Art Review

Artist Curt Clonts takes listeners on an artistic journey through the eyes of an insider. Tune in on alternate Wednesday to hear his latest art review.

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Art Review: Keeper of the Plains

May 16, 2012

The Keeper of the Plains is a monumental sculpture that marks the confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas Rivers. Rising 44 feet in the air, this Cor-Ten steel sculpture of a Native American chief is a popular site for Wichita visitors and residents alike. The proud figure stands tall with his back arched, offering something invisible to the sky with his upturned palms. The crisp lines of the stylized figure give it striking silhouette. But the large headdress and waving fringe gives the figure movement and life.

Art Review: Makes It Into Matter

May 2, 2012
Jodi Lightner

his past Final Friday, CityArts opened their show, Makes It Into Matter, featuring an installation by artist Jodi Lightner and sound artist Ryan Mackey.

Art Review: Fondle, Please

Apr 18, 2012

This Final Friday, the Wichita State University Sculpture Guild will be hosting their annual art exhibition at the Diver’s Studio on South Commerce. Playfully titled “Fondle, Please,” this show encourages visitors to not only touch the art, but it requires people to physically interact with the works in order to fully experience the show. While the show maintains a lighthearted air, the Sculpture Guild’s theme is determined to transform passive viewers into active participants.

Art Review: Rails and Wheels

Apr 4, 2012

Wichita is rich in public art. It is a point of pride for this town, and with this beautiful spring weather, now is the time to seek it out.

If you want to see Wichita’s newest project, head to Old Town. A relatively little known public art installation is going in along the west wall of the railway corridor off 1st Street on Santa Fe. It is called “Rails and Wheels,” and the first stages of this major installation are ready for view.

Art Review: Turtle Power

Mar 21, 2012

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Yes, those turtles in a half shell have taught a whole generation that ooze gives you powers, turtles love pizza,  and the four names of Renaissance artists. Though maybe we didn’t know it at the time, this cartoon introduced kids to Donatello, Michealangelo, Leonardo and Rafael – four awesome turtles and four renowned artists.

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