of art by professional and amateur Kansas artists in categories including watercolor, oil, sculpture, and mixed media.

2015 Art Show
The exhibition will be held at the 4-H Building on the Russell County Fairgrounds. The entries can be viewed by the public October 16-17 from 9 AM until 9 PM and October 18 from 9 AM until 4 PM. Art media includes oil, watercolor, acrylic, sculpture, pastels, photography, ceramics, and computer generated works.

http://roarart.org

October at The Ulrich

TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL: Spotlight on East Indian Cinema

Tallgrass Film Festival

The 13th annual Tallgrass Film Festival is coming up, October 14 through October 18. This year the Ulrich Museum of Art partners with Tallgrass to present three contemporary East Indian films in conjunction with POSTDATE: Photography and Inherited History in India. The films screened in the Spotlight on East Indian Cinema have been carefully selected, and provide a compelling way to learn more about the culture of India. Learn more about the Spotlight on East Indian Cinema.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16 | 1:15 P.M. | Roxy’s Downtown
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18 | 11:15 A.M. | Garvey Center, Forum Room
Meet the Patels

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 | 9:45 A.M. | Garvey Center, Forum Room
The Chess Players

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18 | 3:45 P.M. | Roxy’s Downtown
Salaam Bombay!

EMPTY BOWLS CHILI COOK OFF

Chili Cook Off

Join the fight against hunger in our community! In exchange for your $20 donation, you choose a bowl to keep as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. Select your favorite bowl from hundreds of handmade ceramic vessels, fill it to the brim with over 20 varieties of chili donated by chili lovers and local celebrity chefs, and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon. All proceeds will benefit the Kansas Food Bank in honor of Hunger Awareness Month. Empty Bowls Chili Cook-off is in collaboration with the WSU Ceramics Guild, WSU Hunger Awareness Initiative, and the Elliott School of Communication.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24
11 A.M.–2 P.M. HENRION HALL
EMPTY BOWLS CHILI COOK-OFF

 

"Artsy Generations" paint party October 10 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

“Artsy Generations” paint party October 10 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

"Artsy Generations" paint party October 10 at Carriage Factory Art GalleryInstructor Sue Bechtel will lead an inter-generational paint party for parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts or other adults and their younger generation family members or friends on Saturday, October 10, beginning at 1 p.m, at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton. All supplies will be included in this special event open to all ages.

The cost for instruction and supplies is $35 for two people, with $5 for additional participants. Two 12 x 12 canvases will be used in the acrylic paintings that will complement each other and be ready to hang together, said Bechtel.

For more information or to make reservations, contact the gallery at 316-284-2749.

VENUS TALKS, Michaela Valli: Women’s Inter-Generational Discussion

Women’s Inter-Generational Discussion
Friday, October 9, 6 –8:30 PM

Women of all ages are invited to talk to each other (men are included). We will hold a group discussion and points might be “Over the last three generations, what has changed for women in society?”

What are the things you do (did) in order to fit in as a woman? What are the things very young woman want older ones to know about today? What advise can older woman give to the younger ones?” The session is free & open to the public.

Join us for light refreshments. The discussion starts at 6:30 PM.

The Fiber Studio
418 Commerce, Wichita, KS

Open through Oct. 30, by appointment, phone 316 303-1996

Saturday Night Live’s Brooks Wheelan! LIVE Stand Up Comedy!

A night of Stand-up comedy with Brooks Wheelan!!

Brooks WheelanBrooks was a writer and cast member on Season 39 of NBC’s Saturday Night Live. He originally hails from Iowa where he attended the University of Iowa. Most recently he appeared in season four of HBO’s Girls. In 2013, he made his stand up television debut on Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party and TBS’s Conan, and in 2012, he was invited to perform at the New York Comedy Festival as a part of Comedy Central’s Top 10 Comics to Watch, and was a breakout performer as a new face at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal as well as the Comedy Central South Beach Comedy Festival. Brooks is currently headlining colleges and clubs throughout the US.

“Wheelan is himself a name to watch, getting great reviews for his sharp and sometimes dark observations of American life.” – London Times

TICKETS $15

Tickets available by calling Roxy’s at 316-265-4400

or online at…

http://midwest-digest.ticketleap.com/

This event is being brought to you by:
Midwest Digest
Snug Harbor
The Monarch
Jill Miller’s Finishing School
Sugar Sisters Bakery
42 Below
Shelter Salon
Hellbomb Tattoo

Also included is support act, Matty Ryan, and locals TBA.

Born and raised in an Irish neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, Matty has been touring and performing throughout the country for years. His conversational delivery and deft takes on his burgeoning yet unwanted adulthood have made him a favorite at showcases and clubs throughout the U.S. An alumnus of the Second City, Matty has appeared at Zanies, The Laugh Factory, The Hollywood Comedy Store, The Improv, UP Comedy Club, iO Theater, UCB LA, UCB East, The Knitting Factory Brooklyn, and in 2013 he was invited to perform at the TBS Just for Laughs Festival in Chicago. He currently co-produces The Blackout Diaries every Saturday at The High Hat Club, and Parlour Car every Thursday at Bar DeVille; both in Chicago.

Fiber Studio Final Friday Exhibit

VENUS TALKS

Michaela Valli Groeblacher

figurative ceramic sculpture

Sept. 25, Final Friday, 6 – 10 PM

Women’s Inter-Generational Discussion, October 9, 6 – 8:30

The Fiber Studio
418 Commerce, Wichita, KS

POSTDATE artist Annu P. Matthew to speak Friday

Living Between Cultures

artist Annu Palakunnathu Matthew

Start this Final Friday at the Ulrich Museum of Art as the museum presents a rare opportunity for discourse with internationally known artist Annu Palakunnathu Matthew.

A photo-based artist, Matthew will present artwork that explores her experiences of living between cultures—England, India and the United States. Her work is influenced by this transnational experience and includes concepts related to being an immigrant, assimilation and living as a hyphenated American.

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew is Professor of Art and Director of the Center for the Humanities at the University of Rhode Island. She is the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship, John Gutmann fellowship, MacCall Johnson fellowship, Rhode Island State Council of the Arts fellowship and the American Institute of Indian Studies Creative Arts fellowship. Matthew’s work has been exhibited worldwide, including the RISD Museum, Newark Art Museum, Guangzhou Biennial of Photography, China, and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

See Matthew’s work in the exhibition POSTDATE: Photography and Inherited History in India, on view through December 13.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
5:30 P.M. RECEPTION | Ulrich Museum
6:30 P.M. PROGRAM | CAC Theatre
POSTDATE ARTIST TALK: Annu Palakunnathu Matthew
Living Between Cultures

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Family Fun Day provides a passage to India

Family Fun Day provides a passage to India

Squish, splat, sneeze and swirl! Bring the whole family to explore color, texture, sound and sights inspired by the art and culture of India. Partake in the traditional art practices of bowl making with clay, jump into vibrant bursts of color in our hands-on Art Lab, explore an interactive art tour in the galleries, and experience how artists from today mark the past with ideas from the present.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3
1–3 P.M. FAMILY FUN DAY

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Fundraising for iconic mural is complete

Fundraising for iconic mural is complete

The Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State received its third $150,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to complete the final stages of the $2.2 million restoration for Miró’s monumental glass and marble mosaic, “Personnages Oiseaux” (Bird People). This grant completes the financial campaign for the mural restoration.

The award will support conservation expenses for the last 17 panels in the mosaic. Conservation of the mural is a groundbreaking endeavor, and research will be published after the completion of the restoration, which is expected next summer. The target date for reinstallation is November 2016.

Final Friday at Gallery XII!

It’s Final Friday and we have a beautiful new exhibit to celebrate!

SKIES, SCAPES & WATER
Paintings by Sally Allen

Also Featuring Pottery by Chris Arensdorf

Please join us Final Friday, September 25, 2015 from 5:30-10:00pm for the opening reception!

Exhibition will be on view through Oct. 27
Regular Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm

Gallery XII- Celebrating Artistic Excellence Since 1977

412 E. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67202
www.wichitagalleryxii.com
316.267.5915

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 cityarts@wichita.gov.

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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.

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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
316-262-5192
Open Mon. – Fri. 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat. 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

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Jones Gallery
414 S. Commerce
www.pdiks.com
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
316.263.2214
renee@pdiks.com

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

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WSU SHIFT SPACE
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.

CONTACT
Lindsey H. DeVries
Coordinator of External Affairs
(316) 978-7556
linsey.devries@wichita.edu

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BLUE SWALLOWTAIL STUDIO
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!

Joan@blueswallowtail.kscoxmail.com
www.blueswallowtailstudio.com

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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.

Contact:
Mary Werner
wernerm@newmanu.edu

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Final Friday at Reverie Coffee Roasters
2611 E. Douglas Ave.
Wichita, KS 67213
Contact: events@reverieroasters.com

“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.

vents@reverieroasters.com
www.reverieroasters.com

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Delano BBQ
710 W. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67203
www.delanobbq.com
316-260-4950

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

Twitter: @delanoBBQco
Facebook: delanoBBQ
Contact: Lisa Henshall or Michelle Suddeth
www.delanobbq.com

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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
www.huewichita.com

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VALENTINE ECLECTICS
1123 E. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67211

Featured Artist
Nanetta Maria

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

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

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“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
316-260-9522

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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

KMUW Old Town Concert Bands Revealed

KMUW – Wichita Public Radio is celebrating its move to Old Town with a free concert series in the Farm and Art Market Plaza. Wichita’s NPR station is a connoisseur of interesting and excellent music, and this is your chance to see some of it performed live.

  • The series kicks off on Saturday, September 26, featuring jazz/experimental music from the William Flynn Trio followed by WSU Student Jazz combos before the concert wraps up with Brazilian choro jazz from A Terra Plana.
  • October 3 features Texas soul with the band Roxy Roca, the electrified honky-tonk surf duo of Crushed Out, blues/country/jazz-inspired music from Feral Foster and the country/soul/rock of The Comfort Revue.
  • Then, the blues will finish out the season as the Nick Schnebelan Band and The Macy Brothers perform on October 10

Join KMUW and fellow listeners for each performance at 7pm. Plus, following each show, there will be after parties at Barleycorns. Get to know your public radio station by having some free fun this fall.

Host: Your NPR Station, KMUW
What: Old Town Concert Series
Where: Farm and Art Market Plaza in Old Town
When: Saturday, September 26, October 3 and October 10 at 7pm
Cost: Free

Pumpkin Paint Party Sept. 26 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Pumpkin Paint Party

Pumpkins are the subject matter for a paint party open to the
public Saturday, Sept. 26, 7-9 p.m., at Carriage Factory Art
Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton. Sue Bechtel will show participants how
to paint with acrylics on 16 x 20 canvases. Reservations are needed.

A paint party with instructor and all supplies included will be open to the public Saturday evening, Sept. 26, 7 to 9 p.m., at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton. Instructor Sue Bechtel will lead participants in creating 16 x 20 acrylic paintings of pumpkins.

“Sue is great at helping participants follow the style she has set for the image, but she also helps those who want to paint ‘outside the box’ using different colors or whatever they want to do,” said gallery director Cindy Snider. “The idea is to have fun and enjoy the creativity.”

The cost for instruction and supplies for the Sept. 26 event is $35 per person.

In addition to paint parties that are open to the public, private bookings are also available for both adults and children.

For more information or to make reservations, contact the gallery at 316-284-2749.

Carriage Factory Art Gallery is housed in a two-story carriage factory founded in 1883. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The gallery offers workshops in various art media throughout the year.

In addition to rotating exhibits that feature regional art for sale, the gallery includes a consignment sales gallery of 50 local artists, gift shop and a collection of paintings for sale by American impressionist Albert H. Krehbiel.

Normal gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Final Friday Sept. 25 at Newman University Steckline Gallery presents ‘White, Et Cetera,’ drawings by Gehry Kolher

‘White, Et Cetera,’ by Gehry KolheThe Newman University Steckline Gallery will present “White, Et Cetera” by Gehry Kolher as the second show of its 2015-2016 season. The exhibition of drawings, which begins with a Final Friday reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, will be on display through Oct. 23. Both the reception and admission to the gallery are free and open to the public.

An “Art for Lunch” presentation by the artists will be held Tuesday, Sep. 29 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.

Gehry Kolher received his BFA at the Kansas City Art Institute in 1990 and received his MFA at Alfred University in 1992. In the past year, his work has been acquired and placed in private collections in Boston, New York, Dallas, Los Angeles and Kansas City.

“The ‘Diamond Series’ and ‘White Oaks’ initiate the use of light and the reflective qualities of line, which become sculptural in their effect,” Kolher said in a prepared statement. “Form does not exist without line, which is the essential element to every process.”

According to the statement, Kolher’s process involves “building heavy layers of pencil, ballpoint, conte 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 Steckline Gallery is located inside the De Mattias Fine Arts Center on the Newman campus, 3100 McCormick. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment. For more information, call 316-942-4291, ext. 2199

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Newman University is a Catholic university named for John Henry Cardinal Newman and founded by the Adorers of the Blood of Christ for the purpose of empowering graduates to transform society. Newman meets the needs of traditional freshmen, returning adults, and graduate students through more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs.
For more information about Newman University go to www.newmanu.edu.

THE GALLERY AT LARKSFIELD PLACE Dennis McKay Exhibit

Dennis McKay Exhibit Oct 2015

THE GALLERY AT LARKSFIELD PLACE
7373 East 29th St. North Wichita, KS 67226
316-636-1000
OPEN DAILY 9-6pm FREE

THE GALLERY AT LARKSFIELD PLACE
DENNIS MCKAY ART EXHIBIT
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1– SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2015

ART EXHIBIT RECEPTION
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1ST 4:30-6PM
LARKSFIELD PLACE BISTRO

Join us for wine, hors d’ oeuvres and an evening of art as we welcome our new exhibit featuring Dennis McKay’s Portraits, Landscapes and Still Life in his favorite medium, oil. Dennis began drawing in grade school and attended watercolor and oil painting classes in 1959. He studied art at Wichita Heights High School and completed a course at Longstreet Commercial Art School in 1970. After retiring from Cessna in 2006 he started taking classes from numerous local artists like Jim Clements, Mary Binford Miller, Virginia Grass Simmons, David Volbracht and Brian Hinkle. He is also a member of KAOP and Kansas Art Guild.

Fisch Haus’ fall season starts now!

Fisch Haus is refueled and ready to fly!

You may have noticed that we’ve been laying pretty low all summer, but we haven’t been wasting any time: we’ve got several exciting events already lined up for the fall season, with probably more to come, and a new website in the works!

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 starts at 7pm, and is absolutely, positively, undoubtedly going to be the most unmissable thing we’ve done in about 100 years. Be there.

Then, more fabulous stuff happens. See below for the skinny.

September Final Friday at CityArts

Two Exhibitions Feature Work by Salina Artists

CityArts is hosting the opening of four new exhibits from 5-8 p.m. on Final Friday, Sept. 25 that celebrate the work of artists in the Wichita area. Admission is free to CityArts’ 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. The shows will be on display through Oct. 24. CityArts is located at 334 N. Mead in Old Town Square.

  • 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.

CityArts is a focal point for the arts in Wichita. Its mission is to provide education, information and artistic opportunities to the community through art education, gallery exhibitions and cultural entertainment. CityArts is home to the Arts Council, a group that works in partnership with the City of Wichita to advance and promote arts and culture in the Wichita community through advocacy, leadership, education and collaboration.

Bluebeards Castle

Art Awards

46th Annual Art Awards sponsored by the Arts Council

Every year, the Wichita Arts Council recognizes 10 Wichita individuals, cultural organizations and businesses for their work to further the growth and development of arts in the Wichita area. This year’s Art Awards will be held on Sunday, October 4 in Century II Convention Hall.

This year’s Art Awards will be an entirely new experience, with the event centered around film, video and live entertainment like we’ve never seen before. The event kicks off at 4 PM with a reception, followed by dinner at 4:45 and the presentation at 5:30. At 6:30 the Conventional Hall will open to the general public for “After Dark Art Performances.”

Tickets are available now for the Art Awards. Tickets are $60 per person, which includes the reception, dinner and table seating for the general admission show. Reserved tables for 10 are $750 and include complimentary wine. General admission tickets to “After Dark Art Performances” are $10 per person. Get your tickets now at WichitaTIX.com.

2015 Art Award Recipients:

  • Gordon W. Evans Award presented by Westar Energy: Martie Walker
    Given to a patron demonstrating outstanding leadership and special support for the arts.
  • Arts Organization: Ballet Wichita
    Given to a public, not-for-profit organization that presents or provides arts opportunities to the Wichita community and region.
  • Special Project: Wichita Symphony Orchestra, “Bluebeard’s Castle”
    Given to a neighborhood, business, corporation or group that has provided support for a single event or project.
  • Arts Educator: Ted Krone
    Given to an individual who has devoted a career to teaching the arts in an educational environment.
  • Arts Advocate/Individual: Donna Perline
    Given to an individual or couple dedicated to furthering the cause of an art form or the arts in general through promotional, volunteer, administrative, legislative or professional efforts.
  • Arts Advocate Group or Business: Simon McHugh, McHugh Violin 
    Given to an organization or business dedicated to furthering the cause of an art form or the arts in general through promotional, volunteer, administrative, legislative or professional efforts.
  • Individual Artist: Larry Schwarm
    Given to an artist actively working in such categories as choreography, music composition, film/video, theatre, interdisciplinary/performance art, two-dimensional visual art and/or three-dimensional visual art, who has shown outstanding achievement.
  • Youth Recognition Award: Brendan Whalen
    Given to a high school or middle school student who has shown outstanding achievement and development in the arts.
  • Burton Pell Award: Samuel Ramey
    Given to an outstanding individual in music in memory of Mr. Pell, a longtime member and past president of the Arts Council.
  • Individual Special Recognition Award: In Memory of Tanya Tandoc
    Given at the discretion of the Arts Council for an individual’s outstanding contribution to the arts.

“After Dark Art Performances”

This variety show will feature local performers and organizations. You don’t have to attend the Art Awards to attend “After Dark Art Performances,” and general admission tickets are only $10. Come check out performances by:

  • Wichita folk singer and songwriter Nikki Moddelmog
  • Music Theatre Wichita
  • Tallgrass Film Association
  • ARISE Ensemble
  • Opera Kansas
  • Jazz and tap dancing by students and teachers in the Wichita State University School or Performing Arts Dance Program
  • Youth groups from USD 259

CALL FOR ENTRIES – National Photography Fellowship Competition – Developed Work

CALL FOR ENTRIES – NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FELLOWSHIP COMPETITION – “Developed Work”

Developed WorkEntry deadline extended: September 25.

Competition for “Developed Work” is based upon a thematically developed body of work. We are looking for photographers who have worked with an idea and have developed it conceptually into a solid framework resulting in a fully developed body of work.

Selection will be based upon the cohesive body of work submitted by each artist rather than solely on individual images. Artists must submit a brief artist statement, outlining the intentions of the work.

One fellowship recipient will be awarded $500, and one year artist representation by MWCP online.

The competition is open to all photographers nationwide, and open to all photographic genre and subject matter. Selected artists will have their work featured in the exhibition and will also be featured online.

Submit up to 5 images for $40, $5 for each additional image.

Exhibition dates: October 30 – November 13, 2015.

To enter and for more information regarding “DEVELOPED WORK”, please visit: www.mwcponline.org

IN THE GALLERY

MIDWEST PHOTO EMERGE

EmergeOpening Reception: Friday, September 25, 7 – 10 p.m.

This is the third year of the MIDWEST PHOTO EMERGE competition. We are giving one $250 EMERGE Fellowship Award, announced on September 25th. This fellowship is geared toward emerging photographers looking to launch their art careers through the exposure of exhibition.

Exhibiting artists: Katherine Chew, Toledo, OH; Clay Jordan, Milledgeville, GA; Dominic Lippillo, Starkville, MS; Chris Maliga, Jamaica Plain, MA; Nate Matthews, Bartlett, IL; Maureen O’Leary, Mount Sinai, NY; Lissette Schaeffler, Miami, FL; Karen Scroggins, Wichita, KS; Chris Walker, Fargo, ND; and Tasha Wentling, Wichita, KS.

Honorable mention artists: John Flaig, Shorewood, WI; Jerry Hale, Charleston, SC; Amanda Kline, Columbus, OH; and Isabel Ramsey, Greenfield, IN.

Exhibition dates: September 25 – October 9, 2015.

For more information regarding “EMERGE”, please visit: www.mwcponline.org

UPCOMING CALL FOR ENTRIES – TEN X TEN – 8TH ANNUAL SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION

Entry deadline: October 15.

ten x tenThe TEN X TEN show is an annual small works exhibition with an opening reception in November for Black Friday sales. TEN X TEN focuses on offering affordable collectable works that are ten x ten inches in dimension, and sell for one hundred dollars each.

We are looking to exhibit a wide range of photographs from all photographic genre and subject matter. The call for entries is open to all photographers. Support the shop small, shop local business model of the gallery and participate in this show. Selected artists will have their work featured in the exhibition and will also be for sale online.

Submit up to 5 images for $40, $5 for each additional image.

Exhibition dates: November 27 – December 15, 2015.

To enter and for more information regarding “TEN X TEN”, please visit: www.mwcponline.org

One Week Left to Enter Juried Art Show!

Only 7 Days Until the Deadline!

Call for Entries

Local and regional artists ages 18 and older have until Monday, Sept. 21 to submit entries for the annual Arts Council Juried Art Exhibit at CityArts and be eligible to win these monetary prizes:
1st Place – $1,000
2nd Place – $750
3rd Place – $250.

The Juried Art Exhibit will take place Oct. 30-Nov. 21 in the CityArts Main Gallery. New for artists entering the Juried Show this year is an extended gallery run and art sale through Gifts in the Gallery.

There is a $20 non-refundable fee per entry. Click here for additional details about the Arts Council Juried Art Exhibit, this year’s juror Brian Hinkle and to download entry forms.

VENUS TALKS, work by Michaela Valli Groeblacher

The Fiber Studio September Exhibit Opens Friday, September 18, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

VENUS TALKS, work by Michaela Valli Groeblacher with a Women’s Inter-Generational Discussion.

Venus talksThe Fiber Studio is hosting artist Michaela Valli Groeblacher and her work for the months of September and October 2015. Valli is a figurative ceramic sculptor who tackles old age and reverie as a state of being with a poignant benevolence. Contrary to many sculpted ceramic figures, hers are raw; they are uncompromising portraits devoid of artifice and mannerism. The exhibit titled “Venus Talks” shows a series of life-size and life-like sculptures of elderly women who all reside in nursing homes.

Since Valli’s goal is to make her art work for society, an inter-generational discussion session amidst the exhibit is scheduled for September 18, 6:00 to 8:30 PM at the Fiber Studio.

Women of all ages are invited to talk to each other and men of all ages are invited to get to know women’s thinking. Discussion points might be “Over the last three generations, what has changed for women in society? What are the things you do (did) in order to fit in as a woman? What are the things very young woman want older ones to know about today? What advise can older woman give to the younger ones?” The session is open to the public and it is free.

Michaela Valli lives in Lindsborg, KS, and teaches art at McPherson College. She was born and raised in Austria. Her first profession was in physical therapy. Eventually she combined her love for people, her passion for art and her talent to sculpt to become an artist and teacher. Her work has received numerous honors nationally.

A second Women’s Discussion will be held on Friday, October 9, 6:00 – 8:30 PM

The exhibit continues thru October 30 by appointment, phone 316 303-1996

The Fiber Studio & Gallery, 418 Commerce, Wichita, KS 67202

Last THURSDAY at Reuben Saunders Gallery

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Please join us for THE LAST THURSDAY September 24, 2015, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

With the Wichita Art Museum planning an exciting weekend of events to showcase the opening of the new Art Garden, we are celebrating Final Friday on the LAST Thursday of September.

Featured Artists in the Gallery

Jeanne Gordon
Jeanne Gordon

Wichita artist Jeanne Gordon, through her faith and perseverance, has found purpose in her painting. A quadriplegic since 2006, Jeanne’s “Mouthstick Art” is both expressive and healing not just for her, but for her family, friends, and community. Come meet and support Jeanne, on Last Thursday at Artworks.

butterfly series

From the Butterfly Series
oil on paper, 9 x 12
2015

Rebecca Hoyer

Rebecca Hoyer

Rebecca is a local artist and active member of the creative community, who often paints the familiar trees and houses of the College Hill neighborhood where she resides. Rebecca has been most recently commissioned by The Wichita Art Museum to “imagine” two paintings in promoting the opening of The Art Garden which will be on view in the Museum’s permanent collection.

Hint of Pink
“Hint of Pink”
oil on board, 30″ x 40″
2015

A New Old Work in the Gallery
Brian Hinkle Self Portrait

Self portrait with dulcimer

“Self Portrait with Dulcimer”
oil on panel, 12″ x 20″
artist’s original hand-crafted walnut frame

Please visit our new website to see more work:
http://www.reubensaundersgallery.com

New in Estate Art By

Birger Sandzén

Mountain & Plains, Manitou, Colorado

“Mountain & Plains, Manitou, Colorado”, circa 1919
oil on canvas, 18″ x 24″ in excellent condition

Lake in the Rockies

“Lake in the Rockies”, 1948, oil on panel, 22″ x 28″
in excellent condition

Lone Pine

“Lone Pine”, 1919, Lithograph, 11 3/4″ x 17 1/2″,
edition of 50, very good condition

See more work at:
http://www.reubensaundersgallery.com

About Us
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 info@reubensaundersgallery.com

Scott Garrelt

Area artists featured in “One Season at a Time” opening Sept 19 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

“One Season at a Time” opens Sept. 19 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Scott Garrelt

Glass artist Scott Garrelts is one of five area artists featured in “One Season at a Time,” opening Sat.,Sept. 19, 7 p.m., at Carriage Factory Art Gallery,
128 E Sixth St., Newton. The opening reception will include talks by the artists, music by Barrick Wilson and refreshments. The event is free and open to the public.

Throughout history, the four seasons have inspired creative expression in music, literature and art. In “One Season at a Time,” opening Saturday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m., at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth, five area artists will share their visions of the seasons through watercolor, oil, acrylic, photography and glass. The opening reception, with artist talks, music and refreshments, is free and open to the public.

The first floor gallery will be the backdrop for the work of Susan Bartel whose art will depict spring, Jeff Heidel, summer, Cher Heller Olson, autumn, and Virgil Penner, winter. The work of glass artist Scott Garrelts will span all four seasons.

“I make my own clear glass from scratch, as well as different colors of transparent and opaque glasses,” said Garrelts. “I’m always expanding my color pallet by experimenting with new formulas.”

Susan Bartel has worked with a variety of media, both as illustrator and fine artist. Her current passion is watercolor.
“I love the way one color mixes with another, creating miracles in the interaction between paint, water and paper,” she said.
“I’m drawn to subject matter that conveys beauty. Moments of awe in the familiar and the common are my inspirations. I hope to convey the emotion I feel when noticing and experiencing slices of time.”

Virgil Penner’s inspiration as an artist was nurtured when he studied under Marie Orr for four years at Newton High School. He became well known for his intricate ink drawings of homes and buildings with an architectural perspective. Since his retirement he has focused on acrylic landscape paintings, uniquely colorful and bright.

“I continue to refine my technique with a style not as you would see in reality, but with an air of whimsy,” he said.

Jeff Heidel, landscape and wildlife photographer, was born and raised in Newton. His artistic progression began in high school when he was searching for a medium that best suited his talents.
He purchased his first 35mm camera during his sophomore year and was soon contributing to the school’s newspaper and yearbook.
His passion for photography was rekindled as an adult when he spent time on his grandfather’s farm near Manhattan and experienced the beauty of the Flint Hills.

“I wanted to capture the beauty of Kansas — the clouds, prairie grass, sunsets and sunrises. Maxwell Wildlife Refuge and the Flint Hills, especially the area around Matfield Green, are my favorite places to photograph in Kansas,” he said. Heidel currently lives in McPherson.

Cher Heller Olson grew up in a small town in Mitchell County, Kan., and has been painting since she was a child.She studied art education at Kansas State University and later taught art in Australia, where she was drawn to the beauty of the open landscape. She currently lives near Council Grove and the Flint Hills Tallgrass Prairie.

“I have spent most of my life in Kansas and the prairie has been so inspiring,” she said. She uses impressionistic expressions for her Kansas landscapes.

“My paintings take on a palette of vivid color. Applied to the canvas, those colors dance across the surface leaving bold brush strokes in many directions. Each stroke eventually intermingles with another, partially covering the previous until the painting reaches the grand finale and creates a pleasing end.”

The work of the five artists exhibiting in “One Season at a Time” will be for sale and on display from Sept. 19 through Nov. 7.

For more information about the exhibit, contact the gallery at 316-284-2749. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday,
12 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Gallery XII September News

Autumn is nearly here and we have exciting happenings at Gallery XII to ring in the season!

W
e would first like to thank everyone who attended the opening reception for the Melinda Weis’s show, “Color Stories.” It was a wonderful success and there is still plenty of time to take in her works as well the lovely pottery by David Self! Both shows will be on view through September 22nd.Melinda Weis's show "Color Stories"

Make sure to check out our Facebook page for pictures of the exhibits!

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Mark your Calendars! We have a new show opening Final Friday in September!
SKIES, SCAPES & WATER Paintings by Sally Allen
Also Featuring Pottery by Chris Arensdorf
Please join us Final Friday, September 25, 2015 from 5:30-10:00pm for the opening reception!

Skies Scapes and Water

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GALLERY XII FYI:

We have a special work in the gallery right now by Gallery XII founding member, the late Jo Ann Ray, whom many of you may have known. This work is from the estate of Hermine Greywall, who was also a dynamic member of the gallery for many years. It has a long time since Jo Ann’s work has hung in the gallery so we encourage everyone to stop in and see her lovely work and read her statement.

Jo Ann Ray

“Autumn Retreat” by Jo Ann Ray, Watercolor Collage, $500

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Wishing Everyone a Happy September and hope to see soon at Gallery XII!

Gallery XII- Celebrating Artistic Excellence Since 1977

Regular Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm
412 E. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67202
www.wichitagalleryxii.com
316.267.5915

 

“Landscrapes” opens Sept. 17 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

“Landscrapes” features acrylic art scraped with credit card, opening Sept. 17 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Bob Neace

Artist Bob Neace discovered an unusual way to apply his acrylic paints — with a credit card. His “Landscrapes” exhibit opens Thursday, Sept. 17, 6 to 8 p.m, in the mezzanine gallery. at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton. Neace will be present to answer questions. As part of the gallery’s Third Thursday activities, the NUTS (Newton Ukulele Tunes Society) will perform and refreshments will be served. It’s all free and open to the public.

When art galleries began telling Bob Neace that they already had artists who painted like he did, he began searching for a different way to apply his acrylics. The thought occurred to him to start scraping and layering his paints with a credit card. The creative result is a series of paintings that he calls “Landscrapes,” opening Thursday, Sept. 17, 6 to 8 p.m., in the mezzanine gallery of Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton. The opening is part of the gallery’s Third Thursday activities, also featuring music by the NUTS (Newton Ukulele Tunes Society) and refreshments. The event is free and open to the public.

“I scrape paint on the canvas and then scrape it off, over and over again, layers and layers, scraped on and off until it’s right,” said Neace. “The old masters might frown a bit at my technique, but I love the creativity of it. I’m very pleased with the end result.”

Neace has been a graphic designer and owner of Bob Neace Graphic Design, Wichita, for 36 years. He studied at Wichita State University and began painting with acrylics in 2012. Neace calls himself an All-American artist whose passions include baseball, American history and the great outdoors.

Neace’s Landscrapes” exhibit will be on display and for sale in the mezzanine gallery through November 12.

Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is open every Third Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is free, with donations welcome. For more information, call 316-284-2749.

Smoke, Chrome, and Flames

GO AWAY GARAGE PRESENTS-
SMOKE ,CHROME,AND FLAMES-2015
Opening this Saturday September 12 – 6-9pm
FINAL FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25- 6-11PM

Smoke Chrome and Flames

Film Series: Blaxploitation, Afrofuturism and Beyond; Sun Ra’s SPACE IS THE PLACE

On Friday, September 11th, WSU SHIFTSPACE will screen Sun Ra’s Space Is the Place. Hosted by Jedd Beaudoin, WSU Faculty, and Lisa Rundstrom, WSU SHIFTSPACE Gallery Director. Part 1 of a 3 part series. Live music by The Cosmic Freesom Interface: Georey Deibei, Mark Foley, William Flynn, and Jerry Scholl from 6-7.

Sun Ra’s Space Is the Place will be screened September 11th, 2015 at 7pm with live music beginning at 6pm.

 

About SHIFTSPACE

SHIFTSPACE is located in the heart of Wichita’s lively downtown gallery district. It serves as the premiere professional exhibition space where School of ADCI students display their work, host events and contribute to Wichita’s vibrant contemporary art scene.

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday-Saturday
1 PM – 4 PM
Final Fridays 6 PM – 10 PM
FREE

Fused Glass Workshop Sept. 12 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Fused Glass Workshop Sept. 12 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Instructor Linda Fern Johnson returns to Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton, to lead a beginner’s fused glass workshop Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The popular workshop is geared for beginners, but all levels of experience are welcome. Supplies are included in the $50 per person fee. Reservations can be made by calling the gallery at 316-284-2749.
Other September classes at the gallery include a “Party Arty” paint party open to the public Saturday, Sept. 26, beginning at 7 p.m.
Carriage Factory Art Gallery offers a variety of art workshops for adults and children throughout the year. In addition, the facilities and adjacent park are available for rent for meetings or special occasions.

Artworks in a variety of media by more than 50 artists are for sale throughout the gallery’s three levels and gift shop.

Wichita Festivals, Inc.

FestivitiesYour Fall 2015 issue of Festivities, the official newsletter of Wichita Festivals, Inc., has arrived! Download and read it here.

Attention Volunteers: RSVPs for the Riverfest 2015 Volunteer Appreciation Party are due by 5 p.m., Friday, August 28. See page 5 for details and RSVP today!

First Friday Music Featuring: The F5 Winds Woodwind Quintet

WSU SHIFTSPACE will host:

TITLE: First Friday Music Featuring: The F5 Winds Woodwind Quintet
ARTIST: The F5 Winds

EVENT DATE: Friday September 4th 7-9pm
Wichita State University’s Shift Space, a student gallery located downtown in the Commerce Street Art District.
WSU SHIFTSPACE presents First Friday music from the F5 Winds, a woodwind Quintet on Friday September 4th 7-9pm.
416 S. Commerce #102.

More information available at:
http://www.shiftspacegallery.com
http://www.facebook.com/wsu.shiftspace
http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=fa_artdesign&p=/SchoolofArtDesignGalleries

A fun filled fall starts right now with the Ulrich

Art For Your Ears: Last concert of the summer is tonight

 

Calamity Cubes

The Calamity Cubes! bring their genre crossing mix of thrashicana—a blend of americana, country, rock and punk music—to the Ulrich tonight. The concert will be held on the south lawn of Wilner Auditorium. Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy the shade provided by the tall trees surrounding Wilner Auditorium as the Calamity Cubes! bring their stories from the road home to Wichita. Free admission, light refreshments provided. This summer the Ulrich provided the community with a variety of talented musicians, and the response has been tremendous, tonight’s concert is the last of the Art For Your Ears season and it’s going to be a wonderful finale.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
7–9 P.M.
Wilner Auditorium South Lawn
Art For Your Ears
The Calamity Cubes!

Fall Opening Reception: September 11

See India in a Whole New WayExperience the cultural influences of India through art, dance, and food as the Ulrich celebrates the opening of the fall exhibition POSTDATE: Photography and Inherited History in India, Friday, September 11. Admission to the reception is $10 for the general public and free admission for members, students with WSU ID, and guests accompanying students. RSVP now by replying to this email, or by phone at 316-978-3664.

POSTDATE explores India’s complicated history with photography and allows contemporary South Asian artists to reclaim and re-tell their history. POSTDATE was named the greatest Indian art exhibition of the spring by the Huffington Post and the New York Times recommended the exhibition as a “must-see”. Previously exhibited at the San Jose Museum of Art, POSTDATE will not travel beyond the Ulrich.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
7–9 P.M.
Fall Opening Reception
POSTDATE: Photography and Inherited History in India

Senior Wednesday: MAKE ICT

MAKE ICTJoin the innovative thinkers and makers of MAKE ICT for a talk about the MakerSpace community they bring together at the intersection of art, technology, science, and culture. MakerSpaces are open community labs incorporating elements of machine shops, workshops and studios where “creative collisions are a common occurrence and ideas can blossom into real-life manifestations.”

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
10:00 A.M. Refreshments | 10:30 Program
Senior Wednesday: MAKE ICT–Wichita’s Makerspace

2 Tons Under

2 Tons Under2 Tons Under is an annual steamroller event hosted by Tornado Alley Press and the Ulrich Museum of Art. Printmakers from three different universities along with local high schools will hand carve 4‘x8’ wood blocks that will be steamroller-printed live outside of the Ulrich Museum. Carvers will make “Exquisite Corpses” inspired by the French Surrealist concept in which artists collectively contribute interchangeable parts that are assembled to create one whole unique body. See the steamroller in action while enjoying food and live music, and buy a T-shirt fresh off of the screen printing rack.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
4–7 P.M.
2 Tons Under: Exquisite Corpse

Make a difference in the lives of hungry children

Empty BowlsJoin the fight against hunger in our community and learn how to make a one-of-a-kind ceramic bowl with the WSU Ceramics Guild as they demonstrate ceramic wheel throwing and hand-building techniques. The bowl you make will be donated to the Empty Bowls Chili Cook-off fundraiser on October 24 to benefit the Kansas Food Bank.

Empty Bowls is in collaboration with the WSU Ceramics Guild, WSU Hunger Awareness Initiative, and the Elliott School of Communication.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
10 A.M.–4 P.M.
110 Henrion Hall
Empty Bowls: Build-a-Bowl Workshop

Hot New Pics Show

August Final Friday

August Final Friday Is Almost Here!

CityArts is hosting the opening of three new exhibits from 5-8 p.m. on Final Friday, August 28 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-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 cityarts@wichita.gov.
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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.

"Perspective, Objects and Elements" by Robert Schmidt

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.

"Bite" by Andrea Fuhrman

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.

"Landscapes in Abstraction" by Diane Curtis

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.
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Tessera Fine Art Gallery

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WSU SHIFTSPACE
presents Inception: Project RunAway Category Winners
August 28, Final Friday, 6:00 – 10:00 P.M.

Featuring work by:
David Arevalo
Chloe Cloud
Emily Hernandez
Trevor Hybsha
Alex Moore

Exhibit will be on display
August 26th – September 5th

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

WSU Shift Space Gallery
800 E. 3rd Street
Wichita KS 67202

Contact: Lisa Rundstrom
WSU SHIFTSPACE, Director
lisa.rundstrom@wichita.edu
(316) 978-7706

http://www.SHIFTSPACEGALLERY.COM
http://www.facebook.com/wsu.shiftspace
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HUE Gallery
430 S. Commerce
huewichita.com
Final Friday, August 28, 6:00-9:00PM

“Subaqueous”
By: Ken Wagnon

August 28th – September 19th
Regular Hours: Friday – Saturday, Noon-4:30p
Sunday – Thursday, by appointment

Contact: Sean Ward or Lindy Wiese
316.512.5045

* “Subaqueous” is an exhibition of select works by Ken Wagnon, who specializes in underwater photography throughout his travels across the world.
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Midwest Center for Photography Hot New Pics Show

Hot New Pics Show
Final Friday, August 28, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

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
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Final Friday at Natural Solutions Health Center

8000 W. Central Ave.
Wichita, KS 67212
316.944.3344

Friday, August 28
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Featured Artist: Rania Dillon
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Tempest Sedation_____
Jones Gallery
Final Friday, August 28, 2015 from 6pm to 10pm
414 S. Commerce, Wichita, KS 67202

“Wichita”
(Black & White Photography)
Featured Artist:
Cary Conover

Runs August 28th through September 18th
Regular Business Hours: M-F, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Contact: Renee Duxler
www.pdiks.com

* This show contains images of very graphic and sexual nature. We do not recommend for anyone under 18-years-old.
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Newman University Steckline Gallery
Located inside the De Mattias Fine Arts Center
(Newman Campus)
3100 McCormick
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
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Gallery at Artworks
Please join us for
FINAL FRIDAY
August 28, 2015
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

New Artists in the Gallery
James Borger

James Borger

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

“Ignition of Lighted Form”
acrylic on canvas
27″ x 36″
2015

Justin Marable
Justin Marable

“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.”

Countryside Claim
“Countryside Claim”
Serigraph/Monoprint
17 1/2″ x 27″
2015

New Works in the Gallery
Cally Krallman, Vernon Brejcha, Beverly Radefeld

Cottonwoods
“Cottonwoods” by Cally Krallman
oil on panel
12″ x 9″
2015

Green Vase
Green Vase by Vernon Brejcha
Blown Glass
9″ x 9″ x 3 1/2″
2015

In Bloom
“In Bloom” by Beverly Radefeld
oil on canvas
24″ x 24″
2015

Please visit our new website to see more work:
http://www.reubensaundersgallery.com

New in Estate Art

Clayton H. Staples, still life, oil on canvas, 30″ x 32″,
in excellent condition and in original frame.
Clayton Staples

M. Wayne Willis, “The Old Home Place”, 1973, 32″ x 48″
oil on canvas over board, original frame.

The Old Home Place

See more work at:
http://www.reubensaundersgallery.com

About Us
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 info@reubensaundersgallery.com

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Final Friday at Mead Street Gallery
121 N. Mead St. Ste. 107
Wichita, KS 67202
316-262-5192

Friday, August 28
6:30-9:00 pm.

Featured Artist:
Nancy Arroy, Lesia Beard, Tulia Callana, Dena Griswold, Curtis Newby and Donna Walling
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Visual Fusion
623 W. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67213
316-260-6430

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”.

Visual Fusion
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“Sculpture with a “Twist” & Native American Portraits”

Featured Artists:
Greg Johnson
Charles Leonard
Greg Walker

Final Friday, August 28: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Reception Date will run from Aug. 28 to Sept. 22

Contact: Lou Ann Robertson
Phone: 316-260-9522

511 E. Douglas Ave.
(formerly 3D Studio)
Wichita, KS 67202
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Final Friday at Go Away Garage

August 28th
508 S. Commerce St.
Wichita, KS 67208

Eric Carbery
“Lines and Boxes”

Lines and Boxes
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Reverie Coffee Roasters

2611 E. Douglas Ave.
Wichita, KS 67211
Contact: events@reverieroasters.com
www.reverieroasters.com

Featured Artist: Gabrielle White

Opening: Final Friday, August 28
6:00-9:00 p.m.
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.

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

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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.
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Congratulations to this Year’s
Winning Artists!

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).
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Mark your calendars for our next Exhibition!

On August 28th we will celebrate the opening of

“COLOR STORIES” by MELINDA WEIS

Color Stories

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
316.267.5915
www.wichitagalleryxii.com
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“Oh, What a Treat!”

Final Friday Edible Art show
by Sandra Denneler

Friday, August 28th, 2015

6:00-8:00 p.m.

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
(316) 682-1181
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The Fiber Studio & Gallery FINAL FRIDAY

collective division

August Final Friday at Gallery XII!

This Final Friday, 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 week 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
316.267.5915
www.wichitagalleryxii.com

CALL FOR ENTRIES – Midwest Photo Emerge

Call for Entries- Midwest Photo Emerge

Entry deadline: SEPTEMBER 1, midnight, central standard time.

Midwest Photo EmergeMIDWEST PHOTO EMERGE is new at MWCP and this is the third year of the emerge competition. We are looking to give one $250 EMERGE Fellowship Award and exhibition opportunities to several emerging photographers. This fellowship opportunity is geared toward emerging photographers looking to launch their art careers through the exposure of exhibition.

Selected artists will have their work featured in the exhibition and will also be featured online. Selection will be based upon the body of work submitted by each artist rather than on individual images. Artists must submit a brief artist statement.

Open to all photographers nationwide. All photographic media is welcome; black & white gelatin silver prints, color c-prints, digital prints, alternative processes, iPhone photography, etc…

Submit up to 5 images for $40, $5 for each additional image.

