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Current Exhibitions

On view June 1 - July 10, 2020

Unusual Horizons
Gregory Parker | Main Gallery

The paintings in this show are the result of several years of discovery and evolution. I have studied and created art most of my life, starting when I was young and continuing to the present. I can describe my creative life as a bumpy road with lots of highs and lows, but for a reason I don’t completely understand, I am still on that road. The creative impulse has been difficult to deny, so I generally comply even when it seems like an exercise in futility. At this point, my life and my art, have become fully integrated- they constantly evolve and echo each other. I have always been an experimenter, trying new things, new approaches. The upside to this is I may eventually stumble upon something that demands my focus and pushes me to explore new ideas. The downside is that this focus is difficult to maintain in the face of life’s challenges and commitments. I have, nonetheless, pursued visual ideas that I hope are successfully translated into paint. With this new series of work, I use landscape motifs as the context of my fairly abstract and expressive compositions. This gives the work a link to a recognizable form and hopefully allows others to easily access it. Once I start a painting, it quickly begins to take on a life of its own. I try to build in elements of chance in the process, to keep things interesting. In this show’s collection of paintings, I hope to achieve an otherworldly quality in the work that is a peek into something both familiar and strange.

Enjoy a virtual walk-through of Unusual Horizons in the video below,

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On view June 1 - July 10, 2020

Summer Market
Charlotte Patterson | Boardroom Gallery

CityArts Instructor and Education Coordinator Charlotte Patterson shares a collection of colorful paintings that evoke the warmth of the sun and the bounty of the earth.

Enjoy a virtual walk-through of Summer Market in the video below,

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On view at City Hall

Wizard of Odds
Michael Kline | City Council Office at City Hall (455 N Main)

Michael Kline is the lead illustrator for Kids Discover, an award-winning educational children’s magazine and website in New York. Between contracts he stays busy creating visual oddities out of styrofoam, acrylics, and other found objects from his studio in Riverside, in Wichita.

"Recalling the first time I watched the Wizard of Oz (and the numerous times since), I felt that the characters were just odd enough for me to push even further with my Picasso-esque tendencies."

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