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:

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
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.

5:30 P.M. Reception | 6 P.M. Poetry Reading
Writing Now/Reading Now: Michele Battiste
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.

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
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.

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

6:00 P.M.–10:00 P.M.
Final Friday Reception
SHIFTSPACE | 416 S. Commerce St.

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 or at (913) 522-4431. Click here to learn more on how to submit your artwork.

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