Exhibition dates: September 25 – October 9, 2015.

To enter and for more information regarding “EMERGE”, please visit: www.mwcponline.org

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Hot New Pics Show

Hot New Pics ShowIN THE GALLERY

Opening Reception: Friday, August 28, 7 – 10 p.m..

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

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Upcoming Call for Entries

Developed Work

Nick is sitting on a fire hydrant in New York City trying to relax from a cramp. While we wait for him to finish his cigarette, a passing woman glanced at me, then down at Nick, who looked up slowly and grinned. She fleetingly returned his smile, and he took another drag with the fading smirk still on his lips.

Entry deadline: SEPTEMBER 15, midnight, central standard time.

Competition for “Developed Work” is based upon a thematically developed body of work. We are looking for photographers who have worked with an idea and have developed it conceptually into a solid framework resulting in a fully developed body of work.

Selection will be based upon the cohesive body of work submitted by each artist rather than solely on individual images. Artists must submit a brief artist statement, outlining the intentions of the work.

The competition is open to all photographers nationwide, and open to all photographic genre and subject matter. Selected artists will have their work featured in the exhibition and will also be featured online.

Submit up to 5 images for $40, $5 for each additional image.

Exhibition dates: October 30 – November 13, 2015.

To enter and for more information regarding “DEVELOPED WORK”, please visit: www.mwcponline.org

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2015 Summer Print Sale

Thank you to all of you who came out to the gallery and shopped online at the Summer Print Sale. Your continued support of MWCP through your purchases of collectable fine art photography is greatly appreciated.

For more information regarding “2015 Summer Print Sale”, please visit: www.mwcponline.org

 

Art Journal Lettering Workshop at Tessera Fine Art Gallery

Art Journal Lettering Workshop at Tessera Fine Art Gallery

Lettering Techniques for the Art Journal

Saturday, September 19 1-4 PM

Come explore a variety of ways to transform your own handwriting, stamp, collage, and stencil words to add into your art journal.

Space is limited, reserve your spot! Call Tessera Fine Art Gallery at (316)262-2435 to sign up.

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Senior Wednesday: Empty Bowls at the Kansas Food Bank

Senior Wednesday: Empty Bowls at the Kansas Food Bank

Tonight is Senior Wednesday, and the Ulrich is taking the program to the Kansas Food Bank to learn about how it serves our community in the fight against hunger. Brenda Lichman will be on hand to share information about this season’s Empty Bowls campaign, and how you can have fun while helping those in need.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19
10:00 A.M. Refreshments | 10:30 Program Begins
Kansas Food Bank
1919 E. Douglas Ave
Senior Wednesday: Empty Bowls at the Kansas Food Bank

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Cinema Alfresco is Friday

Cinema Alfresco is Friday

This Friday, gather under the night sky and explore the films of India with Tallgrass Cinema Alfresco: Spotlight on East Indian Cinema. The Ulrich has partnered with the WSU President’s Office and the Tallgrass Film Festival to present 3 Idiots, a comedy about college friends bucking the flailing education system.

Admission is free and open to the public. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and picnic dinners.

Offered in conjunction with POSTDATE: Photography and Inherited History in India and co-sponsored by the WSU Office of the President and Tallgrass Film Festival.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21
8:30 P.M.
WSU Duerksen Amphitheatre
TALLGRASS CINEMA ALFRESCO: Spotlight on East Indian Cinema
Rain location: C.A.C. Theater

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Tom Otterness Makin’ Hay at WSU

Tom Otterness Makin' Hay at WSU

Join the Ulrich Museum in celebrating the installation of the Tom Otterness group sculpture Makin’ Hay, located at the intersection of Mike Oatman Drive and Perimeter Road. Festivities will include live music by the Haymakers and light refreshments.

Makin’ Hay features three sculptures, each about 15 feet tall and made of hay and steel and will be on loan to the Ulrich from the Alturas Foundation through the summer of 2017. Originally created in 2002, Makin’ Hay is a well-traveled installation, with previous appearances at Stanford University and most recently at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27
11 A.M.-Noon
Makin’ Hay Celebration
Mike Oatman Drive and Perimeter Road
Rain location: All American Club at Eck Stadium

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Art for Your Ears: The Calamity Cubes!

Add MediaSArt for Your Ears: The Calamity Cubes!

The Art For Your Ears Outdoor Concert Series is ending the season with a bang! Take in the scenery of the WSU campus while the Calamity Cubes! share their tales of traveling and life lessons hard-learned. With hard driving banjo, upright bass, and acoustic guitar, the Calamity Cubes! push boundaries by blending traditional country, folk and bluegrass with the fire of an 80s punk band. Light refreshments provided.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
7-9 P.M.
Art For Your Ears
The Calamity Cubes!

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See India in a Whole New Way

See India in a Whole New Way

Join the Ulrich Museum of Art in celebrating the opening of the exhibition POSTDATE: Photography and Inherited History in India. Experience a colorful evening filled with the cultural influences of India in art, music, food, and dance.

The contemporary South Asian artists in this exhibition take history into their own hands. They mine the uneasy legacy of photography in India and reach back in time to engage in artistic conversation with historical photography.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
7-9 P.M.
Fall Opening Reception

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Experience the 20th Faculty Biennial before it’s gone

Experience the 20th Faculty Biennial

Featuring the world class faculty of the WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries, museum patrons have consistently remarked that this is one of the best biennial’s presented by the Ulrich. The 20th Faculty Biennial is on view through August 23. Collectively, this faculty has too many accomplishments to list, but notable recent headlines include faculty participating and organizing international biennial exhibitions in Havana, Cuba and Asunción, Paraguay.

"Bite" by Andrea Fuhrman

Final Friday at CityArts

Final Friday at CityArts: Two Artists’s Talks part of evening activities

CityArts is hosting the opening of four new exhibits from 5-8 p.m. on Final Friday, Aug. 28 that celebrate the work of artists in the Wichita area. Admission is free to CityArts’ 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. The shows will be on display through Sept. 19. CityArts is located at 334 N. Mead in Old Town Square.

 

"Perspective, Objects and Elements" by Robert Schmidt

“Perspective, Objects and Elements” by Robert Schmidt

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.

"Bite" by Andrea Fuhrman

“Bite” by Andrea Fuhrman

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.

"Landscapes in Abstraction" by Diane Curtis

“Landscapes in Abstraction” by Diane Curtis

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.

CityArts is a focal point for the arts in Wichita. Its mission is to provide education, information and artistic opportunities to the community through art education, gallery exhibitions and cultural entertainment. CityArts is home to the Arts Council, a group that works in partnership with the City of Wichita to advance and promote arts and culture in the Wichita community through advocacy, leadership, education and collaboration.

Site Unseen: Architectural Installations

Studios Inc. Presents Site Unseen: Architectural Installations

Studios Inc Exhibition Space is pleased to present Site Unseen: Architectural Installations, an exhibition featuring resident artist Jill Downen, on view from 09.11.15 to 10.16.15 with an opening reception Friday, 09.11.15 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

Site Unseen: Architectural InstallationsSite Unseen: Architectural Installations is an exhibition of sculptural miniature rooms that address the symbiotic relationship between the human body and architecture. Each room is constructed with materials that include plaster, concrete, gold leaf and glass. Dramatic scale shifts, multiple views and sight lines come together in an immersive experience for viewers. Downen is an assistant professor at the Kansas City Art Institute and a 2015 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Award Fellow. Bruno David Gallery in St. Louis represents her artwork.
Jill Downen is a resident artist at Studios Inc. The Studios Inc provides studio space, professional development, networking, and exhibitions for mid-career artists in Greater Kansas City.
Site Unseen: Architectural Installations
by Jill Downen
09.11.15 – 10.16.15

Gallery Hours:
Tues – Friday: 10:00 -12:00 PM & 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 – 4:00 PM

Gallery Talk:
09.12.15 Saturday: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

First Friday: 6:00 – 9:00 PM

The Fiber Studio – Collective Division

collective divisionCollective Division

Tina Thomas, Micah Snider, Judi Michaelis, Meredith Radke-Gannon

Opening Reception: 6-8:30 PM on Friday, August 14

Final Friday Closing: 6-10 PM on Friday, August 28

The Fiber Studio
418 Commerce
Wichita, KS
open by appointment (316)303-1996

 

The Fiber Studio Opening This Friday 6 – 8:30 PM

COLLECTIVE DIVISION:

Tina Thomas
Micah Snider
Judi Michaelis
Meredith Radke-Gannon

Opening Artist Reception
Friday, August 14
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Work in:
porcelain, glass, watercolor, ink
oil painting, glass mosaic, wood

The exhibit continues thru Friday, September 4, by appointment
phone 316 303-1996.
The Fiber Studio & Gallery
418 Commerce, Wichita, KS. 316-303-1996 fiberstudio1@sbcglobal.net

TICKET DISCOUNT OFFER: National Dance Company of Siberia

Discount Ticket Offer

 

Direct from Krasnoyarsk, Russia
National Dance Company of Siberia
7:00 P.M.
Wednesday, October 7
Century II Concert Hall
National Dance Company of SiberiaThe National Dance Company of Siberia enchants audiences with vivid character portrayals, musical moments and unforgettable choreography. The dances follow one after another in a kaleidoscopic manner. Stunning costumes, thrilling choreography, wonderful precisions and acrobatic dancing combine to create a night of energetic fun for the entire family. Visit World Touring Entertainment for more information.

Discount Details
Use discount code RUSSIANDANCE to receive 10% off any regular-priced ticket in any of the four price levels. Children and senior tickets excluded. Offer valid through Sept. 6.

To purchase tickets:

  • Online: Visit WichitaTIX.com to select and purchase your tickets.
  • By Phone: Call (316)303-8100 and mention the discount code.
  • In Person: Visit the WichitaTIX box office, located inside the Concert Hall Foyer, 10 AM – 5 PM, Monday – Friday.

“FunDo” August 20 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

“FunDo” NUTS and crafts August 20 at Carriage Factory Gallery

"FunDo" NUTS and crafts August 20 at Carriage Factory Gallery

The NUTS (Newton Ukulele Tunes Society) will have an open jam
session and sing-along Thursday, August 20, 6-8 p.m. at
Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St. A back to school
craft will be offered and refreshments served. It’s free and
open to the public.

An opportunity for all ages to make artsy magnets for school lockers and refrigerators will be offered Thursday, August 20, 6 to 8 p.m., at Carriage Factory Art Gallery’s Third Thursday “FunDo,” 128 E. Sixth St., Newton. All supplies will be provided.

The NUTS (Newton Ukulele Tunes Society) will have an open jam session and singalong, and refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

Carriage Factory Art Gallery is housed in the original two-story carriage factory and blacksmith shop founded in 1883 by J. J. Krehbiel, co-founder of Bethel College. More than 50 area artists have their work for sale in the gallery and gift shop. The building and adjacent private park are available for rent for special occasions and meetings.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about the August 20 Third Thursday event, call 316-284-2749.

$15 off Cowtown Family Memberships in August

August is Family month at Cowtown

Purchase a Family Membership now through Monday, August 31 and receive $15 off regular $65 rate

Cowtown MuseumWe have 2 easy ways for you to take advantage of this discount offer!

  • Pay ONLINE using a credit card or electronic check (online form also has option of mailing a check to Cowtown).
  • Stop by Cowtown’s Visitor Center at 1865 W. Museum Blvd to pay in person by cash, check or debit/credit card.

Family Membership benefits include:

  • FREE regular admission for one full year from date of purchase for 2 adults and up to 5 children under 18. (Your savings begin after just one visit! One-time admission for 2 adults at $7.75 each and 5 children at $6 each is $45.50);
  • Invitations to Museum fundraising events;
  • Complimentary issues of the Old Cowtown Chronicle newsletter;
  • 10% discount in the S.G. Bastian & Son’s Mercantile Gift Shop; and
  • 10% discount at the Diamond W Churckwagon Supper.

Cowtown is open year-round, giving our Family Members many opportunities to spend time in the 1880s.

Your support as a member makes it possible for Cowtown to host events and activities that educate local and out-of-state visitors about Wichita’s diverse and distinctive Western history. More than 9,000 schoolchildren and 60,000 visitors from all 50 states and many foreign countries experience Cowtown each year.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our Museum!

Harvest Arts Announces Inaugural Local Artist Residency

HARVESTER ARTS is thrilled to announce the recipient of their inaugural “Local Artist Residency” to Wichita, KS artist: Robert Bubp. An open call for entries was announced on May 7 and after a thorough review process, Robert Bubp was awarded the residency on June 25. Bubp will have access to the Harvester Arts 3,000 square foot gallery and workshop space in Wichita’s Old Town as well as the art organization’s resources for two weeks in August, 2015. As well, Bubp will receive a $1,000 stipend while he creates new work during his residency. The residency will kick off with an artist’s talk on Tuesday, August 11th at 6 PM and include multiple public workshops leading up to a reception on Final Friday, August 28, 2015.

Kate Van Steenhuyse, Harvester Arts Co-Founder and CEO said, “Our mission and model are to use a visiting artist as a catalyst to spur critical thinking and creative action in our community. However, generative ideas do not always have to come from outside the community and it was important for us to be able to offer this opportunity locally. We plan to offer this residency every other year so that regional artists have the chance to experiment and exhibit.” Van Steenhuyse added, “We are very excited to have Robert’s work lead the community in a visioning process at our space as our inaugural Local Artist Residency.”

Community contributions and participation are the driving force for the content of this exhibition. Resident Artist Robert Bubp will act as a coordinator to compile ideas and help visitors realize visions for the future of Wichita. The exhibition asks what we, the community, would like to see develop in Wichita over the next 25 years? Answers to this question will take shape in the form of drawings, maps, and architectural experiments which will accumulate at Harvester Arts during the two weeks Bubp is in residency. The reception on August 28 will be a workshop for public exploration of the communal and collaborative ideas gathered. This will include drawings, renderings, projections, written comments, and interactive elements for visitors to envision and brainstorm Wichita’s future in real space while having the ability to add input to the works. A follow-up exhibition in January of 2016 will reveal the culmination of this community exploration.

Robert Bubp said, “I have always been a bit of a dreamer, intrigued by the idea that something existing may eventually become something else, as it relates to architecture, cities, history, the future, and the evolution of communities. My drawings are hypothetical proposals, mimicking the correctness and exactitude of architectural renderings while playing with “real,” “imagined,” “intended,” and “mistaken.”

Harvester Arts is an artist residency program in Wichita, Kansas. The mission is to provide a thoughtful platform for visual arts experimentation that engages the community through critical dialogue and the creation of new work. Visiting Resident Artists are partnered with local artists, student groups, and area creatives (Satellite Artists) to engage with each other’s ideas and processes. Aaron Vague and Megan St. Clair will create response work for Robert Bubp’s exhibition. The residency concludes with a reception August 28th at Harvester Arts at 215 N Washington. Interested parties are encouraged to stay tuned to Harvester Arts’ social media or sign up for email notifications at www.HarvesterArts.com for ways to be involved with this installation.

Call for Entries- 2015 Hot New Pics Show

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Entry deadline: AUGUST 15, midnight.

Enter and compete to become the one photographer designated as the “2015 Hot New Pic” and receive the $250 award.

This exhibition celebrates the range of creative exploration in photography. So during this sizzling hot summer season, get out your best shots, let’s discover what’s hot right now.

Selected artists will have their work featured in the “Hot New Pics Show” and will be online.

Open to all photographers nationwide, and open to all photographic genre and subject matter. Each photograph will be considered based on the merit of the single image. Theme based entries are not necessary.

Submit up to 5 images for $40, $5 for each additional image.

Exhibition dates: August 28 – September 11, 2015.

To enter and for more information regarding “2015 Hot New Pics Show”, please visit: www.mwcponline.org
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IN THE GALLERY –  SALE EVENT ENDS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 7 – 9 P.M.

“2015 SUMMER PRINT SALE”

Event closing date: Saturday, August 15, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

SALE EXTENDED! SALE PRICES OFFERED THROUGH AUGUST 15TH

Thanks to everyone who came out to support the gallery at the SUMMER PRINT SALE, if you weren’t able to make it, you can check it out in a couple of weeks at the closing reception.

Part of the Midwest Center for Photography tradition includes an annual event entitled the SUMMER PRINT SALE. The longstanding legacy of MWCP is attributed to the success of popular seasonal events such as this sale. Photographs in the 2015 Summer Print Sale are from a wide range of genres by artists nationwide and will be offered from 25 – 75% off value prices. Please come out and join in the fun of art collecting by adding one of our sale pieces to your wall.

ONLINE SALES AVAILABLE

Just use the link below, or go to the website and click on the yellow SUMMER PRINT SALE banner and you will be directed to the online sales page. Several images by Gallery Director, Linda Robinson are featured on this page. Just click the buy now button below each image to make a purchase in your preferred print size. All photographs are mounted and framed and are shipped directly to your door. We wish to thank you in advance for your continued support of MWCP through your purchase of collectable fine art photography.

For more information regarding “2015 Summer Print Sale” and to view the work available for purchase, please visit: www.mwcponline.org

bob struble memorial golf tournament

Register Today: Bob Struble Memorial Golf Tournament

10th Annual Bob Struble Memorial Golf Tournament

This annual golf tournament is held in memory of Bob Struble, long-time Riverfest volunteer and former Wichita Festivals, Inc.board chairman. Each year a portion of the proceeds are donated to a cancer organization in Bob’s memory. This year’s tourney will benefit Hope Funds for Cancer Research and Victory in the Valley.

Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 at Crestview Country Club (North Course)

Lunch & Registration: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Shotgun Start: 12:30 PM

$175 per person (includes a player’s gift)
$700 per 4-person team (prizes will be awarded to the top 14 teams)

Click here to register online

Click here to download the registration form

Final Friday at Visual Fusion

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“New Projection-Relief Works” from local artist Christopher Gulick offers a new focus for the artist: the wall. The collection will feature freshly created kinetic sculptures that are both familiar and new for those who are accustomed to Gulick’s work.

The Final Friday event is from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm on 7/31/15 and runs through Wednesday, September 16th.

Our gallery is open from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm or by appointment.

Final Friday at Gallery XII- Crazy Eights and important parking information

Gallery XII is very excited to announce the opening of the 6th Annual Crazy 8’s Small Works Exhibition!

CRAZY EIGHTSWe will also be featuring the ceramics of Judy Brees!

Final Friday Opening Reception
Friday, July 31, 2015
5:30pm – 10pm

As you may know, each year Crazy Eights is judged for artistic excellence. This year we are honored to have Charles Baughman, artist and co-owner of MonArt Art School, take on the role of our judge! Awards will be handed out to the winning artists at approximately 7:00 that evening.
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This most popular exhibition features nearly 70 small works by local and regional artists!
All works are either 8″ x 8″or 12″X12″. (Everyone has room for a small work of art!) Help celebrate all of the incredible artistic talent we have in Wichita.
*Check out our Facebook page for photos of the exhibit!*
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***IMPORTANT GALLERY PARKING UPDATE***
As some of you may know, the parking lot to the east of our building is under new ownership. The new owner has chained off the lot completely so unfortunately there is now no parking and no access through the lot on the east side of the building.

Please don’t try to cross through the lot as there are chains all the way around and it could be dangerous. We ask that all patrons use the main entrance facing Douglas.

We hope this parking situation will change soon and we will keep you posted with updates as they come.

We hope to see you at Gallery XII!

If you would like to beat the Final Friday crowds,
Gallery XII is open 6 days a week:
Mon- Sat. 10am – 4pm

412 E. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67202
316.267.5915
www.wichitagalleryxii.com

The Kirk Rundstrom Legacy Concert

MUSIC EVENT: NATION: The Kirk Rundstrom Legacy Concert

DATE: Friday September 25th , 2015
TIME: Doors at 6:00pm , show starts at 7.
Advance Tickets $20, $23 at the door.

On February 22, 2007, Kirk Rundstrom, Kansas native and (co) founder of bands Split Lip Rayfield, Scroat Belly, Technicolor Headrush, Grain & Demise, Grizzly, and the Kirk Rundstrom Band, surrendered a one year battle with esophageal cancer.

This September Kirk will be honored with two live audio/video recorded concerts featuring only covers and arrangements of his music performed by local and national artists. Additionally, artist have been invited to submit digital versions of Kirks’ music be released digitally in entirety on SoundCloud and as mastered compilation on iTunes this winter and spring. The video project will also be released and aired on public broadcasting.

The concerts will be held Friday September 25th at Fisch Haus in Wichita, Kansas, and Saturday September 26th at the Bottleneck in Lawrence, Kansas.
Featuring:
Brent Best of Slobberbone
Snake Bite – Eric Mardis, Calvin Bennett & Ryan Johnson
Scroat Belly– Wayne Gottstine, Mitch Clay, John Ezell
Gina Black
Split Lip Rayfield – Wayne Gottstine, Jeff Eaton, Eric Mardis
DeWayne Brothers – Jamie Briggeman, Eric Nelson, Garrett Briggeman
Francis Moss – David Lord
Ryan Windham
Zsa Zsa Ketzner Isaac Burrow, Kerry Burrow & Daniel White
Softie – Jonathan Eaton, John Grant
Old Grey Dog – Mike Huntington, Andy Timmons, Ron Raney & Tim Manning
Fairness Alec Jahn, Bass Frank R. Bravo, Jesse McConnell, Weston Townsley
The Candy Lords –- Scott Mackey Paul Huffman Zac Shoffner, Mark Farha, Bryce Weinberg
JOOM – Georgia Andersen & Torin Andersen
Alberto – Albert Alfonso
Glen DeMeritt

Tickets for Fisch Haus in Wichita are available at

http://www.eventbrite.com/o/rhizome-productions-8336108127?s=41721534

and for the Bottleneck in Lawrence at

https://bottleneck.frontgatetickets.com/event/ynukpkc6nyjwaxqa

The recordings will be released Digitally in entirety on SoundCloud and iTunes. The video series will air as independent public television and on iTunes.

Additionally, artist are invited submit music digitally to be released on the final Tribute Album.
Some artist submitting digital files inclue: Mike Coykendall, Rex Hobart, Moonshine Willy, Carrie Nation & the Speakeasy, Marc Tweed, Drakkar Sauna. Maria Elena, Mark Foley and Bridget Law.

Donated submissions should be uncompressed in lossless .aiff or .wav formats.

Video quicktime files will also be accepted to play at the event.

All Files can be uploaded directly to:
https://www.dropbox.com/request/xJM98TlT3KpcK0VLLaBq

Deadline for digital submissions will be October 15, 2015.
A complete list of artist performing Kirk Songs is listed on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/1076629162348608/ with the Bands recording them next to them. Only one version of each song will be released on the final tribute.

Fiber Studio Continuing Exhibit

Compassionate Clay
Masters Thesis Showing continues thru July 31 by Appointment
COMPASSIONATE CLAY
Debi Cox
Final Friday, July 31, 6:00 – 10:00 pm
The Fiber Studio & Gallery
418 Commerce,Wichita KS. * Open by Appointment * 316-303-1996

TISSU Sewing Studio

July Final Friday

Final Friday Is Almost Here!
CityArts is hosting the opening of three new exhibits from 5-8 p.m. on Final Friday, July 31 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 August 22.
For more information about the shows or to purchase artwork, please contact CityArts at 316-350-3245 or cityarts@wichita.gov.
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"REMIX," Artwork by Kathleen Shanahan and Ranal Harrell YoungMain Gallery: “REMIX,” Artwork by Kathleen Shanahan and Ranal Harrell Young
According to Wikipedia; “A remix is a piece of media which has been altered from its original state by adding, removing, and/or changing pieces of the item……The only characteristic of a remix is that it appropriates and changes other materials to create something new.”

Kathleen Shanahan’s artwork has been exhibited all over the world. Her images combine elements and characters in unlikely contexts through juxtaposition and collaging. Her method of creating art allows viewers to come to their own conclusion about their meaning and back story. Ranal Harrell Young’s thought-provoking work is diverse and imaginative. His process of finding and manipulating materials add another level of meaning to his pieces.

"Overcoming Together," In Honor & Celebration of Ruthie SpriggsBoardroom Gallery: “Overcoming Together,” In Honor & Celebration of Ruthie Spriggs
CityArts is excited to partner once again with the Arc of Sedgqick County for the 3rd annual art show in honor and celebration of Ruthie Spriggs who for 30+ years taught and inspired children and adults of all abilities. Through her love of art she sparked their inner artists and taught them to express themselves through their work. Featuring work by those with developmental disabilities across the state of Kansas this multimedia show is one of CityArt’s favorite of the year.

"#stuffsyddraws," Drawings by Sydney PetersonMain Hall Gallery: “#stuffsyddraws,” Drawings by Sydney Peterson
Sydney Peterson is a 10-year-old artist who continues to impresses audiences with the maturity of her work. She has been drawing since the age of four and considers art to be one of her favorite past times. She also has a preferred subject matter. Perterson will take drawing dragons and animals over bowls of fruit and landscapes any day. The reason she draws is simple, “Making art makes me feel happy, calm and relaxed.” This young artist has an understanding of art that is pure and can inspire people of all ages.
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Trisha Coates "The Impermanence of Memory"

 

Trisha Coates
“The Impermanence of Memory”
“My ceramic work engages the idea that memory is more fluid and impermanent than we are lead to believe. I assemble slip-cast, rendered, and dipped objects into porcelain paintings and vessels that explore the creative act of remembering.”
Please join us for
FINAL FRIDAY
July 31, 2015
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Please visit our new website, www.ReubenSaundersGallery.com

"Still Life with Bowl and Lobster Shells"

“Still Life with Bowl and Lobster Shells”
Cone 6 Porcelain
7″ H x 8″ W x 6″ D
2015

"Cup and Saucer"“Cup and Saucer”
Cone 6 Porcelain
5.5″ H x 12″ W x 4.5″ D
2015

"Remnants"“Remnants”
Cone 6 Porcelain on Panel
19″ x 14″ x 5″
2015

"Memento Mori"“Memento Mori”
Cone 6 Porcelain
11″ H x 8″ W x 5″ D
2015

 

New In Estate Sale!

Birger Sandzen's, "Autumn, Kansas River (Smoky Hill River)"
Birger Sandzen’s, “Autumn, Kansas River (Smoky Hill River)”, oil on panel, 30″ x 25″, 1943 in excellent condition. Signed, titled and dated on the back.

See more of Birger Sandzen’s work at:
http://www.reubensaundersgallery.com/artists/birger-sandzen/

About Us
ARTWORKS is located in Piccadilly Square, Central & Rock Road, Wichita, KS
Hours: Monday-Friday 10 am – 5:30 pm, and Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
316-682-1481 or info@reubensaundersgallery.com
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Mead Street Gallery
presents artwork from Kansas Academy of Oil Painters
For July 31st Final Friday, 6:30 – 9:00 P.M.

Exhibit will be on display July 29th – August 22nd

Mead Street Gallery
121 N Mead Street
Wichita KS 67202
316-262-5192
Open Mon. – Fri. 10:00 – 4:00
Sat. 10:00 – 3:00
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Jones Gallery
414 S. Commerce
www.pdiks.com
Reception @ 6pm, 7-10pm

“Crazy, Not Crazy In Color”
By: Donna Davis

July 31st- August 21st
Regular Hours: M-F, 9a-5p

Contact: Renee Duxler
316.263.2214
renee@pdiks.com

*This show contains images of a very graphic and sexual nature. We do not recommend for anyone under 18-years-old.
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Midwest Center for Photography
“2015 SUMMER PRINT SALE”

Friday, July 31, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

ONE NIGHT ONLY

Part of the Midwest Center for Photography tradition includes an annual event entitled the SUMMER PRINT SALE. The longstanding legacy of MWCP is attributed to the success of popular seasonal events such as this sale. Photographs in the 2015 Summer Print Sale are from a wide range of genres by artists nationwide and will be offered from 25 – 75% off value prices. Please come out and join in the fun of art collecting by adding one of our sale pieces to your wall.

ONLINE SALES AVAILABLE

Just use the link below, or go to the website and click on the yellow SUMMER PRINT SALE banner and you will be directed to the online sales page. Several images by Gallery Director, Linda Robinson are featured on this page. Just click the buy now buttons below each image to make a purchase in your preferred print size. All photographs are mounted and framed and are shipped directly to your door. We wish to thank you in advance for your continued support of MWCP through your purchase of collectable fine art photography.

For more information regarding “2015 Summer Print Sale” and to view the work available for purchase, please visit: www.mwcponline.org
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TISSU Sewing Studio

TISSU Sewing StudioYou are most cordially invited to celebrate TISSU Sewing Studio’s One-Year Anniversary with art, food, fun and friends!

Contact: Nina Winter
316.737.8787 or TissuSewingStudio@gmail.com

www.TissuSewingStudio.com
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“The Final Show”
The Sunflower Plaza will have last Final Art Friday at the Sunflower Plaza
July 31, 2015 from 10am to 9pm.

417 E. Gilbert, Wichita, KS 67211

Guest artists are:
Rania Dillon
Donna Phoenix
Michelle Jackson
C.A. McJack

We have wonder emerging artists and very colorful displays. From photo prints, swags, reliefs, to canvas art and all are very affordable, many under $300.

Visitors can come and greet the artists and enjoy a few snacks, drinks, and free wine as it lasts.

The Sunflower Plaza will be permanently closing our doors on August 1, 2015.
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#QuitTheCuts

Final Friday Rally event
Old Town Square
2nd & Mead – by Warren Theater Old Town
Wichita, KS

July 31, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate Sedgwick County’s arts, culture and services that make our home a great place to live, work and play!

Arts, culture, and services are a vital part of our county’s future, we all know that. We also know that funding for many programs in Sedgwick County is slashed in the current budget proposal.

This is an all-inclusive event for every organization’s supporters to show their displeasure with the County’s decision to drastically cut the funding of groups essential to our community.

The organizations being cut enhance our quality of life, promote economic development and help build vibrant and connected communities. Contact your County Commissioners today to let them know why they matter to you! Come out Friday and show them!

Entertainment includes:
Emcee Power 93.5’s Miranda Watkins, D.J. Carbon, Operas Kansas, Phlox Fire Troupe, SmorgasChorus, Blue Moon, Richard Crowson, Pax the Magician.

Contact:
Shannon Boone
316-650-9646
Shannon@ShayChic.com

Website:
www.quitthecuts.com
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Final Friday at Harvester Arts
215 N Washington, Wichita KS 67202

Corrugated Cellulose: A Response to Wayne White

Our May Resident Artist Wayne White said his Wichita crew of assistants was “one of the best I’ve ever worked with, I wish I could take them with me everywhere.” Now, some of this amazing group of local artists have taken the experience of building cardboard puppets for the Riverfest’s Sundown Parade and are now hard at work creating something of their own. Using the materials and processes learned from Wayne, these artists are creating sculpture, animation, and cardboard environments in an exhibition titled Corrugated Cellulose.

Artists
Bernardo Trevizo Jr., Patrick Calvillo, Mike Miller, Meghan Miller, Michelle Calhoun, Alli Sutton, Emma Ehart, Richard William Kopp, Jon Ashton Rushing, Jordan Kirtley, Drew Davis, Jessica Wasson and Robyn D.S.

Final Friday, July 31
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Animation created with the sculptures will be screened.
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Final Friday at The Lux
120 E. 1st Street
Wichita, KS 67202
(NW Corner of 1st & Market)

Brickmob
“We are the freethinkers and our voice will not be silenced. Only as a group can we endure to express and thrive.”
It is in this pursuit that we stand proudly as a brand with real meaning. Brickmob produces raw art, hand printed in the American Midwest on high quality materials and stylized gear while using eco-friendly techniques whenever possible.

We are not here to become wealthy and turn into another mindless corporate brand. We simply want to grow, create and design fresh gear while supporting our community and the 99%
twitter.com/BrickmobBrickUp
instagram.com/brickmobbrickup
facebook.com/brickmobbrickup

Johnny Freedom
Proud Wichita artist bringing repurposed life to pieces others have discarded. If you’re looking for Wichita-focused art, you can’t miss checking out Johnny’s work!

Music by: Jordan Minnis
http://bit.ly/JordanDeeMinnis

Contact:
Shannon Boone
316-650-9646
Shannon@ShayChic.com

Website:
www.ShayChic.com

Additional Info:
Light refreshments will be provided by Café 402 | www.cafe402.com
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Final Friday at Reverie Coffee Roasters
2611 E. Douglas Ave.
Wichita, KS 67213
Contact: events@reverieroasters.com

Opening: Friday, July 31
6:00-9:00 pm.
Runs through last week in August

Featured Artist: Charles Lavacek
Musician: Jack Korbel
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Delano BBQ
710 W. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67203
www.delanobbq.com
316-260-4950

Final Friday, July 31st
Hours: 5:00-8:00 p.m.

“America’s Game”
By: Tyler Rosenboom

"America's Game" By: Tyler RosenboomProceeds will go to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Local artist Tyler Rosenboom selected the charity for the evening. He will bring his paintings inspired by his time as a baseball player at Newman University in an exhibit titled America’s Game. Bright and bold, the art delivers the energy and spirit of the game on canvas.

Twitter: @delanoBBQco
Facebook: delanoBBQ
Contact: Lisa Henshall
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HUE Gallery
430 S. Commerce, Suite 200
Wichita, KS 67202

“MATERIAL & INTENTION”
Featured Artists: Matthew Hilyard

Final Friday, July 31 – 6:00pm-9:00pm
Reception Date will run from July 26 – August 22
Regular Business Hours: Friday-Saturday: Noon-4:30, Sunday-Thursday: By Appointment
*There will also be a fire sale of a select group of Sean Christopher Ward and Lindy Wiese’s work during Final Friday

Contact: Sean Christopher Ward or Lindy Wiese
Phone: 316-512-5045
www.huewichita.com
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Shelter Salon Turns Two!
430 S. Commerce St. Suite 400,
Wichita, KS 67202

Featured Artist
Candace Eck
Friday, July 31st, 6:00-8:00 PM
Food by Cow & Sow Deli

CONTACT:
Megan McClendon
Phone: 316-260-1121
www.sheltersalonwichita.com
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!
IT’S CRAZY EIGHTS TIME!

July 31, Marks the opening of the sixth annual Crazy Eights Small Works Invitational.

We are very excited to welcome Charles Baughman, co-owner of MonArt as this year’s juror. Over 75 artists will be represented! We will also be featuring the ceramic works of Judy Brees.

Opening Reception will take place from 5:30-10pm

Awards will be presented at approximately 7pm.

CRAZY EIGHTSHope to see you soon at
Gallery XII!

Gallery XII
412 E. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67202
www.wichitagalleryxii.com
316.267.5915
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“Sculptures & Paintings”

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

Final Friday, July 31st at 5:30 p.m.
Runs to August 2015

Featured Artists
Greg Johnson
Charles Leonard
Greg Walker
and local musicians

Contact: Lou Ann Robertson
316-260-9522
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Compassionate Clay
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“For Love of Art”

For the Love of ArtA very special summer art event for Wichita. Ruthie Spriggs was an art teacher at USD 259, CityArts and Arts Partners. She has touched many lives teaching art to so many. She past away this last September. This Exhibit is a tribute to Ruthie Spriggs.

Reception: Final Friday, July 31
7 p.m.-11 p.m.
508 S. Commerce
Wichita, KS 67201

Artists:
Greg Turner , Dustin Parker, Marc Bosworth, Ted Krone , Arron Krone ,Ann Krone, Tara Hufford Walker, Mark S Walker, Jack Wilson,Ed Langston, David Christiansen,Greg Johnson ,Webster Johnson, Karen Scroggins, Jessica O’Brian ,Charlotte Martin, Chad Droegemeier

CityArts Xtravaganza

CityArts Xtravaganza

The CityArts Xtravaganza, a fundraiser to update CityArts classroom equipment, is set for Saturday, August 1, 2015. The event will include drinks and appetizers, and a silent auction and a live art auction.

The CityArts Xtravaganza is an opportunity to celebrate the arts in Wichita and recognize what CityArts does to connect people with art opportunities.

The event is from 6-8PM at CityArts at 334 N. Mead St. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased by calling CityArts front desk at (316)350-3245. See a sneak peak of the auction pieces here.

Wichita Grand Opera Presents a new Production of Puccini's Turandot, August 28, 2015

WGO Opens New Production of Puccini’s Turnadot

Zvetelina Vassileva stars in the Title Role of Puccini's Turandot, August 28, 2015

Zvetelina Vassileva stars in the Title Role of Puccini’s Turandot, August 28, 2015

Wichita Grand Opera opens a new production of Puccini’s masterpiece Turandot on Friday, August 28, 2015, at 7pm in WGO’s home theater of Century II Concert Hall in Wichita, Kansas. WGO makes its debut at Overland Park’s Carlsen Center with a second performance of the production on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 3pm. The cast features stars from the world’s most prestigious opera houses, and will be conducted by European maestro Martin Mazik. The production is directed by American director Shayna Leahy, with sets designed by Margaret Ann Pent and executed by European scenic artist Stefan Pavlov, costumes by Charles Caine and John Leymeyer, and lighting by Sean Roberson.

Puccini was the last of the “Italian Masters,” and he took the term Grand Opera quite literally. Everything about the production is grand: the orchestra that must be assembled to perform it is enormous – nearly Wagnerian in numbers, and the massive chorus and dancers virtually become the opera’s leading character. Turandot is an impressive undertaking for an opera company, and for the audience in attendance.

The bright colors, music, and special effects of Turandot bring Puccini’s vision of the exotic Orient to life. Set in ancient times, Calaf, a vagabond prince of a conquered people, finds himself in Peking. He had heard tales of a princess whose father is eager to see her married. Princess Turandot resists the idea and poses a challenge of three riddles to her suitors. The penalty for an incorrect answer is a swift and merciless beheading.

Though the townspeople warn him against it, one look at Turandot is all it takes for Calaf to fall madly in love with her. After correctly solving her riddles, he impetuously offers her his own riddle: if she can discover his name before dawn, he will agree to be executed. As day begins to break, Calaf sings the iconic aria “Nessun Dorma,” (No One Sleeps) – which has reached #1 on many pop and classical charts – as he knows he has won his challenge.

European soprano Zvetelina Vassileva is known as one of the world’s leading Verdi specialists. She makes her debut in the title role of Princess Turandot, a notoriously difficult role, with the WGO. Ms. Vassileva’s is a voice of rare beauty; a voice Wichita audiences have enjoyed in several productions, including last season’s impeccable performances of Matilde in Rossini’s William Tell, and the title role of Puccini’s Tosca. WGO President Parvan Bakardiev said, “I’m delighted Ms. Vassileva will perform her first Turandot with us. In today’s opera world it’s very difficult to find a glorious voice with the size for Turandot in a singer beautiful enough to make it convincing when Calaf falls for her, even as she’s beheading her last suitor.”

Brazilian-born tenor Ricardo Tamura tackles the difficult yet breathtaking role of Prince Calaf in his Wichita Grand Opera debut. Having rocketed to international stardom following a thrilling appearance in the title role of Verdi’s Otello at the renowned Arena di Verona, Tamura comes to the WGO direct from the Metropolitan Opera, where he tackles heavy-hitting tenor roles such as Cavaradossi (in Puccini’s Tosca) and the title role of Verdi’s Don Carlo.

Kansas native Samuel Ramey – a living legend in the opera world and the most recorded bass in history – returns to the WGO stage, starring as Calaf’s father Timur, the blind and deposed king of a conquered people. Adding to his repertoire of accolades, in 2015, Ramey was honored at the 10th annual Opera News Awards and received a lifetime achievement award from the National Opera Association. No stranger to the WGO stage, Ramey has starred as Mephistopheles in Gounod’s Faust (2008), Baron Scarpia in Puccini’s Tosca (2007), and opposite fellow Kansas natives Joyce DiDonato and Alan Held in WGO’s 10th Anniversary Gala Concert (2011).

Maestro Martin Mazik returns to the podium as WGO’s Principal Guest Conductor. Maestro Mazik was appointed Principal Conductor of the Slovakian National Opera in 1996, making him Europe’s youngest chief conductor at the time. Currently, he is one of Europe’s busiest conductors, leading over 200 performances per year across Europe, Japan, and the U.S. His experience will be vital as the WGO cast, chorus and orchestra navigate Puccini’s thrillingly complex music.

Korean soprano Yunnie Park makes her WGO debut as Timur’s servant Liu, who loves Calaf and takes her own life rather than reveal his name to Turandot. Throughout the opera, Puccini masterfully juxtaposes beauty and brutality, giving Liu two gorgeous, sinuous arias as she is tortured by Turandot’s henchmen. Comic relief comes in the form of Turandot’s jaded ministers of state, Ping, Pang, and Pong (Marcus DeLoach, Brian Frutiger, and Brian Yeakley). The role of the Mandarin, which opens the production by announcing Princess Turandot’s decree, is sung by Gregory Brumfield.
Stage Director Shayna Leahy has mastered the art of marshaling massive forces onstage while illuminating the intimate motivations of her characters. She has previously directed WGO productions of epic works such as Aida, Otello, Il Trovatore, and Madama Butterfly. The WGO Orchestra is led this year by newly-appointed concertmaster Evgeny Zvonnikov, as the WGO adds performances in all corners of the state, including WGO’s first appearance in Overland Park’s magnificent Carlsen Center.

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets are $95, $60, or $40, with student, group, and corporate discounts available. Season Subscriptions are also available, saving up to 15% off full ticket price. In addition, WGO offers a special “Day at the Opera” package including backstage tours for student groups, saving as much as 75% for groups of 20 or larger.
Tickets for this or any other WGO production in the 2015 Season can be purchased through the WGO Box Office at Century II, by phone at (316) 262-8054, online at www.selectaseat.com or at any local Dillons Customer Service Select-A-Seat outlet.
For more information, visit www.WichitaGrandOpera.org.
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2015 Season Schedule!
TURANDOT:  August 28, 7pm, Century II, Wichita, KS, August 30, 3pm, Carlsen Center, Overland Park, KS *
DON CARLO: September 25, 7pm, Century II, Wichita, KS, September 27, 3pm, Century II, Wichita, KS
THE GRAND DUCHESS: October 16, 7pm, Century II, Wichita, KS, October 17, 7:30pm, McPherson Opera House •, October 18, 3pm, Century II, Wichita, KS

* For tickets and prices to the Aug. 30th TURANDOT, contact the JCCC Box Office at (913) 469-4445
• For tickets and prices to the Oct. 17th THE GRAND DUCHESS, contact the McPherson Opera House Box Office
at (620) 251-1952

Artist talk with internationally renowned photographer Gerco de Ruijter and more at the Ulrich

Artist talk with internationally renowned aerial photographer Gerco de Ruijter

Gerco de Ruijter, Contact Sheet #1

Gerco de Ruijter, Contact Sheet #1, 2012. Ultrachrome print 44×135 inches

Gerco de Ruijter is the second Ulrich Underground artist-in-residence since the program began in 2014. The Ulrich is currently exhibiting works De Ruijter brought from Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He will be creating new pieces during his stay and adding them to his exhibition, On The Grid, which is on view through September 13 at the Ulrich.

De Ruijter creates stunning aerial landscape images through his innovative use of technology, often examining the imprint left on the earth by people. He will speak about aerial photography and his fascinating work studying the grid corrections of our landscape during his artist talk this Thursday.

THURSDAY, JULY 23
5:30 P.M. Reception | Ulrich Museum
6 P.M. Program | McKnight 210
Artist Talk: Gerco de Ruijter / On The Grid

 

Unwind with Art For Your Ears

Unwind with Art For Your Ears

Art For Your Ears first concert of 2015

The first Art For Your Ears concert of the summer with Nikki Moddelmog, Shane Marler and Dennis Hardin was a perfect evening filled with music, art and friends. The Ulrich continues the concert series with award winning and internationally touring blues musician Doug MacLeod. Experience an artistically rich evening under the sky with the Ulrich Museum of Art.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6 | 7 P.M.
Art For Your Ears
Doug MacLeod
Free admission
Light refreshments served

 

See the 20th Faculty Biennial before its gone

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Interactive art

The Wichita State University School of Art, Design and Creative Industries 20th Faculty Biennial is on view through August 23. Numerous museum visitors have remarked that this is the best Faculty Biennial in its 40 year history. Make plans to experience work created by the world-class faculty of WSU SADCI soon.

