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Final Friday

CityArts is hosting the opening of four new exhibits from 6-8 p.m. on Final Friday, April 29 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-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. The shows will be on display through May 21. CityArts is located at 334 N. Mead in Old Town Square. 

Main Gallery: "Jobs of Yesteryear," works by Tyler Voorhees
This series combines history and surrealism to tell the stories of obsolete jobs and workers from the past. A whimsical and contemporary glimpse into former times, these mixed media paintings serve as a reminder of workers and stories long forgotten. Voorhees is a Colorado-based artist who has recently taken to the road, exhibiting work across the nation.

Boardroom Gallery: "Under the Surface," works by Becky Hyberger
Using metaphors, dream imagery and symbolism, "Under the Surface" is a series of scaled constructions exploring the nature of the unconscious. If life is a spiritual journey, then transformation is the process by which the contents of the unconscious surfaces and becomes illuminated. From miniatures to metaphors, Hyberger works extremely small and detailed but by no means does it limit the imagination. Hyberger lives and works in Salina, Kansas.

Main Hall Gallery: "Trail to Arrowwood," works by Meredith Radke-Gannon
"I want to bring light to a part of our culture that was painful for so many families," Radke-Gannon said. "This personal artistic connection to a past that had so many accomplishments and struggles offers solace to me as I explore my own interpretations." The subject matter in Radke-Gannon's works deal with past historical issues of the Cherokee Nation and the way the tribe is moving forward and growing stronger.

Balcony Gallery: Northeast Magnet High School AP Art Show
This show will represent the best and most experienced visual artists in Northeast Magnet High School's advanced placement art class. At the end of each year, students in this course are required to submit a portfolio filled with 24 pieces to the Advanced Placement College Board who score their work and ultimately can earn students college credit.