Art Review

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5:00 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Art Review: A Dual Exhibition Venture

"Tumbled, Dried, and Softened," Chiyoko Myose, 2013
Credit Chiyoko Myose

Two exhibitions opened this past Final Friday at the Mid-America Fine Arts Gallery, in the Commerce Plaza building on Douglas.

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5:00 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Art: Small Pleasures

Levente Sulyok stands in front of the installation of his "Small Pleasures"
Credit Madeline McCullough / Ulrich Museum of Art

The mural by Joan Miró titled “Bird People” makes the façade of the Ulrich Museum an icon of the city.

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9:00 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Art Review: Curt Clonts

"Our Victory Over the Common" photo courtesy Curt Clonts

This past weekend, painter and Wichita native Curt Clonts opened his solo exhibition at Bluebird Arthouse with a title that, well, I can't write here, but it conveys the self-deprecating humor that makes Clonts so likeable.

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5:00 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Art: Navigating Final Friday

Photo courtesy Center Gallery from the Midwest Center for Photography Juried Exhibition
Credit Miska Draskoczy

On the last Friday of every month, local art galleries keep their doors open late for visitors.

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5:00 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Art Review: Under Pressure

Robert Indiana, American Dream #5, 1980. Screenprint. Collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation © 2012 Morgan Art Foundation/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York. Image courtesy Wichita Art Museum.

The Wichita Art Museum opened a new show this past weekend. The exhibition is Under Pressure: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation. This exhibition features 40 artists from this private collection of postwar American artists.

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5:00 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Art Review: Stocked

Scott Blake,

This past weekend, the Ulrich Museum opened their newest exhibition Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles.

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5:00 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Art: Early Year Exhibitions

Chuck Close,
Credit Chuck Close / Jordan Schnitzer Family

Early January always holds such great optimism. A new year. A fresh start. A clean slate. This fades of course as the daily grind, well, grinds away. But until then, reveling in the newness of the year feels great. And with this excitement, I look to what Wichita has in store for the arts in 2013.

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5:00 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Art: A New Era In Wichita

Credit Abode of Chaos (thierry ehrmann) / Flickr

Looks like we’ve survived another apocalypse!

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5:00 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Art Review: Occupy Art

Credit Paul Stein / PaulSteinJC / Flickr

The Wichita Art Museum has assembled a new exhibition from their permanent collection. It’s called “Occupy Art: Protest and Empathy for the Worker.”

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5:00 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Art Review: The Function Of Form

Credit Emily Brookover

This Final Friday, Go-Away Garage on South Commerce offers the show The Function of Form: New Works by Emily R. Brookover. The show is an eclectic collection of intimate drawings small enough to be doodles-- but they are so highly rendered, it would be a shame to call them that.

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