 

 

New Tom Otterness installation coming to campus

Tom Otterness, Makin' Hay

Tom Otterness, Makin’ Hay

This August, the Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection will have a new installation from Tom Otterness, the creator of WSU’s beloved sculpture Millipede. Tom Otterness’ Makin’ Hay will be placed at the intersection of Perimeter Road and Mike Oatman Drive. Makin’ Hay, a group of three 18-foot tall sculptures, has been seen most recently at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. The group sculpture will be on loan to the Ulrich until the summer of 2017 through the generosity of the Alturas Foundation.

 

Volunteer Spotlight: Mallory Medvene

Mallory Medvene

Mallory Medvene

Mallory Medvene has proven to be an integral part of the digitization project, currently in its first phase. During phase one, each object in the collection—over 6,300 works of art—will be photographed, documented, and entered into a database. The database will provide open-access to the full collection held by the Ulrich Museum of Art—an invaluable resource.

With her background in IT and organizing databases, Mallory has been an asset to the project and to the Ulrich. She has volunteered her time assisting in the creation of the database, adding information from the collections records to the new digital database—and tracking down new information in the instances of incomplete records. Her contributions will have a tremendous impact that the museum, its patrons, and those seeking information about the collection will benefit from for years to come. Mallory says she enjoys being involved in the project and is happy to put her professional skills to good use.

“It has been a real pleasure and is often one of the highlights of my week,” Mallory says of her experience. “I had expected to enjoy seeing more of the art that is in the collection but not on display—I hadn’t expected how much I would enjoy the people I would be working with and that has been the very best part of the experience.”

Compassionate Clay by Debi Cox

Feature: The Fiber Studio & Gallery

The Fiber Studio & GalleryThe Fiber Studio & Gallery is a local Wichita art gallery located in downtown Wichita at 418 Commerce. They feature family friendly monthly exhibits with local and regional artists in a variety of mediums. The Fiber Studio also exhibits Master’s Thesis Exhibits for solo artists and once a year they feature a local high school art class.

The Fiber Studio & Gallery was started in 2000 when Marilyn Grisham and her husband purchased a portion of the beautiful 1985 brick building downtown. The majority of their visitors are part of Final Friday, and last year they averaged 660 visitors per month.

Debi Cox’s FHSU Master’s Thesis, “Compassionate Clay,” is currently on display at The Fiber Studio through Final Friday on July 31.

The Fiber Studio & Gallery is open on Final Fridays from 6-10PM and other times by appointment. For more information, call (316)303-1996.

Beth Vannatta

“Into the Rabbit Hole” opens July 25 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

If only three words could be used to describe the newest exhibit at the Carriage Factory Art Gallery, it would be “fantastical, imaginative, creative.”

Artists Ethan Patrick Harris, Barbara Haynes and Beth Vannatta open a whole new world of imaginative art to viewers in their exhibit “Into the Rabbit Hole.” The detail with which they convey their art and what they’ve seen in their minds will delight visitors.

The opening reception for the new show, Saturday, July 25, 7 p.m., is free and open to the public. “The Misguided Professors”
will be the musical performers and refreshments will be served.
The artists will share about themselves and their art beginning about 7:40 p.m. The gallery is located at 128 E. Sixth St., Newton.

Wichita artist Barbara Haynes grew up on the high plains of western Kansas surrounded by expansive sky and endless horizon.
“The view was always the same yet ever changing depending on the atmosphere of the given moment,” she said. Her abstract paintings provide a different perspective inspired by the forms and shapes of the prairie.

Artist Beth Vannatta owns a 48-acre wilderness farm outside of Halstead, where she converted the old chicken house into her studio. “There I sculpt in brass, copper, stone, wood and clay,” she said. She has taught art, jewelry design and stone sculpture and shown her work in Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, New Mexico and Oregon.

Newton artist Ethan Patrick Harris has been dreaming of fantastic worlds since he was young. “With both traditional and digital techniques, I convey what I see in my mind and hope the work will lead the viewer to wonder what’s up and what’s next,”
he said.” I’ve been influenced by so many artists — from Waterhouse, Beksinski to Moebius and countless others.”

The art of Harris, Haynes and Vannatta will be on display and for sale in the main gallery through September 12.

For more information about the exhibit, contact the gallery at 316-284-2749.

Carriage Factory Art Gallery is housed in the two-story carriage factory founded in 1883 by J. J. Krehbiel, co-founder of Bethel College. The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Regular hours are Tuesday-Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Save the Date: Autumn & Art Patron Party

September 18-20, 2015 at Bradley Fair

Friday, Sept. 18, 6 to 9 pm
Saturday, Sept. 19, 10 am to 7 pm
Sunday, Sept. 20, 10 am to 5 pm

  • Free and open to the public
  • A world-class art gallery on Bradley Fair Parkway
  • Delicious food and drinks available
  • Live entertainment
  • Art themed family fun

Become a Patron- purchase your patron pass

To help us offer this unique art experience to our community, become a Patron and enjoy a full weekend of exclusive hospitality:

Patron Party: Friday, Sept. 18, 6 to 9 pm

  • Join our lavish opening-night party
  • Gourmet food and specialty wine and spirits
  • Silent auction
  • Live performances

Patron Privledges: As a Patron, enjoy reserved parking and complimentary beverages throughout the weekend.

 

Abilene KS Arts Festival

Connecting the arts community with audiences of all ages in cultivating the development and understanding of diverse art forms.

Sculpture; Painting – Oil; Watercolor; Drawing; Wood; Jewelry; Metal; Fabric; Ceramic.

Every medium will be displayed at this new “art” event. Families can bring their children to learn “art appreciation” as well as become “art patrons.”

The three day event will kick off on Friday night – September 25 with family entertainment on the main stage (Buckeye and 2nd street) 5 – 8 pm.

Saturday – September 26, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. artists will be in large tents and lining the streets of downtown Abilene, as well as in local businesses, showcasing and offering their art for sale. The Entertainment stage will be hosting entertainment of all genres. Food Booths will have delicious and fun food. “Children’s Creative Korner” tent with activities for children of all ages.

Saturday Night: 2nd Annual “Taste of Abilene” 5 – 8 pm, Historic Depot on 2nd street, featuring local restaurants showcasing their delicious specialties. $20.00 per person, tickets available at the CVB and Chamber office. Entertainment will be provided.

Sunday: Artists continue to show and sell their art. “Budding Artists 1st art purchase.” Children 4-14 can purchase donated art for $5.00 or less from donations made by participating artists. Local 4-H volunteers will assist the kids, with choosing a piece of art.

Abilene Art Festival Art Entry Form

Wichita Symphony Orchestra

Feature: Wichita Symphony Orchestra

During WWII there was a nationwide call to create symphony orchestras in cities and regional hubs across the US to bring cheer to the communities, and ultimately their returning troops. Prominent musicians and WSU partners in the Wichita Community met and founded the Wichita Symphony Orchestra in 1944.

The Wichita Symphony Orchestra is one of the oldest and most active arts organizations in Kansas. Conducted by Maestro Daniel Hege, the orchestra’s mission has been to enrich, educate, and entertain diverse audiences of all ages in our region through performances of orchestral music, thereby enhancing the vibrancy and vitality of Wichita.

The Wichita Symphony Orchestra calls their audience “culturally aware, musically curious.” They have eight classics weekend performances for those interested in hearing Classical greats, three Pops concerts for those who want to hear their favorite popular music with the power of a full Symphony Orchestra, two family concerts for those who want to introduce their children to the Symphony, and two free community concerts for the people of Wichita to join us in a celebration of music.

The Wichita Symphony Orchestra employs 90 of Wichita’s finest musicians and make music together for the Wichita Community. There is nothing more special than that.

Learn more about the Symphony at www.wichitasymphony.org.

Century II Concert Hall
225 W. Douglas Ave. Suite 207
Wichita, KS 67202
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm (Closed Fridays during the summer)

For the Love of Art

JULY 31- FINAL FRIDAY “FOR THE LOVE OF ART” A Tribute to Ruthie Spriggs

GO AWAY GARAGE
508 S COMMERCE
WICHITA,KS

Our Friend Greg Turner has organized a very special Summer Art Event for Wichita. Ruthie Spriggs was an Art teacher at USD 259, City Arts and Arts Partners. She has touched many lives teaching Art to so many. She passed away this last September. This Exhibit is A Tribute to Ruthie Spriggs.

Artists: Greg Turner, Dustin Parker, Marc Bosworth, Ted Krone, Arron Krone, Ann Krone, Tara Hufford Walker, Mark S Walker, Jack Wilson,Ed Langston, David Christiansen,Greg Johnson, Webster Johnson, Karen Scroggins, Jessica O’Brian, Charlotte Martin, and Chad Droegemeier.

Final Friday: July 31, 7-11

Gallery XII July E-News

Summer Greetings from Gallery XII!

Hard to believe the Fourth of July has come and gone, and hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!

Thank you to all who came to the opening of the beautiful exhibition of paintings by Chiaw-Weai Loo, as well as the lovely show of ceramics by Terry Corbett. Both are stunning exhibits and well worth taking in. Both will be on view through July 28th.

*Make sure to check out our Facebook page for photos of the exhibits!*

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! IT’S CRAZY EIGHTS TIME!

July 31, Marks the opening of the sixth annual Crazy Eights Small Works Invitational.

We are very excited to welcome Charles Baughman, co-owner of MonArt as this year’s juror. Over 75 artists will be represented! We will also be featuring the ceramic works of Judy Brees.

Opening Reception will take place from 5:30-10pm and the awards will be presented at approximately 7pm.

Hope to see you soon at Gallery XII!

Gallery XII
412 E. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67202
www.wichitagalleryxii.com
316.267.5915

Tessera Gallery Kay Ausherman Musical Easel Class July 18, 2015

Tessera Fine Art Gallery is hosting a Kayann Ausherman Class
Kayann Ausherman Class
July 18, 2015, 1 – 4 PM
Cost is $25 – All supplies are provided
Limited space – contact the gallery to reserve your spot!

No experience necessary!

Enjoy the fun with a friend and learn how to create mixed media art.

G.E.M. Girl Entrepreneurs Matter Competition

About the Competition

The Girl Entrepreneurs Matter (GEM) competition was designed as a way to fulfill the Junior League of Wichita’s mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

The winner of the GEM competition will be awarded a 10’x10’ booth at the 2015 Holiday Galleria (Oct. 8-11) where they will have four days of real-world experience in which to execute their business plan.

Eligibility and Rules

The competition is open to females ages 15-25 who show a history of voluntarism or community involvement. Entrants must have the ability to decorate their 10’x10’ booth and have enough product to sell or take orders for four days of sales.

How to Enter

Entrants are required to submit an executive summary or business plan of their business idea (no longer than four pages) along with an example of their product. Summaries must include how they will execute their plan to participate as a vendor at Holiday Galleria 2015. This shall be accompanied by a cover letter demonstrating the applicant’s community involvement, academic excellence and entrepreneurial interest. All entries must be received by Wednesday August 26, 2015. Mail entries to: Junior League of Wichita, Attn: HG Special Events, 6402 E. 12th St., Wichita, KS, 67206.

Special Exhibit: “Members Only”

SPECIAL EXHIBIT: “MEMBERS ONLY” Embroidered Club and Affiliation Wear
Showing at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
204 S. Main, Wichita, Kansas
Showing July 2nd through August 2016

WINDOWS ON COLLECTIONS
Recent additions to the Museum’s Collection
“MEMBERS ONLY” Embroidered Club and Affiliation Wear

Embroidery, the art of working raised designs in threads upon any fabric with a needle, has been in use for thousands of years. Within the last century it has increasingly involved words in addition to ornamentation to engage a more literate audience. Embroidered marks and logos would often communicate a special interest or skill of the wearer, as seen in the locally produced shirts and jacket on exhibit. Included in exhibit:

Man’s black short sleeved Western-style KFDI shirt, worn by “Willie Wheelchair” of KFDI Radio, 1960s. Man’s black short sleeved Wichita Metro Bowling Club shirt worn by Clifford Jones, late 1950s – early 1960s. Man’s black short sleeved Shocker Lounge bowling shirt, worn by Clifford Jones, late 1950s-early 1960s. Man’s long sleeved Western-style Wichita Round-Up Club shirt, worn by Willie Alford, President of the Wichita Round-Up Club, 1970s-1980s. Woman’s navy blue Stardust Dance Club jacket, worn by Virginia Fry, early 1970s.

Submitted by Eric Cale, Museum Director, contact: ecale@wichitahistory.org
Venue: Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main, Wichita, KS 67202

Contact for information: 316-265-9314, wschm@wichitahistory.org Website: wichitahistory.org

Museum Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

Regular Admission Charge: Adults $ 5.00, Children under 12 years $ 2.00; under 6 free

Supported in part by the City of Wichita and the Board of Commissioners of Sedgwick County Kansas

OUR VISION: To provide a world class Museum experience, advancing the understanding and exploration of the rich historical and cultural heritage of Wichita and Sedgwick County Kansas.

County Funding

ON BEHALF OF THE ARTS COUNCIL

Good morning,
As you may be aware, there has been some discussion regarding reduction or possible elimination of funding for the arts at the County level. The Arts Council would like to invite you to attend a meeting this Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at CityArts, 334 N. Mead, to discuss ways the arts community can encourage support for the arts with their County Commissioners. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Arlen Hamilton, President, Arts Council at Arlen Hamilton Arlenh@mlchtd.com. Hope to see you there.

Jewish Summer Film Series this Sunday + final week to see prints by Norma Bassett Hall

Meet “Anita”

Jewish Summer Film Series continues Sunday
Sunday, July 12| 2 pm
Free admission

Courtesy Menemsha Films

Courtesy Menemsha Films

The 20th season of the Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation’s Jewish Summer Film Series, co-sponsored with the Wichita Art Museum, continues this Sunday with the feature film Anita in WAM’s Howard E. Wooden Lecture Hall. A young woman with Down syndrome (Alejanda Manzo), Anita lives a happy, routine life in Buenos Aires, being meticulously cared for by her mother Dora (Academy Award nominee Norma Aleandro). One tragic morning in 1994, everything changes when Anita is left alone, confused, and helpless after the nearby Argentine Israelite Mutual Association is bombed. As Anita wanders through the city, she learns not only to care for herself, but touches the lives of those around her. Running time: 104 minutes.

Closing this Sunday:
Chipping the Block,
Painting the Silk: The Color Prints of Norma Bassett Hall
on view through Sunday, July 12

Norma Bassett Hall, Old Sycamore, 1942. Color block print, 13 1/2 x 11 1/8 inches. Courtesy Lockhart Family Collection

Norma Bassett Hall, Old Sycamore, 1942. Color block print, 13 1/2 x 11 1/8 inches. Courtesy Lockhart Family Collection

The only woman among the 10 charter members of the Prairie Printmakers­–the famous Wichita artist group formed in 1930­–Norma Bassett Hall (1888-1957) created nearly 100 prints celebrating the landscapes and locales in which she lived, including more than a dozen Kansas images. She lived for two decades in Kansas, moving to El Dorado with her husband, printmaker Arthur Hall, in 1922. Guest-curated by Dr. Joby Patterson, Chipping the Block is the first one-woman exhibition of Basset Hall’s work since her death in 1957.

Wichita Art Museum hours are 10 am to 5 pm Wednesday-Saturday and noon to 5 pm Sunday.

Artwork of Patty Knupp to be featured July 16 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Patty Knupp’s artwork to be featured July 16 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

The artwork and courageous life of Patty Knupp will be celebrated in a special exhibit at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton, on Thursday, July 16, 6 to 8 p.m. Music and refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the public.

The artwork and courageous life of Patty Knupp will be celebrated in a special exhibit at Carriage Factory Art Gallery,
128 E. Sixth St., Newton, on Thursday, July 16, 6 to 8 p.m. Music and refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the public.

Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton, will celebrate the art of Patty Knupp and honor her courageous life in a special exhibit of selected pieces of her artwork Thursday, July 16, 6 to 8 p.m., in the mezzanine gallery. Her art will be on display and for sale through September 10.

Patty Knupp was a wife, mother, manager of her household, award-winning artist and art teacher. She also was paralyzed, except for movement of her head and slight movement in her left wrist.

Knupp was stricken with polio the day after she gave birth to her daughter Alika. She was flown to a hospital in Omaha where she stayed for almost two years. She and her family then moved to Newton, where she had grown up. Although she was confined to a bed, she accomplished activities with the help of her family, including her daughters, Margie, Alika and Kathy.

She had been interested in painting before she contracted polio, and she developed the interest further. She had help attaching a sling onto her arm at the wrist and elbow, taping a brush onto two fingers of her left hand. That’s how she painted. She taught basic art to anyone who was interested — from preschool age to adult. They started with sketching, then did still life and watercolors. She used a respirator attached to her chest to help her breathe. Despite her physical limitations, she lived life to the fullest, sharing her love of art with others.

The July 16 event is free and open to the public. Music will be provided by Barrick Wilson on piano, and refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact the gallery at 316-284-2749.

Basket Weaving Workshop July 11 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Instructor Kathy Schroeder will lead participants in making a continuous weave berry basket in a five-hour basket weaving workshop at Carriage Factory Art Gallery Saturday, July 11, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

“If time allows, we’ll also make a second smaller door hanger basket,” said Schroeder. “Students may begin or complete the
second basket in class, or I will have supplies and instructions ready for them to take home if they need more time.”

All supplies will be included in the class, including reeds with a variety of accent colors for students to select.The class fee
is $80. Reservations can be made by calling the gallery at 316-284-2749.

Schroeder teaches art in a variety of media. In addition to woven baskets, she has explored linoleum and monoprints, oil
portraits and acrylic paintings. She often features the people, animals and land of her native Kansas in her prints and
paintings. She has baskets and other artwork on display at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton.

Wayne White

Wayne White: Wichita! Now on view at the Ulrich

Wayne White: Wichita! Now on view at the Ulrich

Wayne WhiteThe Ulrich is pleased to present a selection of puppets and masks created by Wayne White during his time as Wichita Riverfest’s first Harvester Arts artist-in-residence. Among other events during the 10-day residency, White worked with local artists to build several large-scale puppets for Riverfest’s Safelite® AutoGlass Sundown Parade and conducted public mask-making workshops for anyone interested in walking with him in the parade. The puppets are on view in the Ulrich Underground through July 12.
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Art For Your Ears: 2015 Summer Music Series

Art for your EarsExpand your artistic experience. Each month, the Ulrich Museum of Art invites you to bring your lawn chair, relax in the scenery of the Wichita State University campus, and enjoy Art For Your Ears! Concerts are located at McKnight Outdoor Plaza (between the Ulrich Museum and the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries) on the WSU campus.

Art For Your Ears begins with a local trio comprised of Nikki Moddelmog, Shane Marler and Dennis Hardin performing soulful melodies and their unique blend of jazz infused folk songs.

Thursday, July 9 | 7–9 p.m.
Admission is free and light refreshments are provided.
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Ulrich Underground Artist-In-Residence: Gerco de Ruijter
Gerco de RuijterDutch artist Gerco de Ruijter is the Ulrich Underground artist-in-residence July–September 2015. De Ruijter is a celebrated photographer based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Much of his career has been spent documenting the open landscapes of the Netherlands and Iceland, though he has also made repeated trips to the American Southwest. The view of his subject is most often from above, with images unconventionally captured while skillfully piloting a kite or fishing rod. While in Wichita, De Ruijter will continue his aerial observations of the land. He will capture a 360 degree panorama image from a center pivot irrigation arm, and also launch a new project that examines the “grid corrections” along Kansas county boundaries. Our human imprint on the rural Kansas landscape provides a rich subject for innovative and engaging exploration by this important international photographer.

Final Friday at CityArts

Main Gallery features work by Wichitan Eric Carbrey

CityArts is hosting the opening of four new exhibits from 5-8 p.m. on Final Friday, June 26 that celebrate the work of artists in the Wichita area. Admission is free to CityArts’ galleries that are open 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. The shows will be on display through July 31. CityArts is located at 334 N. Mead in Old Town Square.

  • Main Gallery: “Box-Box-Box,” works by Eric Carbrey
    Eric Carbrey is a local artist who’s been crafting his skill from a young age. His relationship with art has grown through the years, and his medium of choice is repurposed house paint. The pieces included in “Box-Box-Box” convey complexity through simplistic geometric shapes and tape blocking. For this series, he used 51 different colors in 121 paintings to explore how color works with or against other colors.
  • Main Hall Gallery: “Moon Milk,” acrylic paintings by Leanne Dougherty
    Painting with acrylics has always been a very meditative process for local artist Leanne Dougherty. She uses her interest in nature, gardening, bright colors, belly dancing and folk art to inspire her. Creating is a way for Dougherty to make bits of her fantasy world slightly more tangible and, above all, have fun.
  • Boardroom Gallery: “A Woman In Her Place,”curated by Amanda Pfister and Manda Remmen
    “A Woman in Her Place” explores the themes of female identity and place from the perspective of artists from around the world who have worked with Amanda Pfister and Manda Remmen. The common thread between all of the pieces is the use of a slip garment as a symbol of a woman. As a group, the artwork shows the diversity, power, vulnerability and grace of women.
    Amanda Pfister and select artists will participate in an Artist Talk from 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, July 23 at CityArts to speak with visitors and discuss their work. The Artist Talk is free and open to the public.
  • Balcony Gallery: “Academic Pandemic,” works by Steven Campbell
    As a senior at Arkansas City High School, Steven Campbell won first place in the 4th District Congressional Art Show sponsored by the office of Congressman Mike Pompeo. His show at CityArts is his first solo art exhibition. This summer, Campbell will receive his Associate of Arts degree from Cowley County Community College. He plans to attend Friends University to study studio art with an emphasis in drawing and painting.

CityArts is a focal point for the arts in Wichita. Its mission is to provide education, information and artistic opportunities to the community through art education, gallery exhibitions and cultural entertainment. CityArts is home to the Arts Council, a group that works in partnership with the City of Wichita to advance and promote arts and culture in the Wichita community through advocacy, leadership, education and collaboration.

CHIAW-WEAI LOO

Gallery XII June E-News

Thank you to all who came out to our last Final Friday opening of Jan Klassen’s show “A Walk Among the Trees,” as well as the new showing of sculptures by Don Lind. Both shows are beautiful and are on view through next Tuesday the 23rd. Make sure to check out our facebook page
for photos from the opening reception!

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Mark your Calendars for our next wonderful Exhibits! Final Friday, June 26th, we will celebrate the opening of:

“NEAR WATER, AMONGST FLOWERS”
Paintings on Rice Paper and Silk
by CHIAW-WEAI LOO

Featuring Collaborative Ceramic works by Terry Corbett and Chiaw-Weai Loo

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There is still room to enter in the 2015 Crazy Eights show, but spaces are filling up fast. We are very excited that Charles Baughman of
MonArt will be this year’s judge! In case you haven’t received them, here are the prospectus and entry form.

Hope to see you soon at Gallery XII!
412 E. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67202
www.wichitagalleryxii.com
316.267.5915

 

Paint great landscapes

Main ARTery Kim Casebeer Workshop Ulysses, KS

Paint Great Landscapes From Photographs
October 23-25, 2015
Skill level: Basic drawing and painting knowledge, otherwise all skill levels
Class size: 9 min / 15 max.
Oil and pastel accepted.
Hours: 9am – 4pm daily

During studio time, landscape painters often use photographs, even if they have a plein air study of the location. When using photographs, it’s important to remember what the light and color was really like. This workshop will concentrate on how to make good paintings from photos.
We will talk about different types of light and shadow: light, highlight, halftone, shade, cast shadow, and reflected light. Value studies/notans and color studies will be emphasized in order to get the line, shape and value of the composition correct. Kim will offer demos and lots of individual attention at the easel.

Supply List

About the Instructor:
“I believe the single most important learning experience for a landscape painter, is painting outdoors from life — there is no substitute. I use my outdoor paintings as learning tools and as studies for larger paintings in the studio.”

Kim Casebeer received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Kansas State University in 1992. She worked as a graphic designer, and in 2002 made the leap to full-time artist. Kim paints and shows her work across the country, including Wyoming, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, California, Missouri and Kansas. She is a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America and Pastel Society of America, and Master Signature Member of the American Women Artists. Her work has won national awards and has been featured in Art of the West, Southwest Art, PleinAir Magazine, American Art Collector and Western Art Collector.

Main ARTery Jilli Nel Workshop SW Kansas

Main ARTery Jilli Nel Workshop SW Kansas

“Let Go , Let Flow ”

An introductory workshop to releasing your inner abstract artist.

This 2 day workshop held by International Abstract Expressionist Jilli Nel is aimed at helping you to loosen up your work…and designed to teach an introductory into the techniques and processes behind Abstraction.

Jilli has been is USA for 3 years and has made an impact on the art world with her vibrant abstract paintings that are filled with Life and flow with energy , very much like herself.

Allow her to show you how to Let Go and Let Flow.

Be sure to bring your inner child along with you to this one.

List of materials needed for workshop:

  • Acrylic paints … your own choice. As many different colors as you want.
  • Assortment of brushes, palette knives, sponges, roller sponges, any kind of painting tool you can find lying around… guitar strings, normal string, stamping tools, corrugated cardboard , stencils, plastic forks, combs, etc
  • 3 canvases …
    • 1 of 24×36″
    • 2 of 18×24″
  • Small bottle of liquitex gloss medium and varnish
  • Paper Towels, 1 roll
  • Aluminum foil
  • Masking tape A small bucket for water
  • An old towel
  • Plastic garbage bags to protect area
  • Spray bottle
  • wear old clothes

We will be painting flat on top of tables so no need for easels .. unless you prefer that.

Most important…. Do not forget to bring along your inner child… Your enthusiasm and your sense of humor ….!

Writers of the Wheat Literary Festival

The Writers of the Wheat Literary Festival will be Friday evening, July 10, 2015, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Sunflower Plaza, 417 E. Gilbert, Wichita, KS.

We have several authors from Kansas, publishing in a variety of genres, who will speak about their writing inspiration, their books, or how their life experiences have impacted their writing. All authors (and several others) will have autographed copies of their books to sell at this event.

Refreshments will be served. There will be a $2.00 admission charge to attend the event.

Writers of the Wheat Literary Festival Flier

‘A Day in the Life’ at Cowtown

June 20 event immerses visitors in 1875 Wichita

Cowtown’s “A Day in the Life” event on Saturday, June 20 will do more than explain Wichita’s Old West history to visitors. It will allow them to live and breathe it. From 10 a.m.-5 p.m., more than 75 costumed interpreters will bring Cowtown to life as they take on the personas of townsfolk, farmers and business owners going about a typical day in 1875 Wichita. Visitors are invited to become part of the story as they interact with them and ask questions. Regular admission rates apply for this special event. Cowtown is located at 1865 W. Museum Blvd.

“We will have 40 buildings filled with volunteers and staff who have done their research and picked a particular person in Wichita’s history to bring back to life,” said Cowtown Director David Flask. “Throughout the day, we’ll also be re-creating events that were reported in 1875 editions of the Wichita City Eagle.”

Activities visitors can expect to see in this young and thriving town include:

  • Strawberry Festival church fundraiser, featuring music and dancing;
  • Farm auction by the bank at a recently foreclosed farm;
  • School board announcement and dedication of next year’s teachers;
  • Private school open house;
  • Newly married couple receiving well-wishers at a residential home; and
  • Embroidery class where young ladies learn to become good future wives.

 

For more information about “A Day in the Life,” call 316-350-3323 or go to OldCowtown.org.

Historic Wichita Cowtown Inc. works with the City of Wichita to further the Museum and its mission. Established in 1952, Cowtown’s unique programming chronicles Wichita’s transformation from a frontier settlement to a cattle town to an agricultural and manufacturing area. The Museum has the distinction of being accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition achievable by a museum. Accreditation recognizes high standards in individual museums and ensures they continue to uphold public trust. Only 3 percent of the nation’s estimated 34,144 museums are accredited.

VERTIGO 232 INSTALL 5.15 CLOSING RECEPTION THIS FRIDAY JUNE 12 5-9PM

CLOSING RECEPTION – JUNE 12-5-9PM
Vertigo 232 Gallery- 232 N. Market, Wichita, Kansas
Above Hewitts Antiques

FEATURED ARTISTS : MIKE MILLER-ED LANGSTON-LINNEBUR&MILLER-SARAH STEWART-IAN WALKER STEWART-CHRISTOPHER GULICK-CHIYOKO MYOSE- MARK S WALKER-TARA HUFFORD WALKER

Installation art : An Artist takes a large interior (the exterior can be part of an installation, too) and loading it with disparate items that evoke complex and multiple associations and thoughts, longings, and moods. It’s a huge three-dimensional painting, sculpture, poem, and or prose work.

Vertigo 232 Install

aida

Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida

Music Theatre Wichita presents Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida. Aida tells the story of an unscheduled detour along the Nile that leads to a love story that changes the course of history. It’s spectacular, dramatic, and compelling, with a thrilling contemporary musical score.

The show runs June 10-14, with performances at these times:

  • June 10: 8 PM
  • June 11: 8 PM
  • June 12: 8 PM
  • June 13: 2 PM and 8 PM
  • June 14: 2 PM and 7 PM

Learn more about Aida and how to purchase tickets at http://mtwichita.org/shows_tickets/current_season/overview#2086.

The city of Wichita, Kansas, is home to the internationally acclaimed Music Theatre Wichita, where every summer five opulent new productions are created especially for local audiences. Mixing Broadway guest artists with outstanding singer-dancer-actors from a nationwide talent search, MTWichita has become a dynamic launching ground for the newest generation of Broadway stars. Inside Century II Concert Hall in the heart of our lively downtown, audiences can enjoy spectacular shows at a fraction of Broadway prices. Upcoming shows include Disney’s My Son Pinnochio, Billy Elliot the Musical, Big Fish, and Hello, Dolly!

Awake

Documentary film “AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda”

“AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda,” a film by Oscar-nominee Paola di Florio and Sundance winner Lisa Leeman.

Indian mystic Paramahansa Yogananda brought yoga and meditation to the West in 1920 and wrote the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi,” a go-to book for seekers from George Harrison to Steve Jobs. By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient teachings accessible to a modern audience and led millions onto the path of self-realization.

Exclusive Wichita-area Screening
Monday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Augusta Historic Theatre, 523 State St., Augusta
Tickets available online only: gathr.us/screening/12175

The New York Times wrote about AWAKE: “Compelling… enough to make a modern soul look inwards.”

The LA Times calls it: “a vivid, elegantly assembled portrait… an absorbing glimpse into the life and times of the world’s first superstar swami.”

Read more about AWAKE and watch the trailer here: www.awaketheyoganandamovie.com/the_film

Party Arty

Party Arty June 13 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

“Party Arty” open to public June 13 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

A paint party with instructor and all supplies included will be open to the public Saturday evening, June 13, 7 to 9 p.m., at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton. Instructor Sue Bechtel will lead participants in creating their own 16 x 20 acrylic paintings of hot air balloons.

“We offer a beautiful fine arts setting for these events,” said gallery director Cindy Snider. “Participants can browse and enjoy all levels of the gallery before or after their paint party.”

The cost for instruction and supplies for the June 13 event is $40 per person. “We’re inviting participants to bring potluck snacks, and we’ll provide the beverages,” added Snider.

In addition to paint parties that are open to the public, private bookings are also available for both adults and children. Children’s parties are $20 per person.

For more information or to make reservations for June 13, contact the gallery at 316-284-2749.

Carriage Factory Art Gallery is housed in a two-story carriage factory founded in 1883. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.The gallery offers workshops in various art media throughout the year.

In addition to rotating exhibits that feature regional art for sale, the gallery includes a consignment sales gallery of 50 local artists, gift shop and a collection of paintings for sale by renowned American impressionist Albert H. Krehbiel.

Normal gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jump & Jive Burlesque

American Rose Theater of Burlesque has a show coming up on Saturday, June 13th at the Scottish Rite Center located at 332 E. 1st St N. We have been revitalizing this nostalgic art form in Wichita for two years and are thrilled to be entertaining and educating people on this classic art form.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m. The show is 18+.

Jump & Jive Burlesque

Larksfield Place Men’s Art Exhibit

THE GALLERY AT LARKSFIELD PLACE
7373 East 29th St. North Wichita, KS 67226
316-636-1000
OPEN DAILY 9-6pm FREE

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LARKSFIELD PLACE MEN’S ART EXHIBIT
THURSDAY, JUNE 4– SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2015
ART EXHIBIT RECEPTION
THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 4:30-6PM
LARKSFIELD PLACE BISTRO

The residents of Larksfield Place bring with them a life full of experience, culture and diverse talents. This month we are showcasing the fine art created by the talented men in our midst. Some residents are life-long artists while others found their artistic talent in later years. Many continue to create thus some of the artwork is fresh off the easel, recently photographed, or newly carved. The range of media in this show includes photography, oil, acrylic, wood carving & electronic art. This wonderful display proves the fact that art is ageless and creativity is a life-long pursuit.

Get ready for summer at the Ulrich

Thank you to the volunteers and supporters of A SculpTour Affair

Ulrich Sculpture Tour

A SculpTour Affair, the roaming party celebrating the Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection on the campus of Wichita State University was Saturday, May 23. The celebration, organized and designed by a committee of creative, dedicated volunteers and led by chair Genevieve Gordon Farha, raised both awareness of the sculpture collection on campus and essential funds for the Ulrich Fall exhibition POSTDATE: Photography and Inherited History in India. An immense thank you to the SculpTour Affair committee and the Ulrich Alliance for your support, time and involvement the past 15 months in planning this spectacular event. Thank you to our hosts, sculpture sponsors and event sponsors for your contributions to the evening and the future programs of the Ulrich. And, thank you to all of our patrons who attended or donated to our first Alliance gala. We are ecstatic and looking ahead to our second gala in May of 2017.

See the full list of committee members, sponsors and hosts.
Art For Your Ears 2015

Art For Your Ears 2015Mark your calendars for this season’s Ulrich outdoor summer concert series, Art for Your Ears. The Ulrich is delighted to announce a stellar line-up of local favorites and award winning musicians. Wichita native, Nikki Moddelmog, has been writing and playing music for 14 years focusing on jazz infused folk songs. Doug MacLeod, winner of the Blues Music Awards Acoustic Artist of the Year and Acoustic Album of the Year, will ply his triple talents as a singer/songwriter, storyteller, and blues guitar player. With hard driving banjo, upright bass, and acoustic guitar, The Calamity Cubes! blend traditional Country, Folk and Bluegrass with the fire of an 80s Punk band.

The museum galleries open at 6:30 p.m. and concerts begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free and light refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, July 9
Nikki Moddelmog and Shane Marler with Dennis Hardin

Thursday, August 6
Doug MacLeod

Tuesday, September 1
The Calamity Cubes!

See videos and learn more about the artists for this year’s outdoor summer concert series
Wayne White: Wichita! June 13 through July 12

Wayne White: Wichita!Wayne White—Emmy award winning artist and Wichita Festivals Inc./Harvester Arts artist-in-residence—transformed Wichita and the Riverfest Autoglass Sundown Parade on May 29 with the help of a crew of local artists and endless sheets of cardboard. A selection of White’s Wichita! puppets, including Carrie Nation, John Brown, and a few head of cattle, will be on view in the Ulrich Underground June 13 through July 12, 2015.

 

Volunteer Spotlight: Scott Martin

Volunteer Spotlight: Scott MartinScott Martin has been volunteering with the Ulrich for a year. Scott enjoys meeting new people at Ulrich events and the opportunity to view art. The Ulrich has benefitted from Scott’s professional skills in the audio/visual field. Scott’s contributions of time and energy help make Ulrich events outstanding.

“The Ulrich has become very important in both mine and Ruth Ann’s lives. It is a place of escape for Ruth Ann and a learning place for me,” Scott said about the time he spends at the Ulrich.

 

River Run

KHF River Run In-Person Registration Update

Kansas Health Foundation River Run
Saturday, June 6, 2015

​****Attention****

We have three pop-up IN-PERSON River Run registration locations for Wednesday, June 3rd & Thursday, June 4th:

First Gear, 111 N. Mosley
GoRun East, 2350 N. Greenwich
GoRun West, 2556 N. Maize

These pop-up locations are for the 10K and 2-Mile Runs Only. You will be able to register, pay and pick-up your packet all at the same time.
​*Prices increase $20 per race on race day*

Registration for the 2-Mile Walk and Tot Trot will be available only in Runners’ Village on race day, Saturday, June 6th, starting at 6 a.m.
*Prices will NOT increase on race day*

You can still register Online for all races until 11:59 p.m. today (Tuesday, June 2nd) at RiverRunWichita.com

Packets can still be picked up at the Wichita Festivals’ Office, 444 E. William, through Friday, June 5th at 5 p.m., 48 hours after you have registered online.

Race Day Schedule
7 a.m. Pizza Hut & Taco Bell 10K
8:30 a.m. YMCA 2-Mile Walk
8:30 a.m. Pizza Hut & Taco Bell 10K Awards Ceremony
9:25 a.m. Meineke 2-Mile Wheelchair Race
9:30 a.m. Meineke 2-Mile Run
10 a.m. Meineke 2-Mile Awards Ceremony
10:45 a.m. Meritrust Tot Trot Race

Thank You to Our Kansas Health Foundation River Run Sponsors:

Kansas Health Foundation River Run Sponsors

Jonas H. Sjøvaag / Norwegian musician & photo artist

Jonas H. Sjøvaag / Norwegian musician & photo artist

Hi
I’m a Norwegian photographer, musician and composer, focusing mainly on landscapes that are magnified through manipulation, collages, cut-ups and similar forms of visual interaction. Through the years I’ve managed, in my own humble opinion, to create a visual output that is unique and my own, where the intention is to invite viewers into a state of perception where they are allowed to submit their own stories and ideas into my imagery. I do not know if this makes sense to you, but if it does I would invite you to check out my portfolio over at Saatchi Galleries (www.saatchionline.com/jonassjovaag), where most of my work is presented.

Also, a PDF of my official portfolio is available here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6po600sjwt5vt6f/Jonas%20H.%20Sjovaag%20portfolio%202014%20PDF.pdf?dl=0

Right now I’m looking for galleries to work with in 2016 and 2017. If you are interested in this, do let me know. I’m available both through email and by phone: +47 928 42 902.
All the best
Mvh.
Jonas Howden Sjøvaag
+47 928 42 902
Musician, composer, artist

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“Ekte, personlig og usedvanlig sterk musikk” – Tor Hammerø
“En klassiker er skapt; vakrere blir det faktisk ikke” – Arild Rønsen
“en sann kunst å senke skuldrene, holde tilbake og la kraften i det varsomme fortelle levende historier” – Arild R. Andersen
“ein hugnad å lytte til ein trio som har gått eigne vegar” – Roald Helgheim

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Fused Glass tiles

Fused Glass Workshop June 6 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Instructor Linda Fern Johnson returns to Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton, to lead another fused glass workshop Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

“The workshop is geared for beginners, but all levels of experience are welcome,” said gallery directory Cindy Snider.
“Linda will teach inclusion techniques with a full fuse. Participants will make three pieces, choosing from pendants, sun catchers and tiles. The glass will be fired and ready for pick-up Tuesday, June 9.”

The workshop fee is $40, all supplies included. Participants can make additional pieces for $5 each. Johnson said that many people will finish their pieces by noon, but they can stay as late as 1:30 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling the gallery at 316-284-2749.

Other June classes at the gallery include a “Party Arty” open to the public Saturday, June 13, 7 p.m., and a mosaics class Saturday June 20, 9 a..m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sue Bechtel will lead participants in painting a 16 x 20 acrylic of hot air balloons on June 13. The evening event is open to adults and children ages 10 and up. Participants are encouraged to bring a food item, have fun and make great memories. Class fee is $40, all supplies included.

Mary Lee McDonald will lead the mosaics class June 20. Class fee is $80, all supplies included.

Reservations for all classes are required.

Carriage Factory Art Gallery is housed in the two-story carriage factory founded in 1883 by J. J. Krehbiel, co-founder of Bethel College. The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The gallery offers a variety of art workshops for adults and children throughout the year. In addition, the facilities and adjacent park are available for rent for birthdays, weddings and other special occasions.

May – Final Friday

Final Friday Is Almost Here!

CityArts is hosting the opening of three new exhibits from 5-8 p.m. on Final Friday, May 29 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 June 20.

For more information about the shows or to purchase artwork,
please contact CityArts at 316-350-3245 or cityarts@wichita.gov.

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Main Gallery: “Dance or Die,” Works by Sonny Laracuente
The pieces included in “Dance or Die” reflect Sonny Laracuente’s admittedly grim fascination with war and injustice, the dark side of human nature, the uplifting love of music that has buoyed his spirit his entire life and the one thing that ties them all together – perseverance.

Born in the Bronx, N.Y., to a Puerto Rican father and Irish/Scottish/German mother, Laracuente grew up surrounded by music and art and, by the time he had reached his late teens, had filled hundreds of flipbooks with animated sequences mimicking the obscure Anime programs he would watch during early weekday morning hours. Laracuente is an accomplished musician, attended the School of Art and Design in Manhattan, N.Y., and graduated from Newman University in Wichita. He currently lives in Wichita.

CityArts Boardroom Gallery and Balcony Gallery: “Wooden Vessels,” Works by Chad Gorges
Woodturning is a form of woodworking that is used to create wooden objects on a lathe, a machine tool that rotates pieces on its axis to perform various operations such as cutting, sanding, drilling, etc. It’s an art-making method that has expanded Chad Gorges’ imagination and removed any limits to what he can create.

In certain pieces, such as segmented vessels, Gorges has complete control over size and shape. Pieces formed straight from the tree, however, tend to have a mind of their own, constantly changing shape and size as he goes along. In these cases, Gorges feels his task is to simply uncover the shape that already lies within the wood. Gorges is a cabinet and furniture maker who lives in Andale.
Main Hall Gallery:
Photography by the Wichita State University Aperture Club, featuring works by Thien Doan, Phil Anderson, Dale Small, Travis Leivian, Kelsy Gossett, Dwight Corrin, James Mitchell, Tyler Longfellow and Bruce Ward.

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New Works by Kansas Artists
Wood turnings by Jonathan Farney, Paintings by Cally Krallman, Stone Carvings by Don Lind, and Paintings by Joseph Loganbill

Please join us for
FINAL FRIDAY
May 29, 2015
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Please visit our new website,
www.ReubenSaundersGallery.com

About Us
ARTWORKS is located in Piccadilly Square, Central & Rock Road, Wichita, KS
Hours: Monday-Friday 10 am – 5:30 pm, and Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
316-682-1481 or info@reubensaundersgallery.com

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Final Friday at the Sunflower Plaza
417 E. Gilbert
Wichita, KS 67211
Contact: Cristi A. McCaffrey-Jackson at 316-519-3103

Opening: Friday, May 29
7:00-9:00 pm.

“Things from the Heart”
If you like bright colors and simplicity, then this is your art. Come in for some refreshments and other home décor.

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Delano BBQ
710 W. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67203
www.delanobbq.com
316-260-4950

Final Friday, May 29th
Hours: 4:30-8:30 p.m.

“Slingshot”
By: Wilfried Fathi

Wilfried Fathi is a fine arts instructor at Butler Community College and WSU. As a college art instructor, Fathi regularly gets to experiment with different media, styles and techniques, many of which will be on display Friday. The art piece featured on the Final Friday posters, for example, is a multi-layered work titled “Rostam” (32in X 24in) crafted in acrylic, gouache, charcoal, soft pastel, and his own gesso of table and Kosher salt on canvas. This piece features a layer of careful stencil work in both positive and negative imagery, a frieze of charcoal and depicts tributes being delivered to Persopolis. Other pieces are acrylic on hardboard, scratchboard, and various papers. Out of his large and diverse collection, available to view online at www.facebook.com/WAArtStudio, Fathi said he plans to select at least eight pieces for display.

10% of the restaurants proceeds between 3-9pm will go to Parkinson’s Association of the Plains. Final Friday shows at Delano BBQ are always family friendly. We also bring out the S’mores Bar on Final Fridays.
Twitter: @delanoBBQco
Facebook: delanoBBQ
Contact: Michelle Suddeth

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“I. AM”
A Show by artist, Dennis Foye. Meet the artist Final Friday, May 29th, from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. His work will be on display through June 20th.

