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April 12 – May 21, 2021

TOGETHER 21 Mixed Media Works

Northeast Magnet High School | Main Gallery

Artwork by Northeast Magnet Advanced Placement High School students: Sebastian Copelin, Nathalie Diaz, Krista Edwards, Macee Escalada, Elliot Kilmer, Ghiselle Matos, Joy Mutazammil, including teacher, Jennifer Larsen.

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April 12 – May 21, 2021

JAMES’ THEME – BEHIND THE LENS

James Mitchell, CPP | Hallway Gallery

“Behind the Lens” is like looking out from behind the viewfinder. It is also like finding ideas that really mean something familiar to me. Thinking of ideas, for example, like the title of the show, is to help viewers find out what is sophisticatedly unique. 

Finally, finding the names of the titles for the images for both my film and digital photography is important to me, as a photographer. 

“Behind the Lens” has become a new theme for me, and is an Honest Blessing!!!

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April 12 – May 21, 2021

GREETINGS FROM AFAR: Recent Mixed Media Artwork

Ranal Harrell Young | Boardroom Gallery

I have been painting and working with found materials since the 1970s. I enjoy using non-traditional materials in art making. My work reflects my interest in spirituality, my love of reading, travel, collecting and being in nature. My interests outside of art are often pulled into my artwork. I accumulate old paper items, small objects, beads, rocks, tiles, twigs, broken glass and pottery shards. My pieces often start as small abstract or landscape paintings, born of my imagination. I prefer to paint on wood so I can scrape, gouge and manipulate the materials. These paintings often refer to weather imagery, energy states or states of mind. I incorporate collage elements such as old scrap, painted paper cut-outs, vintage postcards, beaded mosaic, or found objects into the piece. Certain materials seem emotionally charged to me. In the crafting of my pieces, there is an interplay between the flow of ideas and responses and the organization of the materials into a finished work.

I received a Bachelor of Arts in Art from Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas in 1973 and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Wichita State University in 1975. I have lived and worked in Wichita since 1973. 

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March 29 – May 21, 2021

AN ABUNDANCE OF COLORS & CREATURES

Jamie Briggeman | Balcony Gallery

Jamie Briggeman is a Watercolor & Mixed Media artist from Wichita, Ks. She began doing watercolors at the end of 2019 and recently started experimenting with abstract paintings. She loves painting with bright colors, especially when it comes to animals and nature. Besides art, Jamie is also a singer, author, and mother of two. She recently published her first children's book called "In My Beams" which she both wrote and illustrated. Alongside her husband, Garrett Briggeman, the couple started their own art business and website offering their original paintings, prints, books, music and they also take commissions. You can find out more at www.thebriggemansart.com.

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On view at City Hall

Before/After

Ken Engquist | City Council Office at City Hall (455 N Main)

A native Wichitan, Ken has been teaching photography on the secondary and college level since 1977. He has studied at the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and at the University of South Florida.

Ken holds degrees from Friends University and Wichita State University. His photographs have been exhibited throughout the United States and he has received numerous regional and national awards. In 1990 he received a grant from the Committee of the Humanities and in 1991 he received a Mid-America Arts Alliance/National Endowment for the Arts Photography Fellowship.

You will find his work in the following permanent collections: Emprise Bank, Mid American Indian Center Museum, Kansas Health Foundation, Salina Arts and Humanities Commission, Salina, KS, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS, Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, MO, Visual Arts Gallery, Pensacola Junior College, Penscola, FL, and Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange College, LaGrange, CA.

 
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