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.