Mead Street Gallery
121 N. Mead Street
Wichita, KS 67202
316-262-5192

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HUE Gallery
430 S. Commerce, Suite 200
Wichita, KS 67202

“PRISMATIC”
Featured Artists: Sean Christopher Ward and Lindy Wiese

Final Friday, May 29 – 6:00pm-10:00pm
Reception Date will run from 5/29-6/20
Regular Business Hours: Wednesday-Saturday: Noon-5:00
*Also showing works by our newest artist, Sharon Sieben, along with all of our represented artists.

Contact: Sean Christopher Ward
Phone: 316-518-0044
www.huewichita.com

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“Oil on Canvas”

Featuring Artists: Charles Leonard and Greg Walker
Final Friday, May 29 – 6:00PM
Exhibit will run through June 23

R Coffee House
1144 N. Bitting Ave.
Wichita, KS 67203

For further information contact:
Lou Ann Robertson
316-260-9522

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“Sculptures & Paintings – Art Exhibit”

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

Featured Artists:
Greg Johnson
Greg Walker
Charles Leonard
and Local Musicians

Final Friday, May 29: 5:30
Saturday, May 30: 1:00-5:00 p.m.

The exhibit will run from May 29, 2015 through June 23, 2015 by appointment

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JA Social on Final Friday at Adecco

230 N. Mosley, Wichita, KS 67202
Final Friday, May 29th
5:30pm – 8:30pm
Phone: 316-267-3737
Website: http://www.OriginalDigitalPhotos.com

Artist: Tim Martin – Photographer
Subject: Photography of Light, Water, Objects
Style: Contemporary

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Jury Eye Care
926 E. Douglas Ave,
Wichita, KS 67202

“Painting for Big Boys”
Featured Artist: Michael Granite
Friday, May 29th, 6:30-9:30 PM

CONTACT:
Michael Granite
Email: michaeljgranite@gmail.com Phone: 316-250-6961

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Happy May from Gallery XII!
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR
THE NEXT EXHIBIT!

May 29th we are so excited for the opening of

“A WALK AMONG THE TREES”
By JAN KLASSEN

Featuring sculptures by
DON LIND!
Opening reception will take place
Final Friday May 29th, 5:30pm-10:00pm
Regular Business hours are Mon-Sat 10am-4pm
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SAVE THE DATE FOR CRAZY EIGHTS!

Our ever popular small works invitational will be coming up again at the end of July and we want to make sure you have it on your calendars.
The opening will take place JULY 31st.
Time to start thinking about your next square piece for the show!
Look for an entry form and prospectus in your email in the next 2 weeks.

Hope to see you soon at Gallery XII!

Gallery XII
412 E. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67202
www.wichitagalleryxii.com
316.267.5915

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The Fiber Studio & Gallery
418 Commerce, Wichita, KS 67202

“Earth Elements”
Works by Pam Sullivan & Chris Wolf Edmonds
May 15 through June 26, at the Fiber Studio, 418 Commerce, Wichita, KS

Chris Wolf Edmonds and Pam Sullivan — two Kansas artists share their love of nature and create visual poetry using color, texture, fabric, stitch, paint, and print.
Opening Artist Reception: Friday, May 15, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Final Friday Gallery Crawl, May 29, 6:00 to 10:00 PM
Exhibition Closing, Final Friday, June 26

Pam Sullivan is a native Kansan with a fine art degree from the University of Kansas. After graduating, she lived along the Atlantic and Pacific oceans for many years. She is once again landlocked, but still draws inspiration from the sea. Pam lives in Lawrence, KS where she maintains a studio practice.

Pam is a visual artist who uses sheer textiles, paint and stitch to create abstract work based on water patterns, textures and light. She explains her work this way, “My work centers around the sea and the light where life is lived by the currents and planned by the tides. Using translucent fabrics that are colored and layered to add depth, I create mystery, moods and patterns to showcase my story about special places.”

Chris Wolf Edmonds grew up in Wichita and graduated from Wichita Southeast and the University of Kansas. Her quilts are diverse in design and technique and have been exhibited widely. Edmonds writes, “I live at the eastern edge of the Kansas Flint Hills. The majestic sweep of sky and grasslands is a kaleidoscopic palette swaying to the cadence of the seasons. It provides the rhythm of my existence and the stimulus for my art. I strive to perceive the patterns of Nature’s evanescent images and to preserve them in paint and print and text.”

In addition to her hand painted and printed fabrics, she uses a camera, computer and pigment based ink jet printer to produce images on cotton fabric as well as enlarged details from nature printed on aluminum.
Gallery hours: Open by Appointment, week days & week-ends or by chance

For more information or appointment:
Contact: Marilyn Grisham
Phone: 316-303-1996 Email: fiberstudio1@sbcglobal.net

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Charles Baughman: Live at IFG
Final Friday, May 29th: 7-10 p.m.

Integrated Facilities Group is planning to participate in Final Friday beginning May 29th, 2015. The event is entitled: Charles Baughman: Live at IFG and will occur from 7pm to 10pm that day with light fare, wine and music by Jim Keefer and Associate. The event is complimentary to the general public!

IFG is located at 125 S. Washington, Wichita, KS 67202, just south of Ribbit Computers at the corner of Douglas and Washington.

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SHIFTSPACE GALLERY

416 S. Commerce, Suite 102
Wichita, KS 67201
Contact: Lisa Rundstrom, WSU Shift Space Gallery Director
Office Phone: (316) 978-7706 Cell Phone: (316)618-0951
E-Mail: director@shiftspacegallery.com

Reception: Friday, May 8-Final Friday, May 29

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

“Open and Closed BFA Graduate Exhibition”
Wichita State University’s Shift Space, a student gallery located downtown in the Commerce Street Art District, opens a new BFA exhibition Friday May 8th. “Open and Closed” showcases work from our BFA Graduates in the areas of Drawing & Painting, with a closing reception on Friday, May 29th from 6 – 10pm.

 

Art summer camp

WAM Summer Art camps & Summer Opening Party

Hot Art for Cool Kids

Art summer camp registration still open
June & July
Wednesdays & Thursdays | 2 to 4 pm

Spend some summer days with us! WAM invites children ages 6-12 to experience art looking and making through fun, two-hour workshops which will stretch imaginations, creativity, and inquiry. Parents are encouraged to join the class, but children 9 and older may attend without a guardian. Materials fee is $5 per child. For complete class descriptions or to register online, go to wichitaartmuseum.org/hack.

Camp 1: For the Love of Art, Mix it Up!
June 3, 4 – Individual youth
June 10, 11 – Organized groups

Camp 2: Stamp Stomp!
June 17, 18 – Individual youth
June 24, 25 – Organized groups

Camp 3: Glass-tastic!
July 8, 9 – Individual youth
July 15, 16 – Organized groups

Camp 4: Wild, Wacky, What?
July 22, 23 – Individual youth
July 29, 30 – Organized groups

Have you RSVPd?

Three summer exhibitions opening next Saturday night celebrate the modern prairie
Saturday, May 30 | 7 to 9 pm

Check out WAM’s newest exhibitions featuring the
talents of artists Liza Lou, Shawn Decker, and Stuart Allen at the Summer Opening Party. Cash bar, light hors d’oeuvres, and music by The Shoes, led by Randy Rathbun, plus lively party antics in the S. Jim and Darla Farha Great Hall. Free with Wichita Art Museum membership, $10 for non-members. Purchase Summer Opening Party tickets online at: wichitaartmuseum.org/events. Dinner available from 7 to 9 pm at the Muse Cafe. Dinner reservations are recommended at 316-268-4973.

Artist Chiyoko Myos

Opening reception Saturday, May 30, for Japanese artist Chiyoko Myose

Artist Chiyoko Myose identifies herself as a sojourner. She grew up in Japan, but has been living in the United States for 20 years. “Yet, I still feel torn between two places,” she said. “My experience with different perspectives and life expectations of the different places leads me to wonder which one I should choose.”

Chiyoko will share three bodies of art work in her exhibit, “3 AM in Sojourner’s Journey, East Meets West,” May 30 through July
18 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St. The opening reception and artist talk is Saturday, May 30, 7 p.m. Music will be provided by Barrick Wilson on piano and refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

The featured works of art explore various perspectives in Chiyoko’s search for meaning within a sojourner’s journey.
“Although my work is personal,” she said, “I believe that many people are sojourners in one way or another. My hope is that I will find positive perspective as a sojourner while creating art work and that my work will relate to the people who are in a similar situation.”

Chiyoko’s work will include oil on canvas, mixed media with thread and an installation with thread.She used multiple threads in making the installation art piece for Carriage Factory Art Gallery, “A Thread x A Thread – Treasuring the Moment.”

“The verbs related to a thread such as ‘to tie knots, to cut and to get tangled’ are used idiomatically to express the condition of relationships with people in the Japanese language,” she said. “I made the structure of the piece by making only knots with threads. Each knot with the threads represents the notion of treasuring the moment of meeting people.”

Each viewer of the installation artwork will be invited to participate in making the piece by tying knots with threads to the art. “My hope is that this task will become a place for them to meet this art work of mine and also to think about their own relationship with people. The work remains in progress with the presence of new viewers in the space.”

After Chiyoko moved to the United States in 1995, she pursued art and received a BFA in painting from Wichita State University. She completed her residency program at the International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy. She is now a multi-disciplined artist exploring painting, installation art and sculpture. She has shown her work in the United States, Japan and Italy and has received several awards.

In addition to making art, Chiyoko said that she enjoys taking photos of her family and the Kansas sky.

For more information about the exhibit, contact the gallery at 316-284-2749.

Carriage Factory Art Gallery is housed in the two-story carriage factory founded in 1883 by J. J. Krehbiel, co-founder of Bethel College. The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Regular hours are Tuesday-Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WGOs Bold New Initiative: the Opera Academy of the Midwest

This summer, Wichita Grand Opera launches an ambitious new project: the Opera Academy of the Midwest. With cooperation and support of the entities listed below, the Academy will become an intensive training ground for the next generation of opera singers and production personnel.

Opera Academy of the Midwest is sponsored in part by:

Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission
National Endowment for the Arts
Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Ross
City of McPherson
Naftzger Fund for the Arts
Ross & Marianna Beach Foundation
Charlotte Brickler Trust
McPherson Opera House
Newman University
Central Christian College

The Academy opens on July 1, 2015 with an intensive Training Period in picturesque McPherson, KS, just 45 minutes north of Wichita, and runs through July 24, 2015. After the initial 3-week training period in McPherson, activities will move to our home base at Century II Performing Arts Center in Wichita, KS and the Academy will close at the conclusion of the Opera Season on October 19, 2015.
Aspiring young opera singers between the ages of 16 and 34, will be selected by audition or qualifications to participate in one of three categories:

ACADEMY FELLOWS:
Academy Fellows will be outstanding talents with a superior musical education, ready to transition to a fully professional career. A few selected artists will receive full or partial scholarships for their participation.

Each Academy Fellow will have a customized programs based on their voice category, evaluation of their successful audition or qualifications, and WGO’s opera productions. They may be assigned roles to sing, cover, and/or understudy and sing in the Opera Chorus. They will be given opportunities to perform in Main Stage performances alongside renowned opera stars, gala concerts in three cities, and in-home recitals.

During the Training Period, Academy fellows will receive intensive training through coaching sessions, classes in role interpretation, musical analysis, diction, master classes, and choreography, as well as guidance in career planning and development.

During the Opera Season, Fellows will cover or understudy opera roles, sing in the WGO Chorus, perform as soloists in concerts and recitals, and may be given an opera role to perform in one of the Main Stage productions.
STUDIO ARTISTS:
Studio Artists will be promising young singers with a strong musical education, ready for advanced training, and may receive full or partial scholarships, based upon availability. They may be given the opportunity to understudy roles and sing in the WGO Chorus.

Each Studio Artist will have a customized program based on their voice category, evaluation of their successful audition or qualifications, and WGO’s opera productions.

During the Training Period, Academy Studio Artists will receive intensive training through voice lessons, coaching sessions, classes in role preparation, diction, chorus, masterclasses, and choreography.

During the Opera Season, Studio Artists may or may not be invited to participate in the Opera Chorus, understudy roles, participate in Master Classes and Question & Answer Sessions, and receive Coaching Sessions. This will be determined by WGO’s available openings.
ACADEMY APPRENTICES:
Apprentices will be those in the early stages of their development, and may receive full or partial scholarships based on availability. They may be chosen to sing in the WGO Chorus, based upon available openings.

Each Academy Apprentice will have a customized program based on their voice category, evaluation of their successful audition or qualifications, and WGO’s opera productions.

During the Training Period, Academy Apprentices will receive intensive training through voice lessons, coaching sessions, classes in role preparation, diction, chorus, masterclasses, and choreography.

During the Opera Season, Apprentices may or may not be invited to participate in the Opera Chorus, understudy roles, participate in Master Classes and Question & Answer Sessions, and receive Coaching Sessions. This will be determined by WGO’s available openings.
PRODUCTION INTERNSHIPS:
Production Internships will offer the chosen participants valuable hands-on experience in all production departments, mentored by WGO’s experienced staff. They will help create the fine productions seen on the WGO stages this season. Interns will receive a weekly stipend.

OAM Tuition for Training Period
The Tuition Fee for the Opera Academy of the Midwest Training Period, July 1-24, is $3,250.00 for Academy Fellows, Studio Artists, and Apprentices. This includes all training courses and masterclasses with the faculty and guest artists, housing, three meals a day, and recreational and social activities at the McPherson Opera House, on the campus of the Central Christian College, and the McPherson Water Park, among others.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 19, 2015
CLICK HERE to download an application form.

OAM July 1 – 25 – McPherson, KS

  • McPherson Opera House, Home of the OAM During Training Period
  • Central Christian College Student Center, Housing
  • Central Christian College Tennis Courts,
  • Central Christian College Gym,
  • McPherson Water Park

OAM – July 26 – October 19 – Wichita, KS

  • Waterwalk Apartment, Housing
  • Century II Concert Hall
  • Wichita Old Town Square
  • Sedgwick County Zoo
  • Exploration Place
  • Wichita Wingnuts Baseball

OAM Guest Artists & Faculty
The Faculty of the Opera Academy of the Midwest and our Featured Masterclass Guest Artists includes international and renowned voice teachers, coaches, conductors, directors, and choreographers.
Featured Masterclass Guest Artists:

  • SAMUEL RAMEY, bass-baritone. The most-recorded bass in history, Mr. Ramey’s career spans over 40 years, encompassing virtually the entire standard bass-baritone repertoire at every major opera house in the world.
  • ANNALISA RASPAGLIOSI, soprano. Ms. Raspagliosi was the late Luciano Pavarotti’s co-star of choice for many years, and has enjoyed a stellar career in theaters including Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Bolshoi Opera, and Teatro Real de Madrid.
  • ALAN HELD, bass-baritone. Mr. Held is one of the world’s foremost Wagnerian baritones, starring in roles such as Wotan, Amfortas, and the Dutchman at theaters including the Vienna Staatsoper, the Metropolitan Opera, and Bavarian State Opera.
  • ZVETELINA VASSILEVA, soprano. One of the world’s top Verdi specialists, Ms. Vassileva has sung leading roles at the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Covent Garden, Houston Grand Opera, and Berlin State Opera.
  • GASTON RIVERO, tenor. Since starring in Baz Luhrmann’s Broadway production of La boheme, Mr. Rivero has become one of the world’s leading tenors, starring with artists including Placido Domingo and Anna Netrebko.
  • RICARDO TAMURA, tenor. Mr. Tamura earned rave reviews for his Metropolitan Opera debut in 2013. He has starred in opera houses all over Europe, including a stellar debut at Arena di Verona.
  • LYNNE DAVIS. Ms. Davis is an internationally-renowned concert organist and a world authority on French musical repertoire. She was awarded the honor of Knight of the Order of Arts & Letters by the French Ministry of Culture in 2012.
  • MARCUS DELOACH, baritone. Mr. DeLoach is currently a voice faculty member at Temple University. An advocate of contemporary music, he has appeared in concert with the New York Philharmonic under Lorin Maazel and Riccardo Muti.
  • SARAH HELTZEL, mezzo-soprano. Ms. Heltzel is a crossover artist, performing roles in opera and musical theater with Seattle Opera, Syracuse Opera, American Lyric Theater, and the Boston Philharmonic, among others.

Opera Academy of the Midwest Faculty:

  • MARTIN MÁZIK, Conductor, Opera Coach. Mr. Mazik is a guest conductor in high demand, conducting more than 200 performances every year in opera houses worldwide.
  • WILLIAM POWERS, Vocal & Acting Interpretation, Diction. Mr. Powers’ distinguished opera career includes more than 100 roles in leading theaters worldwide, including world premieres at the Metropolitan Opera and Lyric Opera Chicago.
  • PARVAN BAKARDIEV, Career Planning. Mr. Bakardiev has previously served as Apprentice General Director of the San Francisco Opera; Artistic Administrator of the Houston Grand Opera; Founder & General Director of the San Antonio Festival, Director of the Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Center, and consultant to the Kennedy Center, as well as the Berlin and Sakai Operas.
  • MARGARET ANN PENT, Staging, Voice. Ms. Pent, winner of the Vienna Opera Competition, has performed lead roles in Europe and the US while teaching voice. Founder and Artistic Director of the WGO, she has directed and designed many of its productions.
  • DIANE GANS, Choreography, Stage Dancing. Ms. Gans has choreographed performances for the WGO, Friends University, Wichita State University, and Wichita Collegiate School for over 20 years, and she is owner and director of the Kansas Dance Academy.
  • SHAYNA LEAHY, Stage Movement, Social Coordinator. Ms. Leahy, a WGO resident stage director, served on the staff of Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance program, and is Director of Vocal Studies at Highland Community College.
  • MATTHEW SCHLONEGER, Chorusmaster, Voice, Diction. Mr. Schloneger teaches voice and choir as Chair of the Division of Humanities at Hesston College. He has appeared in tenor roles in several WGO productions.
  • NYLE MATSUOKA, Opera Coach, Accompanist. In addition to coaching artists at the WGO, Mr. Matsuoka also serves as principal coach for Austin Opera, and has previously coached for Arizona Opera and Wolf Trap Opera.
  • EDWARD LADA, Working with Conductors. Mr. Lada joined the WGO in 2007 as Music Administrator, and made his opera conducting debut last season in WGO’s Tosca. As WGO’s resident conductor, he has served as Associate Conductor and Chorusmaster.
  • YING ZHU, Rehearsal Accompanist. Ms. Zhu is an adjunct instructor of piano at Wichita State University, and has previously served on rehearsal staff at Ash Lawn Opera.

ACADEMY SCHEDULE:

Training Period:

  • July 1-24, 2015, McPherson Opera House

WGO Opera Productions:

  • Puccini’s Turandot
    • Aug. 6, 2015, 1st day of rehearsal
    • Aug. 28, 2015, Performance: Century II Concert Hall, Wichita KS
    • Aug. 30, 2015, Performance: Carlsen Center, Overland Park KS
  • Verdi’s Don Carlo
    • Sept. 3, 2015, 1st day of rehearsal
    • Sept. 25, 2015, Performance: Century II Concert Hall, Wichita KS
    • Sept. 27, 2015, Performance: Century II Concert Hall, Wichita KS
  • Offenbach’s The Grand Duchess
    • Sept. 24, 2015, 1st day of rehearsal
    • Oct. 16, 2015, Performance: Century II Concert Hall, Wichita KS
    • Oct. 17, 2015, Performance: McPherson Opera House, McPherson KS
    • Oct. 18, 2015, Performance: Century II Concert Hall, Wichita KS

Concerts:

  • July 17, 2015, “A Night at the Opera,” McPherson Opera House
  • July 18, 2015, “Opera on the Lake,” Bradley Fair Plaza
  • August 7, 2015, “A Royal Enchanted Evening,” Stiefel Theatre

Soirees Musicales:

  • July 12, 2015, Private residence, McPherson, KS
  • Aug. 16, 2015, Private residence, Wichita, KS
  • Sept. 13, 2015, Private residence, Wichita, KS
  • Oct. 11, 2015, Private residence, Wichita, KS

Arts AMaize- Twilight Thursdays

Arts AMaize presents Twilight Thursdays

June 11- Jake Schepps Quintet, Crossover
June 25- A Terra Plana, Brazilian Choro
July 2- Sousa Band, American Band

New Market Square
7:30-9:15 PM
Bring a blanket or chair

Outdoor Concert, Weather Permitting

Sponsored in part by the Kansas Creative Arts Industries and the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the City of Maize, New Market Square, Chamber Music at The Barn, Halstead State Bank, Prairie Pines,  Black Hills Energy, Westar Foundation, Commerce Bank, Maize USD 266, Sams Club, Fiddler’s Cove, Vivian Rink and Anita Jones.

Steampunk Day at Cowtown

May 30 event immerses visitors in Victorian science fiction 

Steampunk Day returns to Cowtown on Saturday, May 30 to give visitors a one-of-a-kind Victorian science fiction experience straight out of a Jules Verne or H.G. Wells novel. Activities for the entire family are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s featured act is Carnival Epsilon, a madcap group of sword swallowers, fire eaters and other sundry performers from Tulsa, Okla.  Admission is $7.75 for adults, $6 for youth and free for children under 4 and Museum members. Cowtown is located at 1865 W. Museum Blvd.

Steampunk is a technically advanced, alternate history where steam power is widely used and anything can exist – airplanes to flying ships, computers to time machines – as long as they’re mechanically made with gears and cogs. Throughout the day, Steampunk fans will bring the genre to life through costuming and displays/activities that are reminiscent of turn-of-the century Barnum & Bailey carnivals.

“Visitors may join in the fun and wear their own Steampunk attire, but it’s not a requirement,” said Cowtown Director David Flask. “The day is all about families having fun and immersing themselves in an alternate history that couldn’t come alive at a better location than Cowtown.”

Performances by Carnival Epsilon will take place at 2 p.m. at the Depot. The group’s show combines suspense and daring with bits of magic and mirth to create their horrifyingly hilarious and nationally traveled steampunk sideshow. Other Steampunk Day entertainment/activities include:

·         Performance by the local band NIMBODOG;

·         Beard and Mustache Competition;

·         Airship Pentathalon (with Airships Vindus, Airship Nox and Airship Defiance);

·         Dance by the group Ooyah Tanzen;

·         Dr. Dillinger’s Dime Museum;

·         Live cannon demonstrations;

·         Vendors with Steampunk jewelry, clothing, essential oils and accessories;

·         Costume prizes;

·         Steampunk literature and science experiments; and

·         Steampunk crafts for kids.

For the complete Steampunk Day schedule and more information about the event, call (316) 350-3323 or go to OldCowtown.org.

Historic Wichita Cowtown Inc. works with the City of Wichita to further the Museum and its mission. Established in 1952, Cowtown’s unique programming chronicles Wichita’s transformation from a frontier settlement to a cattle town to an agricultural and manufacturing area. The Museum has the distinction of being accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition achievable by a museum. Accreditation recognizes high standards in individual museums and ensures they continue to uphold public trust. Only 3 percent of the nation’s estimated 34,144 museums are accredited. 

Watercolor Batik Class May 23 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Watercolor Batik Class May 23 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

“Mud Room” is the watercolor batik painting that participants will be creating in the “Watercolor Batik Class” Saturday, May 23, at Carriage Factory Art Gallery. Velera Adams is the instructor.

Having fun with wax and watercolor is what art instructor Velera Adams has in mind for her “Watercolor Batik Class” Saturday, May 23, 1 to 5 p.m., at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton. The class is ideal for both adults and children age 10 and older, said Adams.

Adams is a retired elementary school teacher who now enjoys designing and painting in watercolor and oil. In addition to winning blue ribbons and “best of shows” at the Kansas State Fair she has won first place in two juried shows. She had an original Christmas ornament hanging in the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

Adams has taught at seminars and art functions throughout central Kansas. A variety of her work is on display at Carriage Factory Art Gallery.

Cost for the watercolor batik class is $35 per person.
Reservations for the class are required. A supply list for participants is available by calling the gallery at 316-284-2749.

Carriage Factory Art Gallery is housed in the two-story carriage factory founded in 1883 by J. J. Krehbiel, co-founder of Bethel College. The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The gallery offers a variety of art classes for adults and children throughout the year. In addition, the facilities and adjacent park are available for rent for birthdays, weddings and other special occasions.

Ray Nicodemus to perform Thursday at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Ray Nicodemus at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Ray Nicodemus performs Thursday, May 21, 6 to 8 p.m., at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton.
The event is free and open to the public.

Ray Nicodemus will perform on guitar Thursday, May 21, 6 to 8 p.m., during the closing reception for the special “Transportation Art” exhibit at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton. The event is free and open to the public.

The activities are part of Newton’s Third Thursday art and music walkabout. Refreshments will be served.

The art works depicting a transportation theme are on display in the gallery’s mezzanine gallery and include acrylic, oil, watercolor, mosaic and photography. Participating artists are Velera Adams, Susan Bartel, Jeff Heidel, Terry Linenberger, Allan Lister, Mary Lee McDonald, Bob Neace, Cher Heller Olson, Virgil Penner, Bob Regier and Kathy Schroeder.

For more information, contact the gallery at 316-284-2749.

Carriage Factory Art Gallery is housed in the two-story carriage factory founded in 1883 by J. J. Krehbiel, co-founder of Bethel College. The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The gallery offers art for sale by a variety of Kansas and regional artists. Workshops for adults and children are offered throughout the year. The facilities and adjacent park are available for rent for birthdays, weddings and other special occasions.

Dear Sedgwick County Art Supporters

Dear Sedgwick County Art Supporters,

Our County Commission needs to hear from us over the next week to help them understand a large contingent of citizens in Sedgwick County care about culture, education, and tourism. The Commission has scheduled a public hearing on May 13th as they ponder whether to cancel contracts with the Sedgwick County Zoo and Exploration Place. Our community cannot afford to have these cultural institutions jeopardized due to a lack of action on our part.

Please consider calling, writing, or speaking at the public hearing. We must act now to make sure our elected representatives have a very clear understanding of how important these institutions and their programs are to our community.

Thanks for all you do to make Sedgwick County a great place to live.

Best regards,

Arlen Hamilton, President

Arts Council Inc.

Wichita, KS

Vertigo 232 Install 5.15 Opening

Vertigo 232 Install 5.15

Install 5.15

Mike Miller, Ed Langston
Linnebur & Miller, Sarah Stewart
Ian Walker Stewart
Christopher Gulick
Chiyoko Myose, Mark S. Walker
Tara Hufford Walker

Opening Reception May 15 from 6-10 PM
Open House May 22 from 6-9 PM
Final Friday May 29 from 6-10 PM

Special Program: An illustrated lecture on Major General John Sedgwick

SPECIAL PROGRAM: An illustrated lecture examining the hero for whom our County is named: Major General John Sedgwick. Presented by Historian, Educator and Filmmaker, Ken Spurgeon in the Sedgwick County Historial Museum’s Devore Auditorium – on Saturday, May 16th at 2:00 p.m.

Program is free with regular Museum admission – Adults $ 5.00, Children under 12 years $ 2.00.

In the late 19th century, Kansas was known as the “Great Soldier State” because it attracted so many Civil War veterans. Forty-five of the state’s 105 counties are named for Civil War heroes, including Sedgwick County, incorporated in 1870 and named in honor of Major General John Sedgwick. Major General Sedgwick was born in Connecticut in 1813 and was killed by a sharpshooter at the Battle of Spotsylvania on May 9, 1864. Sedgwick was the highest ranking Union casualty in the Civil War, and his last words are some of the most famous of the War: “They couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance.

Also enjoy a special case exhibit about Sedgwick on the Museum’s 3rd floor, featuring a letter dated April 22, 1860 from Sedgwick while at Fort Riley, to Brigadier General Thomas S. Jessup, Quartermaster General of the United States Army, recommending Lieutenant J.E. B. Stuart for an appointment in the Quarter Master Department.

Get Your Season 2015-16 Broadway Theater League Membership

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Shift Space Gallery to host “Open and Closed”

WSU Shift Space Student Gallery will host:

TITLE: Open and Closed: BFA Graduate Exhibition featuring works by Rhonda Davis and Michael Fisher

CLOSING RECEPTION: Friday, May 29th, 6 – 9 pm.

EXHIBITION DATES: Wednesday May 8th runs through May 29th.

GALLERY HOURS: WED through SAT 1 – 4.

 

Wichita State University’s Shift Space, a student gallery located downtown in the Commerce Street Art District, opens a new BFA exhibition Friday May 8th. Open and Closed showcases work from our BFA Graduates in the areas of Drawing & Painting, with a closing reception on Friday, 6 – 9pm, Friday May 29th. Regular gallery hours are WED – SAT 1 – 4.

More information available at:

http://www.shiftspacegallery.com

http://www.facebook.com/wsu.shiftspace

http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=fa_artdesign&p=/SchoolofArtDesignGalleries

Riverfest Button Launch Party

Riverfest Button Launch Party

Get a sneak peak at Riverfest 2015 at the Button Launch Party.
Friday, May 8 from 4-6PM
Farm & Art Market Plaza, 835 E. First Street

Sample the sights, sounds and tastes of Riverfest 2015!

Mellenbruch Installation

Topanga Dawn, a exhibition by Jarrett Mellenbruch

The Studios Inc Exhibition Space is pleased to present Topanga Dawn, a solo exhibition featuring resident artist Jarrett Mellenbruch, on view from 05.08.15 to 06.12.15 with an opening reception on Friday, 05.08.15, from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

Topanga Dawn is an exhibition of new sculptures inspired by Mellenbruch’s brief but impactful visit to Topanga, California. In a whimsical and minimalist sculptural language, Mellenbruch examines his attraction to places on the fringes of society. Nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains north of Los Angeles, Topanga Canyon has long been home to actors, musicians, artists, and others seeking shelter from the hectic life of the city. For Mellenbruch it is a symbol of creative and spiritual freedom, a retreat readily available yet miraculously removed.

BIO
Mellenbruch’s practice involves a broad range of approaches to art, often taking place at the nexus of scientific research, transdisciplinary collaboration, and public participation. His Haven project (2011-ongoing) is a network of functional beehive sculptures that provide optimal habitat for honeybees while focusing public attention to their ecological plight. Haven is on view at the deCordova Sculpture Park in Lincoln, Massachusetts, the Kauffman Memorial Gardens, the Kauffman Foundation, Johnson County Community College, 18Broadway Urban Garden, and Hyde Park, as well as in numerous private collections, and (as of Summer 2015) at Arno Park and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

Mellenbruch’s Float, a social practice intervention in which hammocks activated the large lawn between the Kansas City Convention Center and the Kauffman Performing Arts Center, was enthusiastically embraced by the public, tweeted by Mayor Sly James, and named a Best of 2012 by The Kansas City Star and The Pitch. A Summer 2014 iteration of Float was hosted at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, and a permanent Float installation will be an element in Mellenbruch’s twenty-thousand-square-foot earth work commission at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, beginning construction in 2016.

Mellenbruch’s current projects also include Virtual Vector Laboratory, a collaboration with researchers at Kansas University mapping the insect vector of Chagas disease in Latin America, and the Kansas City Tool Library, a large-scale intervention set in the Historic Northeast neighborhood of Kansas City that will explore social capital as a mechanism for community growth. Kansas City Tool Library is being developed in partnership with the Hardesty Renaissance Development Corporation and the Kansas City Art Institute.

An adjunct teacher at The Kansas City Art Institute, Mellenbruch has been a guest lecturer at Parsons The New School, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, the American Museum of Natural History, Grand Arts, UMKC, Kansas University, and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. He earned his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from the Maine College of Art.

http://www.jarrettmellenbruch.com/
http://deepecologyproject.com/

Jarrett Mellenbruch is a resident artist at The Studios Inc. The Studios Inc provides studio space, professional development, networking, and exhibitions for mid-career artists in Greater Kansas City.

The 2014-2015 Exhibition Series has been made possible through the generous financial support of Benjamin Meade.

Topanga Dawn
Jarrett Mellenbruch
05.08.15 – 06.12.15

Gallery Hours
Tues – Friday 10:00 – 12:00 PM
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 – 4:00 PM

Gallery Talk 05.09.15
Saturday 12:00 – 1:00 PM

First Fridays during exhibition 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Studios Inc
1708 Campbell
Kansas City MO 64108
www.thestudiosinc.org
816.994.7134

Emmy-Winner Wayne White is First Riverfest Artist-in-Residence

Wichita Festivals, Inc.(WFI) and Harvester Arts announced today they are partnering with Ulrich Museum of Art and Wichita State University School of Art, Design and Creative Industries (WSU SADCI) to create an artist’s residency in collaboration with Riverfest 2015 with Emmy and Billboard award-winning artist, Wayne White.

Among other events during the 10-day residency, White will work with local artists to build several large-scale puppets for Riverfest’s Safelite® AutoGlass Sundown Parade and conduct public mask-making workshops for anyone interested in walking with him in the parade.

Best known for his set and puppet designs for “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse,” for which he won three Emmy awards, White also voiced characters on the show. His other television credits include production and set design for “Shining Time Station,” “Riders in the Sky,” “The Weird Al Show,” and “Beakman’s World.” White was also art director of two seminal music videos, Peter Gabriel’s “Big Time” in 1986, for which he won a Billboard award for best art direction in a music video, and the Smashing Pumpkins’ “Tonight, Tonight,” for which he designed the Georges Méliès-inspired sets in 1996.

“Wayne White is a creative rock star,” said Mary Beth Jarvis, CEO of Wichita Festivals, Inc., “and thanks to great collaboration by local arts organizations and a broad range of generous supporters, everyone will get to experience his unique and engaging art, just for the price of a Riverfest button.”

“Here at the Ulrich we believe that today’s art matters, so it’s a natural extension for us to support this residency,” said Bob Workman, director of the Ulrich Museum of Art. “We really look forward to presenting some of the results of Wayne’s workshops here at the Ulrich Underground in June. We are so fortunate to live in a community with dynamic arts organizations, and Harvester and WFI are bringing important programming to enrich us all.”

Kristin Beal, co-founder and COO of Harvester Arts, has worked as a creative consultant for the Riverfest parade since 2013. Beal approached Ann Keefer, Wichita Festivals’ vice president of program development with the idea of an artist residency that coincided with the Sundown Parade.

“We aim to make the Sundown Parade – with its vast audience of more than 40,000 attendees – an annual arts destination and a showcase for the ephemeral, experimental, creative and cultured experiences our community has to offer,” said Beal.

Mimi Pond, Wayne White’s spouse, will also be in residence. A creative force in her own right, Pond will give an artist talk and do a book signing at Watermark Books.

Author of the first full-length broadcast episode of The Simpsons, “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” in 1989, Pond was nominated for two Emmy awards. Her cartoons and illustrations have been published in National Lampoon, The Village Voice, The New York Times, Adweek, and others. She is the author and illustrator of five books and currently contributes to the Los Angeles Times. Pond won the PEN Center USA award for Graphic Literature Outstanding Body of Work, with a special mention for her 2014 graphic novel, Over Easy, for Canadian publisher Drawn & Quarterly.
“The School of Art, Design and Creative Industries at Wichita State University values creative partnerships with organizations and artists in our community and around the world,” said Dr. Royce W. Smith, director of WSU SADCI. “Our collaborative venture with Harvester Arts and WFI to bring Wayne White and Mimi Pond to Wichita demonstrates the excitement that can be generated in the art world when we work together—campus and community.”

Riverfest Artist’s Residency with Wayne White: Event Schedule

Thursday, May 21:    

7 p.m.: Film screening of “Beauty is Embarrassing,” a biographical documentary about Wayne White directed by Neil Berkeley and winner of Tallgrass Film Festival’s Audience Award in 2012. Presented in conjunction with Tallgrass Film Association at Wichita Center for the Arts. A Q&A with the artist will take place after the show. $15 general admission/$10 students

Sunday, May 24:        

1-3:30 p.m.:  Mask-making workshop, Harvester Arts. $35 General public/$20 Students

Monday, May 25:      

7 p.m.: Artist’s Talk with Wayne White, Abode Venue. Free, but RSVPs are recommended.

Tuesday, May 26:      

1-3:30 p.m.: Mask-making workshop conducted by Wayne White, Harvester Arts. $35 General public/$20 Students Sponsored by Lucinda’s

5-7:30 p.m.: Mask-making workshop conducted by Wayne White, Harvester Arts. $35 General public/$20 Students Sponsored by The Arts Council

Thursday, May 28:    

4:30 p.m.: Mimi Pond author/artist talk and book-signing at Watermark Books. Free, but RSVPs are recommended.

Friday, May 29:         

6:30 p.m.: Puppets debut at Safelite AutoGlass Sundown Parade at Riverfest 2015. Riverfest buttons are $5 for adults through May 7 at SelectaSeat.com; Intrust Bank Arena Box Office, 500 S. Waterman; and Wichita Festivals, 444 E. William. Adult buttons are $10 starting May 8 at area Dillons and QT stores.

Tickets for all events are available online at EventBrite.com (search Wayne White at Riverfest) or call (316) 267-2817. RSVPs are required for paid events and recommended for free events.

Sponsors for the Riverfest Artist Residency with Wayne White include Harvester Arts; Ulrich Museum of Art; Wichita State University School of Art, Design and Creative Industries; Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission; Lucinda’s; Abode Venue; Watermark Books; WaterWalk Hotel & Apartments; Tallgrass Film Association; Wichita Center for the Arts; and The Arts Council. For more information, contact Kristin Beal at harvesterarts@gmail.com.

About Wichita Festivals, Inc.: Wichita Festivals, Inc. is a non-profit corporation with the purpose of creating diverse community celebrations within the Wichita community. The primary events produced by Wichita Festivals, Inc. are Riverfest (May 29- June 6, 2015) and Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair (September 18-20, 2015).

All the Steps in the Process: A Research Project on Collaboration

Harvester Arts discussion of All the Steps in the Process May 7th, 6 PM

Discussion Session
Thursday, May 7th
social 5:30, discussions 6-7PM

All the Steps in the Process: A Research Project on Collaboration
Harvester Arts, 215 N. Washington in Old Town

Join us for casual conversation of Christine Wong Yap’s capstone exhibition, All the Steps in the Process: A Research Project on Collaboration. For this project, Christine interviewed and gathered data from artists near and far on collaboration—touching upon ups and downs, personal development, and best practices. She employs this content to create an installation inspired by publication layout and featuring hand-lettered works on paper and a zine. A zine (/ˈziːn/ ZEEN; an abbreviation of fanzine, or magazine) is most commonly a small circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images.
All the Steps in the Process also includes submissions of collaborative creative projects from local artists. Two videos, as well as documentation of installations, screenprints and photography and text, will be screened. Participating artist-collaborators are: Amanda Pfister & Manda Remmen; Jennifer Koe & Nathan Filbert; Ann Resnick with Bethel Kidrun retirement community residents; Kevin Mullins in response to the work of Anne Schaefer; and Jessica Wasson, Patrick Calvillo, Alex Thomas, Ian Blume, Gray Brand, Bernardo Trevizo, Drew Davis, Jordan Kirtley, Peter James, and Tim Maggard.

Ann Resnick, Satellite Artist
Darren Jones, Satellite Artist

Visit Harvester Arts

Benefit Car Show this Sunday

Free Indian Center event includes family activities, food trucks

For one day only, the Mid-America All-Indian Center is shifting gears from American Indian history to automobile history with the sole purpose of raising money for its Museum and education programs. The 4th annual Benefit Car Show is scheduled for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. this Sunday, May 3 at the Indian Center with Davis-Moore as the presenting sponsor. Car, truck and motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to enter their vehicles in advance or at the gate to vie for a variety of awards sponsored by local businesses. Admission is free to the public. The Indian Center is located at 650 N. Seneca.

This outdoor event in the shadow of the Keeper of the Plains will feature an extensive display of cars plus hands-on activity areas for children and food trucks. As an added bonus, the Museum inside the Indian Center will be open with special half-price admission.

“We are amazed by how much the Benefit Car Show has grown since its first year,” said Indian Center Director April Scott. “We can’t thank the community enough for its support. Our sponsors and attendees not only contribute to the success of this one event but are instrumental in helping us enhance and expand our year-round programming that educates new generations about the heritage of the American Indian.”

The entry fee for the Benefit Car Show is $25. Car owners may register by phone at 316-350-3340 or in person. Registration forms may be downloaded online at TheIndianCenter.org. All years, makes and models of cars, trucks and motorcycles are eligible for display. Proceeds from the event benefit the nonprofit Mid-America All-Indian Center Board of Trustees.

The Mid-America All-Indian Center Board of Trustees works in partnership with the City of Wichita to further the Museum and its mission. Since 1969, the Indian Center has helped local, national and international visitors of all ages and backgrounds understand American Indian strengths, traditions, pride and sovereignty through communitywide events, a Museum with changing themes and a 3,000-piece artifact collection, children’s programs, educational classes, outdoor exhibits and weekly Community Nights. It is the only facility of its kind in Kansas.

Arts Council Making Art Happen During ArtDOG

The ICT Art Day of Giving (aka ArtDOG) is back for a second year to raise awareness and money for the arts in Wichita over a single 24-hour period. The Arts Council is proud to be one of ArtDOG’s 55 participating nonprofit arts organizations. Donations can be made through ICTArtDOG.org beginning at 12:01 a.m. this Friday, April 24 and ending at 11:59 p.m. Money donated to the Arts Council will go toward making art happen in the community through advocacy efforts and initiatives such as artist grants, youth and adult scholarships at CityArts, the Sculpture WalkAbout and the annual Art Awards.

“Art Day of Giving is a unique opportunity to support the art organizations of your choice,” said Arts Council President Arlen Hamilton. “Join us in funding those who entertain, inspire and enrich our community. Your support for groups who make our city a great place to live and love is an investment in our future.”

To add to the celebration and remind the public to make donations during ArtDOG, the Arts Council is presenting “Art is Happening” activities and performances from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. in Old Town Square just outside of CityArts’ doors at 334 N. Mead. The activities, which are free and open to the public, include:

  • Performances by the ARISE Ensemble, Newman University’s “The Time Traveler,” Opera Kansas, Music Theatre for Young People, Mid-America All-Indian Center, the Griots Storytelling Institute and more;
  • Launch of “I Make Art Happen” or I(MAH), an innovative year-round community campaign to spread awareness of the arts;
  • Invitation to visit the I(MAH) photo booth; and
  • Demonstrations by talented painters.

All ArtDOG donations are tax deductible, and each donor will receive a charitable contribution receipt by e-mail. ArtDOG is a project of the Wichita Community Foundation.

Since 1999, The Arts Council has worked in partnership with the City of Wichita to achieve its mission of advancing and promoting arts and culture in the Wichita community through advocacy, leadership, education and collaboration. The Arts Council slogan “We Make Art Happen” reinforces the group’s commitment to the business side of the arts and spreading the word that arts and culture is a $66.2 million industry in Wichita that creates 2,006 jobs and generates $6.5 million in local/state government revenue. To learn more about the value of the arts to the Wichita community, visit WichitaArts.com.

Randy Cohen, Americans for the Arts

Randy Cohen “Innovation and Creativity Through the Arts” Breakfast

Art Council Breakfast Program: Innovation and Creativity Through the Arts

7:30-9:00 AM
Friday, May 1

Hyatt Regency Wichita
(Cypress Ballroom 209)

$15 per person, breakfast included
Purchase tickets online at WichitaTIX.com or call (316)303-8100

Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy, Americans for the Arts (Washington, D.C.), is visiting Wichita to share his experience and knowledge about other cities and their successes in using the arts to attract and retain young professionals, businesses and create jobs.

Cohen is among the most noted experts in the field of arts funding, research, policy and using the arts to address community development issues.

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Support Wichita Center for the Arts

Art Day of Giving

Celebrate the arts during ArtDOG a charitable giving campaign project of Wichita Community Foundation. New this year is a photo contest and we are pleased the Center is one of the finalists. Help us win the $500 prize by “liking” the Wichita Community Foundations page on Facebook and then “liking” this photo before the contest ends on April 23.

