Art Review

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5:00 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Art: Shift Space Returns

courtesy Lisa Rundstrom

One of the premiere events happening this Final Friday is the grand re-opening of WSU Shift Space.

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5:00 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Art Review: Nature's Toolbox

Charles Lee, 'Dissipative System', 2010. Diamond ink jet print, 27 x 30 in. Courtesy of Bios Design Collective and the Art Works for Change traveling exhibition, Nature's Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art and Invention

Over the Labor Day weekend, the Ulrich Museum opened their new fall exhibition: Nature’s Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art and Invention. The exhibition aims to raise awareness of the human impact on the environment.

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5:00 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Art: David Salle

David Salle's 'Diabolical Life Restoring Machines' can be found at Kansas City's Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Credit jondresner / Creative Commons / Flickr

Painter David Salle came to prominence in the 1980s when there seemed to be a lull in major American artists on the international contemporary art scene.

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5:00 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Art: What Is Modern Art?

The Museum of Modern Art in New York City
Credit dkshots / Flickr

What is the difference between Modern art and contemporary art?

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5:00 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Art: Louise Nevelson

Louise Nevelson, Night Tree, 1971. Cor-ten steel, 128 1/2 x 41 x 30 in. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University. Gift of the artist and the WSU Student Government Association.

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.

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5:00 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Art: Museums In The Summer

The Kansas African American Museum
Fletcher Powell KMUW

I love museums in the summer. What’s better than the beautifully cool environment of a museum when you need a break from the intense heat of the day?

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8:27 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Art: How A Vacant Window Became An Edgy Art Gallery

Randy Regier has given the ground floor of the Sterling Water Systems building, at Market and William, an installation featuring his signature post-war Americana style centering on the theme, “The Future of the Public Library.”
Credit Randy Regier

A wonderful new collaboration has received the support from the prestigious John S and James L Knight Foundation. Activate Wichita, a website that serves as a virtual town hall, has partnered with the Wichita Public Library to commission temporary art installations in vacant downtown windows.

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5:00 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Art Review: Ray Turner Population

courtesy Wichita Art Museum

The portraits of California-based artist Ray Turner engage viewers with their direct gaze and thick, luscious strokes of oil paint that rest on top of 12-by-12-inch panels of glass.

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5:00 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Art: Keeper Of The Plains

Credit vansassa / flickr

The Keeper of the Plains is a monumental sculpture that marks the confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas Rivers.

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5:00 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Art Review: But Wait, There's More

Credit Lindsey Herkommer / KMUW

April’s Final Friday was absolutely splendid. One show that really caught my attention was Randy Regier’s solo exhibition But Wait, There’s More at Diver Studio.

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