November 2014 Current Exhibitions, CityArts

November 2014 Current Exhibitions,  CityArts – 10/31-11/22/14

Main Gallery

Annual Arts Council Juried Exhibition

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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

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“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

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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


Paintings by Matthew Thonen


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“A Blissful Evening”



Century II – 2nd Floor Concert Hall Foyer

Explore the Shore

Digital Art by Charles Gaynor


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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.


CityArts Event Venue

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CityArt Event Venue
CityArts is a focal point for all cultural arts in our community.  It is a home for gallery exhibitions and arts events.  Centrally located in the Old Town District, in walking distance from hotels, restaurants and shops.

For Booking Availability call 316-350-3245.


334 N. Mead St

Wichita, KS 67202

Arts Council Names 2013 Award Recipients

Each year, the Arts Council honors individuals, foundations and businesses that have made significant contributions to the arts in the Wichita area.  The 2013 recipients are:

Chris Shank — Gordon W. Evans Award given to a patron demonstrating outstanding leadership and special support for the arts.

Joan Cole – Arts Advocate/Individual given to an individual dedicated to furthering the cause of the arts in general through promotional, volunteer, administrative, legislative and professional efforts.

St. James Episcopal Church – Arts Advocate/Group given to an organization dedicated to furthering the cause of an art form specifically through its Guild Hall Players, its After-School Program featuring an arts-based curriculum, its annual Art a la Carte, and its three choirs.

Bluebird Arthouse – Business Award given to a business providing broad-based and continued support of the arts through its operation.

Exploration Place – Special Project Award given for its Star Wars Exhibit.

Aimee Geist – Arts Educator Award given to an individual who has devoted a career to instruction in the arts in an educational environment (the Ulrich at WSU).

Babs Mellor – Special Recognition/Individual Award given for outstanding contributions to the arts through her vast body of work and her instruction in sculpture spanning 40 years.

Theatre League – Special Recognition/Organization Award given for the important economic impact of the presentation of “The Lion King.”

Julianne McLean – Burton Pell Award given to an outstanding individual in music.

Friends of WAM – Arts Organization Award given to a public, not-for profit organization that provides arts opportunities to the Wichita community and region.

Curt Clonts – Individual Artist Award given to an artist actively working in one of the arts who has shown outstanding achievement.

Daniel Debolt – Youth Recognition Award given to a high school or middle school student who has shown outstanding achievement and development in the arts.


MKEC Engineering Consultants, Inc. – Chris Cherches Award given for outstanding work on a public works project.  This award is presented for the Lincoln Street Bridge and Dam project.


 The art awards will be presented at a gala banquet on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Drury Plaza Broadview Hotel Grand Ballroom, 400 W. Douglas.   A reception and dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. with the awards program beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The public is invited to attend.  Tickets are $50 each or $450 for a table of 10.  Seating is open with the exception of the reserved tables.  Tickets may be ordered through Nov. 4 at or by calling 316-219-4849.