ArtDOG is a 24-hour event that begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, April 24. Bring your friends and family and join us for the following events:

  • Take a look inside the Center’s seven different art studios and meet some of our students and instructors from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Join the fun by taking part in different painting and drawing activities from 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Enjoy the National Fiber Directions Exhibition and the concurrent exhibition in alliance with Frank Lloyd Wright’s Allen House in our Gallery from 1 – 5 p.m.
  • Laugh during Noises Off in the Center Theatre 8 – 10:30 p.m. Ticket information available at wcfta.com

Please consider donating to Wichita Center for the Arts at ICTArtDOG.org on ArtDOG, April 24. Your gift will benefit our school, gallery and theatre.

Thank you for helping to inspire the artist in each of us!

Dave Schimming will perform Thursday evening, 6 to 8 p.m., at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton. His performance is part of "Art & Music in the Heart of Newton."

Student Art Show and Bluegrass at Carriage Factory Art Gallery Thursday

Dave Schimming will perform bluegrass music, and students from age 5 to 17 will showcase their artwork Thursday, April 23, 6 to 8 p.m., at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton. The students were enrolled in fall and spring art classes at the gallery led by Kathy Schroeder and Mary Lee McDonald. Thursday’s special music and art are part of “Art & Music in the Heart of Newton.”

A reception for participating adult and student artists in the “Spring into the Arts Festival” art contest will be at 7 p.m.
Their artwork will also be on display.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. More information is available by calling the gallery at 316-284-2749.

Carriage Factory Art Gallery is housed in a two-story carriage factory founded in 1883. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The gallery offers workshops in various art media throughout the year.

In addition to rotating exhibits that feature regional art for sale, the gallery includes a consignment sales gallery of 50 local artists, a gift shop and a collection of paintings for sale by American impressionist Albert H. Krehbiel.

Normal gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Paint Party Star Fish

Painting Workshops at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

A “Party Arty” fun evening of painting, barn quilt painting, and a combination jewelry-making/watercolor class are on the schedule of events open to the public at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton.

“With the growing popularity of our paint parties, we’ve decided to offer a session that is open to the public every four to six weeks,” said gallery director Cindy Snider. “Our next open paint party is Saturday, April 18, 7 to 9 p.m. Private bookings are also available, with only six participants needed as a minimum.
Sue Bechtel is the instructor.”

A barn quilt painting workshop is scheduled for Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants will paint a 2-ft x 2-ft sign board from a selection of quilt patterns provided by instructor Sandy Heyman. All supplies are included.

On May 2, instructors Susan Bartel and Mary Lee McDonald will lead a workshop in which participants will create a watercolor to frame and choose beads to make jewelry that will complement their watercolor creation.

More information and reservations for each class are available by calling the gallery at 316-284-2749.

Carriage Factory Art Gallery is housed in a two-story carriage factory founded in 1883. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The gallery offers workshops in various art media throughout the year.

In addition to rotating exhibits that feature regional art for sale, the gallery includes a consignment sales gallery of 50 local artists, a gift shop and a collection of paintings for sale by American impressionist Albert H. Krehbiel.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Vinyl Appreciations, a 1st TUE talk

Creative Rush Events & ArtDOG Info

VINYL APPRECIATIONS
a 1st TUE Talk
Join us for this discussion with an introduction from Connie Bonfy featuring panelists:
Phil Ross : Owner of Spektrum Muzik
KathyRoush : Professional Musician
GaryJones : Owner of Living Sound
TUESDAY, MAY 5th at The Wichita Center for the Arts | Doors Open at 6:30p
Discussion starts at 7p catering from Annie Adams | $5 Suggested Donation

Songwriter Studio
Join us for Songwriter Studio on Friday, May 1st as we feature live session performances from VEHICLES, a Q&A with Torin Andersen + an audience Q&A.
1st Friday – May 1st at DIGITALBRAND 151 N Rock Island #1G (handicap accessible)
Doors open at 7:45p | All ages | $10 cover Performance starts at 8p

HOME COMING
Media Gallery
It was a beautiful night at The Wichita Center for the Arts for our 1st TUE Talk last week! Thank you much to this month’s curator: Marc Durfee for putting together our featured panelists: Bob Workman, Brian Riordan, & John Hammer. What a great discussion about coming home and starting anew. If you missed it, listen to the audio below. Much thanks to Torin Andersen for moderating, Toby Dai for catering, and to the good people for underwriting and allowing us to be at Wichita Center for the Arts. Click below to view event photos (taken by Rick McPherson) and listen to the discussion!

#ICTARTDOG /// #CRARTDOG
DONATE at ICTARTDOG.COM on April 24th
THEN FOLLOW US TO SEE EXCLUSIVE CONTENT & BID ON Ernest Vincent Wood III’s ArtDOG ARTWORK
A few weekends ago, CreativeRush gathered some artist friends for two days of creativity and artmaking. We required from each person that they MUST use a hotdog, hotdog bun or condiments in their final art piece. We will be releasing a series of videos throughout the day on our social media sites: https://www.facebook.com/CreativeRush & @CreativeRushKS

artists include: Seth Blume • Ian Blume • Patrick Calvillo • Melanie Cloud • Adam Crispin • Ellen Crispin • Amy Driskill • Linnebur & Miller • Mike Miller • Jessica Wasson • Heather Wooldridge • Ernest Vincent Wood III (Bid using #CRArtDOG )

One of our artists, Ernest Vincent Wood III, created a wonderful oil painting for our ArtDOG Video Series. Stay tuned to watch his process video! We are auctioning off this artwork to the highest bidder by 11:55p on April 24th. Bid using the tag: #CRArtDOG

Big Changes Coming to the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum’s Annual Art and Book Fair

Every Mother’s Day weekend for the last 55 years the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum have held the Art and Book Fair as a fundraiser for the Wichita Art Museum. A bold new take on the event brings the Fair home to the Wichita Art Museum. In future years the Fair will be able to take advantage of the Museum’s newly renovated grounds, but until that transformation takes place, the event will be held inside the Museum itself.

The 2015 theme, “Art of the Book,” will focus on authors, illustrators, and book sales. Hundreds of books in every conceivable genre will be available in the S. Jim and Darla Farha Great Hall. And in the Living Room section of the museum some of the region’s best artists will offer their creations
for sale in the “Small Works Market.” In keeping with tradition, “Art of the Book” will remain on Mother’s Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 9-10, 2015.

“We’re excited to bring the Fair back home to the Wichita Art Museum,” says Jill D. Miller, 2015 Art and Book Fair Chair of this Friends event. “This year’s event will be much different with lots of fun surprises to celebrate the art of the book.”

For area patrons and longtime Fairgoers, the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum expect “Art of the Book” to bring new growth to this annual fundraiser as the organization evolves and continues serving the mission of the Wichita Art Museum and Wichita’s creative community. In May 2016, the Friends intend to connect “Art of the Book” back to the traditional Art and Book Fair by remaining at the Wichita Art Museum and issuing a call for entries to regional and national artists to exhibit on the newly landscaped grounds of the Museum.

When: Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Wichita Art Museum, 1400 West Museum Boulevard
Cost: Admission is free both days

Some of the new exciting events at this year’s “Art of the Book Fair”

Book Sale — Every year area bibliophiles look forward to this opportunity to purchase books of every sort that have been donated to the museum for the Art and Book Fair and this year is no exception.

Small Works Market — An opportunity to purchase smaller works from amazing regional artists.

Art and Photography Booth — Linnebur and Miller will create a one-of-a-kind image of you as a work of art. $20

Tallgrass Film Festival showing of “Big Fish” — For the first time, the Fair is partnering with the Tallgrass Film Festival. The classic film “Big Fish” will be shown on Saturday at 2 p.m. and on Sunday at 11 a.m. in the museum’s Howard E. Wooden Lecture Hall. Admission is free.

Storyrtelling — On Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to noon in the museum’s Howard E. Wooden Lecture Hall, featuring Arts Partners performers from “The Griots: Keepers of Stories” troupe; Amy Woolf, storyteller and puppeteer; and Chris Gulick, artist and performer.

Authors and Illustrators — Jon Pirtle, illustrator, will give a presentation.

Creative Rush Panel Discussion — Sunday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Howard E. Wooden Lecture Hall
Since 1959, the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum (FWAM) has dedicated time, talent and treasure to one of
Kansas’ premier art museums, located in the heart of the Museums on the River district. The mission of the Friends
is to establish a permanent endowment for art acquisitions, exhibitions, the Emprise Bank Research Library, and the
Howard E. Wooden Lecture Series for the Wichita metropolitan community. The mission of the Wichita Art
Museum is to bring people, ideas, and American art together to enrich lives and build community.

March Final Friday

March Final Friday
If you would like your information to be included in this monthly update, simply e-mail a press release to cityartsfeedback@wichita.gov by the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Final Friday Is Almost Here!

CityArts is hosting the opening of four new exhibits from 5-8 p.m. on Final Friday, March 27 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 April 18.

For more information about the shows or to purchase artwork, please contact CityArts Exhibition Coordinator Lindsay Benacka at 316-350-3247 or lbenacka@wichita.gov.

CityArts Main Gallery:
“25 Years of Teaching with Charles Baughman & Co.”
Charles Baughman, Conan Fugit, Dustin Parker, Melissa Slates, Barbara Amstutz, Susan Levine, Jordan Tull, and Jaclyn Turner

The artists will be on hand to speak with visitors and discuss their work during an Artists’ Talk at 7 p.m. on Final Friday in the Main Gallery that is free and open to the public.

Charles Baughman is a nationally known artist and arts educator who isn’t out to prove anything to anyone. He’s just enjoying his art – and the inspiration he receives from his students. “25 Years of Teaching” showcases some of Baughman’s best drawings, many of which were brought to life by color drips and splatters. He explains his creative process this way: “I experiment in throwing paint, and these paintings are a reflection, response and physical action of that freedom to paint nature and life around me.”

Seven of Baughman’s former students area also part of the exhibit. It’s fitting, since Baughman credits his students for teaching him as much as he taught them, summing it up by saying. “Their questions pushed me to work hard and be my best.”

As an arts educator, Baughman has taught at the Wichita Art Museum, Wichita State University, Cowley County Community College, Butler Community College, Wichita Center for the Arts and Friends University. He received his bachelor’s degree in studio arts and art history from Kearney State College in Kearney, Neb. and his master’s of fine arts in painting/sculpture from Wichita State University.
CityArts Main Hall Gallery: “To the Walls: Matthew Thonen”
Oil Paintings by Matthew Thonen
Matthew Thonen isn’t a fan of labels. He is obsessed with originality and enjoys the unusual. Influenced by a love of comics, he admires landscapes, portraits, life art, etc. That being said, this Wichita artist doesn’t associate his work with any one category. What he likes is subtle abstract and full of character, humor and message. If anyone asked how to label his art, his response would be, “That it is a mystery.”
Teapot by Antonio MartinezBoardroom Gallery:
“Ideas in Clay with Antonio Martinez”
Featuring works by CityArts Instructor Antonio Martinez with CityArts instructors Charlotte Martin, Barbara Behrend, Mary Drouin
and CityArts Ceramics students

The students worked for a period of time on focusing and developing new techniques and methods into their own processes. With further investigation into their own style, along with new approaches in creating, they were encouraged to push their work in both function and form. Along with developing an understanding in approaches, techniques, and execution of ideas, these artists were able to create new dialogues within their own work.

Balcony Gallery:
“Luxe”
Ceramics by Joseph Rincones
By creating objects that function in our everyday lives, Joseph Rincones brings humanity, and culture into others domestic environments. For this Wichita artist and instructor at CityArts, plush surfaces and polished forms act as vehicle in creating an idea of luxury.
The Wichita Center for the Arts Holds the 2015 National Fiber Directions Exhibition
Includes 81 works from 63 artists
The Wichita Center for the Arts will hold the 2015 “National Fiber Directions Exhibition” from March 27 through May 10, 2015. This exhibition features 81 imaginative and beautiful works by 63 fiber artists. The public is invited to attend a free opening reception at The Wichita Center for the Arts, at 9112 E. Central, from 5 – 7 p.m. on Friday, March 27. The event will offer light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.
Casado Jazz Night with Clay Jenkins
Casado Jazz Night is on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 8 p.m., and will feature four Friends University combos along with special guest artist, and trumpet player, Clay Jenkins.

Clay Jenkins teaches at the Eastman School of Music, and was a member of the Stan Kenton Orchestra.

The performance will be held in the lower level of Casado Student Center on Friends University Campus at 2100 W. University Ave., Wichita, Kan., and is free and open to the public

For more information on this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or finearts@friends.edu.

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
“Final Friday” exhibit opening featuring an illustrated lecture by historian Jane Rhoads – Fri. Mar. 27th 5-7 P.M. – Free and Open to the Public

SPECIAL ART EXHIBIT: GEORGE BELLIS
Showing at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum in the Lois Kay Walls Gallery
March 27th 2015 to March 20th 2016.

George F. Bellis (1865 – 1956) worked from Wichita as an artist for many years until his death in 1956. His introduction to Wichita at the turn of the century was through an assignment to create stage sets for use at the Toler Auditorium.
He worked in a multitude of mediums for a wide range of clients internationally. His work included theatrical scenery, silent movie sets, store windows, circus wagons, mid-way banners, mechanized 3-dimensional figures known as animatrons, as well as production of decorative framed paintings and religious art works.

The Sunflower Plaza
What: “Floral Delights and Things Found in an Attic” by Christi A. McJack

When: Friday, March 27, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. & 5 – 9 p.m.

Where: 417 E. Gilbert

Johnny Sutton
“Sunken Boat”
36″ x 38″
New photographs on view. Visit with the artist and his unique approach in photographing the mystery and romance of Venice. Sunken Boat
Artist Reception
Johnny Sutton studied painting and Sculpture at Wichita State University from 1969-1972. He currently resides most of the year in Italy and focuses his lens with the eye of a painter, on his surroundings – layering, juxtaposing, distorting, and re-focusing his subject — capturing the beauty and brilliance Venice has to offer.
Please join us for
FINAL FRIDAY
March 27, 2015
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please visit our new website,
www.ReubenSaundersGallery.com

About Us
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 info@reubensaundersgallery.com

The Fiber Studio & Gallery
418 Commerce, Wichita, KS 67202
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

COME, DEAR GREAT SOUL, WE AWAIT YOU, WE DISIRE YOU, MFA Thesis Exhibition
Anthony N. Marshall
HUE Gallery
430 S. Commerce, Suite 200
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Works by Josh Tripoli
Website: www.huewichita.com

Additional Info: Also featuring new works by James Leonard, Mary Bechtol, Dale Martin. Other artists will include: Sean Christopher Ward, Lindy Wiese, Mark Yearwood, Anita Lewis, Ernest Vincent Wood III, Carol Carter, Matthew Hilyard, Stephanie Ward and Brett Freund.
Oil paintings by artists Greg Walker and Charles Leonard.
511 E Douglas (formerly 3D Studio)
5:30 to 8:30 on Friday 3/27 and 1:00 to 5:00 Saturday 3/28
Free to view/ refreshments provided

Harvester Arts
215 N Washington, Wichita KS 67202
8-11 PM

Kick Off Party!
Come celebrate our new home in Old Town! Cash Bar by The Bar’s Open.

Featured Artist(s): Performance by Cutter J The Absurdist (Aaron Wirtz) and DJ Carbon. On view are highlights from Harvester Arts past local and national participants featured (Kate Van Steenhuyse, Kristin Beal, Ryan Gates, George Ferrandi, Hallie Linnebur, Meghan Miller, Mike Miller, Brady Hatter, Barry Badgett, Anne Schaefer, Kevin Mullins, Amanda Evans, Alexandra Spaulding, Aaron Wirtz, Levente Sulyok), a sneak peek of what’s to come: Christine Wong Yap, Ryan Mulligan.

Contact: harvesterarts@gmail.com, 316-530-2203

Website: www.harvesterarts.com

Mead Street Gallery
121 N Mead Street
316-262-5192

Meadstreetgallery@gmail.com

Mead Street Gallery is excited to announce March 27th’s Final Friday will feature the work of Wichita Women Artists. Our reception will be from 6:30-9:00 pm. This exhibition will hang through April 18th.

Bob Schwan Studios
Art Gallery

Final Friday Art Crawl

March 27th, 6-10 pm
ONE NIGHT ONLY!

MARVELOUS MARCH!!! END OF SNOW SALE featuring artwork by Bob Schwan & Brian Hinkle

Gallery open Fridays 11:00 – 4:00 & by appointment
316.682.5600
111 S Ellis, Wichita Kansas

Bob Schwan Studios is located on Ellis St, two blocks west of Hydraulic and a half block south of Douglas on the west side of Ellis in the same building as Center Gallery. Parking and entry to Bob Schwan Studios is on the south side of the building. Look for blue and yellow doors and a black and white awning!  This event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

CreativeRush Events for April!

Coming Home

HOME COMING

A conversation about what it takes to come home and start anew
Join us for this 1st TUE Talk with an introduction from Marc Durfee
featuring panelists:
John Hammer : CEO of Roxy’s Downtown
Brian Riordan : President of Riordan Clinic
Bob Workman : Director of the Ulrich Museum of Art

Theater at The Wichita Center for the Arts
Tuesday, April 7th
$5 Suggested Donation
Doors Open at 6:30p
with catering from Toby Dai
Discussion starts at 7p
Songwriter Studio
Join us for our second installment of Songwriter Studio that includes live session performances from Evasive Flowers, Q&A with Torin Andersen + an audience Q&A.

1st Friday – April 3rd at DIGITALBRAND
151 N Rock Island #1G (handicap accessible)

Doors open at 7:45p | All ages | $10 cover
Performance starts at 8p** NEW TIME

WHAT IF?
Media Gallery
What a WOW Factor it was walking into The Wichita Center for the Arts last month for our 1st TUE Talk! Thank you much to this month’s curator & moderator: Torin Andersen for putting together our featured panelists: John Boldenow, Sonia Greteman, & John Ernatt. What a great discussion on “What if I quit my job and become a full-time creative?” If you missed it, listen to the audio below.Much thanks to Kelly Rae Leffell from for catering and to Lauren Taylor of Glazers Distributors for the wine.
WICHITA ArtDOG
is a 24-hour online fundraising event created to rally community support for local arts organizations. We are participating in this unique one-day fundraiser (from Wichita Community Foundation).
Be on the lookout and make sure you are following us via: @CreativeRushKS & facebook.com/CreativeRush for all day video postings from yours truly so you can donate online at ICTArtDOG.com!

Evan Roth to speak at the Ulrich tomorrow

KEYNOTE TALK: Evan Roth: The Art of Misuse
Evan_Roth_head_shot200Paris-based American artist Evan Roth will discuss his fascination with the misuse of seemingly rigid systems and the effect that philosophies from hacker communities can have when applied outside of computer screens. His work visualizes transient moments in public space, online and in popular culture, and questions the sacred nature of technology through creative disrespect. Roth’s work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art NYC and has been exhibited at various institutions, including the Centre Pompidou, the Kunsthalle Wien, the Tate and the front page of Youtube. He has received numerous awards, including the Golden Nica from Prix Ars Electronica, Rhizome/The New Museum commissions and the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award. Roth also co-founded the arts organizations Graffiti Research Lab and the Free Art & Technology Lab.

Tuesday, March 24
6:30 p.m. Reception
Ulrich Museum
7:00 p.m. Program
CAC Theater

Second curatorial candidate presentation
CuratorTalk24x36Robin Wallis Atkinson will present case studies from past curatorial projects, focusing on alternative curatorial methodologies for collections curating. Wallis Atkinson has held a teaching fellowship at Bard High School Early College in Manhattan and a curatorial residency at Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Rethinking the Collection:
Curatorial Strategies for the Contemporary Museum
Thursday, March 26
3:30 p.m.
McKnight 210

The Amusing Race Scavenger Hunt
amusing raceBrute strength and brainpower are an even match in the Wichita State campus-wide scavenger hunt, The Amusing Race. The artfully challenging competition sends teams of four on a race around the Wichita State campus to solve riddles, complete challenges, and compete for prizes. To get the next clue and continue the race, teams must complete a series of creative challenges at each stop along the way. Prizes from participating sponsors will be awarded for first, second, and third places, best team name, best team costume and more. A pizza dinner for participants will follow the race at 5:30 p.m.

For more information about The Amusing Race, visit: [kmuw.org/amusing-race]kmuw.org/amusing-race. The Amusing Race is hosted by the Ulrich Museum of Art and KMUW Wichita Public Radio’s college student membership, Stubblefield Society.

All four members of the first place team will win a Rock Out 2 Solar Rechargeable Speaker from our sponsors at LivingSound!

The Amusing Race
Wednesday, April 1
3:00 p.m. Registration at KMUW
4 p.m. Race
5:30 p.m. Pizza dinner

Writing Now/Reading Now: David Wojahn
David Wojahn Flyer.jpgDavid Wojahn is the author of eight volumes of poetry, including World Tree, which was awarded the Academy of American Poets’ Lenore Marshall Prize for the most outstanding book of poetry, among other honors, Interrogation Palace, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, and Icehouse Lights. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Illinois and Indiana Councils for the Arts, and was the Amy Lowell Traveling Poetry Scholar in 1987-1988. Writing Now/Reading Now is co-sponsored with the WSU Department of English, University Libraries, and Watermark Books and Cafe.

Wednesday, April 1
5:30 p.m. Reception
6 p.m. Poetry Reading

 

 

Bob Workman to be panelist on CreativeRush’s 1st Tuesday Talk: Home Coming
coming homeA conversation about what it takes to come home and start anew. Featuring panelists: John Hammer, CEO of Roxy’s Downtown, Brian Riordan, President of Riordan Clinic, Bob Workman, Director of the Ulrich Museum of Art. Introduction by Marc Durfee and catering from Toby Dai.

Tuesday, April 7
The Theater at The Wichita Center for the Arts
9112 E. Central Ave
6:30 p.m. Reception
7 p.m. Discussion

Wichita State’s Royce Smith named a Fulbright Scholar
royce_smith_mug_optWichita State University’s Royce Smith, associate professor of contemporary/global art history and director of the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries, has been named a 2015 Fulbright Scholar. Read more.

WSU Related Final Friday Events
Harvester Arts, the vision of Kate Van Steenhuyse, Ryan Gates, and Kristin Beal, is set to debut its new space Final Friday, March 27. Van Steenhuyse is a WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries instructor, an Ulrich Advisory Board member and Ulrich Alliance President.

Kick-Off Party
Harvester Arts
215 N. Washington
8-10 p.m.

The Six Machinations of Art Expo: Six Wichita artists combine forces to bring you this “Comprehensive Creative Spectacle with ‘Something For Everyone”. The six artists participating are WSU SADCI alumni: Brady Hatter, Nam Le, Linnebur & Miller, Mike Miller, & Chiyoko Myose.

The Diver Studio
424 S. Commerce
6-10 p.m.

Gregory Folken, a WSU SADCI Graduate student, is showing his Master of Fine Arts graduate exhibition: Substrata.

WSU Shift Space
416 S. Commerce
6-10 p.m.

Anthony Marshall, a WSU SADCI Graduate student, is showing his Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition:
Come, dear great soul
We Await you
We Desire you

The Fiber Studio
418 S. Commerce
6-10 p.m.

Musical America Job Posting: Development Director

Development Director

Job ID: ?
Posted: February 26, 2015
Position Title: Development Director
Job Type: Full-Time
Company Name: Wichita Grand Opera
Job Duration: Indefinite
Job Function: Raise Funds
Min Education: Bachelor’s Degree
Entry Level: No
Min Experience: 3-4 Years
Location: Wichita, Kansas 67202

APPLY FOR THIS JOB
Contact Person: Parvan Bakardiev
Email Address: pbakardiev@wichitagrandopera.org

Summary:
Primary responsibility is to research, identify, prospect, and solicit donors to significantly increase
financial support to WGO. Secondary responsibility is to document and manage individual, corporate,
and foundation donations; government grants; special events fundraising efforts, in-kind
contributions, and benefit fulfillment. The Development Director reports to the President & CEO.

Duties and Responsibilities:
– Develop and implement fundraising and solicitation strategies and timelines to meet or
exceed budget goals.
– Research, evaluate, and identify giving potential of prospects through personal visits, and
engagement of donors in their philanthropic priorities that best align with the mission and
fundraising goals of the WGO.
– Analyze patron ticket purchases and behaviors to develop new prospects
– Lead the WGO’s annual fund campaign of approximately $900,000, including more than
$500,000 from individual donors, over $200,000 from foundations, corporations and
government sources, and more than $200,000 from fundraising events.
– Develop relationships with patrons and donors to encourage new and increased giving
– Work closely with the CEO to implement and manage the solicitation, cultivation,
stewardship, and renewal of all board members, donors, and patrons.
– Keep detailed, comprehensive and accurate records of contacts with all donors and prospects,
documenting all interactions in a timely manner.
– Research and write winning grants to foundations and government entities, effectively
articulating the needs and vision of the WGO.
– Implement and manage donor fulfillment and gift acknowledgement process.
– Implement and manage in-kind contributions
– Manage the fundraising strategies, solicitations, and fulfillment of two annual fundraising
events, and identify and coordinate potential volunteers for these events
– Serve as person of contact for all donors.
– Additional duties as assigned by the CEO.

Job Requirements

Special Skills and Qualifications:
– Master’s Degree is preferred, but Bachelor’s Degree is required
– Five years of relevant experience is preferred, but a minimum of three years is required
– Demonstrated success in fundraising in the performing arts industry is preferred, but
demonstrated success in fundraising in the non-profit industry is required.
– Strong written and oral communication skills, especially with current and potential donors
– Highly people-oriented, constructive attitude, team player, and understanding of donor needs
– Experience in proposal writing, corporate, foundations, and government grants
– Detail-oriented with ability to multitask
– Ability to prioritize and adhere to deadlines
– Demonstrated ability to work independently
– Proficiency in Microsoft Office, and fundraising software, experience with Tessitura a plus
– Knowledge of financial accounting, preferably in the non-profit industry.
– Ability to work evenings and weekends
– Interest in music and opera is a plus.
Compensation and Benefits:
The compensation package will be developed to meet the candidate’s experience and capabilities.

TO APPLY:
Send letter of interest, resume, and references by email to:
Parvan Bakardiev, President & CEO, Wichita Grand Opera
pbakardiev@wichitagrandopera.org

 

CityArts presents art exhibits at Century II

Art Exhibitions at Century II presented by CityArts

CityArts is proud to partner with the Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center to display the work of local and regional artists in the first and second floor Concert Hall foyer. All exhibitions are free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Century II is located at 225 W. Douglas.

For more information about the shows or to purchase artwork, please contact CityArts Exhibition Coordinator Lindsay Benacka at 316-350-3247 or lbenacka@wichita.gov.

 

Century II First Floor Concert Hall Foyer: “Timeless Art for Architecture”
Works by Joyce Crowley
On display through March 30, 2015

stalking leopard

“Stalking Leopard”

Each bas relief sculptured painting in this exhibit has a story of its own and is a one-of-a-kind original.

Joyce Crowley has been a professional artist for 57 years, with training in oil and watercolor. She has spent the last 46 years developing and refining the medium of sculptured painting. Drawing, sculpting and painting are combined in this unique art form.

The slow layering process using acrylics and sand creates a bas-relief sculpture presenting a three-dimensional illusion when side-lighted. (Bas-relief is a kind of sculpture in which shapes are carved so that they are only slightly higher than the flat background.) Her work is always pragmatic, whether it is bold abstract, contemporary flowing designs, Southwestern or her specialty of life-sized wildlife wall sculptures. Whatever the subject, the emphasis is always on feeling, movement and good design.

 

Century II Second Floor Concert Hall Foyer: “Solitude”
Oil Paintings by Carlos Soto
On display through March 29, 2015

November Hymn

“November Hymn”

Carlos Soto has self-studied great artists from old masters to contemporaries. He has also been mentored over the years by artist James Tennison. He currently lives in Augusta, Kan. with his wife and daughter.

 

 

About CityArts
Located in Wichita’s Old Town Square, CityArts is a focal point for the arts in Wichita. Its mission is to provide education, information and artistic opportunities to the community through art education, gallery exhibitions and cultural entertainment. Click on these links for more information about adult and youth Spring Art Classes or Current Exhibitions at CityArts.

CityArts is operated by the City of Wichita and is home to the Arts Council.

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum Special Exhibit

On view at the Main Street Entrance of the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum. On exhibit through May 2015.

“MOD RAGS from TEENSVILLE”
Teenage Style of the 1960’s

The years following World War II gave rise to a new level of affluence for American youth. With unprecedented buying power teenagers began creating their own music, clothing, and culture. Local businesses quickly formed to see that these needs were met. Sedgwick County youth were not lagging behind national trends. As members of the rock and roll band The Illusions claimed in 1967: “the East Coast and the West Coast have nothing on us – we’re the Sub Coast.”

This exhibit features men’s and women’s clothing and accessories from Wichita boutiques Cricket Alley, Sargent Pepper’s Parlor and Yankee Peddler, stage clothing worn by Mike Daniel of the local rock and roll band The Three Profits (circa 1965), Ron Starkel of the local rock and roll band The Illusions (circa 1968) and Clif Major of the local rock and roll band The Outcasts (circa 1966).

The Historical Museum was founded in 1939 and today occupies Wichita’s original City Hall, an accredited museum open to the public six days a week with four floors of exhibits featuring local history.
Submitted by Eric Cale, Museum Director, contact: ecale@wichitahistory.org

Venue: Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main, Wichita, KS 67202 ,
Contact: 316-265-9314, wichitahistory.org
Museum Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
Regular Admission Charge: Adults $ 5.00, Children under 12 years $ 2.00; under 6 free

Supported in part by the City of Wichita and Sedgwick County Kansas

Gregory Folken MFA Graduate Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: March 11th – March 28th

DATE: Friday March 27th, 6 – 10pm

WSU SHIFTSPACE Student Art Gallery will host: Gregory Folken MFA Graduate Exhibition March 11th – March 28th. Come and talk to artist and view in person these inspiring new art works by Gregory and join the art crawl for this up coming Final Friday March 27th, 6 – 10 PM.

REGULAR GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday 1 – 4 PM
Final Friday: 6 – 10 PM
Film and Music Friday: 7 – 9 PM

WSU Shift Space Gallery, is located at 416 S. Commerce Suite 102, Wichita. All events are free and open to the public. For more information please visit:

http://www.shiftspacegallery.com
http://www.facebook.com/wsu.shiftspace
http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=fa_artdesign&p=/SchoolofArtDesignGalleries
http://instagram.com/wsushiftspacegallery/

The Wichita Center for the Arts March Workshops

ADULT WORKSHOPS

Get Your Sculpt On! with Craig Campbell
March 7
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Adult Papermaking
March 28
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
YOUTH SPRING BREAK WORKSHOPS

Move your hands, Clap your feet: Finding the subdivision in music
March 16
9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

Street Art
March 16 – 17
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Adventures in Origami
March 16 – 20
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day Kids’ Day Out
March 17
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Spring Break Art Camp
Ages 6 – 12
March 18 – 20
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Smart Phone Photography
March 19
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Youth Papermaking
March 28
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
PETITE SPRING BREAK WORKSHOPS

Petite Spring Break Art Camp
Ages 3 – 6
March 18 – 20
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Experience ‘original music that tells stories of the heart and soul’ at Songwriter Studio featuring Rudy Love Jr.

CreativeRush has been inspiring and bringing together the creative community in Wichita for over three years. Through in-depth panel discussions, skill-building workshops, and events showcasing the work of artists in the community, CreativeRush provides the opportunity for each individual to discover, harness, and express his/her unique creative vision. On March 6th, CreativeRush launches its latest program geared towards local musicians and music enthusiasts called “Songwriter Studio.”

This is an intimate showcase of the music community in Wichita held on the 1st Friday of the month. Akin to the “1st TUE Talks,” a moderator will present a songwriter or group of collaborative songwriters to a small studio audience. The artist will perform five songs, interview with the moderator, and have a Q&A with the studio audience. The video portion is only a 40m program while the live studio audience will be part of a music experience where they are able to get to know the musician(s) and hear extra songs.

Songwriter Studio will provide the artist(s) a chance to thoughtfully express their craft while providing the audience an insider’s perspective into music creation. Its goals are to increase kinship within the music community, curb doubts for struggling beginners, and allow performers to create a meaningful dialogue around their work and process.

Join us on March 6th where Songwriter Studio will feature Rudy Love Jr. and band.
Doors open at 6:45p at the theater in Vertigo 232 above Hewitt’s Antiques on 232 N Market. Open to all ages with a $10 cover. This event is sponsored by Digital Brand and Jeff Corbett of TourBox.

Rudy Love Jr. is a native of Wichita and most often describes his sound as soulful or eclectic pop. With Rudy’s background in music, it is no wonder that he has found himself right at home in the music business. His father and namesake Rudy Love Sr., an exceptionally accomplished musician in his own right, has worked with and for some of the most recognizable names in the industry like Little Richard, Michael Jackson, George Clinton and Sly Stone to name a few. Because of the uniqueness of Rudy’s music, one cannot place him in one specific category. Having influences that range from Stevie Wonder to James Taylor and a style all his own, he has the necessary ingredients to break new ground and be a trailblazer in the industry. Truly raising the musical bar!

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Editors, Please Note:

Calendar Listing

WHAT:
Songwriter Studio features Rudy Love Jr.
This is a music performance mixed with a moderated Q&A and an audience Q&A for a live and studio audience.

WHEN:
Friday, March 6, 2015 : Doors open at 6:45p : Performance starts at 7p

WHERE:
Vertigo 232 Theater (above Hewitt’s Antiques) : 232 N Market Wichita, KS 67202

TICKET PRICES:
$10 at the door : All ages : Open to the public

INFO:
http://CreativeRush.org

“A Woman in Her Place” Opening Reception this Friday

A Woman in Her Place exhibition opens at the E.B White Gallery
Opening Reception March 6, 6:00-8:00 pm

Artwork: Sandra Luckett, Sexy Puddle #1

Artwork: Sandra Luckett, Sexy Puddle #1

A Woman in Her Place exhibition opens to the public Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the E.B White Gallery on the Butler Community College, El Dorado campus. Curated by Amanda Pfister and Manda Remmen, A Woman in Her Place is a project to highlight the place of women in society. Created around the theme of women’s identity and place, female artists from the United States and Europe were asked to create an art work using a traditional slip (undergarment) as a unifying symbol for woman. There will be a gallery talk with a panel of the artists and the curators on Tuesday, March 3rd at 1:30 pm in the E.B. White Gallery, and an opening reception Friday, March 6th from 6-8 pm. The exhibition will be on display through April 10, 2015.

Artists: Monika Bohus, Rachel Epp Buller, Erin Vigneau Dimick, Emily Dunlap, Nancy Exarhu, Valerie Haring, Kathleen Hayes, Sandra Luckett, Tara Morton, Libby Rowe, Amanda Pfister, Manda Remmen, Mary Werner, Kristine Wilson, Stephanie Spindler, Deborah Alma Wheeler, Daria Souvorova

Artist’s talk with Heidi Kirkpatrick Thursday plus Family ArtVenture Saturday and a chance to vote!

Heidi Kirkpatrick

Artist’s Talk this Thursday: Heidi Kirkpatrick
Thursday, February 26 | 6 pm
Free admission

Held in conjunction with Five Alchemists: Contemporary Photographers Explore 19th-Century Techniques, photographer Heidi Kirkpatrick, whose cyanotypes are included in the exhibition, will talk about her unique process and her intimate subject matter. Kirkpatrick’s work explores family narratives and the physical body though the creation of photographic objects. Kirkpatrick has exhibited widely and her work is held in numerous museum collections including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin. Galleries will be open until 6 pm for visitors to see Five Alchemists as well as Photographic Wonders: American Daguerreotypes from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.

 

All the glittersFamily ArtVenture: All That Glitters
Saturday, February 28 | 11 am to 3 pm
Free admission

Families are invited to explore WAM’s glass collection with a special gallery-looking activity. Visit the Art Studio for a fun hands-on project. ArtVentures are drop-in explorations.
Saturday free admission is made possible by Colby Sandlian, Sandlian Realty. Youth education programs are supported by the Lynne Ruffin-Smith Charitable Foundation. Additional support from the Courtney and Marcellette Davis Charitable Trust and Cox Communications. S.M. & Laura H. Brown Charitable Trust supports WAM active public programming.

 

Art we loveArt We Love
Vote for your favorite work of art from WAM’s collection
Polling open through Sunday, March 1
Vote online: bit.ly/WAM_AWL

We want your votes! Help the Wichita Art Museum select one of four works of art that will go on view Saturday, March 7, in a new exhibition, Art We Love, celebrating WAM’s 80th anniversary year. Art We Love is a series of three exhibitions across the year that will feature works of art chosen by a cross-section of people who call Wichita home. Like or comment on the work of art that is your favorite, and the winner will be on view in Art We Love starting March 7.

Tessera Fine Art Gallery

Building Repairs at 412 E. Douglas:

There are 2 galleries at this location – Gallery XII and Tessera Fine Art Gallery

It is very unfortunate that Gallery XII has been closed for repairs.

Tessera Fine Art Gallery did not suffer any damage and is still open.

We are open: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Saturday

Our classes are still going, including our Citra Solv workshop with Kayann Ausherman

on Saturday.

We will also be open on:

Final Friday, February 27, 2015

5:30 – 9:00 PM with our Featured Artist – Eric Carbrey

February Final Friday

If you would like your information to be included in this monthly update, simply e-mail a press release to cityartsfeedback@wichita.gov by the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Art Show at the Dog Show
CityArts is proud to present the 29th annual Art Show at the Dog Show exhibit throughout its b uilding Feb. 27-March 21. This is a special event where both the public and their dogs will be welcome inside CityArts to enjo y the show’s opening from 5-8 p.m. on Final Friday, Feb. 27. Treats will be served to all four-legged visitors; begging is encouraged. CityArts is located at 334 N. Mead.

Art Show at the Dog Show is a competitive art exhibition started by the Wichita Kennel Club. This unique show features pieces of original canine art by national and international artists. It is the only exhibit of its kind anywhere that is dedicated solely to man’s best friend. The show includes drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures, fiber and other exclusive artworks that are available for purchase.

Art Show at the Dog Show is being held in conjunction with the Sunflower Cluster Dog Show that will take place April 3-6 at the Kansas Coliseum Pavilion in Valley Center. Both events are sponsored by the Sunflower Cluster Dog Shows, which is made up of the Wichita Kennel Club, Wichita Dog Training Club, Hutchinson Kennel Club and the Salina Kennel Club. Purina is the corporate sponsor.
Delano Barbeque Company
710 W. Douglas
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Painting with Parkinson’s, Healing Brush Strokes
By Wayne Clark

Wayne has been a Kansas Artist for over 60 years. Wayne Clark is as an accomplished painter and a devoted family man, and he is an inspiration to those who know and love him. Wayne’s work as a painter is inspired by nature, but it is also enriched by his experience as a father of seven children. “Most people have only one black sheep, I have a whole herd of them,” he jokes.
Here are some video’s of the artist:
http://www.kake.com/news/hattebergpeople/headlines/Hattebergs-People—Painting-With-Parkinsons-Wayne-Clark-163368306.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0AQuSsvip0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVXkcj35MHg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTxEB4bsr24
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Contact: Michelle Suddeth, 993-3633
Website: www.delanobbq.com – http://www.waynesclark.com/

Michelle SuddethOwner/Manager Delano Barbeque Company

P: 316-260-4950
F: 316-260-4952
www.delanobbq.com

Twitter: @delanoBBQco
Facebook: delanoBBQ

The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum – 204 S. Main

MUSEUM EVENT: FINAL FRIDAY VISUAL ART EXHIBITS
Friday, February 27th 2015 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Celebrate our local built environment with the paintings of Wichita Artist Bill Goffrier. Here is an artist using the old world (old school?) technique of painting in the open air from direct observation (en plein air). The art work featured is from the artist’s ongoing series of oil paintings entitled “Authenti-City” which seek out and capture fresh perspectives of Downtown Wichita. This work, large and small is displayed together for the first time. Artist Bill Goffrier says he “will on hand to provide the backstory”. These works will be available for sale in the Museum’s gift shop; a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Museum.

More Art – The Museum exhibits on all four floors will also be open. Be sure to see the special visual arts exhibit Wichita’s Modern Art Galleries of Mid-Century – Closing in March.
Wichita, Kansas emerged as an American art center during the 1920’s when citizens organized to make visual art part of our local culture. By the 1950s, Wichita’s avant-garde abstract artist set-up galleries of their own downtown; first the “indeX Gallery”, then the “Bottega Gallery”. Learn about the art and artists who forded new territory and brought their art out to the general public in the heart of the city.

Admission is free and open to the public for this Final Friday Art Event
The Historical Museum was founded in 1939 and today occupies Wichita’s original City Hall, an accredited museum open to the public six days a week with four floors of exhibits featuring local history.
Submitted by Eric Cale, Museum Director, contact: ecale@wichitahistory.org
Venue: Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main, Wichita, KS 67202 ,
Contact: 316-265-9314, [wichitahistory.org]wichitahistory.org
Regular Museum Hours: Tues. – Fri. 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
Regular Admission Charge: Adults $ 5.00, Children under 12 years $ 2.00; under 6 free
Supported in part by the City of Wichita and the Board of Commissioners for Sedgwick County.
OUR VISION: To provide a world class Museum experience, advancing the understanding and exploration of the rich historical and cultural heritage of Wichita and Sedgwick County Kansas.
WSU SHIFTSPACE
416 S. Commerce Suite 102
Wichita, KS 67202

TITLE: Current VII: Juried Undergraduate Exhibition
DATE: February 18 – March 6
RECEPTION: Friday, February 27, 6 – 10pm
WSU Shift Space Student Art Gallery will host: CURRENT VII – UNDERGRADUATE Exhibition Juried by Kylie Brown of CreativeRush on Friday, February 27, 6 – 10pm.
REGULAR GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday 1 – 4 PM
Final Friday: 6 – 10 PM
Film and Music Friday: 7 – 9 PM

WSU Shift Space Gallery, is located at 416 S. Commerce Suite 102, Wichita. All events are free and open to the public. For more information please visit:
http://www.shiftspacegallery.com
http://www.facebook.com/wsu.shiftspace
http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=fa_artdesign&p=/SchoolofArtDesignGalleries
http://instagram.com/wsushiftspacegallery/

Lisa Rundstrom, WSU Shift Space Gallery Director
E-Mail: lisa.rundtrom@wichita.edu or director@shiftspacegallery.com
Phone: 316.978.7706
Cell Phone 316.618.0951

 

EXPLORATION PLACE

What: Free, family-friendly opening reception for Exploration Place’s linear art gallery, Bridging Art and Science, featuring Wildlife Art by The Independent School’s Visual Arts students.

When: Friday, Feb. 27, 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Where: Located on the indoor Bridge at Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS 67203, www.exploration.org, www.facebook.com/ExplorationPlace, Twitter: @DiscoverAtEP, www.instagram.com/explorationplace, www.pinterest.com/explorationpl

Special Activities:
In addition to the art pieces, about 15 students from The Independent School will perform animal poems and will present several readers’ theater pieces that have animal themes. There will also be other fun hands-on activities for families to enjoy.

Admission: Free (Exploration Place’s exhibits will not be open.)

Details:
During this free, family-friendly event, visitors will encounter various pieces created by The Independent School’s Visual Arts students
(10th,11th and 12th graders). The pieces include those created with pastels, acrylics, oils, stained glass, scratchboard and more

The students created original animal artwork inspired by Exploration Place’s current traveling exhibit, Wildlife Rescue.

