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On view February 5 - March 5, 2021

Art That Touches Your Heart

Visions in Black | Main Hallway Gallery

Art That Touches Your Heart is celebrating its 10th anniversary. This art show educates about Black History Month and is designed to celebrate Black Artists from Dallas, Texas, and Kansas City to energize the landscape of the art community. A special thanks to the traveling road artists from Visions in Black. Their art ranges from original paintings, drawings, Giclee and mixed media.

On view February 5 - 27, 2021

All That Glitters: A Guarded Treasures Juried Exhibition

Various Artists | Boardroom Gallery

All That Glitters is the third Guarded Treasures Exhibition and Art Fundraiser that CityArts has hosted for the Dragon Master Foundation. DMF’s mission is to find and accelerate cures for cancers and other diseases by fostering and rewarding a community of collaboration and innovation. They seek to spread awareness, expedite research and kinder treatments, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

The Selections and Awards Jurors for All That Glitters include local artists Kayann Ausherman, Wade Hampton, and Dustin Parker.

February 20 – April 2, 2021

CLOSE TO HOME: Wichita Photographs 2016-20

Cary Conover | Main Gallery

Cary Conover (b. 1974) is a Wichita-based photographer whose professional life bridges journalism, education and art. A 1996 graduate of Kansas State University, Conover went on to live in New York City for a decade and did freelance photography for a variety of news publications including The Village Voice and The New York Times. He returned to Wichita in 2010 to begin a career in education at Andover High School, first as a photojournalism instructor and eventually as the adviser for the newspaper, yearbook and broadcast classes. Conover is also an adjunct instructor of photography at Newman University and continues to do a variety of photography work, most notably for the Wichita Art Museum. Since 2016, Conover has been working to complete his Master of Fine Arts degree via the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) eLearning educator scholarship program. Close to Home: Wichita Photographs 2016-20 is his MFA thesis exhibition. Conover lives in College Hill with his wife, Ivonne, and their 10-year-old son, Julian.

On view at City Hall


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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