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Final Friday

CityArts is hosting the opening of four new exhibits from 6-8 p.m. on Final Friday, September 30, 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.-3 p.m., Saturday. The shows will be on display through October 22. CityArts is located at 334 N. Mead in Old Town Square.

"A Show of Children, an Affirmation of Childhood," works by Dale Strattman
Dale Strattman and his wife have traveled to many countries. Some of their trips have included doing volunteer work in the small villages of indigenous people and orphanages in inner cities. They have had the privilege of seeing the world from the perspective of the children who live there. "They are so responsive and spontaneous; they love to have their pictures taken," Dale said. The 70 images in this exhibition feature children from his travels over many years in different countries. He sees a universal timelessness and innocence projected in their faces.

WSU Ceramics Collaboration by Various Artists
This exhibition will celebrate a handful of Wichita State University's ceramics students, both current and graduated. All of the pieces will be ceramic and will either be individual or group pieces. Artists include: Emily Chamerlain, Garet Reynek, Joseph Rincones, Scott Steder, Tyler Stonestreet and Katie White.

"Root Bound," works by Kevin Kelly
In his collage-like series of paintings, Kevin Kelly sets out to take the seemingly mundane objects he is surrounded by in everyday life, deconstruct them and put them back together in a more exciting light. He aims to find balance and highlight the forces at work.

"Home Movies," works by Kristen Phipps
Kristen Phipps makes work that exposes dark undertones of intellect by inventing unexpected associations. She uses traditional painting methods, like oil on panel, mixed with contemporary photographic methods to create her pieces. She received her BFA in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her work has been exhibited internationally in Lacoste, France, as well as domestically in Wichita, Atlanta and Washington D.C.

Earlier Event: September 10
Precious Metal Clay - Bronze WORKSHOP
Later Event: October 1
Precious Metal Clay - Bronze WORKSHOP