 

HUE Gallery
430 S. Commerce, Suite 200

Final Friday Exhibition Hours: 6:00pm-10:00pm
(A)Ward… Or Two
By Stephanie Ward and Jeanne Ward
February 27 – March 21
Regular Business/ Venue Hours: F-Sa: 11:00am-5:00pm, Su-Th: By Appointment Only
Website: www.huewichita.com
Additional Info: Will also have works by: Mary Bechtol, Carol Carter, Brett Freund, Matthew Hilyard, Anita Lewis, Dale Martin, Sean Christopher Ward, Lindy Wiese, Ernest Vincent Wood III, Mark Yearwood

Mead Street Gallery

121 N Mead Street
Wichita KS 67201
316-262-5192

Join us for Final Friday, Feb. 27th, from 6:30 – 9:00 pm. Mead Street Gallery’s Final Friday reception will feature artwork by gallery members. Our back wall this month has original framed art at discounted prices.
The Fiber Studio & Gallery

418 Commerce, Wichita KS

6:00 to 10:00 PM

Kathleen Shanahan / Ranal Harrell Young: The Zig Zag Stream

 

Tessera Fine Art Gallery

412 E. Douglas

5:30pm-9:00 pm

Eric Carbrey

Full exhibition dates: February 27 through March 21, 2015

Regular Business Hours: 10 am to 4 pm, Monday-Saturday

Contact: Teressa Sliger, 316-262-2435

TesseraFineArtGallery.com
Join us this Final Friday, February 27th from 5pm-7pm at Newman University’s Steckline Gallery for the opening reception of:
“Travels in Cuba” photography by Larry Schwarm and Students

Larry Schwarm is a Wichita State University professor of photography. His past works featuring prairie fire landscapes, farmers, and daily life in Kansas convey a stunning insight into the lives of ordinary people and their interactions with their environments. In 2014 Schwarm and a group of students traveled to Cuba where they captured breathtakingly colorful images of everyday life on the island.

Our Final Friday show will feature the photography of both Schwarm and his students. Sales from the exhibit will be used to buy equipment for the Wichita State University Photography department.
Bob Schwan Studios
Art Gallery Final Friday Art Crawl

February 27th 6-10 pm
featuring artwork by Bob Schwan & Brian Hinkle

 

“MWCP PRIVATE COLLECTION PHOTO SALE”

ONE NIGHT ONLY

Event date: Friday, February 27, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Center Gallery at the Midwest Center for Photography is hosting a photo sale from the MWCP Private Collection. This is a one night only event! Photographs will be offered from 25 – 75% off value prices. Attend the event on February Final Friday from 7 -10 p.m. and purchase some new fine art photography from our collection for your collection.

For more information regarding “MWCP Private Collection Photo Sale” and to view the work available for purchase, please visit: www.mwcponline.org

 

Oil on Canvas: Final Friday Art Exhibit featuring the oil paintings of Gregory Walker and Charles Leonard.
Where: 511 E Douglas (Formerly 3D Studio)
When: Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm and Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 from 1pm to 5pm
Original works and prints available for purchase.

 

Please join us for

FINAL FRIDAY
February 27, 2015
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please visit our new website,
www.ReubenSaundersGallery.com

Spring 2015 is going to be HUGE

We’ve got a whole bunch of fun events lined up in the next few months, starting this coming Final Friday, February 27th.

As you may be aware, we’re hosting an artist-in-residence throughout the months of February and March, a Kansas City artist/architect named Denise DiPiazzo, who will be presenting the next stage of her recent KU MFA thesis exhibition at Fisch Haus on the 27th.  The project is entitled Hairball, and the show itself will permutate slightly in the month after the opening, influenced by Denise’s experiences here in Wichita, as well as in response to our Living Statues collaboration with Ballet Wichita on March 27th.

Next up, we are super excited to present an entirely new project entitled Theatre Thursdays, a series of four unique and provocative contemporary theatre productions;  one of which will be staged each Thursday night in March.  Info is on our website, but our very helpful volunteers (thank you, Kylie Brown and Michael Webber!) will be posting on facebook and twitter often, so make sure you’re following us to get all the updates.  The series kicks off Thursday, March 5th, but there may be a preview on the Wednesday night prior–stay in the loop to find out more about that.

Another shout-out to Kylie, for inviting Fisch Haus to host her new Creative Rush Songwriter Studio.  We’re always happy to partner with Creative Rush, and are looking forward to this new collab.  The first event is March 6th, and it will run on the first Friday of every month, excluding July.

We’re switching our annual (12th this year!) Tuesday Night Jazz Series to April, in order to correspond with JAM, national Jazz Appreciation Month.  All the info is on our website, but keep checking fb and twitter as well, for more up-to-the-minute news.  A big thanks to Tatsuya Hidano for organizing the entire event this year–he’s busy like we all are, and we’re honored that he’s chosen to spend his time to make this happen!

Lastly, but not leastly, save the date for our bi-annual XX series exhibition:  the 2015 installation will run from April 24th to June 1st.  We haven’t unveiled this year’s artist list yet, so stay tuned!

New 1st TUE Talk Location & More CreativeRush Events!

WHAT IF? a 1st TUE TALK
March 3rd : Wichita Center for the Arts
Have you ever wondered: What if quit my job and became a full-time creative?” Join us as we hear from our panel who have risked big in their careers and it’s taken them to a world of unexpectedness. Was it good for them or did it end up changing their career paths? Find out at our 1st TUE Talk on March 3rd at our new location (for 3 months!) at The Wichita Center for the Arts.

Featured Panelists: John Boldenow, Sonia Greteman, & John Ernatt
with food from Tanya’s Soup Kitchen Chef Kelly Rae

$5 Suggested Donation | Doors open at 6:30p | Discussion at 7p
Facebook event

 

The Gleaming Detail
Much thanks to the Ulrich Museum of Art for allowing us to land at their wonderful gallery for the last 3 months. Check out the event photos & listen to the discussion featuring panelists: Nick Pope, Jean Pouncil-Burton, & Mik Everett. Read more.
Curiously Odd
Skeletons out of the Closet is planning a cooperative art and fashion show at Go-Away Garage with artists whose paintings, drawings, photography or sculpture reflect the theme: “Curiously Odd.” Besides being an art show, this is a fundraiser for CreativeRush!
Opening Reception: Friday, Feb 20th – 7p-10p
Closing Reception: Final Friday, Feb 27th – 6p-10p

 

Songwriter Studio
Featuring Rudy Love Jr.
“Songwriter Studio” is an intimate songwriting talent showcase of the music community in Wichita. It is an event built towards a studio and video audience and will provide the musician(s) a chance to thoughtfully express their craft while providing the audience an insider’s perspective into the thought process of music creation. The studio audience will be part of a music experience where they are able to get to know the musician(s) and hear extra songs!

Join us at Fisch Haus on March 6th for our launch
of Songwriter Studio as we feature: Rudy Love Jr.

Doors open at 6:30p with performance starting at 7p
Open to the Public | $10 at the door
Read more.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
April 24 – We will participating in this year’s Art Day of Giving and having a CreativeRush Carnival! Be sure to mark your calendars for this date and details will be released soon!

Scholastic Art Awards Recognitions

The Wichita Center for the Arts will recognize the award winning students of the 2015 Scholastic Art Awards in two events March 7 and 8. Both events will be hosted by Elizabeth B. Koch and the K.T. Wiedemann Foundation, Inc.

Silver Key and Honorable Mention award winners will be recognized at an open house from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 7. The event will be held at The Wichita Center for the Arts, Rounds Gallery. Students who were awarded Silver Key Awards and Honorable Mention will collect their certificates at this open house while attendees view the award-winning work.

The 2015 Scholastic Art Award Gold Key ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8, and will be held at The Wichita Center for the Arts, Irene Vickers Baker Theatre. At this ceremony, winning students will receive their Gold Key Award. Additionally, generous individuals, businesses and educational institutions in Kansas who recognize the importance of art in schools will present cash awards and scholarships to several participating students. Last year sponsors gave more than $2,000,000 in scholarships and cash prizes.

This year’s master of ceremonies is Ashley Arnold, news reporter at KSN Channel 3, with introductions by Howard W. Ellington, director emeritus at The Wichita Center for the Arts.

Because of limited space, each recipient may invite two guests to the Gold Key Ceremony. The Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition will be open to the public during that time. All works in the Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition will be on view at The Wichita Center for the Arts through March 8.

The Scholastic Art Awards offer early recognition of creative teenagers and scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors. The awards are national in scope and administered by the Alliance for Youth Artists and Writers. The process begins as students from across the country in grades 7 through 12, supported by their visual arts teachers and other community mentors, create and submit their best works of art. Each work is reviewed by a panel of art professionals for originality, technical skill, and emergence of personal voice or vision. For more information about The Scholastic Art Awards visit wcfta.com.

About The Wichita Center for the Arts
Originally founded as the Wichita Art Association in 1920, The Wichita Center for the Arts is the area’s oldest and most comprehensive visual and performing arts organization. For 95 years The Wichita Center for the Arts has made art and art education available to the citizens of Wichita and the surrounding communities as a privately funded organization. For more information about The Wichita Center for the Arts, visit www.wcfta.com or call (316) 634-2787.
The gallery at The Wichita Center for the Arts is open 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
Admission is free.

The Independent School Friends of Fine Arts- ARTAPALOOZA

Hello City Arts Patrons and Art Supporters,

My name is Jennifer Olsen.  I am the President of the Friends of Fine Arts at The Independent School (TIS).  We are hosting a family-friendly arts event on Saturday, February 28th from 2:30-5:00 called ARTAPALOOZA.  This year’s theme is “Traveling the Orient Express”.  We will have upper school visual arts students leading demonstrations and hands-on art activities for our guests in addition to vocal and drama performances.  We will have a food sampling from six of the Orient Express stops as well as a gift shop with student art for sale and a silent auction.  Our event is open to the public. We welcome ages 4 and up to attend.  Attached is an order form and flyer about the event.   Ticket Orders can be dropped off at any TIS division office or mailed to the school address below.  Passports (tickets) for the event will be picked up at the event on February 28th in the middle school gym.

The Independent School
Attn:FoFA
8317 East Douglas Avenue
Wichita KS 67207

Thanks for supporting the arts at TIS!  Hope you can make it.

Artapalooza ticket order
Artapalooza flyer

“Something To Cackle About” Feb. 28 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Rubber chickens, a stuffed rooster, painted ceramic and farm-raised fresh eggs, chicken and rooster paintings — it’s something to cackle about, according to Darlene Dick, coordinator of the 2015 Love Your Gallery gala scheduled for Saturday, February 28, 6 to 9 p.m., at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton.

“We’re going all out for fun this year,” said Dick, who has coordinated the gallery’s fundraising event for the past two years. “Tying in with our theme, ‘Something To Cackle About,’
we’ll have gag gift door prizes, a photo booth with fun accessories, great items in our live and silent auctions, fine food and beverages and live music featuring classical guitarist Howard Glanton.

“The gallery will be fabulously decorated to match our theme. We expect our largest turn-out ever for this annual event.”

Expenses for the gala are underwritten by event sponsors First Bank, Krueger Insurance Management and Action Pact Holdings.

Tickets for the celebration are $60 per person and are available at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton, orby calling the gallery at 316-284-2749.

“Love Your Gallery is an annual fundraiser that brings art, music, good food and good times together for those who believe in the vision of the gallery,” said Director Cindy Snider. “Our vision is to be an outstanding showcase for art and artists and to be a center for celebrating art and enhancing the community.
The gallery is a special community resource that provides enjoyment and education for all ages.”

The nonprofit Carriage Factory Art Gallery is housed in a former carriage factory founded in 1883.The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Support for the nonprofit organization comes primarily through memberships, donations and fundraisers like “Love Your Gallery” and “Art in the Park.”

In addition to featured exhibits that highlight the work of local and regional artists, the gallery includes a consignment gallery, gift shop and collections of paintings for sale by American impressionist Albert H. Krehbiel, son of the carriage factory founder, J. J. Krehbiel.

The gallery provides workshops in various art media throughout the year and offers space for rent for special events and meetings. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday Film: Strawberries and Chocolate

TITLE: STRAWBERRiesS AND CHOCOLATE FILM 1990

DATE: Exhibition Reception: FEBRAURY 20

WSU Shift Space Student Art Gallery will host: Film Friday featuring the 1990 film Strawberries and Chocolate. It is a Cuban-Spanish-Mexican co-produced film, directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabío, based on the short story “The Wolf, The Forest and the New Man” (in Spanish, El Lobo, el bosque y el hombre nuevo) written by Senel Paz in 1990. Senel Paz also wrote the screenplay for the film. Come celebrate the season of love with us. The film will be playing at WSU ShiftSpace on February 20, 2015, at 6 PM.

REGULAR GALLERY HOURS: Wed. – Sat. 1 – 4 PM, Event Fridays 6 – 10 PM

WSU Shift Space Gallery, is located at 416 S. Commerce Suite 102, Wichita. All events are free and open to the public. For more information please visit:

http://www.shiftspacegallery.com

http://www.facebook.com/wsu.shiftspace

http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=fa_artdesign&p=/SchoolofArtDesignGalleries

Edit:

Over the weekend of February 14-15, Gallery XII suffered a broken sewer pipe and has had to close while workmen finish repairs.  Fortunately, no artwork suffered damage, but the bathroom floor as well as some of the floor in the main part of the gallery received water damage and must be replaced.
 
Gallery President Carolyn Denver had hoped to be able to reopen by Friday, February 20, but the building manager has informed her that it will take a few more days to replace the damaged sections of the floor and bathroom walls.  She is cautiously optimistic that we will be able to reopen in time for Final Friday.  We will keep this list as well as the gallery Facebook page updated.
 
For the gallery,
John Ellert

Facebook Event

Hello fellow arts and culture supporters!

After the information was sent out informing all of you of the upcoming Mayoral Primary Candidates Forum, we’ve had requests to create a Facebook “event” to help spread the word. The event has been created and we are asking you to participate by sharing on your Facebook page and inviting your circle of friends.

https://www.facebook.com/events/707261902727705/?ref=5

https://www.facebook.com/events/860283857370956/

Once you click the link, you can “join” the event and “share” the event under the “invite” button. This will share the event on your personal page and help spread the word. You can also “invite” everyone with whom you are connected on Facebook and they will have the same opportunities as you to spread the word.

Thanks for all your efforts to pack the room and support the arts in our community!

Get an Art Garden update and your tickets to next Saturday’s Opening Party

Art Garden construction begins in earnest
Exterior fencing installed this week 

Simpson Construction Services has started work on the museum’s Art Garden after months of planning and anticipation. The grounds are now surrounded by construction fencing; for visitors’ safety, access will be limited for the next eight months as earth-moving equipment is brought in to transform the lawn and other exterior spaces.

Have you RSVP’d yet?
Don’t miss the Opening Party for “Photographic Wonders” 

Saturday, February 7 | 7 to 9 pm
Free admission for WAM members
$10 for general public

Celebrate the advent of photography with remarkable imagery in

Photographic Wonders:American Daguerreotypes from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The Opening Party includes a cash bar, light hors d’oeuvres, live music from the Jerry Scholl Quartet, plus lively party antics in the S. Jim and Darla Farha Great Hall. Free with Wichita Art Museum membership, $10 for general public. Purchase Opening Party tickets online at wichitaartmuseum.org/shop/event_tickets. Dinner available from 7 to 9 pm in the Muse Cafe. Reservations are recommended at 316-268-4973.

WAM’s Chihuly featured on Chamber publication cover
2015 Metro Wichita Kansas magazine distributed to Chamber members 

To help celebrate the museum’s 80th anniversary this year, the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce showcased WAM’s “Confetti Chandelier” by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly, prominently installed in the S. Jim and Darla Farha Great Hall, on the cover of its recent magazine. The 2015 comprehensive guide covers economic development and the business climate in the Wichita area. Click here to view a digital copy of the guide.

January Final Friday at Gallery XII

Final Friday is almost here
and we have a beautiful
new show at Gallery XII!
“COLOR VIBRATIONS”
PAINTINGS BY LYDA ANDREWS
Andrews-poster
We will also be featuring
the ceramic works of
EUGENE STUCKY
Both exhibits will open Final Friday, January 30, 2015
Opening Reception will take place from 5:30-10:00pm and will be on view through February 24th. 
We hope you will be able to attend!
Gallery XII is open 6 days a week:
Mon- Sat. 10am – 4pm
 

We hope to see you soon at Gallery XII!
412 E. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67202
316.267.5915
www.wichitagalleryxii.com

a 1st TUE Talk & More!

a 1st TUE TALK

No matter how random or varied your experiences, there is always a common thread, a gleaming detail. This topic is about revealing the essence of what your story/work/project/life is/has/become about. It can be a singular, elegant moment of clarity. Join us on February 3rd for our first 1st TUE Talk of 2015!

PANEL + VENUE

Doors open at 6:30p at the
Ulrich Museum of Art featuring panelists:
Nick Pope director of programming
Tallgrass Film Festival
Jean Pouncil-Burtonstoryteller
Wichita Griots
Mik Everett : author

$5 Suggested Donation | Open to the Public
Wine/Beer Donations are also appreciated!

PORT-IFUL ACTIONS

CreativeRush & WSU Shift Space present
a community based interactive art show featuring artists:

Christopher Gulick | Mark Walker
Melanie Cloud | Cody Cloud | Chloe Cloud
Stacy Renee | Alex Walker
Kenni Fitzpatrick | Connie Fitzpatrick
Jim Petty | Aidan Petty

Exhibited at WSU Shift Space
JANUARY 21 – FEBRUARY 14
hours: wed 1-4p | thur 4-7p | fri 5-9p | sat 1-4p

Final Friday Reception
JANUARY 30th | 6-9p

CURIOUSLY ODD

Skeletons out of the Closet is planning a cooperative art and fashion show at Go Away Garage with artists whose paintings, drawings, photography or sculpture reflect the theme: “Curiously Odd.”

Besides being an art show, this is a fundraiser for CreativeRush!

Opening Reception: Friday, FEB 20th – 7p-10p
Closing Reception: Final Friday, FEB 27th – 7p-10p

They are still looking for artists willing to participate – Click below for more details.

Annual Kansas Day Program

Celebrate Kansas Statehood (Jan. 29th 1861) with a Musical Performance by The Prairie Rose Rangers, The Crowsons, and The Home Rangers. Celebrating Kansas statehood with music!

Followed at 3:00 p.m.  by a signing of the new Book 999 Kansas Characters by Dave Webb, Terry Rombeck, and Beccy Tanner.

Admission is free and open to the public!

The Historical Museum was founded in 1939 and today occupies Wichita’s original City Hall, an accredited museum open to the public six days a week with four floors of exhibits featuring local history.

This program is sponsored by WHiMS (The Wichita Historical Museum Society)

Venue: Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main, Wichita, KS  67202 ,

Contact: 316-265-9314, wichitahistory.org 

Museum Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

Regular Admission Charge: Adults $ 5.00, Children under 12 years $ 2.00; under 6 free

Supported in part by the City of Wichita and Sedgwick County Kansas

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

204 S. Main

Wichita, Kansas  67202

316-265-9314

OUR VISION: To provide a world class Museum experience, advancing the understanding and exploration of the rich historical and cultural heritage of Wichita and Sedgwick County Kansas.

“Celebrate Kansas Day” at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

“Celebrate Kansas Day” Thursday, January 29, at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Photographer Jim Griggs will present a visual tour of Kansas Thursday evening, January 29, at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, beginning at 7 p.m., as part of the gallery’s Kansas Day celebration. The gallery is located at 128 E. Sixth St., Newton.  Refreshments will be served at the free event, open to the public.

In “Kansas, It’s All in How You Look at It,” Griggs will talk about his Kansas images and the photographic process as he projects a variety of photographs shot on location throughout the state.

Griggs has been active in photography since 1970. He has a keen interest in photography of the scenic and wild splendors of the world. In the mid 1980s and 90s, he was a teaching assistant at Wilderness Photography Workshops in Colorado and Wyoming, catering to clients such as Smithsonian Tours of Washington, D.C.

Griggs’ photography has been published in numerous magazines, books, calendars, newspapers, post cards, brochures and websites including the Sierra Club, the Nature Conservancy and National Geographic.

For more information, contact the gallery at 316-284-2749.

Dec. 2014 e-News: Coming Soon CitizenFour, Smallgrass & More

"One of the most absorbing films I've ever seen."  - RogerEbert.com

“One of the most absorbing films I’ve ever seen.” – RogerEbert.com

Tallgrass & Orpheum Theatre present a new art house screening series for 2015. Indie at the Orpheum kicks with the acclaimed documentaryCITIZENFOUR on Sunday, January 11th at 3:00 pm. See it >

 

Support our mission by joining the Tallgrass Film Association.

Support our mission by joining the Tallgrass Film Association.

TFA members play an an active role in shaping and enhancing the filmgoing experience of Tallgrass patrons – ensuring that we can continue offering our community the unique, movie-going experiences it has come to expect. Give the gift of membership, renew or become a member today. Join the Club >

 

TFA & Exploration Place present SMALLGRASS, films & fun for the young and young at heart.

TFA & Exploration Place present SMALLGRASS, films & fun for the young and young at heart.

The day-long, family-friendly festival includes 3 films: the new dome theater showANIMALOPOLIS, the Academy Award nominated classic BABE and acclaimed new release BELLE & SEBASTIAN. Admission also includes animal-related activities and access to exhibits. Go >

 

"A majestic documentary, as transformative as it sets out to be."- Village Voice

“A majestic documentary, as transformative as it sets out to be.”- Village Voice

Gift your favorite music & film aficionado with a little Beethoven this season. The acclaimed documentary FOLLOWING THE NINTH which was presented by TFA & Wichita Symphony Orchestra this spring,  is now available on DVD.Give it >

"We had three of our biggest wins at Tallgrass. We showed to our biggest audience, we got to meet really cool filmmakers and we got a distribution offer… in addition to all that, Tallgrass was also the most fun I had at any festival I've been to." - Jack Bryan, Director, THE LIVING

“We had three of our biggest wins at Tallgrass. We showed to our biggest audience, we got to meet really cool filmmakers and we got a distribution offer… in addition to all that, Tallgrass was also the most fun I had at any festival I’ve been to.” – Jack Bryan, Director, THE LIVING

“I was fortunate to serve on the Jury at Tallgrass where I encountered this wonderfully created thriller full of surprises and compelling performances.” -Scott Mansfield, Monterey Media, via Indiewire >

13th annual Tallgrass Film Festival: Call for Submissions

“One of the foremost regional festivals in the country, showcasing exciting new movies and festival hits that otherwise probably wouldn’t make their way to the heartland…a wonderful festival, and a reminder that New York and L.A. don’t have the market cornered on vibrant film culture.” –Flavorwire
TFA announces the call for submissions for the 13th annual Tallgrass Film Festival, October 14-18, 2015 in and around Wichita, Kansas. Learn more about one of MovieMaker Magazine’s 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee and submit your film today.

The largest independent film festival in the state of Kansas, the 2014 Tallgrass Film Festival received over 1400 submissions and screened 206 (49 feature, 157 short) films from 34 countries around the world, to an audience of nearly 14,000. Plus, Kansas and Emerging Student Filmmakers submit for free.

“We had three of our biggest wins at Tallgrass. We showed to our biggest audience, we got to meet really cool filmmakers and we got a distribution offer… in addition to all that Tallgrass was also the most fun I had at any festival I’ve been to.” – Jack Bryan, Director, THE LIVING

Cash Awards:

  • Audience Award Winning Documentary Feature: $1,000
  • Audience Award Winning Narrative Feature: $1,000
  • Stubbornly Independent Gala Winner: $2,500 plus assorted prizes
  • Audience Award Winning Short Film: $500

Deadlines:

  • Early Bird: April 15, 2015
  • Regular: June 10, 2015
  • Late: July 1, 2015
  • WAB Extended: July 8, 2015

Find out about fees, program categories & more >

Riverfest Poster Contest: Still Time to Enter

Riverfest Poster and Button contest

It’s not too late to enter!

You have still have until 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 31 to submit your entry.

Imagine your artwork on billboards, T-shirts, buttons, posters, commercials and more.

Enter the Riverfest 2015 Poster & Button Artwork Contest sponsored by Emprise Bank and create a design based on the 2015 theme, “Button Up. Have a Blast!”

The winning artist will receive a $3,500 cash prize and bragging rights galore!

Complete information, (including the contest rules and entry form) is available at WichitaRiverfest.com.

We can’t wait to see your designs!

Check out the contest rules today.

(Is this contest not your cup of tea? Feel free to forward this invite to your brilliant and talented friends.)

Your Friends at Wichita Festivals, Inc.

Harp and Art featured Thursday at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton is featuring “Christmas at the Gallery” Thursday, December 18, 6 to 8 p.m., with special Christmas music by harpist Ashley Bergner, holiday refreshments and a selection of unique gifts for shoppers.

“We are promoting ‘shopping local’ by highlighting unique gifts by our local artists and crafters during Newton’s ThirdThursday event,” said gallery director Cindy Snider. “Our gift shop holds a variety of items in a wide price range. Our fused glass Christmas ornaments, original watercolor Christmas cards and hand-woven items are just a few of the items that are popular for gift giving this year. We have original fine art and prints in our three sales galleries as well.”

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 316-284-2749.

Carriage Factory Art Gallery is housed in the original two-story carriage factory and blacksmith shop founded in 1883 by J. J. Krehbiel, co-founder of Bethel College. The gallery is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The building and adjacent private park are available for rent for special occasions and meetings.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fisch Haus Music Event

MUSIC EVENT: The Tattletale Saints
DATE:   Wednesday, December 10, 2014.
TIME:    Doors at 7:00, show starts around 7:30.
Admission is by a suggested donation of $15.

New Zealand born duo Tattletale Saints is vocalist, guitarist, songwriter Cy Winstanley and vocalist, double bassist Vanessa McGowan.

Now based in Nashville Tennessee, and originally part of London based 4-piece band Her Make Believe Band, Winstanley and McGowan recorded the debut Tattletale Saints album How Red Is the Blood in January 2013 in Nashville with Grammy winning producer and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien.

Winners of the New Zealand Music Award for Folk Album of the Year 2014, the band is currently touring the USA in support of the worldwide release of the album in March 2014.

http://www.fischhaus.com/Fisch_Haus/EVENTS___NEWS/Entries/2014/12/10_Tattletale_Saints.html

http://www.tattletalesaints.com

JOURNEY THROUGH TIME opens Dec. 6 at Carriage Factory Art gallery

Bob Regier’s “Journey Through Time” opens Dec. 6 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Bob Regier

Artist Bob Regier’s breadth of work through nearly six decades will be featured in a retrospective exhibit at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., beginning with an opening reception and artist talk Saturday, December 6, 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The strands of Bob Regier’s journey as an artist have been multiple, interwoven and inseparable. His exhibit at Carriage Factory Art Gallery beginning Saturday, December 6, will be a retrospective of his work over nearly six decades. During the opening reception starting at 7 p.m., Regier will share about the diverse activity that has been part of his visual journey. The reception is free and open to the public.

“Several etchings completed in 1960 represent the earliest work included in the exhibit,” said Regier. “The mediums of printmaking, drawing, painting, photography and graphic design illustrate my visual path between 1960 and the present.
Currently my preferred medium is the soft pastel.”

Born in Mountain Lake, Minnesota, Regier says that he can trace the beginnings of his artistic bent to carefree childhood days, each day filled with promise and possibility. He notes that three of those in his loosely-knit play group have spent lifetimes in the visual arts, even though the first art class offered in their local school wasn’t until their senior year.

Attending Bethel College in North Newton, Regier majored in social sciences with a minor in art. He later attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received a master of fine arts from the University of Illinois. He taught art classes at Bethel College for 30 years, and the college’s fine arts gallery was named after him in 2014.

“Bob Regier is an acclaimed Kansas artist and an icon in our community,” said Susan Koehn, president of the gallery’s board of directors. “We are excited to showcase a retrospective of his work and to honor his contributions to the gallery and to the world of art.”

Regier says that most of his images are nourished by location — the plains environment. “It’s the landscape that has been given to me, the place that provides my bearings. I would hope that the work can be engaged on several levels — pure visual language, symbolic content, and often oblique or direct allusions to our common, shared visual world. The greatest satisfaction comes when I sense that something in my work, whether it be pure visual language or shared visual experience, moves the viewer to a moment of heightened insight and awareness.”

“JOURNEY THROUGH TIME,Bob Regier: a retrospective” will be on display at Carriage Factory Art Gallery throughJanuary 31, 2015. For more information, contact the gallery at 316-284-2749.

Carriage Factory Art Gallery is housed in the two-story carriage factory founded in 1883 by J. J. Krehbiel, co-founder of Bethel College. The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Regular hours are TuesdayFriday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

THE GALLERY AT LARKSFIELD PLACE

THE GALLERY AT LARKSFIELD PLACE
7373 East 29th St. North Wichita, KS 67226
316-636-1000
OPEN DAILY 9-6pm FREE

 

THE MUNDI GROUP
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4 – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2014

 

ART EXHIBIT RECEPTION
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4th, 4:30-6PM
LARKSFIELD PLACE BISTRO

Join us for wine, hors d’ oeuvres and an evening of fine art as we welcome our new exhibit featuring the Mundi Group. The group evolved from a gathering of artists that came together to create art once a week headed by former Wichita art teacher, Kandy Tate. When Kandy moved to Santa Fe, the artists continued under the guidance of Rita Beuttel painting on Mondays in the studio at Tessera Gallery downtown and became “The Mundi Group”.  As the years passed, and with the sad loss of Rita in 2012, the group has continued their love of painting under the instruction of Brian Hinkle. Come and enjoy the wide range in media and showcase of creative talent in this exceptional exhibit.

gallery at larksfield place

Janet Fisher’s art sale Dec. 6th and 7th

Paintings ~ Ceramics ~ Jewelry

Whimsical Sculpture

By Janet Fisher

Saturday December 6, 10am4pm

Sunday December 7, 12pm – 4pm

1518 Krug Circle

Rocky Creek

North of Crestview Country Club

East of 127th Street on 13th – enter on Glenwood go 1 block, turn north on Birchwood that becomes Krug

**20% of proceeds will go toward the Children’s Scholarship fund in Zacapa, Guatemala

**cash or checks

Please bring a friend or forward this e-mail. Look forward to seeing you.  -Janet

The Fiber Studio December Exhibition

CLAY FOR THE CAUSE: Small Works Holiday Show

 

CLAY CARTEL Artists:

David Self   *  Dylan Seeney  *  Michelle Jeffries  *  Debi Cox   *    David Long   *    Andy Corcoran

 

Opening Artist Receptions:

 Friday, December 5th, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

And Sunday, December 7th, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

 

Work is available to purchase for Christmas Gifts.

The exhibition continues thru Final Friday, December 26, by appointment.

 

The Fiber Studio & Gallery

418 Commerce, Wichita, KS 67202

316-303-1996  *  fiberstudio1@sbcglobal.net

Save the Date! Friday, December 5th Holiday Sidewalk Sale and Tours at Envision on Main St.

2014 Holiday Sidewalk Sale and Open House

Shop Envision everyday store 20% off one item all day (exclusions apply)

Optical Trunk Show 11 AM – 2 PM: Large selection of frames, flexible spending cards accepted

Support Envision Arts- purchase homemade pottery, home decor, jewelry and more.

Tour the only Vision Rehabilitation Clinic in Wichita

Enjoy homemade soups, chili, coffee and cider (by donation)

Free eyeglass repairs and gift wrapping

(316)440-1600
610 N. Main St. Wichita, KS

November – Final Friday

November Final Friday – Update

If you would like your information to be included in this monthly update, simply e-mail a press release to cityartsfeedback@wichita.gov by the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

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Join Mead Street Gallery Final Friday, November 28th, for our 9th Annual Small Works Show.  We are excited to present original artwork in a variety of mediums, all by local and regional artists.  This show will be judged by Steve Murillo and will be on display through December 31.

Mead Street Gallery
121 N Mead Street
Wichita KS. 67202
316-262-5192
meadstreetgallery@gmail
Final Friday, Nov. 28th, 6:30 – 9:00 pm

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The Fiber Studio & Gallery
418 Commerce, Wichita, KS 67202
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Daniel Gegen & Bruce VanOsdel: New Works In Clay

Regular Business/ Venue Hours:  By Appointment or by Chance
Contact: Marilyn Grisham, 316-303-1996, fiberstudio1@sbcglobal.net

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Inter-Faith Ministries C.A.F.E. Gallery
829 N. Market

Exhibition: Hidden Treasures

Featured Artists:  Sisters of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ

11/28

6 pm to 9 pm
Contact: Kathleen Webb, kwebb@interfaithwichita.org
264-9303

interfaithwichita.org

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HUE Gallery
430 S. Commerce, Suite 200
6:00pm-10:00pm

Full Spectrum
Sean Christopher Ward and
Lindy Wiese
There will also be works by: Dale Martin, Mary Bechtol, Tom Budzak, Carol Carter, Anita Lewis, Tyler Longfellow, Phyllis Pacin, Bethany Prideaux, Ernest Vincent Wood III and Mark Yearwood.
November 28 – December 22
Regular Business/ Venue Hours: TuesdaySaturday 12:00-6:00pm
Contact: Sean Ward or Lindy Wiese, (316) 512-5045
Website: www.huewichita.com

“Full Spectrum” is an exhibition about colors and their usage.  Sean Christopher Ward’s works for this show separate white space and the full spectrum to create portraits and designs that go seamlessly together in an op art style of painting.  Lindy Wiese’s paintings use a wide spectrum of colors, spread throughout a canvas to create contemporary impressionistic works of still lifes and landscapes.

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Reverie Coffee Roasters

2611 E. Douglas Ave.

6pm-9pm

Paintings by Rachel Foster and
Ceramics by Joseph Rincones

November 28th– December 23rd

Regular Business/ Venue Hours: MondaySaturday 8am-8pm, Sundays 10-5pm

Contact: events@reverieroasters.com

Website: reverieroasters.com

 

Additional Info: Rachel Foster received her MFA from WSU in painting, and is currently an adjunct professor of drawing and painting at WSU. Her painting technique is unique and inspiring; layering colors to build up form and light. She focuses on unassuming, personal moments, and plays with skewing perspective, and patterns. This month we are also featuring ceramic works by Joseph Rincones, a local potter who received his BFA from WSU in 2010.

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Final Friday Art Crawl

FOUR

Works by:

Emily BROOKOVER
drawing

Eric CARBREY
painting

Michael MILLER
sculpture

Amanda PFISTER
photography

Closing Reception
October 28

6-10 pm

Gallery open Fridays 11:00 – 4:00 & by appointment
316.682.5600
111 S Ellis, Wichita Kansas

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Tessera Fine Art Gallery

412 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67202

5:30 – 9:00 PM

Small Works for the Holidays

Featured Artist(s): Phyllis Abraham, Janet Aiken, Shari Bevan, Jan Butler, Arlo Casper, Janice Crotts, Judy Dove, Rosemary Dugan, Robert Elliot, Lisa Graham, Jo Harris, Brian Hinkle, Nancy Lutrell, Dennis McKay, Naita Moss, Cheryl Myer, Faye Neil, Ann Sanchez,  Shauna Shelton, Teressa Sliger, Carol Stibal, Jill Stromberg, Sue Vautravers, Diane Warta, Harry Williford, and Mary Ellen Williford

Thru January 17, 2015

Regular Business/ Venue Hours: MondaySaturday; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: Teressa Sliger, 316-262-2435

Website: Tessera-Gallery.com

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Positive Directions/ The Jones Gallery
414 S. Commerce St.
6-9pm, Special Storytime for children and families at 7pm

Gertrude’s Tahoe Adventures in Time
Jess Bechtelheimer
Nov. 26- Dec. 19

Regular Business/ Venue Hours: Monday -Friday, 9a-5p
Contact: Renee Duxler, Executive Director
Website:  www.pdiks.com

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Gallery XII presents Guest Artist Brian Hinkle

Backroad To Anywhere

Opening reception Final Friday Nov. 28th, 5:30-10:00 PM

On view through December 23rd

Also featuring Susan de Wit, fabric artist

Gallery XXI: 412 E Douglas
(316)267-5915
www.wichitagalleryxii.com

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BRA Exhibition Show: “Various States of Repair”

Exhibition Nov. 12 – Dec. 6

Closing reception on Friday, Nov. 28 from 6-10 PM

Featuring New Works by: Jamie Ford, Carolyn Hemminger, Hannah Scott and Bernardo Trevizo Jr. Fifth artist and BFA graduate Philip Nellis will be represented. This collection of work serves as a summation of the graduates’ individual creative prowess and personal message as working artists.

WSU Shift Space 416 S/ Commerce
www.shiftspacegallery.com

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Friends University 2014 Fall Student Exhibit

Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 22, 7-10 PM

Final Friday Reception: Friday, Nov. 28, 7-10PM

Gallery Vertigo 232, 228 N. Market
Former Shopkeeper’s Gallery space above Hewitt’s Antiques

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Bethany College @MindFire

Nature Photography by Sarah Mathia

Functional Ceramics by Christina Engel

The new Bethany College at MindFire Gallery at 3805 E. Harry- Suite 105 presents photographs by Sarah mathia and recent ceramic works by Christina Engel.

A closing reception will be held on Final Friday, Nov. 28 from 7-9 PM. This event is free and open to the public.

Pete McGuinness to perform with Friends jazz ensembles

Jazz trombonist and vocalist Pete McGuinness will share the stage with the Friends University Jazz band and the Jazz Vocal Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.

McGuinness is an active New York City-based jazz musician. He not only plays trombone, but is a Grammy-nominated composer/arranger, award-winning jazz vocalist and a jazz educator. He has his own big band, “The Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra.” To learn more about McGuinness, visti petemcguinness.com.

Tickets are $9 for adults, and $6 for seniors and students; and may be purchased online at friends.edu/finearts, or by calling the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677.

 

For more information on this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677or finearts@friends.edu.

KWS National Exhibition 2014

Opening Reception

Friday, November 21, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Complimentary Light Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar

This exhibition features a wide range of styles from abstraction to realism with imagery including landscapes, still life, and more. These masterfully executed works spotlight the technique of water media.

This year’s juror is Thomas W. Schaller, AWS, NWWS. Following a 20 year career in New York City as an architect and architectural artist, Schaller is now based in Los Angeles where he devotes himself full-time to fine artwork in the watercolor medium. Schaller is the most recent recipient of the Dong Kingman Award from American Watercolor Society, and is a two-time recipient of the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize. He has authored two books: the best-selling and American Institute of Architects award winner, Architecture in Watercolor and The Art of Architectural Drawing. He is increasingly in demand internationally to conduct his watercolor workshop series, The Architecture of Light. His work has been accepted into recent prestigious international exhibitions including the 147th Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society, New York City; the Gold Medal Exhibition of the California Art Club, Los Angeles; the National Watercolor Society group at Eau en Couleurs, Belgium, and many more. His works can be viewed online by going to www.thomasschaller.com. 

The Wichita Center for the Arts gallery hours are Tues. -Sun., 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is always free. The gallery is presented in part by Designing Women, a WCFTA volunteer group.

“Colors of the Season” opens Thursday at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

The art of five member artists of Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton, will be featured in the gallery’s mezzanine level beginning with a reception Thursday, November 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  The event is part of Newton’s ThirdThursday activities and is free and open to the public. Music will be provided by the NUTS (Newton Ukulele Tunes Society) and refreshments will be offered.

Artists Jeff Heidel, Gene Marsh, Virgil Penner, Cindy Sigmund and Peggy Wambold will showcase their works in acrylic, oil, pastel and photography. The mezzanine show, “Colors of the Season,” will be on display through the end of January.

For more information, call the gallery at 316-284-2749.

Carriage Factory Art Gallery is housed in a two-story carriage factory founded in 1883 by J. J. Krehbiel, co-founder of Bethel College. The gallery features art for sale by a variety of Kansas and regional artists throughout the year, and workshops for adults and children are offered. The facilities and adjacent park are available for rent for meetings, birthdays, weddings and other special occasions.

Museum Event: Holiday Wreath Festival

Museum Event: Holiday Wreath Festival
At the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
Thursday, & Friday, November 20th & 21st held from 10a.m. – 2p.m.

A holiday tradition: The 31st Annual Historical Museum Wreath Festival

Featuring:

Lunch served on both days from 11 am to 1 pm. The cost for lunch is $14 and includes admission to the Bake Sale and all museum exhibits. Walk-ins welcome.

Holiday decorations and gifts, delicious packaged fresh baked items, festive music and old city hall decked in traditional holiday style.

Reservations are taken for groups of 6 or more by calling the Museum at 265-9314.

The Wreath Festival is sponsored by the Museum’s friends and volunteers of the Wichita Historical Museum Society (WHiMS).

 

Submitted by Eric Cale, Museum Director ecale@wichitahistory.org 316-265-9314

 

Venue: Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main, Wichita, KS  67202

Contact: 316-265-9314, wichitahistory.org

Museum Hours: TuesdayFriday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

Regular Admission Charge: Adults $ 5.00, Children under 12 years $ 2.00; under 6 free

Supported in part by the City of Wichita and the Board of Commissioners of Sedgwick County

 

OUR VISION: To provide a world class Museum experience, advancing the understanding and exploration of the rich historical and cultural heritage of Wichita and Sedgwick County Kansas.

The Color Purple Tickets on Sale

The Color Purple  

8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 29
6:00 p.m., Sunday, November 30

Century II Concert Hall

the color purple

THE COLOR PURPLE is an inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world.
This musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel (and the popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film) spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story.
With a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life. With a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray, THE COLOR PURPLE premiered at the Alliance Theatre Company in Atlanta, Georgia and opened on Broadway on November 1, 2005. It was nominated for eleven 2006 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Original Score.

TO PURCHASE TICKETS:

  • By Phone: Call 316-303-8100.
  • In Person: Visit the WichitaTIX box office, located inside the Concert Hall Foyer, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Art Show – “12 FINGERED HAND” Closing Nov 14th

12 fingeredDue to popular demand, the “12 FINGERED HAND” exhibit will remain on view at the Diver Studio until Friday, November 14th. We will celebrate the closing of the “12 FINGERED HAND” with a public party on Friday, November 14th, 7-10pm.

Diver Studio, 424 Commerce, Wichita, KS
Exhibition: 12 FINGERED HAND
Exhibition Date: Friday, November 14th, 7-10pm.
Featured Artists: Charles Baughman, Marc Bosworth, Chris Frank, Lauren Fitzgerald Miller, Dustin Parker, John Pirtle, Brad Ruder, Hannah Scott, Lee Shiney, Ian Stewart, Sarah Stewart and Kevin Wildt.

The Fiber Studio November Exhibition opens this Friday

The Fiber Studio & Gallery opens this week on Friday, November 14, 5:30 to 8:00 PM, with New Work In Clay, by Daniel Gegan and Bruce Van Osdel, at our special artists opening reception.

The show and sale will continue by appointment or by chance through Final Friday Gallery Crawl, November 28, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.  We are located in the Commerce Street Arts District, at 418 S. Commerce.  Contact us by phone, 316-303-1996 or fiberstudio1@sbcglobal.net.

 

Harvester Arts Presents: Discussion of come together, only to burst apart

alexandra spauldingOCTOBER RESIDENT ARTIST

DISCUSSION SESSION: MONDAY 11/17 7:00 PM
Wichita State University School of Art, Design, and Creative Industries
McKnight Art Center, room 210

come together, only to burst apart
installation by alexandra p. spaulding

on veiw until November 15th, by appointment
Union Station, Douglas at the train tracks

In her October residency at Harvester Arts, Alex Spaulding created an immersive experience with light, aluminum sculptures, and sound in an interior room of Union Station. This experimental installation was conceived of and executed in 10 days. This allowed Alex the opportunity to react to her experience of Kansas improvisationally as opposed to her typically methodical and labor-intensive process. Join Dr. Brittany Lockard’s participating students to discuss the installation, Alex’s process, ideas about immersive installations and share your own insights on the piece.

Our Satellite Artists Levente Sulyok and Aaron Wirtz (aka Cutter J the Absurdist) will give a sneak peek of the response projects they are developing moving forward. Bring your curiosity, opinions & questions!

