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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Main 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.
Boardroom 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.
Main 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.
“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
July 31, 2015
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Please visit our new website, www.ReubenSaundersGallery.com
“Still Life with Bowl and Lobster Shells”
Cone 6 Porcelain
7″ H x 8″ W x 6″ D
New In Estate Sale!
See more of Birger Sandzen’s work at:
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 email@example.com
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
Open Mon. – Fri. 10:00 – 4:00
Sat. 10:00 – 3:00
414 S. Commerce
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
*This show contains images of a very graphic and sexual nature. We do not recommend for anyone under 18-years-old.
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
TISSU Sewing Studio
Contact: Nina Winter
316.737.8787 or TissuSewingStudio@gmail.com
“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:
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.
Final Friday Rally event
Old Town Square
2nd & Mead – by Warren Theater Old Town
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!
Emcee Power 93.5’s Miranda Watkins, D.J. Carbon, Operas Kansas, Phlox Fire Troupe, SmorgasChorus, Blue Moon, Richard Crowson, Pax the Magician.
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.
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.
Final Friday at The Lux
120 E. 1st Street
Wichita, KS 67202
(NW Corner of 1st & Market)
“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%
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
Light refreshments will be provided by Café 402 | www.cafe402.com
Final Friday at Reverie Coffee Roasters
2611 E. Douglas Ave.
Wichita, KS 67213
Opening: Friday, July 31
Runs through last week in August
Featured Artist: Charles Lavacek
Musician: Jack Korbel
710 W. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67203
Final Friday, July 31st
Hours: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
By: Tyler Rosenboom
Proceeds 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.
Contact: Lisa Henshall
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
Shelter Salon Turns Two!
430 S. Commerce St. Suite 400,
Wichita, KS 67202
Friday, July 31st, 6:00-8:00 PM
Food by Cow & Sow Deli
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.
412 E. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67202
“Sculptures & Paintings”
511 E. Douglas Ave.
(Formerly 3D Studio)
Final Friday, July 31st at 5:30 p.m.
Runs to August 2015
and local musicians
A 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
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