sculptures

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Wichita State University has received a gift of more than $1 million for the care of the school's acclaimed collection of outdoor art. The Joan S. Beren Outdoor Sculpture Conservation Fund will provide resources for the ongoing cleaning and maintenance of the Joan Miró mural "Personnages Oiseaux," which adorns the south wall of the Ulrich Museum of Art. The fund will also be used to help care for and preserve the 75 other pieces in the Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection spread across...

Lindsey Herkommer DeVries

Tom Otterness is a New York-based artist from Wichita who has two notable sculptures in town. His Dreamers Awake stands in front of the Wichita Art Museum, and Millipede, or “Millie” as she is lovingly referred to, is nestled in front of the Ulrich Museum on WSU’s campus. Both sculptures are the first works that greet visitors as they arrive at each site. Despite being from the same artist, though, the sculptures have a stark contrast in tone. The Millipede wears shoes, alternating high heels...

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On Commerce Street, you can find a number of art galleries, but there is one that I would even hesitate to call a “gallery.” It’s really a restoration workshop with a space for art up front. The garage-slash-art space seems an unlikely pairing, but every time I walk into Go Away Garage , I’m impressed by either the quality of craftsmanship in the art or the quality of the presentation. Last Final Friday, I was impressed by both. For March, they featured the sculptures of Ariana and Billy...

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

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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.

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

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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Alexander Calder was an American sculptor best known for his large mobiles – kinetic sculptures that use simple air currents to bring life to line, color and shape. A Calder sculpture is instantly recognizable by its awkward geometric shapes delicately balanced on long spindly wires, giving it an almost skeletal look. Calder was born in 1898 in Lawton, Pennsylvania. He earned an engineering degree in 1919 and after a series of engineering jobs, he moved to New York City to pursue a career in...

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. Nevelson immigrated to the United States from Russia at a very early age. As the daughter of a lumberyard owner, her life was to be a vast departure from her upbringing. In 1931, she studied with renowned painter and instructor Hans Hoffman, and worked as an extra in films in Berlin and Vienna. Even though her moments on...

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