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.
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.
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.
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
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.