Opening Reception for Idology- “ID IS WHAT ID IS” This Friday at the Go Away Garage

id is what id isOpening Reception for Idology- “ID IS WHAT ID IS”  This Friday November 14 from 7-11pm at the Go Away Garage

NOVEMBER 14-28, 2014 -GROUP EXHIBIT

FEATURING- CHRIS FRANK,ED LANGSTON, GREG TURNER,DAVID CHRISTANSEN, GREG JOHNSON,TED KRONE,MARK S WALKER With SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS
Lauren Fitz Miller, Brandi Frank, Carlos Wheelhouse.
THROUGH NOVEMBER 28TH -FINAL FRIDAY

WSU Shift Space Student Gallery will host “Various States of Repair”

WSU Shift Space Student Gallery will host:

TITLE: “Various States of Repair”

EXHIBITION DATES: November 12th – December 6th

CLOSING RECEPTION: Friday November 28th, 6 – 10 pm

Wichita State University’s Shift Space, a student gallery in downtown Wichita, opens a new show Friday November 12th. “Various States of Repair,” a group show of paintings and drawings featuring the Bachelor of Fine Arts graduates of the Fall 2014 semester. Four artists will be featured in the show: Jamie Ford, Carolyn Hemminger, Hannah Scott and Bernardo Trevizo Jr. Fifth artist and BFA graduate Philip Nellis will be represented. This collection of work serves as a summation of the graduates’ individual creative prowess and personal message as working artists. “Various States of Repair” will run from November 12, 2014 – December 6, 2014 with a closing reception on Friday, November 28th from 6-10 p.m.

To learn more about Shift Space, go to www.shiftspacegallery.com or www.facebook.com/wsu.shiftspace. For the WSU School of Art and Design, go to www.wichita.edu/artdesign.

GALLERY HOURS: WED, FRI, SAT 1 – 4  &  THURS  4 – 7 PM

Delores and the Pickin’-Fretter at The Dock

This Saturday afternoon we’ll be playing at The Dock Christian Church. We’re excited to have our bass player Al Nieves and guitar/mandolin player Dennis Hardin joining us. We’ll be doing some gospels and spiritual-themed tunes from our new CD — kind of a warm-up for the CD release next week!

Pianist and singer Garee Geist plays at 3:00, and we take the stage at 4:00.

Delores and the Pickin’-Fretter

with Al Nieves and Dennis Hardin

The Dock Christian Church, 2135 W. 13th

Saturday, October 8  |  4:00 pm

Rice Paper Batik Class

Place:  Tessera Fine Art Gallery, 412 E. Douglas, Wichita,  KS
Time and Date:  9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Friday, November, 14, 2014
Instructor:  Jan Butler, BA
Class Fee:  $25

This class is designed to teach the technique of rice paper batik.  Permanent ink pens and watercolor are used to create a design working from light to dark values.  Melted wax is applied as a resist to “save” completed areas of the painting.   Please bring photos and ideas for your painting.  Designs with large color masses and little detail work best.  It’s fun to use a drawing of something you have painted in another media and see the results in batik.  Wax and 12” x 18”sheet of  rice paper are furnished.

Bring these supplies:  watercolor paints, a permanent black ink pen with a .01 or .03 tip such as Zig Millennium or Micron Pigma, paper towels, a round watercolor brush size 6 to 12, and a water basin.

For more information about the class and to register, contact Jan at janbutlerstudios@hotmail.com or 316-305-8246  OR Tessera Fine Art Gallery at 262-2435.

The Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition 2014

The Wichita Center for the Arts announces its Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition, on display Nov 21– Jan 4, 2015. An opening public reception will be Fri., Nov 21 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.

This exhibition features a wide range of styles from abstraction to realism with imagery including landscapes, still life, and more. These masterfully executed works spotlight the technique of water media.

This year’s juror is Thomas W. Schaller, AWS, NWWS. Following a 20 year career in New York City as an architect and architectural artist, Schaller is now based in Los Angeles where he devotes himself full-time to fine artwork in the watercolor medium. Schaller is the most recent recipient of the Dong Kingman Award from American Watercolor Society, and is a two-time recipient of the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize. He has authored two books: the best-selling and American Institute of Architects award winner, Architecture in Watercolor and The Art of Architectural Drawing. He is increasingly in demand internationally to conduct watercolor workshop series, The Architecture of Light. His work has been accepted into recent prestigious international exhibitions including the 147th Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society, New York City; the Gold Medal Exhibition of the California Art Club, Los Angeles; the National Watercolor Society group at Eau en Couleurs, Belgium, and many more. His works can be viewed online by going to www.thomasschaller.com.

The Wichita Center for the Arts gallery hours are Tues. –Sun., 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is always free. The gallery is presented in part by Designing Women (a WCFTA volunteer group.)

Featured Dancer Eddie Martinez to Bring Academy Award Nominated Film “PINA” to The Wichita Center for the Arts

Join this special one-time screening of a film featuring the unique and inspiring art of the great German choreographer

The Wichita Center for the Arts will be hosting a one-time screening of the Academy Award Nominated film “Pina” by Wim Wenders at WCFTA theatre on Wed., Nov 12 at 7 p.m.

“PINA” is a feature-length dance theatre film illustrating the unique and inspiring art of the great German choreographer Pina Bausch, who died in the summer of 2009.

The film takes the audience on a sensual, visually stunning journey of discovery into a new dimension: straight onto the stage with the legendary Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch ensemble, following the dancers out of the theatre into the city and the surrounding areas of Wuppertal – the place, which for 35 years was the home and center for Pina Bausch’s creativity.

View the Trailer for the film at: http://www.pina-film.de/en/trailer.html.

Eddie Martinez is a native Kansan and 1989 recipient of a Koch Cultural Trust Fellowship to study dance and perform in New York. He has been a member of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch dance company since 1995 and is featured in the film. He will be presenting the award- winning documentary and will be available for questions throughout the event.

Join us at 6 p.m. prior to the film screening for light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar reception sponsored by Koch Cultural Trust. Open theatre seating will be available at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets are free to the public. More information about the film and this event can be found at: wcfta.com.

Elliot Road CD Release Fisch Haus 11/8/14

MUSIC EVENT: Elliot Road: “Where The Woodbine Twineth” CD Release Show

DATE: Saturday, November 8, 2014

TIME: Show starts at 8pm, doors open at 7:30. Admission each night is by a suggested donation of $5.

Featuring: Singer/songwriter brothers James and John Beasley have been performing in the Midwest under the moniker, Elliot Road, since 2003.
Widely known for their infectious harmonies and dynamic stage presence, the Beasley brothers have won over crowds everywhere they have performed.

The duo, comprised of close-harmony vocals, guitar, mandolin, banjo and harmonica, write progressive songs rooted in old time country about everyday life and the pursuit of happiness.

Elliot Road has been featured on radio/tv programs in their hometown of Wichita, KS including KMUW’s Strange Currency (NPR) and KTPS’s Wichita Sessions (PBS) and have performed in many venues and towns throughout the Midwest including multiple performances at the historic Wichita Orpheum Theatre and Bartlett Arboretum.

In 2010, the Beasley brothers released their debut album, “The Dust Covered Man”, a collection of heartfelt songs that span the duo’s music career thus far. Elliot Road has continued to grow their fan base with each live performance and plans to continue sharing their passion for music with audiences far and wide. In early 2011, KMUW’s Strange Currency (NPR) named “The Dust Covered Man” one of the top regional and national releases of 2010.

The Beasley brothers will release their second album, “Where The Woodbine Twineth,” on November 8, 2014.

http://www.fischhaus.com/Fisch_Haus/EVENTS___NEWS/Entries/2014/11/8_Elliot_Road.html
http://www.elliotroad.com/
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November 2014 Current Exhibitions, CityArts

November 2014 Current Exhibitions,  CityArts – 10/31-11/22/14

Main Gallery

Annual Arts Council Juried Exhibition

juried 1

In this annual exhibit you will see a variety of mediums created by over 40 local and regional artists, all competing for prizes and the opportunity to show their work in the Main Gallery.  This exhibit was juried by Dr. Stephen Gleissner, former curator of the Wichita Art Museum and current owner for Gleissner Appraisal. He has selected works that are both vibrant in color, technically executed, and diverse in content. Works range in mediums from the traditional oils and acrylics to works in glass, copper, and found objects with most work available for purchase.

Boardroom Gallery

Untitled from Within

Works by Courtney Kruger

juried 2

“Since conception of this series I resolved to explore the ambiguity and possible obscurities of the nondeclaritive by rejecting overt meaning within a piece of work.  When launching into this mode of critical thinking I produce from within whatever is being felt in the moment.” Courtney’s work provides her audience through an abstract journey using elements of Pen & Ink and Paint.

Main Gallery Hall

On the Way

New Works by Greg Turner & Ed Langston

Returning for a 2nd year in the CityArts Main Gallery Hall is the work of Greg Turner and Ed Langston. Local artists that use a wide variety of Mixed Media to depict their views in often political, sometimes comical, and definitely in abstract ways.

Root Gallery (Inside the Digital Arts Studio)

Kansas — A Traveling Salesman’s

Point Of View

Photography by Primus Singleton III

juried 3

Balcony Gallery

Noir et Black

   Noche y Dia

    Pen & Ink

Works by John Lokke’s Students

 

This exhibit will showcase the works of students that are learning the Pen & Ink techniques with CityArts Instructor, John Lokke. Works will feature a wide range of subject matter and feature such artists as Rainer Massey, Michelle Noonan, Brock McKay, and many others including John Lokke.

Century II – 1st Floor Concert Hall Foyer

Untitled

Paintings by Matthew Thonen

10/22-11/14/14

juried 4

“A Blissful Evening”

 

 

Century II – 2nd Floor Concert Hall Foyer

Explore the Shore

Digital Art by Charles Gaynor

6/4-12/30/14

 juried 5

As a psychologist he has studied the area of creativity, focusing on its curative aspects for clients.  At times he has taken particular delight in facilitating struggling artists, who were no longer productive, achieve in their particular domain.  He believes that to be human is to be creative.

I Will Always Love You, Exhibition by Jaimie Warren

The Studios Inc Exhibition Space is pleased to present I Will Always Love You, an exhibition featuring resident artist Jaimie Warren, on view from 11.14.14 – 12.14.14 with an opening reception Friday, 11.14.14 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

I Will Always Love You is an exhibition of photographs, videos, and photographic gifs that are a culmination of her creations made throughout the past three years at Studios Inc, and through projects and residencies in San Diego, Los Angeles and New York City. Warren will also create a small performance during the opening reception as a thank you to her community in Kansas City.

Warren creates self-portraits that are re-creations of photo-shopped images assembled by anonymous web users, and are hand-made without digital enhancements. They each employ makeup, props, costumes and prosthetics that simulate the reference’s digital effects, but all with a very humorous, DIY aesthetic. These sets, costumes and props are often fabricated as collaborations with friends and family. Expanding on traditions of staged self-portraiture, and centering on performance and identity, each construction is a cross-pollination of art history, pop culture, and Internet. They range from likenesses of Phil Spector and Lil’ Kim to Santa, Yoda, Picasso’s ‘Les Demoiselles d’Avignon’, and an artichoke, leveling the discursive playing field in matters of race and gender fluidity, the politics of satire and the pervasive influence of a media-driven celebrity culture.

Jaimie Warren is the 2014 recipient of the Baum Award for an Emerging Photographer, and has had a solo artist monograph published by Aperture (New York). Warren has exhibited at numerous galleries and museums, with solo exhibitions at The Hole and Higher Pictures (New York, NY), the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (Kansas City, MO), the Kennedy Museum (Athens, OH) and the Miami Dade College Museum of Art & Design. Warren is also Co-Creator/Co-Director of the faux public access television show “Whoop Dee Doo”. Whoop Dee Doo has created commissioned projects for organizations including the Smart Museum (Chicago), Loyal Gallery (Sweden), the Time-Based Arts Festival/Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (Portland, OR), POP (Montreal, QC), the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (Philadelphia, PA), The Contemporary (Baltimore, MD), and others. Warren has received a United States Presidential Teaching Award, presented by Barack Obama in 2013.

Jaimie Warren is a resident artist at The Studios Inc. Studios Inc provides studio space, professional development, networking, and exhibitions for mid-career artists in Greater

Kansas City.

The 2014 – 2015 Exhibition Series has been made possible through the generous financial support of Jane Hunt-Meade and Benjamin Meade.

The Studios, Inc. Exhibition Space.

I Will Always Love You by Jaimie Warren

11.14.14 – 12.14.14

Gallery Hours
Tues – Friday    10:00 – 12:00 PM   1:00 – 4:00 PM
Saturday          12:00 – 4:00 PM

Gallery Talk
11.15.14
Saturday          12:00 – 1:00 PM

Studios Inc
1708 Campbell
Kansas City MO 64108
www.thestudiosinc.org
816.994.7134

Ensembles to join for harmonious evening of jazz sounds

Audiences will marvel in the tight harmonies of the Jazz Vocal Ensemble and the big band sounds of Jazz Ensemble II as the two groups join on stage at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.

The Jazz Vocal Ensemble, also known as JVE, is directed by Craig Curry. Jazz Ensemble II is directed by Beau Jarvis.

Tickets are $9 for adults, and $6 for seniors and students; and may be purchased online at friends.edu/finearts, or by calling the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677.

For more information on this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or finearts@friends.edu.

Holiday Tables 2014 – Presented by Designing Women

Designing Women Presents: Servings of Art
Holiday Tables 2014  –  November 5-8, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
at The Wichita Center for the Arts

A Collection of table settings presented by the area’s most creative host and hostesses. The Boutique will be open with a bounty of shopping for holiday and home. Tempt your taste buds with exquisite backed goods from our favorite recipes. Preview pieces on display from “Rodeo Drive via ICT Style,” a collection of vintage designer clothing and handbags coming to the Center in early 2015. Generously donated by Liz Koch, Susan and Samantha Rudd and more.

$10 admission (No children under 8 years of age)

 

Tea Room Luncheon
Thursday, Friday & Saturday
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Enjoy a delicious luncheon created by Wichita’s culinary artists.

$12 per person

For group arrangements of 10 or more, contact Brenda Golden at 316-683-5826.

 

Preview Party
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Spanish Tapas, vino and cerveza.
A preview of the 2014 Holiday Tables
Live music

$75 per person – Holiday Chic Attire

Purchase Preview Party Reservations

Reservations limited and close October 29, 2014

 

Girls’ Night Out

Thursday, November 6, 2014
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Light bites of California-inspired cuisine, sangria, live music, informal fashion Show and viewing of the Holiday Tables.

$25 per person in advance
$30 at the boor (if available)

Purchase Girls’ Night Out Reservations

9th Annual Small Works Show – call for entries

Mead Street Gallery is presenting “Small Works – Big Ideas”, our 9th Annual Small Works Show.  This event is open to all local and regional artists and includes both two and three dimensional pieces of art.
Works must not exceed 14 X 18″, including frame, pedestal, etc.  A $10 entry fee includes two pieces.  Art is to be delivered to the gallery at 121 N Mead Street, suite 107, Nov 13 – 15.
The judge for this show is Steve Murillo. For more information and a registration form call 316-262-5192 during gallery hours or email meadstreetgallery@gmail.com.

Mead Street Gallery & Gifts
121 N Mead street, suite 107
Wichita,KS  67202
316-262-5192
Mon. – Fri. 10:00 – 4:00
Sat. 10:00 – 3:00

Gallery founder Dr. Frances Allen to be honored October 26 at reception and showing of her art

Dr. Frances Allen celebrated her 99th birthday this year.

Dr. Frances Allen celebrated her 99th birthday this year.

Dr. Frances Ann Allen, a founding member of the Carriage Factory Art Gallery in Newton in 1983, will be honored at a special reception and display of her art work at the gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., on Sunday, October 26, 2 to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Allen, who recently celebrated her 99th birthday, was instrumental in helping establish what has been described by area artists as “the best art gallery in south central Kansas.”

“Dr. Allen inspires us all with her wit and enthusiasm,” said Merrill Raber, vice president of the gallery’s board of directors. “With her long history of support for the arts, she has given us a model for planning ahead.”

Dr. Allen practiced medicine in Newton for 34 years from 1944 to 1978. She was first employed by the Bethel Clinic as a general practitioner. She delivered hundreds of babies during the baby boom after World War II and then returned to the University of Kansas for a residency in Internal Medicine.

Since she was familiar with the Newton area’s medical needs and “gaps” in coverage, she purposely brought back several specialty skills that filled those gaps. One was special training in reading X-ray films and doing diagnostic X-ray procedures. She also used nuclear medicine in the diagnosis and treatment of various conditions including cancer. With her fellowship in gastroenterology, she was able to use newly available fiber optic instruments, which were easier to use and made it easier on the patients being examined.

She was instrumental in helping bring to the community a portable defibrillator for the ambulance personnel and physicians. Newton became the second city in the United States to have the life-saving service available in the ambulance. Another special project for which she qualified was the new use, at the time, of the medication L-DOPA for clinical trials in treating Parkinson’s Disease.

At age 62, Dr. Allen retired because of an increasing deafness that she felt was affecting her medical practice. She turned her attention elsewhere, and at the urging of friends, decided to take up painting.

“Some good friends gave me a set of acrylic paints and brushes and after some time I was ‘hooked’,” Dr. Allen recalled. “It was a problem for members of the Newton Art Association to have a place to meet and exhibit their works, so we began looking for a building.”

The building they found at 128 E. Sixth Street, a former carriage factory founded in 1883 by community leader J. J. Krehbiel, was owned by Railroad Savings and Loan Co. at the time and the group was able to use the building free of charge. It was in terrible disrepair, with broken windows upstairs and birds’ nests and droppings.

“We got busy and organized clean-up and repair crews,” Dr. Allen said. “Women wearing head scarves appeared with mops and brooms. Martha Knudsen and I closed the broken windows and got rid of the birds. We painted the ceilings and planned remodeling. Building materials and used carpeting were donated to us. Bill Wenger donated a used air conditioner he had retrieved from the Midland Bank when they remodeled.

“Our first show was in 1983. Thus, we started the Art Gallery in the old Carriage Factory.” The group named the gallery the “Carriage Factory Art Gallery.” The building’s metal facade was removed with the help of volunteers, revealing brick and limestone. Fred Krehbiel, a descendant of J. J. Krehbiel, provided considerable financial support for renovations over the years and donated the lots east of the gallery where the Krehbiels homesteaded over a hundred years ago. A fountain, donated by the Fred Krehbiel family, was transported from London, England, to be a centerpiece on the lots that were dedicated as the J.J. Krehbiel Memorial Park in 1993.

Today, in addition to rotating exhibits that feature regional art for sale, the gallery includes a consignment sales gallery of 45 local artists, a gift shop and a collection of paintings for sale by renowned American impressionist Albert H. Krehbiel, son of J.J. Krehbiel. Gallery artists are featured in eight outside venues, and workshops for adults and children are offered throughout the year.

The gallery is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“The present board is picking up the torch that I and others helped light years ago,” said Dr. Allen. “The gallery is a treasure of our community. I am proud to be part of the story of making Newton a great place to live.”

For more information about the reception and art exhibit honoring Dr. Allen on Sunday, October 26, call the gallery at 316-284-2749.

Special Program and two new Special Exhibits: Wichita Aviation

Special Program and two new Special Exhibits: Wichita Aviation

 Program Featuring: Aviation historian & author Edward H. Phillips

Sat & Sun Oct 25 & 26

Aviation historian & author Edward H. Phillips presents programs on Saturday, October 25th & Sunday, October 26that 2pm celebrating a special aviation exhibit at the Wichita- Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Programs are free and open to the public.

On Saturday, Phillips discusses the dawn of Wichita aviation 1911-1929.

Sunday’s programs include the history of Travel Air and Walter Beech, the genesis and production of the Type R “Mystery Ship” racing monoplane and the air races of the 1920s and 1930s.

Edward H. Phillips has researched and written eight books on the unique and rich aviation history that belongs to Wichita, Kansas. Phillips holds degrees from the University of North Dakota. He is a pilot and advanced ground instructor. He has worked for Beech Aircraft Corporation, Piedmont Airlines and is as a writer for Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine.

 SPECIAL EXIBITS OPENING: Walter Beech Air Race Trophies & Celebrating the “Mystery S”

 “Celebrating the “Mystery S”

Featuring Film footage taken at the Wichita Airport circa 1930

One of the legendary racing planes of the era rolled out of Wichita’s Travel Air plant in 1929. It was the result of an experimental project conducted in a restricted area of the Travel Air plant by a few employees who designed and built the plane in their spare time. Travel Air called its plane simply the Model R, but the Wichita newspapers, in reporting rumors of Walter Beech’s secret racing plane, dubbed it the “Mystery Ship” or “Mystery S.”

The special low-wing monoplane exceeded its designers’ expectations. It easily won the 1929 National Air Races in Cleveland, outdistancing all of the other entrants, including, military fighters, with an average speed of nearly 195 mph. Its red and black paint scheme was a sensation. Its reliability and spectacular performance with a top speed of 230 mph resulted in increased sales for Travel Air. The “Mystery S” had earned its place in aviation history.

“Walter Beech Air Race Trophies”

Featuring 12 Trophies

Walter Beech, a giant of aviation, began as a pilot at the dawn of the air age and ultimately created some of the era’s most successful airplanes. Beech promoted these at what some termed “Aeronautical Rodeos”.  The air shows, tours, and races that occurred in the 1920s emphasized speed, reliability, safety, and aircraft design, rather than stunts and acrobatics. The sport of air racing continued in earnest into the 1930s. Pilots at the controls of Wichita made airplanes, including Swallow, Travel Air, Cessna, Stearman, and Beech models, won race after race in American and international competition and stimulated sales for the airplane companies.

Even in the darkest days of the Great Depression, enthusiastic fans turned out to watch their favorite pilots compete. These men – and increasingly, women – who loved speed, glory, and the thrill of going up against the best fliers of the day, inspired aircraft designers to develop powerful specialized planes that pushed the limits of technology, imagination and style.

Submitted by Eric Cale, Museum Director, contact: ecale@wichitahistory.org.

 

Venue: Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main, Wichita, KS  67202

Contact: 316-265-9314, wichitahistory.org

Museum Hours: TuesdayFriday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

Regular Admission Charge: Adults $ 5.00, Children under 12 years $ 2.00; under 6 free

 

Supported in part by the City of Wichita and Sedgwick County Kansas

 

OUR VISION: To provide a world class Museum experience, advancing the understanding and exploration of the rich historical and cultural heritage of Wichita and Sedgwick County Kansas.

“Ni de Aqui ni de Alla” by Armando Minjarez

The CLAYTON STAPLES GALLERY will host:

TITLE: “Ni de Aqui ni de Alla” by Armando Minjarez”

ARTIST TALK:  2:30 – 3:30 pm on Thursday 10/23, 210MK

RECEPTION: 4-6 pm Thursday 10/23, The Clayton Staples Gallery

EXHIBITION DATES: Monday October 20 – Friday November 27th

GALLERY HOURS: MondayFriday, 9 – 5.

Wichita State University’s, in east Wichita, is showcasing new works on Friday October 23rd at 4:00 pm. “Ni de Aqui ni de Alla” by Armando Minjarez and his is also doing an artist talk.

The title of this exhibition Ni de Aqui NI de Alla, roughly translated into English as “from neither here nor there, is an expression long used in Mexico to exemplify a type of personal internal upheaval against belonging and displacement, a type of identity crisis that simultaneously accepts and rejects one’s connection to any one particular place and culture.

The artist Armando Minjarez,  lived in Mexico until he was 15 and has now l lived in the US for 13 years.  He describes his experience as “existing in some kind of spatial limbo, a whitewashed landscape in which I must stablish cultural markers or spatial imagery that challenges the invisibility of my existence as an undocumented immigrant living in the shadows of colonization and displacement.”

This exhibition exists as a bright, loud, and unapologetic declaration of this experience, challenging the white spatial imaginary characteristic of our homogenized western visual dogma.

For the WSU School of Art and Design, go to www.wichita.edu/artdesign.

Fly Away CD Release Party

Delores and the Pickin'-Fretter: Fly Away CDFly Away CD Release Party

Saturday, November 15  |  7-9 PM

College Hill United Methodist Church

Delores and the Pickin’-Fretter’s new disc features old-timey gospel standards and other spiritually-themed tunes. We’re honored to have our friends Al Nieves and Kenny White joining us on this recording. They make everything just sparkle and shine. We can’t wait to share it with you!

The release party will include special guest Dennis Hardin, and maybe some other friends too.

Western artist Loren Entz to lead workshop Oct 18-19 in Newton

Western artist Loren Entz will conduct his "Painting Horses from Life"  workshop  at an outdoor site near Newton Oct 18-19.  Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton, is sponsoring the event. Call (316)284-2749 for more information

Western artist Loren Entz will conduct his “Painting Horses from Life” workshop at an outdoor site near Newton Oct 18-19. Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton, is sponsoring the event. Call (316)284-2749 for more information

Loren Entz, prestigious western artist who currently lives in Billings, Mont., will conduct a workshop, “Painting Horses from Life,” Oct. 18 and 19 at an outdoor site near Newton. The event is sponsored by Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St. in Newton. The cost is $100 per day, and attendees can choose one or both days. To register, call 316-284-2749. Entz also will be an artist-in-residence from noon-5 p.m. Oct. 14-17 at the gallery. His painting time will be open for observation and questions.

Participants should expect a relaxed learning experience at Entz’s horse painting workshop.

“This should be a lot of fun, and it should not be at all intimidating to any,” said Entz, who grew up near Newton. “Everyone should approach the experience with an open mind to learn and enjoy themselves in the creative process. We are not trying to create museum masterpieces but simply recording what light and color are showing us. It’s as simple as that.

“So many artists don’t practice painting from life,” Entz said. “This is what it is all about — learning to see the colors and values that nature gives you.”

Entz has won a variety of awards, including Express Ranches Great American Cowboy Award for the best cowboy subject matter at the Prix de West Exhibition for “When The Work’s All Done This Fall,” Stetson Awards in at least two of the annual Cowboy Artists of America Exhibitions for overall best exhibition voted on by his peers, and Robert Lougheed Memorial Award, which signifies best overall three or more works in the Prix de West Invitational Exhibition and Sale.

Entz’s art has been influenced by a variety of things.

“Life experiences and the human relationships,” he said. “There is so much sadness in the world that I try to depict the happiness in relationships, the love and care among people. There is so much beauty in life and living among family members and friends. News records all the negative stuff, and I want to record all the beauty that life holds out to people.”

That love and care of others is reflected in Entz’s philosophy of life.

“Treat people the way I would like to be treated myself because it all comes back to you,” Entz said.

 

In that spirit, Entz offers advice to struggling artists.

 

“I would say to have a dream and never give up,” he said. “Put together a portfolio of work that you are very proud of. Find out where the best galleries are and go to them — especially the galleries that show the work of more accomplished and seasoned artists who have been at it a long time and their prices are up there. If you can show alongside the artists whose work is high priced, it encourages the sale of your own work.”

 

Entz is one of those seasoned artists. He creates his work on location outdoors or in his studio for major serious pieces.

 

“And sometimes on my steering wheel; it makes a great easel,” Entz said. “Inspiration strikes at odd times.”

Students to display “The Best Part of Me” Thursday at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Newton sixth graders will share “The Best Part of Me” at a special exhibit Thursday, Oct. 16, 6 to 9 p.m., at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton. The Midian Shrine Jazz Band will perform on the sidewalk in front of the gallery, and refreshments will be served. The free event is open to the public.

Fifty-four sixth graders from the Santa Fe 5/6 Center participated in “The Best Part of Me” project that will be on display throughout the gallery. The students were asked to reflect on themselves in a positive light, said project coordinators Megan Nagel, Santa Fe sixth grade teacher, and Gail Pryce, Bethel College adjunct instructor. “Instead of thinking about what they wish they could change, they considered their own uniqueness and what they appreciated about themselves. They were asked to answer the question, ‘What is the best part of me?'”

The students spent an afternoon brainstorming and completing prewriting activities with the assistance of education majors from Bethel College. After writing their descriptive paragraphs about themselves, Friends University student Maisie Pryce took photographs of each student that related to their writing topic. Elbows, fingers, feet were among the favorite parts of themselves that students chose.

For more information, contact Carriage Factory Art Gallery at 316-284-2749.

Carriage Factory Art Gallery is housed in a two-story carriage factory founded in 1883 by J. J. Krehbiel, co-founder of Bethel College. The gallery features art for sale by a variety of Kansas and regional artists throughout the year, and workshops for adults and children are offered.  The facilities and adjacent park are available for rent for meetings, birthdays, weddings and other special occasions.

“Oil painting for fun” workshop October 11 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Artist JoAnn Swearingen will lead an intermediate level oil painting workshop Saturday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton.

Artist JoAnn Swearingen will lead an intermediate level oil painting workshop Saturday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton.

Award-winning artist JoAnn Swearingen will lead an intermediate level “Oil Painting for Fun” workshop Saturday, October 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton.

Swearingen will share from her extensive experience and teach about values, shapes and color notes. Students in the class will learn about warm/cool colors and use that knowledge as a tool in painting.

Swearingen’s own work is representational with a painterly touch. She paints landscapes, still life and some portraiture. Her work is featured in galleries and private collections and is on display at Carriage Factory Art Gallery.

Class size is limited. Fee for the six-hour class is $75.00 per person.  For a supply list and to register, call the gallery at 316-284-2749

Carriage Factory Art Gallery is housed in a two-story carriage factory founded in 1883. The gallery offers workshops in various art media throughout the year.
In addition to rotating exhibits that feature regional art for sale, the gallery includes a consignment sales gallery of 45 local artists, a gift shop and special collections.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hunger Awareness Month culminates with two exhibitions and a benefit (E-News 10-2-2014)

Exhibitions “Conscious Clay” and “Empty Bowls” raise hunger awareness through clay, community, and conversation

Steven Young Lee, Red, Blue and White (detail), 2013. Porcelain, cobalt inlay, copper inlay, white slip, aluminum, glass, 46 x 50 x 4 in. each. Courtesy of Ferrin Contemporary. Image courtesy of the artist

Steven Young Lee, Red, Blue and White (detail), 2013. Porcelain, cobalt inlay, copper inlay, white slip, aluminum, glass, 46 x 50 x 4 in. each. Courtesy of Ferrin Contemporary. Image courtesy of the artist

Two exhibitions at Wichita State and a number of community events open a local dialogue to explore how to end hunger worldwide in conjunction with Hunger Awareness Month.

Conscious Clay is the start of this dialogue, an exhibition examining innovative solutions to hunger awareness through clay, community, and conversation. This exhibition features works by American ceramicists Steven Young Lee and Jennifer Hansen Gard, two ceramic activists who strive to make a difference in their respective communities. On view October 3 through December 14 in the Ulrich Underground. Opening Reception, 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, October 16.

The WSU Ceramics Guild presents Empty Bowls, an exhibition of ceramic bowls created to raise awareness of local food insecurity by WSU Faculty, Alumni, and Ceramics Guild members. This exhibition serves as a reminder of the empty bowls in the Wichita community. On view October 13-17 in the WSU Rhatigan Student Center’s Cadman Gallery. Opening Reception, 4-5 p.m. Thursday, October 16.

The work in Empty Bowls will be available for purchase in a silent auction at the Empty Bowls Chili Cook-off event at Wichita State’s Henrion Hall on Saturday, October 18. One hundred percent of sales proceeds will be donated to the Kansas Food Bank.

Rave against hunger with free community events for Hunger Awareness Month

build a bowlFrom a Build A Bowl event tomorrow and Family Fun Day with clay this Saturday to a Chili Cook-off benefiting the Kansas Food Bank on October 18, the Ulrich invites you to observe Hunger Awareness Month by joining a free community event.

Learn about social activism through art with Conscious Clay exhibition artists Jennifer Hansen Gard and Steven Young Lee in two Artist Workshops October 15 and 16.

Following the Opening Receptions for Conscious Clay and Empty Bowls, join a Panel Discussion moderated by WSU Ceramics Instructor Brenda Lichman on World Food Day, October 16.

A fundraiser to benefit the Kansas Food Bank takes place with the Empty Bowls Chili Cook-off at Wichita State’s Henrion HallOctober 18. View hundreds of handmade ceramic bowls and sample chili from local restaurants and donors. For a $20 donation, choose a ceramic bowl to keep as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. A free screening of the documentary A Place at the Table starts immediately afterward at the WSU Campus Activities Center Theater.

Programs are co-sponsored by the WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries, the WSU Ceramics Guild, and the WSU Hunger Awareness Initiative.

All programs are free and open to the public, unless noted otherwise. For more information, visit ulrich.wichita.edu/events.

Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Harding to read at WSU Reading Series “Writing Now, Reading Now”

Paul HardingJoin author Paul Harding for the second program of this year’s WSU Reading Series “Writing Now, Reading Now” on Thursday October 9. A reception for Mr. Harding begins at 5:30 p.m. with a fiction reading to follow at 6 p.m.

Paul Harding’s novel Tinkers won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. His second novel, Enon, was published in 2013. He was a 2000-2001 Fiction Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA. His short stories have appeared in Shakepainter and The Harvard Review.

This event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the WSU Creative Writing Department.

Wichita Symphony offers presale for arts patrons to BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE with Samuel Ramey and glass artwork by Dale Chihuly

Wichita SymphonyThe Wichita Symphony (WSO) will present six large-scale glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly on stage with Samuel Ramey, one of the most celebrated operatic basses of our time, to illuminate the dark secrets of BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE on March 13 and 15, 2015.

These magnificent sculptures will tower the stage as high as 14 feet, and are only shown in concert with Bela Bartok’s one-hour opera, BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE. The Wichita Symphony is only the fifth American orchestra to present the production with these masterpieces, and the ONLY orchestra to present it with the world-renowned Samuel Ramey next to Chihuly’s artistry.

PRESALE: October 6 – 12
As a Wichita arts patron the WSO is offering you the chance to reserve your seats for these performances before tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, October 13. Beginning Monday, October 6 at midnight, BUY PRESALE TICKETS HERE.

UPCOMING EVENTS

For more information, visit: ulrich.wichita.edu/events.
All programs are free and located at the museum unless noted otherwise.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 11 A.M.–2 P.M.
CONSCIOUS CLAY ART MAKING: Build A Bowl
110 Henrion Hall

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1–3 P.M.
FAMILY FUN DAY
Henrion Hall

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9
5:30 P.M. RECEPTION;  6 P.M. FICTION READING
WRITING NOW, READING NOW: Paul Harding

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15
10:00 A.M. REFRESHMENTS; 10:30 PROGRAM BEGINS
SENIOR WEDNESDAY:
CONSCIOUS CLAY ART MAKING: Ceramic Bowls Pt. 2

110 Henrion Hall

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 10 A.M.–4 P.M.
CONSCIOUS CLAY CERAMIC WORKSHOP: Jennifer Hansen Gard
110 Henrion Hall

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 10 A.M.–4 P.M.
CONSCIOUS CLAY CERAMIC WORKSHOP: Steven Young Lee
110 Henrion Hall

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 4–5 P.M.
OPENING RECEPTION: Empty Bowls
Cadman Gallery, WSU Rhatigan Student Center

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 4:30–6 P.M.
OPENING RECEPTION: Conscious Clay
Ulrich Museum of Art

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 6–7:15 P.M.
CONSCIOUS CLAY PANEL DISCUSSION: World Food Day
210 McKnight West

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17 – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18
TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL: BRUCE CONNER FILM SCREENINGS
For more information, visit www.tallgrassfilmfest.com.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 11 A.M.–2 P.M.
EMPTY BOWLS CHILI COOK-OFF
A Benefit for the Kansas Food Bank

Henrion Hall

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2:30–4 P.M.
FREE FILM SCREENING: A Place at the Table
WSU Campus Activities Center Theater

Drummer Allen Carter to Perform with Friends Jazz Combos

Talented drummer/percussionist Allen Carter will be performing with the Friends University Jazz combos at 8 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Casado Campus Center at Friends University.

Dr. Allen Carter is a composer, arranger, drummer, percussionist and educator. He began gigging when he was 11 and has had the opportunity to work with many big bands and vocalists, such as Harry Connick Jr., Nancy Wilson and Glen Campbell. Carter is currently the Associate Professor of Music at Minnesota State University, Moorhead.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information on this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts

Box Office at 316-295-5677 or finearts@friends.edu.

Two Historic Author Events

Thursday, October 9th

Author Event with S.C. Gwynne – Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson – Thursday, October 9th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Watermark Books, in partnership with the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, is pleased to present S.C. Gwynne for a reading and signing of Rebel Yell. The event will take place take place at the Wichita Sedgwick County Historical Museum.

From the author of the prizewinning New York Times bestseller Empire of the Summer Moon comes a thrilling account of how Civil War general Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson became a great and tragic American hero. Stonewall Jackson has long been a figure of legend and romance.

Free Admission for this event.

 

Monday, October 13th

Author Event with Deke Dickerson – The Strat in the Attic: Thrilling Stories of Guitar Archaeology – Monday Oct. 13th 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

Watermark Books, in partnership with the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, is pleased to present Deke Dickerson for a signing of The Strat in the Attic. The event will take place take place at Watermark Books & Café, located at Douglas and Oliver.

Author and entertainer Deke Dickerson signs copies of his latest book and promotes its sequel. Guests are encouraged to bring a guitar for assessment: identification of make, model, vintage and degree of originality. Assessments will be made by Mr. Dickerson aided by Eric Cale, Director of the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum.

Free admission for this event.

“Art in the Park” Sept. 27 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton, will host its second annual “Art in the Park” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, in the John Jacob Krehbiel Memorial Park adjacent to the gallery at 128 E. Sixth Street.

Coordinator Darlene Dick said that the special event will offer “great art at great prices” for both collectors and first-time art buyers.

“Art in the Park” also will feature individual artist booths, a book signing for authors Mary Ruth Hughes and Ann Spier, stone sculpting demonstrations by Beth Vannatta, art activities for children and music by Doug Everingham on guitar (11 a.m. to 12 p.m.), the Newton Ukulele Tunes Society (12 p.m. to 1 p.m.) and Rebecca Schloneger on violin (1 p.m. to 2 p.m.)

Mojo’s and Salted Creamery will sell beverages, breakfast fare and ice cream onsite.

The nonprofit Carriage Factory Art Gallery is housed in the original two-story carriage factory and blacksmith shop founded in 1883 by J. J. Krehbiel, co-founder of Bethel College. The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The park adjacent to the gallery was the site of the Krehbiel homestead, and the park’s English fountain was donated by the Krehbiel Family. Works by Albert H. Krehbiel are included in the gallery’s art collection for sale, as well as the works of 50 local and regional artists. . The gallery facilities and adjacent park are available for rent for weddings and other special occasions

For more information about “Art in the Park” or the gallery, visit www.carriagefactoryartgallery.com or call 316-284-2749.

Dustin Hamman – RunOnSentence

Who: Dustin Hamman & Run on Sentence

What: Live Music Performance

Where: FISCH HAUS, 524 S. Commerce, Wichita, KS. 67201 

When: Sunday OCTOBER 5th Doors open @ 7 – Show starts @ 8!

 

$5 Donations

Bring your favorite beverage!

ON Tour with 3-piece band featuring Dustin Hamman (Vocal/Guitarist), Dan Galucki (Drums) and Kyle Reid, the Guitarist/Bassist from the album.

 

Run on Sentence front man Dustin Hamman follows acclaimed Beneath the Harvest Sky soundtrack with release of new studio album, “Feelings”

 

PORTLAND, Sep. 1, 2014 Portland indie-soul-folk band Run on Sentence will tour behind the release of “Feelings”, their latest studio album, which came out on HUSH Records on July 15, 2014.

 

The band’s third studio album follows frontman Dustin Hamman’s work on recently-released feature film Beneath the Harvest Sky, starring Game of Thrones’ Aidan Gillen. Hamman composed and performed all of the music for the film, which is playing in theaters across the United States after screening at the Toronto and Tribeca film festivals.

With “Feelings”, Hamman builds on his recent soundtrack work to create a lush musical landscape suffused with his signature wry, personal lyrics. With echoes of Neil Young’s “Tonight’s the Night”, the record’s sound is instantly familiar yet completely it’s own.

Critical acclaim for Dustin Hamman and Run on Sentence

A fixture on Portland’s independent music scene, Dustin Hamman’s original take on American folk music has drawn comparisons with artists as diverse as Andrew Bird, Elvis Perkins, the Violent Femmes and Neutral Milk Hotel.

“Feelings can make you laugh and cry at the same time, there is a heartfelt humor that’s rare and beautiful.” -Ryan Sollee, Frontman, The Builders and The Butchers.

“Dustin Hamman’s music throughout [Beneath The Harvest Sky] is simply perfect.  I already want the soundtrack.”  – Pretty Clever Films

“Hamman’s visions of folk music are realized with rich imagery and entrancing instrumentation, as he crafts vivid storylines and long strings of compelling narration.” – Claire Blaustein, NPR

 

About “Feelings”

Lyrics and music by Dustin Hamman and Run on Sentence
Release date: July 15, 2014
Label: HUSH Records (http://www.hushrecords.com/)

Written at a hot springs in the New Mexico desert and recorded in Oklahoma and Washington, “Feelings” features Dustin Hamman (vocals/guitar), Dan Galucki (drums), Kyle Reid (bass/guitar), and a variety of guests, including Rebecca Cole (Wild Flag) and Daniel Foulks (Samantha Crain).

Links and Media

Beneath the Harvest Sky trailer, music by Dustin Hamman:  http://youtu.be/u0ZULpsBR-c
Run on Sentence – Live performance  http://youtu.be/BFnr_oqRiyc
Photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/iydqujcoevp5wfz/AAAYApLV3GPNpJKW29d1W-Pma

Website: www.runonsentencemusic.com

WCFTA’s 12th Annual Art Auction

Don’t miss The Wichita Center for the Arts, 12th Annual Art Auction. During this three day event you will be able to purchase art and decorative items for your personal collection. Artwork for sale includes the Prairie Print Makers, Bruce Moore, Birger Sandzen, 19th Century landscapes, 17th Century wall panels and local artist Ron Christ to name a few. Decorative items available include designer furniture pieces, rugs, brass items and crystal stemware. On October 2, 3, and 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., purchase cash-and-carry items as well as bid on live and silent auction items. Then join us for the main event, Saturday, October 4th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for our LIVE Auction with John Boldenow. Silent Auction will end at 8:30 p.m. Cash bar and complimentary light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

The Preview and Buy Final Friday Event is September 26, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

read this…part two, exhibition by Miki Baird

read this…part two Miki Baird The Studios Inc Exhibition Space is pleased to present read this…part two, an exhibition featuring resident artist Miki Baird, on view from 10.03.14 to 10.24.14 with an opening reception Friday, 10.03.14 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

read this…part two is a continued exploration of the chronicles, the shredded remains that continue to come from her father’s mailbox.  This exhibition marks the end of Baird’s three year residency with Studios Inc in Kansas City.

The Studios Inc provides studio space, professional development, networking, and exhibitions for mid-career artists in Greater Kansas City.

The 2014 – 2015 Exhibition Series has been made possible through the generous financial support of Jane Hunt-Meade and Benjamin Meade.

read this…part two

Miki Baird
10.03.14 – 10.24.14

Exhibition Hours

Tues – Friday    10:00 – 4:00 PM

Saturday          12:00 – 4:00 PM


Artist Talk

10.04.14

Saturday          12:00 – 1:00 PM

Studios Inc
1708 Campbell
Kansas City MO 64108
www.thestudiosinc.org
816.994.7134

12th annual Tallgrass Film Festival Galas and Spotlight Films

The Tallgrass Film Festival is pleased to announce the feature film selected for its Gala and Thursday Night Spotlight screenings. “This year’s gala selections contain elements of deception mixed with imitation and obsession – an exciting combination of influential cinema and new voices,” said Co-Programming Director Nick Pope.
“As we embark on our 12th festival, Tallgrass is privileged and thrilled to be able to curate and share these theatrical experiences with our community.” For the first time, the Stubbornly Independent Gala was selected by a jury of entertainment industry professionals.

Tickets are available online beginning September 27 and in person October 13. A VIP TALLPass gains admittance to all Galas, after-parties and screenings and is only $185 through September, 30th.

