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June Final Friday at CityArts

6/17/2015
Contact: Angela Cato |

CityArts is hosting the opening of four new exhibits from 5-8 p.m. on Final Friday, June 26 that celebrate the work of artists in the Wichita area. Admission is free to CityArts’ galleries that are open 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. The shows will be on display through July 31. CityArts is located at 334 N. Mead in Old Town Square.

  • Main Gallery: “Box-Box-Box,” works by Eric Carbrey

Eric Carbrey is a local artist who’s been crafting his skill from a young age. His relationship with art has grown through the years, and his medium of choice is repurposed house paint. The pieces included in “Box-Box-Box” convey complexity through simplistic geometric shapes and tape blocking. For this series, he used 51 different colors in 121 paintings to explore how color works with or against other colors.

  • Main Hall Gallery: “Moon Milk,” acrylic paintings by Leanne Dougherty

Painting with acrylics has always been a very meditative process for local artist Leanne Dougherty. She uses her interest in nature, gardening, bright colors, belly dancing and folk art to inspire her. Creating is a way for Dougherty to make bits of her fantasy world slightly more tangible and, above all, have fun.

  • Boardroom Gallery: “A Woman In Her Place,”curated by Amanda Pfister and Manda Remmen

“A Woman in Her Place” explores the themes of female identity and place from the perspective of artists from around the world who have worked with Amanda Pfister and Manda Remmen. The common thread between all of the pieces is the use of a slip garment as a symbol of a woman. As a group, the artwork shows the diversity, power, vulnerability and grace of women.

Amanda Pfister and select artists will participate in an Artist Talk from 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, July 23 at CityArts to speak with visitors and discuss their work. The Artist Talk is free and open to the public

  • Balcony Gallery: “Academic Pandemic,” works by Steven Campbell

As a senior at Arkansas City High School, Steven Campbell won first place in the 4th District Congressional Art Show sponsored by the office of Congressman Mike Pompeo. His show at CityArts is his first solo art exhibition. This summer, Campbell will receive his Associate of Arts degree from Cowley County Community College. He plans to attend Friends University to study studio art with an emphasis in drawing and painting.

CityArts is a focal point for the arts in Wichita. Its mission is to provide education, information and artistic opportunities to the community through art education, gallery exhibitions and cultural entertainment. CityArts is home to the Arts Council, a group that works in partnership with the City of Wichita to advance and promote arts and culture in the Wichita community through advocacy, leadership, education and collaboration.

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