Art Review

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.

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.

vansassa / flickr

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

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.

Ulrich Museum of Art

Over the weekend, the Ulrich Museum of Art opened their 19th Faculty Biennial.

This spring, CityArts presents the work of the local artist collective “Famous Dead Artists” in an eclectic, action-packed, 20-year retrospective called Pushin’ Up Daisies.

Chiyoko Myose

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

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.

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.

Miska Draskoczy

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

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