arts en State Arts Agency Again Eligible For Federal Matching Funds <p>The National Endowment for the Arts has made a preliminary decision saying Kansas is once again eligible to receive federal matching funds for arts programs. That decision was revealed during a meeting of the state's arts agency Friday.</p><p>When Governor Sam Brownback vetoed state arts funding in 2011, Kansas lost federal matching dollars. With some arts funding restored, the NEA says Kansas could be eligible for up to $560,000 in matching funds this fiscal year.</p><p>Peter Jasso, director of the Creative Arts Industries Commission, called the decision great news.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 20:53:22 +0000 Stephen Koranda 20301 at Which Kansas Arts Organizations Are Receiving State Grants? <p><font size="2"><span style="font-size:10pt;">Eight Kansas arts organizations are receiving grants totaling $58,400 from the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission. The grants come two years after Governor Brownback vetoed all arts funding in the state. The Commission formed in 2012 when the legislature restored a part of that funding following significant backlash.</span></font></p><p class="x_MsoNormal">The grants:</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 21:02:41 +0000 Fletcher Powell 20103 at A Conversation With New Director Of WSU's Ulrich Museum <p>Bob Workman was named director of the Ulrich Museum in November of last year. He has a strong arts and museum administration background that started at the Ulrich back when he was a student at Wichita State University in the late 1970s.</p><p>“This is the place that really launched my art career, so when the opportunity presented itself to return to Wichita and lead the Ulrich to its next phase of growth I was very excited to have that chance,” says Workman.</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 10:51:00 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 15458 at A Conversation With New Director Of WSU's Ulrich Museum New Kansas Arts Agency To Hold Public Meetings <p>The agency that was formed by the 2012 Kansas legislature to replace the Kansas Arts Commission is holding a series of public input meetings.</p><p>The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (CAIC) seeks public input to guide future activities and to help draft a strategic plan for FY 2014 that starts July 1.</p><p>The CIAC was awarded $700,000 for operations and grants in fiscal year 2013. It was the first time that state funding was available for Kansas arts agencies since Gov. Sam Brownback fired the staff of the Kansas Arts Commission and vetoed arts funding in 2011.</p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 17:19:21 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 15068 at Top Morning News 2.25.13 <p><em>Wichita officials say the roads will likely be more hazardous with this second storm; Gov. Brownback extends state of emergency declaration to include new storm; Some area schools and universities are closed.</em></p><p><strong>Wichita Officials: Get Ready For Storm, Round Two</strong></p><p>City of Wichita officials are urging residents to stay off the roads and prepare for another round of heavy snowfall.</p><p><a href="">More...</a></p><p><strong>Weather Closes Area Schools, Universities and Businesses</strong></p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 10:51:07 +0000 Briana O’Higgins & Kate Clause 13223 at Top Morning News 2.25.13 Kansas Agency to Reapply For Lost Federal Arts Funding <p></p><p style="padding: 0px; margin-bottom: 16px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 11.818181991577148px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); line-height: 14.545454025268555px; ">In 2011, Kansas made headlines by eliminating all public funding for the arts. That meant the state no longer qualified for federal matching grants of more than $1 million. But some recent changes mean the state will reapply for the lost federal dollars.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 13:01:08 +0000 Stephen Koranda 6230 at Kansas Agency to Reapply For Lost Federal Arts Funding Art Review: Ulrich Reopening <p>The Ulrich Museum exuberantly reopened last weekend with a refreshed space that may appear the same, but is actually full of major upgrades that really make the space feel polished. But the delight of the Ulrich reopening begins well before entering the gallery space.</p><p>The Ulrich’s huge yarn bomb effort can been seen campus-wide and is a tremendous success. Even though I was skeptical about the concept of sanctioned graffiti, this project convinced me that yarn bombing, authorized or not, will always be delightful.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 20:44:28 +0000 Lindsey Herkommer DeVries 5872 at Art Review: Ulrich Reopening Art Review: Naymlis Entertainment <p>I recently attended one of the most avant-garde art events I've seen in Wichita for some time. This event brought together local art, music, and food trucks to Abode Venue for a dynamic night of cutting edge culture.<br> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Lindsey Herkommer DeVries 3686 at Art Review: Louise Nevelson <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Louise Nevelson was a key American sculptor in the mid-20th century. Her Modernist artwork changed the world of sculpture – much like what Jackson Pollock did for painting.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 15:51:02 +0000 Lindsey Herkommer DeVries 2925 at Art Review: Louise Nevelson Art Review: Francisco Zúñiga’s “Three Women Walking” <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Wichita State University is home to many exceptional sculptures permanently displayed throughout campus. Recently, Francisco Zúñiga’s “Three Women Walking” was re-located from its original placement due to the massive renovations underway at the Rhatigan Student Center. Moving this hefty bronze sculpture was no small feat. Weighing in at two tons, it required construction equipment and precision guidance to situate the work just north of its original location.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Lindsey Herkommer DeVries 1353 at Art Review: Francisco Zúñiga’s “Three Women Walking”