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Located in the historic Old Town District, CityArts features 4 galleries and a whole host of art classes for artists of all ages. Enroll now and unleash the artist in you. CityArts is a City of Wichita-managed facility.
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Summer classes begin MONDAY! Call (316) 350-3245 to enroll and visit www.wichitacityarts.org for class information. Make this summer your SUMMER OF ART!
CityArts will be closed today in observance of Memorial Day. We will resume normal business hours Tuesday, May 31. Thank you.
Our summer art camps are a great way for youth ages 6-15 to explore creativity this summer. These week-long camps will explore 10 of America's national parks and the art that comes from those areas. Call (316) 350-3245 to enroll. Camp begins June 6!
"Similar to our own personality, clay contains characteristics that can be visually and physically complex. It can be forced into desired shapes that can stimulate actions as well as conversations. It possesses the ability to look soft but be extremely hard, or look hard yet feel extremely soft. Clay is a poetic material, it is very honest and inviting, yet fierce and difficult all at the same time. My work is an exploration on how this material evolves into my own expression and how it embodies my own lifestyle." Joseph Rincones will present his solo pottery exhibition, "Oro," tomorrow in the Balcony Gallery.
Haven't had a chance to enroll in an art class this summer? We have you covered. Check out our catalog here or at www.wichitacityarts.org. Summer classes begin June 6. Don't miss your chance to discover your new creative outlet!
A newly Wichita-based illustrator, Kylie Millward graduated with her BFA from the University of Kansas in 2013. Millward woks prominently in painting and small-scale animations. This exhibition features a collection of paintings depicting mostly anthropomorphized creatures and objects used to construct fantastical narrations. Millward’s exhibition will also introduce her most recent, summer-inspired series, “Sweet Tweets.” Millward’s illustrations have been featured in various publications, and have won her several awards, including CMYK Magazine’s Top 100 New Creatives. Opening Friday, May 27 in the Main Hall Gallery.
Calling all youth ages 6-15: Join us this summer for art camps! Campers will get to make these cool fused glass bugs, along with other zany art pieces in leather making, silversmithing, painting, digital arts and more! Call (316) 350-3245 to sign up today, and visit www.wichitacityarts.org to learn more about our summer art camps!
Out and about at Riverfest today? Make a stop by CityArts from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and sign up for a summer art class. We have a ton of different mediums to choose from, including creative writing, pottery, silversmithing, glass fusing and photography. Classes begin Monday, June 6. Visit www.wichitacityarts.org for more information and full class descriptions.
We like to lend a helping hand to artists of all ages in the community, especially when it comes to finding a new art form to explore. Summer classes begin June 6. Creative writing, photography, silversmithing, fiber weaving, glass fusing—whatever it is, find it at CityArts. Enroll today!
Thanks for stopping by tonight for the grand opening of our Final Friday exhibitions. This round of art will be on display through June 18. Don't forget! Summer classes start Monday, June 6. Enroll today!
We know rain is in the forecast, so pack your umbrella and join us tonight from 6-8 for Final Friday. Thank you to Final Friday ICT for sharing the map of festivities for the evening!
Holley Schmidlapp’s body of work represents the process of scraping layers of paint, followed by the addition of more paint, and then repeating the process to reveal patterns in a free and spontaneous fashion. “I’ve always had a liking for bright colors and unique design work,” Schmidlapp said. “When asked where I get my inspiration from, I have to say I just let the paint decide where it wants to go.” Opening Friday, May 27 in the Boardroom Gallery.
Tickets are on sale now for Xtravaganza on Saturday, July 16 from 6-9 p.m. Our annual benefit auction will support CityArts' scholarship program, helping us give art education to more people in the community. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the front desk or by calling (316)-350-3245. Will call is available.
Does Friday the 13th give you a little bit of superstition? The perfect remedy for those Friday the 13th jitters is a summer art class at CityArts. Check out www.wichitacityarts.org for a complete list of upcoming classes. Sign up today by calling (316) 350-3245. Hurry! Classes are filling up fast!
CityArts has announced that Emily Brookover has joined the administrative team as the new Artistic Director. She comes to CityArts from Emprise Bank, where she managed a branch location for the last year-and-a-half. Emily's primary responsibilities will include overseeing CityArts' exhibition calendar to accommodate around 50 art exhibits per year, creating the layout of each exhibition and monitoring the installation process, and serving as a liaison between the artists, groups, guilds and schools to coordinate exhibitions and various other community events. Brookover received her BFA from The University of Kansas. After moving to Wichita, she earned her MFA in painting from Wichita State University. At that time, she discovered the need for professional art supplies and resources in the area, so she opened a small business catering to the art community. Unfortunately, the poor economic climate forced her to shut the doors. "If love could pay the bills, we'd have been open forever," Brookover said. After that, she became a branch manager at Emprise Bank. Even though she never saw herself working in banking, she was able to learn new leadership and customer service skills. Brookover will join the CityArts administrative team on May 9. "I am thrilled to be returning, after a short hiatus, to my artistic community," Brookover said. "I am excited to once again facilitate opportunities for local artists and be a source of support and encouragement."
Even though she graduated with a degree in education and Chinese, Wagner’s career as an artist started in 2002 after two pear-sized tumors were removed from her brain. Since then, she works to advocate the strength of the visual story through different media forms. In 2002, she began daily plein air paintings of the Kansas sunrise, a practice she continues today. “From Sketch to Story” shows how Wagner’s journey as a narrative artist constantly shifts. She starts with the story then allows her pieces to take on a more abstract style while stories begin to unfold in unexpected directions. Opening Friday, May 27 in the Main Gallery.
Ready to try something new this summer? John Lokke's Beginning Watercolor class will help you learn how to create colorful art pieces like this. Get familiar with basic watercolor techniques: washes, wet into wet and dry brush, as well as color mixing, beginning color theory, use of negative space and more. Open to artists ages 16+. The class runs for 10 weeks on Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m. June 9-August 11. Cost is $135. Call (316) 350-3245 to enroll!
Students from Jefferson Elementary School created a variety of whimsical art pieces on Tuesday, including mosaic sun catchers and wire self portraits.
Our current gallery exhibitions close this Saturday. Stop by this week to see "The Jobs of Yesteryear" by Tyler Voorhees, "Under the Surface" by Becky Hyberger, "Trail to Arrowwood" by Meredith Radke-Gannon and "Creative Catalyst" by Northeast Magnet High School's AP art class.
Students from Colwich created bug prints today. They took different foam shapes, created a bug and then used ink to stamp it on paper. To add to the bug's natural habitat, they used crayons to draw grass, trees, water and beehives.
What does art mean to you? Check out what these youngsters have to say about art, and tell us what art means to you by commenting on this post. #MakeArtHappen #WichitaArts
Haven't had a chance to check out or summer class schedule? No worries. All of our classes are listed online at www.wichitacityarts.org. Make sure you enroll today—our classes fill up fast. Call (316) 350-3245 to reserve your spot.
Give mom something unique this Mother's Day. A CityArts gift certificate is the perfect way to let mom explore her creative side. Better yet? Enroll in a glass fusing, silversmithing, photography, painting or digital arts class with mom, and learn a new craft together. There are so many ways to give mom something special this year. Gift certificates are good towards CityArts classes only. We're open today until 5 p.m. and tomorrow from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. to get yours picked up.