Opening Night Gala, Sponsored by Rick & Monica Nutt

Wednesday, October 15, 7:00 pm at Orpheum, After Party at Union Station, $25,

LIFE ITSELF (2014), Dir. Steve James; with Special Guest Producer Zak Piper

Return of the Reels Gala, Sponsored by Jack Daniels

Friday, October 17, 7:30 pm at The Orpheum, After Party at Cowtown,
$25 (includes both films & party)

YOJIMBO (1961), Dir. Akira Kursawa, with Special Guest Film Historian and Kurosawa Scholar Stephen Prince

A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (1964), Dir. Sergio Leone

Stubbornly Independent Gala, sponsored by Vimeo

Saturday, October 18, 7:30 pm at the Scottish Rite, After Party at Emprise Bank Parking Garage, $25

THE LIVING (2014), Dir. Jack Bryan; with Special Guests Director/Writer Producer Jack Bryan and Producer Laura DuBois

 All Stubbornly Independent nominees will screen during the festival

Closing Night Gala, sponsored by Steve Anderson

Sunday, October 19, 6:45 pm at the Orpheum, After Party at Block One Parking Garage, $25

BEFORE I DISAPPEAR (2014), Dir. Sean Christensen, with Special Guest Editor Andrew Napier

Thursday Night Spotlight Films, sponsored by Wichita State University

Thursday, October 16, Orpheum and Scottish Rite Theatres

Tickets: $10 GA; $8 WSU Community with Valid ID

GONE DOGGY GONE (2014), with Special Guest Writer/Director Kasi Brown (KS Filmmaker)

MAD AS HELL (2014), with Special Guest Director/Producer Andrew Napier

The full festival lineup will be announced on http://tallgrassfilmfest.com on Saturday, October 27th. The online box office will open the same day. The physical box office will open at the Orpheum Theatre on Monday, October 13th. Follow the festival on facebook and twitter for up to the minute programming news & share your festival photos on instagram #tallgrassfilm.

Jazz Ensemble to perform jazz favorites

Jazz Ensemble I will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.

Jazz Ensemble I is directed by Lisa Hittle and comprised of the top jazz students at Friends University.

Tickets are $9 for adults, and $6 for seniors and students. They are available for purchase online at friends.edu/finearts or by calling the Box Office at 316-295-5677.

For more information on this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or finearts@friends.edu.

Ulrich Museum E-Newsletter

Art making, fiction reading, and a light party in a blitz of events this week (E-News 9-16-2014)

Senior Wednesday focuses on art making and charity

1 in 6 Americans struggles with food insecurity every day. WSU Ceramic Instructor Brenda Lichman and the WSU Ceramics Guild lead a two-part SeniorWednesday workshop in creating ceramic bowls––building the bowls in September and glazing them in October––which will be donated to the Empty Bowls Chili Cook-off fundraiser to benefit the Kansas Food Bank on October 18.

Learn how to create a bowl out of clay and help build hunger awareness this Wednesday, September 17 in 110 Henrion Hall. Coveralls and materials will be provided. Please wear shoes that are able to get dirty. Co-sponsored by the WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries.

Join the Ulrich every third Wednesday for Senior Wednesdays; informational and entertaining programs for active seniors age 55 and better. Refreshments and mingling begin at 10 a.m. with the art making to follow at 10:30 a.m. Free, reserved parking for this program is available in the parking lot southeast of the Ulrich Museum, on 17th Street at Fairmount. Additional visitor parking is available in the Rhatigan Student Center parking lot on Perimeter Road. For more information about parking at WSU, visit wichita.edu/parking.

WSU Reading Series “Writing Now, Reading Now” kicks off with author Cary Holladay

Join Cary Holladay, WSU’s Visiting Distinguished Fiction Writer, Thursday, September 18 for the first program of this year’s WSU Reading Series “Writing Now, Reading Now.”

Holladay has written seven volumes of fiction, including Horse People: Stories and The Deer in the Mirror. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts award, and her story “Merry-Go-Sorry,” based on the case of the West Memphis Three, won an O. Henry Prize. A reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with Holladay’s fiction reading to follow at 6 p.m. Co-sponsored by the WSU English Department.

Light the night at our college student-only Equinox Light Party

Don your best-lighted costume for our illuminated costume contest, bring your best dance moves, and participate in the hands-on Art Lab at our first Equinox Light Party Friday, September 19! Ulrich exhibition artist Bruce Conner, known for his experimental light shows for bands like Big Brother and the Holding Company and the Grateful Dead, is our inspiration.

McKnight Art Center Plaza, illuminated underneath the neon of Cork Marcheschi’s Flint Hills Apparition (1993), will fill with art, music, science and light in an exciting exploration of Conner’s work. Get ready to light the night!

This event is limited to college students only. Reservations requested but not required.

IMAGE: Bruce Conner, Slide from light shows with the North American Ibis Alchemical Company, 1965-1966. Color slide, 2 x 2 in. Image courtesy of the Conner Family Trust. © 2014 Conner Family Trust, San Francisco / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York

Build A Bowl for charity

Learn how to make a one-of-a-kind bowl and help fight hunger with the WSU Ceramics Guild as they demonstrate ceramic wheel throwing and hand-building techniques on September 26 and October 3 in 110 Henrion Hall.

Your bowl will be donated to the Empty Bowls Chili Cook-off fundraiser to benefit the Kansas Food Bank on October 18. Coveralls and materials will be provided. Please wear shoes that are able to get dirty. Co-sponsored by the WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries.

Final days to view Sen: 1,000 Doilies in the Ulrich Underground

Just two weeks remain to view the colorful installation of 1,000 hand crocheted doilies by Ulrich Underground artist Lisa Solomon.

As the Ulrich Museum’s first artist-in-residence, the Oakland, California-based multimedia artist mounted an exhibition of her work, created a new piece made from crowd-sourced, hand-drawn doilies, and participated in community activities when she visited the Ulrich Museum of Art for the month of July 2014.

Come see what KMUW’s Lindsey Herkommer DeVries called “A Dazzling Spectrum of Floating Color” before it closes September 28.

UPCOMING EVENTS

For more information, visit: ulrich.wichita.edu/events.
All programs are free and located at the museum unless noted otherwise.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
10:00 A.M. REFRESHMENTS; 10:30 PROGRAM BEGINS
SENIOR WEDNESDAY:
CONSCIOUS CLAY ART MAKING: Ceramic Bowls Pt. 1

110 Henrion Hall

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
5:30 P.M. RECEPTION;  6 P.M. FICTION READING
WRITING NOW, READING NOW: Cary Holladay

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 8 P.M.–12 A.M.
EQUINOX LIGHT PARTY (College Student-Only Event)
McKnight Outdoor Plaza

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 11 A.M.–2 P.M.
CONSCIOUS CLAY ART MAKING: Build-A-Bowl
110 Henrion Hall

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
ULRICH UNDERGROUND ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE: LISA SOLOMON
Exhibition Close

“Vanishing Point” Movie Screening at the GoAway Garage this Sat

Were doing it again, “Vanishing Point” Movie Screening at the “The Chrome Smoke and Flame Art Show” come early and enjoy the Art -Doors Open at 7.

“Vanishing Point” Movie Screening this Saturday September 20. Come in, sit back, relax, and watch the 1971 classic car flick “Vanishing Point” at the Go Away Garage starting at 8 pm.

Live accompaniment by Mark Walker and Adam Achey
Suggested Donation $5

Vanishing Point

The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum celebrates 75th Anniversary

THE EXHIBIT – After 75 years of collecting, the Museum has acquired over 70,000 artifacts ranging from the bizarre to the sublime. “What these artifacts have in common is their ability to be used in telling our unique, local story” – said Museum Director Eric Cale. To celebrate the work of the Museum, an exhibit has been created spanning all four floors of the building using many of the Museum’s most curious artifacts. Visitors are challenged to guess what they are; there will be no identification until revelation is made at the 75thanniversary party scheduled for Sunday, September 28th. At that time, all will be properly revealed and best guesses (good & bad received over the past several months) celebrated. The exhibit runs through the end of this year.

THE PARTY – On Sunday, September 28, 2014, the “Diamond Jubilee” 75th anniversary celebration of one of America’s foremost history museums takes place from 6 – 9 pm. Guests will be treated to an evening of spirited celebration with music, libations, culinary delights, music and many exhibits. Guests wandering the Museum will be treated to behind-the-scenes attractions. A unique silent auction also augments the evening’s festivities. This event is supported by a growing number of local businesses which have been making history as long, or longer than the Museum has been preserving it. Tickets to this event are $75 each and available through the Museum office.

“Paint the Park” Thursday at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

All ages are invited to “paint the park” Thursday, September 18, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., in Newton. The paint party, part of Newton’s Third Thursday activities, will allow anyone to pick up a brush, dab some paint and create a pennant that will be used to decorate “Art in the Park” scheduled for later in the month.

Pennants and art supplies will be provided. Music will be provided by Piano Man Barrick Wilson, and refreshments will be served.

The event is free. For more information, call the gallery at 316-284-2749.

Carriage Factory Art Gallery is housed in a two-story carriage factory founded in 1883 by J. J. Krehbiel, co-founder of Bethel College. The gallery will hold its second annual Art in the Park September 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is held in the gallery’s private park adjacent to the gallery. Art sales, artist demonstrations, children’s activities and music will be part of the event.

The gallery features art for sale by a variety of Kansas and regional artists throughout the year, and workshops for adults and children are offered.  The facilities and adjacent park are available for rent for meetings, birthdays, weddings and other special occasions.

Fiber Studio Opening to meet 2 Glass Artists

The Fiber Studio & Gallery has More Glass to Show You, Excite You and Tempt You! We have added Glassblower Joe Fernandez to the gallery along with Scott Garrelts from August. These two young men know how to make unique and beautiful glass work so come to our Collectors Night Reception, Friday, September 19, 6 – 8 PM, to meet these two artists.

Final Friday will be September 26, 6 – 10 PM and we are always open to you by Appointment or by Chance in our Gallery on Commerce Street.

Scott Garrelts & Joe Fernandez: New Work in Glass

Friday, September 19, 6 – 8 PM
Collectors Night Reception to Meet the Artists

Final Friday Gallery Crawl: September 26, 6 to 10 PM

Also Open by Appointment or by Chance: 316-303-1996, fiberstudio1@sbcglobal.net

2014 Holiday Tables at the Wichita Center for the Arts

2014 Holiday Tables at the Wichita Center for the ArtsDesigning Women will host Holiday Tables November 6-8 at The Wichita Center for the Arts.  Holiday Tables is the much anticipated, annual fundraiser for The Wichita Center for the Arts. Each year, the galleries of the Wichita Center for the Arts are transformed into a decorating idea-fest with exquisite tablescapes for the upcoming season. Dining tables of all shapes and sizes are decorated by individuals, non-profit organizations, and businesses, showcasing home entertaining ideas. Guests can also shop in the Boutique for holiday items from the Traditions Home store and purchase home-made baked items. And don’t miss the delicious luncheon created by some of Wichita’s most creative culinary artists.

What: Holiday Tables 2014

 

When: Nov. 6, 7, and 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch served daily from 11:30  a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Additional fee for lunch.

Where: Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central

Cost: Holiday Tables admission is $10. Lunch is $12. Reservations may be made for groups of 10 or more.

 

PREVIEW PARTY

A Spanish Tapas inspired Preview Party will kick-off the event on Wednesday, November 5 from 7:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m.  Preview Party guests will enjoy a buffet dinner, drinks and live music and a stroll through the decorated tables before they open to public viewing.

What: Holiday Tables Preview Party 2014

 

            When: Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Where: Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central

Cost: Preview Party tickets are $75 per person and reservations are required. Please contact Randy Brown at (316) 634-2787, extension 211 for ticket information.


GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT

A chic, NEW event on Thursday night featuring Sangrias, light bites, live music, and an opportunity to see the decorated tables. Enjoy an informal fashion show that offers a sneak preview of “RODEO DRIVE a la WICHITA STYLE,” a collection of vintage designer clothing and handbags, generously donated by Liz Koch, Susan and Samantha Rudd, that is coming to the Center in early 2015  One of the exquisite handbags in the collection will be up for bid during the Girl’s Night Out event.

                                                                                      

​            What: Holiday Tables Girls Night Out 2014

​            When: Thursday, November 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

​            Where: Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central

​            Cost: GirlsNight Out tickets are $25 per person in advance or $30 at the door.  ​Please contact Randy Brown at (316) 634-2787, extension 211 for reservations.

 

 About Designing Women – The Designing Women of The Wichita Center for the Arts is a volunteer organization whose mission is to promote and advance the welfare of The Wichita Center for the Arts (WCFTA) by providing financial support and services to the performing and visual arts programs offered by the WCFTA.

About The Wichita Center for the Arts -Founded in 1920, The Wichita Center for the Arts (formerly the Wichita Art Association) (WCFTA) is Wichitas oldest and most comprehensive visual and performing arts organization and the regions only arts center that includes a school.  It is primarily a privately funded organization, generating most of its revenues through gifts, endowment earnings, tuition, and ticket sales.  The mission of the WCFTA is to improve understanding about the visual and performing arts among citizens in the region by providing programs which develop the creative process, expand aesthetic appreciation, and bring new meaning and understanding to the potential of being human.

Zentangle classes return September 13 to Carriage Factory Art Gallery

ZentangleCertified Zentangle instructor Bonnie Pewterbaugh returns to Carriage Factory Art Gallery in Newton Saturday, September 13, for her fifth Zentangle day of classes to be held at the gallery.

“Zentangle has been a very popular workshop offering for us,” said Gallery Director Cindy Snider.  “It’s a simple method of producing creative images from repetitive patterns. And it’s a fun art form that appeals to a wide range of ages.”

In “Beginning Zentangle” from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. participants will learn the basic principles and guidelines for the art of Zentangle. No previous experience or artistic background is needed.

In the afternoon class, “Tangle Print Impressions,” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., participants will learn to carve a tangle print relief print, transforming a simple monotangle into a work of art. From the original print impression, cards, decorative papers, fabric and more can be printed. Experience in Zentangle  is required to participate in this class.

All materials are included for both classes. Fees are $35 per class per person.. To reserve space or for more information, call the gallery at 316-284-2749.

Carriage Factory Art Gallery is housed in a two-story carriage factory founded in 1883. The gallery offers workshops in various art media throughout the year.

In addition to rotating exhibits that feature regional art for sale, the gallery includes a consignment sales gallery of 45 local artists, a gift shop and special collections.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CLAYTON STAPLES WELCOMES NEW PROFESSOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

CLAYTON STAPLES GALLERY will host:

TITLE: Photographs by Jennifer Ray

EXHIBITION DATES: August 25 – October 3

ARTIST’S TALK: 2:30 – 3:30pm, Thursday, September 18th

RECEPTION: 4:00 – 6:00pm, CS Gallery

GALLERY HOURS: MondayFriday, 9 – 5

Clayton Staples is pleased to welcome Jennifer Ray, the new Professor of Photography and incredibly talented photographer. She is now leading the expanding photography program at Wichita State and will be available to on Thursday September 18th to discuss the work on exhibition as well as other questions from the audience in Room 210 McKnight. The artist talk will be followed by a reception down the hall at Clayton Staples also located on the second floor or the McKnight Art Building on Campus at Wichita State University. Clayton Staples is host to national and internationally recognized artists. Please join us as we welcome Jennifer Ray!

For more information please visit:

www.wichita.edu/artdesign

http://www.jenniferray.net

Fisch Haus hosting new CD by Portlands Dustin Hamman and Run-On-Sentence

Dustin Hamman & Run on SentenceWho: Dustin Hamman & Run on Sentence

What: Live Music Performance

Where: FISCH HAUS, 524 S. Commerce, Wichita, KS. 67201 

When: Sunday OCTOBER 5th Doors open @ 7 – Show starts @ 8!

$5 Donations

Bring your favorite beverage!

ON Tour with 3-piece band featuring Dustin Hamman (Vocal/Guitarist), Dan Galucki (Drums) and Kyle Reid, the Guitarist/Bassist from the album.

Run on Sentence front man Dustin Hamman follows acclaimed Beneath the Harvest Sky soundtrack with release of new studio album, “Feelings”

Portland indie-soul-folk band Run on Sentence will tour behind the release of “Feelings”, their latest studio album, which came out on HUSH Records on July 15, 2014.

The band’s third studio album follows frontman Dustin Hamman’s work on recently-released feature film Beneath the Harvest Sky, starring Game of Thrones’ Aidan Gillen. Hamman composed and performed all of the music for the film, which is playing in theaters across the United States after screening at the Toronto and Tribeca film festivals.

With “Feelings”, Hamman builds on his recent soundtrack work to create a lush musical landscape suffused with his signature wry, personal lyrics. With echoes of Neil Young’s “Tonight’s the Night”, the record’s sound is instantly familiar yet completely it’s own.

Critical acclaim for Dustin Hamman and Run on Sentence

A fixture on Portland’s independent music scene, Dustin Hamman’s original take on American folk music has drawn comparisons with artists as diverse as Andrew Bird, Elvis Perkins, the Violent Femmes and Neutral Milk Hotel.

“Feelings can make you laugh and cry at the same time, there is a heartfelt humor that’s rare and beautiful.” -Ryan Sollee, Frontman, The Builders and The Butchers.

“Dustin Hamman’s music throughout [Beneath The Harvest Sky] is simply perfect.  I already want the soundtrack.”  – Pretty Clever Films

“Hamman’s visions of folk music are realized with rich imagery and entrancing instrumentation, as he crafts vivid storylines and long strings of compelling narration.” – Claire Blaustein, NPR

About “Feelings”

Lyrics and music by Dustin Hamman and Run on Sentence
Release date: July 15, 2014
Label: HUSH Records (http://www.hushrecords.com/)

Written at a hot springs in the New Mexico desert and recorded in Oklahoma and Washington, “Feelings” features Dustin Hamman (vocals/guitar), Dan Galucki (drums), Kyle Reid (bass/guitar), and a variety of guests, including Rebecca Cole (Wild Flag) and Daniel Foulks (Samantha Crain).

Links and Media

Beneath the Harvest Sky trailer, music by Dustin Hamman:  http://youtu.be/u0ZULpsBR-c
Run on Sentence – Live performance  http://youtu.be/BFnr_oqRiyc

Website: www.runonsentencemusic.com

Shiftspace Presents “Machine – Nature Interface”

Wichita State University’s Shift Space, a student gallery in downtown Wichita, opens a new show Friday September 10th. “Machine – Nature Interface” showcases work that our talented Project RunAway Best-in-Show Project RunAway Winner. Mike Miller has produced wonderful pieces in addition to his RunAway piece that will be in the show. “Machine – Nature Interface” runs through October 4th, with a closing reception on Friday, September 26th, 6 – 7 pm.

Shift Space is in Wichita’s Commerce Street District at 416 S. Commerce St. Regular gallery hours are 1 – 4 pm on W, F, SA &  Thursday 4 – 7pm.

To learn more about Shift Space, go to www.shiftspacegallery.com or www.facebook.com/wsu.shiftspace. For the WSU School of Art and Design, go to www.wichita.edu/artdesign.

GALLERY HOURS: WED, FRI, SAT 1 – 4  &  THURS  4 – 7 PM

http://www.shiftspacegallery.com

http://www.facebook.com/wsu.shiftspace

http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=fa_artdesign&p=/SchoolofArtDesignGalleries

September Kansas Authors Club Meeting

bonnie tharpThe Kansas Authors Club program for September is: How to be a great writer.

Our speaker will be Bonnie Tharp, a local Wichita published author of two women’s fiction novels entitled: “Feisty Family Values” and “Patchwork Family”.

Come and be inspired by Bonnie. She has a full time job, writes women fiction novels, owns Scribble LLC – freelance writing with a flair for corporations, and does an outstanding job of promoting her writing.

The meeting is Saturday, 13 Sep. 2014 from 2-4, at Rockwell Public Library, 5939 E 9th St N, Wichita, KS 67208. The meeting is free and open to the public.

The Studios Inc. is pleased to announce that studio(s) will become available in the beginning of 2015

The Studios Inc. provides a three-year residency to competitively selected mid-career artists intent on moving to the next level of success.  Expansive private studio space provides room to expand the scale of works.  A patron underwrites each artist’s studio, building mutually meaningful relationships between local artists, and new and seasoned collectors. The Studios’ programs support the symbiotic relationship between artists and collectors essential for a thriving visual art community.  The Studios nurtures symbiosis at a micro level with focus on a selected group of artists and the patrons who support them.  Combined, The Studios Inc. is a vital part of the visual art community’s unprecedented growth.A selection panel consisting of a variety of individuals from the Kansas City area is assembled and convenes; it is this selection panel that determines which applicants will be awarded studio spaces in 2015.  Applications are currently being solicited at www.thestudiosinc.org; materials must be received no later than October 15, 2014.Residencies are open to all visual artists. The Studios Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of age, ethnicity, gender, economic or social standing, political or religious beliefs, marital status, or sexual orientation. Studios Inc. – 1708 Campbell – Kansas City MO 64108 – 816.994.7134 office – www.thestudiosinc.org.

The Wichita Center for the Arts Presents: The National Small Oil Painting Exhibition 2014 On view through October 19, 2014

The Wichita Center for the Arts is proud to announce its National Small Oil Painting Exhibition will be on display through October 19, 2014.

This nationally juried exhibition celebrates the trends and tradition of American small oil painting, featuring original oil paintings, no larger than 18×24 inches. This year’s juror is Anthoney Benton Gude. Anthony Benton Gude was born in 1963 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. Growing up, he spent many hours in the study of his grandfather, Thomas Hart Benton, being influenced subconsciously by the imagery and style of his work. After attending school at the Museum Of Fine Arts in Boston and the Art Student’s League in New York City Anthony began spending more time in Kansas on his family’s farm. Finding unending inspiration with the simplicity and beauty of the Flint Hills he made Kansas his home and began a successful career as a full time artist.   His credits include many museum shows and over a dozen large historical murals in public locations throughout

Kansas and Missouri. Spending time between Kansas and Massachusetts, Anthony continues to produce works of art which fill his galleries in the Midwest as well as the East Coast. His works can be viewed by going to www.anthonybentongude.com.

The Wichita Center for the Arts gallery hours are TuesdaySunday, 1:00 p.m.  – 5:00 p.m. Admission is always free. The gallery is presented in part by Designing Women (a volunteer group.)

“Orphans” to dazzle audience in renovated WCFTA Theatre

The Wichita Center for the Arts (WCFTA) is proud to present two weekend performances of Lyle Kessler’s “Orphans,” September 19-21 & 26-28, 2014. Audiences will be seated on stage to experience the play directed by Shaun Michael-Morse and starring David Bailey, Damian Padilla, and Sean Gestl on a set designed by John Hammer. The “in-the-round” seating will offer up to 150 patrons a night an unprecedented view of the play and the completely upgraded light and sound system.

“This timely show, which recently closed on Broadway, will be produced with theatre-in-the-round staging. We cannot dream of a better way to introduce our patrons to our new look! We hope that doubling performances to two weekends {…} will make it convenient for more people to attend.” –John Boldenow, Theatre Director

In Orphans, two grown orphan brothers live in a dilapidated North Philadelphia row house. Deserted as children by an unfaithful father and the death of their mother, violent older brother Treat, provides for his younger brother Phillip by being a petty thief while forcing him to live in a world of illiteracy and innocence: relegating him to their lost childhood. When Treat kidnaps a gangster named Harold the tables turn. Harold, an orphan himself, loosens the ties that bind him and with gun in hand, puts himself into the role of teacher, healer and surrogate parent. This performance contains adult language.

Orphans is “theater for the senses” and “a taut trampoline for its levitating performers” –The New York Times

The Wichita Center for the Arts is the area’s oldest and most comprehensive visual and performing arts organization. For more than 94 years the Center has made art and art education available to the citizens of Wichita and the surrounding communities.

“Watercolor on Rice Paper” Workshop Saturday at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Wichita Artist Kaye Abbott will lead a “Watercolor on Rice Paper” workshop Saturday, August 30,  9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Carriage Factory Art Gallery; 128 E. Sixth St., Newton. The class is open to ages 14 and up, of any skill level.

The class is $30 per person and is limited in size. Participants are asked to bring watercolors, a fine line waterproof ink pen in a dark color, old paint brushes, and resource material for painting their subject matter.

Reservations can be made by calling the gallery at 316-284-2749.

Carriage Factory Art Gallery is housed in a two-story carriage factory founded in 1883. The gallery offers workshops in various art media throughout the year.

In addition to rotating exhibits that feature regional art for sale, the gallery includes a consignment sales gallery of 45 local artists, a gift shop and special collections.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Central Christian College looking for art equipment for new department

Central Christian College  in McPherson, Kansas is expanding their art department to include pottery, stained glass and jewelry making and they are asking for a little help.   They need good used equipment for all departments.  If you can donate that would be a blessing but if you have any of these items for sale they would like to have the opportunity to talk to you. Please contact: Kaye Shuck at kshuck@cox.net or Naomi Ullum at nullum@cox.net

Santa Fe artist to display bronze sculptures at Carriage Factory Art Gallery Friday and Saturday

Ralph Roybal

Santa Fe artist Ralph Roybal will display his fine art in bronze Friday, August 22, at a reception at Carriage Factory Art Gallery from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thirty-one sculptures plus a selection of crosses will be for sale.

Santa Fe artist Ralph Roybal returns to Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., for the first time in over four years to display his fine art in bronze for two days. Roybal is bringing 31 sculptures plus a wide selection of crosses that will be available for sale starting Friday, August 22, at a reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The sale will continue on Saturday, August 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Roybal, who has a loyal following locally, began his career as an apprentice in some of the leading bronze foundries of the Southwest.
“In my early twenties, it was at Santa Fe Bronze where under the guidance of famous sculptor Ernest Berke, I began to realize my potential in bronze work,” Roybal said.
Over the years, Roybal perfected his craft with a sense of detail, careful study and focus on the natural patina through the use of polychrome. Much of his subject matter is based on influential 19th century North American Native tribes and tribal leaders, depicting notable figures such as Geronimo, Black Hawk, Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse.
Roybal’s works have won many first place awards in various Fine Art exhibitions and shows. His work is included in the Permanent Collection of the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa.
Roybal personally creates and completes all but the casting of his works. After detailing and applying the patinas, he signs, numbers and marks each bronze with his copyright.
For more information, call 316-284-2749.

The Copper Oven Cafe Open Art Exhibition

About The Copper Over Cafe Open Art Exhibition

The open is an exhibition for local patrons and visitors to The Copper Oven Café, celebrating contemporary art created by local emerging artists. The competition will be hosted at The Copper Oven Café, a locally owned family restaurant. The contest will be monthly, ranging with up to 10 pieces of artwork posted. During the month patrons will rate and leave comments for the artists. At the end of the month, the winner will be released and be moved up to the annual competition.  After 12 months, there will be an artist of the year award. All 12 winners will be posted on Facebook, and we will conduct a poll to choose the best painting of the year.

Awards

Monthly winners will receive a $10 gift card to The Copper Oven Café. Winner of the annual artist of the year will be asked to complete a mural to be seen by all at The Copper Oven Café.

Juror

The Copper Oven Café has approximately 10,000 patrons per month. Jurors will be local patrons to The Copper Oven Café and any visitors who come to see the local art.

Calendar

Submission deadline will be 5 days before the end of the month. Show will open on the 1st Winners will be posted on Facebook on the 1st of the month. After the competition all non-winners will be posted throughout the restaurant and the artworks will be available for sale at that point. Winners will stay on the wall until the end of the Annual competition then pieces will be moved throughout the restaurant also for sale.

CreativeRush is Back!

Leading with Heart- a 1st TUE Talk

We are relaunching 1st TUE Talks with Leading with Heart on September 2nd. We will discuss leadership, motivating/working with people and students, managing the process, failure, the frustrations, the technicalities and creativity.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Doors open at 6:30p
Panel discussion starts at 7p

Open to the Public • $5 Suggested Donation

Featuring Panelists

JACQUELYN DILLON-KRASS worked as director of string studies and professor of music education and string pedagogy at Wichita State University and served as the conductor of the Wichita Youth Chamber Players. She is a co-author of the “Strictly Strings” series and author of “Tips: Establishing a String and Orchestra Program.”

DR. MARK LAYCOCK is an Associate Professor of Music at Wichita State University, where he holds the Ann Walenta Faculty of Distinction Endowed Professorship. He serves as Director of Orchestras and Coordinator of Strings. His appearances with professional ensembles include the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Wichita Grand Opera, and Opera Kansas, as well as orchestras in Slovakia and Canada.

ERIC CRAWFORD is the Director of Orchestras at Wichita High School East, and is also the Orchestra Curriculum Coach for Wichita Public Schools, and serves as Department Chair for Performing Arts at East High. He is also the director of the Wichita Youth Symphony Youth Chamber Players, and is the Camp Director for “Bows at the Barn,” a summer music camp for middle and high school students. An avid performer, Eric has played in the bass section for the Wichita Symphony Orchestra for the past 17 years, and the Music Theatre of Wichita Orchestra for the past 14.

 

At September 2nd’s 1st TUE Talk, Walnut River Brewing Company will be there to sample some of their beer! You will not want to miss this event!
Walnut River Brewing Company is a microbrewery located in El Dorado, KS and offers growlers of beer to “go”. You can find their beers on tap at selected area restaurants and bars.

Learn More Here.

Kentucky Knife Fight, Your Friend, Christian Lee Hutson and The Travel Guide at the Crown Uptown

NAYMLIS Entertainment presents Kentucky Knife Fight, Your Friend, Christian Lee Hutson and The Travel Guide at the Crown Uptown Friday, August, 22nd

When: Friday, August 22nd, 2014. Show begins at 8:00 p.m.

Location: The Crown Uptown 3207 E. Douglas Wichita, KS 67208

Admission: All Ages / 21 to drink; $8.00 in advance, $12.00 at the door; Open to the public

NAYMLIS Entertainment presents Kentucky Knife Fight, a five-piece punk blues band from St. Louis. The night’s line-up also includes three opening performances by Your Friend, Christian Lee Hutson and The Travel Guide. Come out and share this evening of eclectic indie-rock sounds with us at the historic Crown Uptown Theatre, near downtown Wichita. We’ll see you there!

LINKS: https://www.facebook.com/events/145187335673352/

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcVKYThPYxw

BIO:   http://kentuckyknifefight.net/about/

Tickets are $8 in advance, and can be purchased online at http://naymlis.ticketleap.com, or for $12 at the door.

 

For more information about this and upcoming events check us out on Facebook and visit our events calendar at www.NAYMLIS.com.

Artists and musicians are encouraged to contact NAYMLIS Entertainment at Booking@NAYMLIS.com for inclusion in future lineups.

Call to Artist – Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition 2014

Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition 2014. The Wichita Center for the Arts, November 21, 2014 – January 4, 2015. $30,000 in cash and purchase awards are anticipated.  Juror: Thomas W. Schaller. $30 for 3 entries.  Postmark deadline: August 22, 2014.The exhibition is open to all artists living and working in North America. Each entry must be wholly designed and executed by the artist. Paintings shown in previous KWS National Exhibitions are not eligible. Prospectus available at www.wcfta.com, 316-634-2787, areep@wcfta.com

 

Prospectus:

http://wcfta.com/images/KWSProspectus_2014.pdf

Ulrich Museum Weekly E-Newsletter

Senior Wednesday with Jennifer Ray, Aug. 20

Meet and greet Jennifer Ray, the newest photography faculty member in the WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries at Senior Wednesday, August 20.

Ray received her MFA in Photography from Columbia College, Chicago, and BA in Studio Art from Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, and the Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, and she has taught at Oberlin College, Columbia College, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

She will open an exhibition of her work at the Clayton Staples Gallery on August 25. Learn about Ray’s process, work, and new post with Wichita State, which begins this month.

Join the Ulrich every third Wednesday for Senior Wednesdays; informational and entertaining programs for active seniors age 55 and better. Refreshments are at 10:00 a.m. with the program to follow at 10:30 a.m. Free, reserved parking for this program is available in the parking lot southeast of the Ulrich Museum, on 17th Street at Fairmount. Additional visitor parking is available in the Rhatigan Student Center parking lot on Perimeter Road. For more information about parking at WSU, visit wichita.edu/parking.

Record attendance for Art For Your Ears last week

Last week’s final Art For Your Ears concert with The Cherokee Maidens saw nearly 500 attendees, setting a record for highest attendance in the history of the program.

Held once every summer month, the free outdoor summer music series is a mainstay for the Ulrich, bringing music, performance, and visual art together in a casual setting on the McKnight Outdoor Plaza.

Thank you to all who attended Art For Your Ears this summer. You’ve made it our best season yet.

The Ulrich in the Media

This month’s issue of Art in America features a Museum Preview for 2014-15. Our fall 2015 exhibition, Postdate: Photography and Inherited History in India, is highlighted on page 46.

Curated by Jodi Throckmorton, and organized collaboratively by the San Jose Museum of Art and the Ulrich, this exhibition will examine India’s colonial history and the way that 21st century identities have been influenced by Independence and Partition. The exhibition will be accompanied by a full-color catalogue and public programs that are not to be missed.

Curious what the Ulrich has been up to in the news? Check out the media page on our website!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

For more information, visit: ulrich.wichita.edu/events
All programs are free and located at the museum unless noted otherwise.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16–SATURDAY, AUGUST 30
WSU WELCOMEFEST
Welcomefest is a two-week series of events at the beginning of each semester that includes entertainers, crafts, and other programming to welcome students back to a new school year.  Events are sponsored by WSU student groups and campus departments.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20
10 A.M. REFRESHMENTS, 10:30 A.M. PROGRAMâ?¨
SENIOR WEDNESDAY: Jennifer Ray

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 7–9 P.M.
FALL OPENING RECEPTION
Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Prints

Free for WSU students and Ulrich members. $10 for general public. RSVP at (316) 978-3664.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
SALON CIRCLE KICKOFF
This event limited to Ulrich Salon Circle members. For information on how to join, call membership at (316) 978-6646.

Gallery XII August E-News

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 5 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 26th.

Congratulations to this Year’s Winning Artists!
Best of Show- Cheryl Lindstrom
2nd Place – Bob Schwan
3rd Place- Aaron Krone

Honorable Mentions were awarded to Mary Ellen Williford and Robert Schmidt.

Many Thanks to our wonderful judge, Stephen Gleissner!

(Check out our Facebook page for pictures from the opening)

Mark your calendars for our next Exhibition!

New Oils and Pastels Diane WartaOn August 29th we will celebrate the opening of New Oils and Pastels by Diane Warta

We will also be featuring the ceramics of Alaine Kuestersteffen.

Opening reception will take place August 29th 5:30 pm-10:00 pm and will be on view through September 23rd.

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
316.267.5915
www.wichitagalleryxii.com

August e-News: Dudegrass, Filmmaker Lab with Peter Exline, Stubbornly Independent Nominees

Abide with Special Guest Peter Exline at Dudegrass Next Weekend

TFA presents the 4th annual Dudegrass: A Big Lebowski Extravaganza on Saturday, August 16th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at Northrock Lanes. The evening features a Q&A with Special Guest Peter Exline (inspiration for Walter), unlimited bowling/shoe rental, screening of the cult classic THE BIG LEBOWSKI, the live music stylings of DJ Carbon and J Skratch, costume contest, Cards Against Nihilism, Briefcase Roulette, the “Bunny Lebowski Manicure” by Eric Fisher Academy, food specials from AJ’s Sports Grill and other whatnots. Admission is $15 and costumes are encouraged. Dudegrass is sponsored by Northrock Lanes, Tallgrass Brewing Company, 107.3 The Brew and KMUW. Click to read more & to purchase tickets.

Tallgrass Filmmaker Lab Presents “Movie Openings: Getting Things Started Right,” with Peter Exline

Join our Special Guest and Industry Professional and Professor at USC School of Cinema Peter Exline for a Tallgrass Filmmakers Lab, “Movie Openings: Getting Things Started Right.” The class takes place from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at House of Schwan (3232 N. Comotara) on Saturday, August 16th. The opening sequence of a film (the first 10-15 minutes) tells an audience what to expect and establishes just about everything an audience needs to know. The class will explore the importance of the beginning of movies by examining the opening sequences of six different films, some dramatic and some comedic, to see how much information an audience gleams from those pivotal scenes. Read more about Mr. Exline’s filmmaking career. Space is limited and advanced registration required ($20.)

Six Films Nominated for 2014 Vimeo Stubbornly Independent Gala

The 12th annual Tallgrass Film Festival announces the first of its official selections with the six films nominated for the Vimeo Stubbornly Independent Gala. Over 100 eligible films were submitted and the six contenders were selected by the Tallgrass Programming Committee. A jury of industry professionals will select the winner. To be eligible, films had to be a US production made for under $750,000 with no traditional theatrical distribution at the time of the festival. In addition to the Gala screening, the winner will a receive $2,500 cash prize from Vimeo, a one night theater rental from AMC Theatres, and the Stubbornly Independent Tallgrass Tap Handle Award. And the 2014 Stubbornly Independent nominees are: A IS FOR ALEX, FIVE STAR, HALF BROTHER, MAN FROM RENO, PRETTY ROSEBUD, and THE LIVING. The winning film will be announced in early September.

VIP TALLPass Sale Continues in August for $175

Bethany College @ Mindfire Academy Open House This Saturday, August 9th

Visit the Bethany College @ Mindfire Academy Open House (3805 E. Harry) this weekend from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. An education from Bethany College @ MindFire will give you the tools you need to get a career in the digital arts started. Offering a variety of tracks towards graduation, by attending Bethany College @ MindFire, you can learn 3D animation, filmmaking, video game design or audio recording arts and all instructors are industry professionals. Students are able to earn either a certificate in any of the four focus areas or a bachelor of arts degree with a focus in either 3D animation or digital filmmaking. Even if you’re still in high school, students can get a head start on their collegiate careers and graduate with transferable college credit! Juniors and seniors are welcome to apply for classes while they continue to finish their high school curriculum. Bethany College @ MindFire is home to the region’s only motion capture stage, a studio with a dedicated green screen, two audio recording studios equipped with Pro-Tools and studios for traditional art classes. Bethany College @ Mindfire Academy is the presenting sponsor for the Tallgrass Film Festival’s Timothy Gruver Spotlight on Kansas Filmmakers.

“Woven Paths” fiber art show opening Saturday, August 9, at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

 

More than 40 works in fiber by six area artists will be featured in the "Woven Paths" fiber art exhibit opening Saturday, August 9, at 7 p.m. at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton.The public is invited. Photo by Mary Lee McDonald

More than 40 works in fiber by six area artists will be featured in the “Woven Paths” fiber art exhibit opening Saturday, August 9, at 7 p.m. at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton.The public is invited.
Photo by Mary Lee McDonald

With the fiber art movement gaining in popularity and fiber art shows expanding into more galleries and festivals, Carriage Factory Art Gallery is poised to offer South Central Kansas one of the finest fiber art exhibits in the area, said gallery director Cindy Snider.“Curator Mary Lee McDonald has brought together six well-known fiber artists who will be exhibiting in our main gallery beginning August 9,” said Snider. “The art work of Janet Ghilino Bates, Shin-Hee Chin, Marilyn Grisham, Patty Kahn, Sherry Waters and Martha Wherry will offer visitors a wide range of artistic expression through woven fabrics. Most of the work will be for sale.”The opening reception for “Woven Paths” is at 7 p.m. Saturday and will feature gallery talks by the artists plus music and refreshments. The event is free and open to the public. The gallery is located at 128 E. Sixth St. in Newton.“Fiber art is a specialized form of fine art,” said curator McDonald. “The artists fuse different types of materials and weaving techniques to create their bodies of work. With the variety of materials and techniques available, the artistic possibilities are limitless. I am fascinated by the medium.”Carriage Factory Art Gallery is housed in a two-story carriage factory founded in 1883 by J. J. Krehbiel, co-founder of Bethel College. The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.The artwork of 45 local and regional artists is featured for sale in the upstairs gallery. Works by Bob Regier, Phil Epp, Albert H. Krehbiel, Blackbear Bosin and Vernon Rickman are included in the gallery’s collections.Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free, with donations welcome.For more information, call 316-284-2749 or visit www.carriagefactoryartgallery.com

Call for Entries: National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2015

NATIONAL FIBER DIRECTIONS EXHIBITION 2015

The Wichita Center for the Arts, March 27 – May 10, 2015. $7500 in cash and purchase awards. $30 for 3 entries. Postmarked deadline: December 29, 2014. Juror: Barbara Shapiro, San Francisco, CA. Information and Prospectus available at www.wcfta.com, 316.634.2787, or email areep@wcfta.com.

NY City Socialite’s Estate Sale

Thursday July 31, Friday August 1, Saturday August 2 at Clifton Square

You won’t want to miss the opportunity to acquire items for a New York City Socialite’s estate. Many fantastic items like jewelry, art, purses, decorative items, collectables, books, brick brac & pieces from around the world. Three days only! Thurs, July 31; Friday, August 1; & Saturday, August 2 at the South East corner building in Clifton Square. Shop from 8am to 6pm & purchase some lovely & unusual items.
DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!!!

Ulrich Museum- One More Week for Forty Years/Forty Stories

Forty Years/Forty Stories closes August 3

Happy Final Friday! Little more than one week remains to view the Ulrich Museum’s fortieth anniversary exhibition, Forty Years/Forty Stories. Featuring works by Benny Andrews, Duane Hansen, Robert Motherwell, Gordon Parks, and Andy Warhol, among others, this exhibition celebrates the stories, people, and objects that have helped shape the history of the Ulrich.

The galleries are open this weekend and next from 1 to 5 p.m., and Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In preparation for the upcoming fall exhibitions, Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Prints and 1974: Selections from the Permanent Collection, the second floor galleries will be closed August 4 through September 4.

Join us for a Beat era-inspired Fall Opening Reception on Friday, September 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is free for Ulrich members and WSU students, and $10 for the general public.

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Ulrich Underground Artist Residency comes to a close

Oakland, California-based artist, Lisa Solomon, installed an exhibition of her work, created a new piece, and participated in community activities during her visit to the Ulrich Museum of Art for the month of July as our first-ever artist-in-residence.

Interested in the way that work is categorized according to gender, and how that categorization affects the way the work is received, Solomon mounted an installation of 1,000 crowd-sourced, hand-crocheted doilies at the Ulrich.

She asked for participation in her SEN: 1,000 Doilies installation by sharing her self-produced “how to make a doily” video via social media and her blog, and received responses from all over the world.

Similarly, while in Wichita, Solomon crowd-sourced 1,000 hand-drawn doilies and hand-tied French knots, and completed a new installation specifically for the Ulrich.

Come view what KMUW’s Lindsey Herkommer Devries called “A Dazzling Spectrum of Floating Color” through September 28.

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My Ulrich Story

The Ulrich hosted so many fabulous openings and exhibitions during the tenure of curator Elizabeth Dunbar. I especially enjoyed the Not So Cute and Cuddly exhibition (and Martini Party!). Here is a snapshot of me in stuffed animal attire with a roving Cookie Monster.

Thanks to the Ulrich for bringing joy, wonder and beauty to Wichita.

––Maggy Rozycki Hiltner

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UPCOMING EVENTS

For more information, visit: ulrich.wichita.edu/events
All programs are free and located at the museum unless noted otherwise

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 1–5 P.M.
FORTY YEARS/FORTY STORIES
Exhibition Close

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 7–9 P.M.
ART FOR YOUR EARS: The Cherokee Maidens
Free Summer Music Series
McKnight Outdoor Plaza (between the Ulrich Museum and the School of Art and Design)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16–SATURDAY, AUGUST 30
WSU WELCOMEFEST
Welcomefest is a two-week series of events at the beginning of each semester that includes entertainers, crafts, and other programming to welcome students back to a new school year. Events are sponsored by WSU student groups and campus departments.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20
10 A.M. REFRESHMENTS, 10:30 A.M. PROGRAM
SENIOR WEDNESDAY

SAVE THE DATE:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 7–9 P.M.
FALL OPENING RECEPTION
FREE for Ulrich Members & WSU Students; $10 for Public

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum Searching for 75-ers

The Museum is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year through special exhibits and an anniversary party. The question has been raised: Just how many 75+ year old businesses and institutions are there in Sedgwick County right now? There is no central listing for this information so the Museum asks the public to help in compiling such a list. Submissions can be sent by email to wschm@wichitahistory.org or otherwise delivered to the Museum at 204 S. Main, Wichita, KS 67202. The list assembled will be made public in September at the Museum’s Anniversary Party.

About the Museum Establish 1939 by the citizens of Wichita after years of planning. Today the Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is celebrated as one of the top local history museums in America.

The Museum’s Vision

To provide a world class Museum experience, advancing the understanding and exploration of the rich historical and cultural heritage of Wichita and Sedgwick County Kansas.

The Museum’s Mission

The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum’s mission is to educate the community and its visitors about local history by collecting, preserving, and interpreting materials reflecting the heritage of Wichita and Sedgwick County.