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Art Show at the Dog Show

3/19/2010
Angela Cato, Arts & Cultural Services | ACato@wichita.gov | (316) 462-2787, ext. 742

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This year’s Art Show at the Dog show juried exhibition is on display now through April 5 at CityArts and the Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center. The free exhibit features 200 pieces of one-of-a-kind canine-related art, and is on display now. CityArts is open from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. The exhibit may be viewed in the Century II Concert Hall lobby 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Art Show at the Dog Show will also be highlighted from 6-10 p.m. during the March 26 Final Friday activities at CityArts, 334 N. Mead. Final Fridays at CityArts are sponsored by The Arts Council nonprofit organization.

Art Show at the Dog Show is a 24-year-old tradition in Wichita that was started by the Wichita Kennel Club. It is the only exhibit of its kind that is dedicated solely to man’s best friend. The show includes paintings, photographs, bronze sculptures, fiber and other unique artworks that are available for purchase. Artists from around the world - Belgium, United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, United States and Norway - submitted works in hopes of being picked for this very competitive exhibition. Out of the 569 entries, 200 were selected for the show.

Art Show at the Dog Show is sponsored by the Sunflower Cluster Dog Shows, which is made up of the Wichita Kennel Club, Wichita Dog Training Club, Hutchinson Kennel Club and the Salina Kennel Club. Purina is the corporate sponsor.

CityArts is a center for the arts that provides education, information and opportunities to residents, youth and special populations in the community. In addition to rotating art exhibits housed in its four galleries, CityArts offers classes for both children and adults in areas such as digital photography, computer arts, painting, drawing, pottery, silversmithing, fiber and glass arts. Registration is going on now for all of CityArts’ Spring 2010 art classes which start this month.

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