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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Promising 'Telephone' Ultimately A Disappointment

Mar 5, 2014
Torin Andersen

For February’s Final Friday, Fisch Haus hosted a multi-media, interpretative art installation they called Shattered Telephone. The concept is a blend of the grade-school game "Broken Telephone" and, of similar structure, the Surrealist poetic technique called "Exquisite Corpse."

Fisch Haus’ event expanded these ideas to include actors, dancers, artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers, video artists, storytellers and a stenographer for big, Michael Bay-esque creative explosions.

What Happens When People Hurt Our Public Art?

Feb 19, 2014
Armando Minjarez

Wichita is full of amazing public art that gives our city character. It belongs to all of us. And when it is vandalized, it hurts. It hurts emotionally, financially and it hurts the culture of our city.

'Juvenile' A Powerful Look At Forgotten Children

Feb 5, 2014

The Ulrich Museum’s exhibition Juvenile in Justice presents the award–winning work of photographer Richard Ross.

'Wichita Arch' Is A Living Work Of Art

Jan 22, 2014
Fletcher Powell / KMUW

Andy Goldsworthy is a British sculptor who travels all over the world to create site-specific sculptures.

Art: Looking Forward To 2014

Jan 8, 2014
Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita. Gift of Edwin A. Ulrich

It’s the New Year, and with it comes the excitement of change and things to come. Galleries are preparing for their newest shows, but for 2014 the Ulrich Museum is taking the bull by the horns with four new exhibitions opening in January.

In the upstairs Polk/Wilson Gallery, the sublime photographs by Richard Ross take an unblinking look at the conditions and treatment of American juveniles currently held in detention centers for the show Juvenile In Justice.

Art: Images of Santa

Dec 25, 2013
Wikimedia Commons

During the Christmas season, we are surrounded by images of Santa Claus-- yes, that jolly, rotund man with his famous white beard on a mission to deliver presents to children around the world. We see Santa surrounded by elves and reindeer at the North Pole, but where did this image of Santa Claus come from?

Art: 'Joe's Swan Song' Is A Must-See

Dec 11, 2013
Lindsey Herkommer / KMUW

This past weekend, CityArts opened a new show called Joe’s Swan Song – a guest-curated exhibition by Joe Goodwin.

Art: It's (Black) Final Friday!

Nov 27, 2013

The Christmas décor in grocery stores and shopping centers gets trotted out earlier and earlier every year. Now, Christmas decorations replace the Halloween costumes and treats. This leap from skeletons to silver bells means that Thanksgiving is left to us to keep traditions with family and friends alive.

For many, part of Thanksgiving tradition is the post-turkey shopping on Black Friday. This year, I propose Black Final Friday – a local art extravaganza that the whole family can enjoy – as part and parcel to the finest of Thanksgiving traditions.

'Three Women Walking' A Complex Portrait of Femininity

Nov 13, 2013
KMUW

Francisco Zúñiga’s “Three Women Walking” seems to be a straightforward representation, but subtleties in expression, gesture and formal technique indicate there is more going on.

What Can Contemporary Art Tell Us About Our Environment?

Oct 30, 2013
Courtesy of Wichita Art Musuem, Bios Design Collective and the Art Works for Change traveling exhibition

On November 8th and 9th, the Ulrich Museum and the Wichita Art Museum team up for a joint symposium called Nature’s Impact, Art’s Force. While the title is a little awkward, the collective symposium appears intriguing, as it will tackle issues of nature, ecology and technology through the lens of contemporary art.

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