On view June 30-July 22, 2017
by Wil Fathi
Local artist and CityArts painting and drawing instructor Wil Fathi presents “F’s Walk.” This new exhibition features some of his latest works that he hopes engages the viewer and is able to start a dialogue. Wil was born in Tehran, Iran and came to Wichita in 1994. He received his Master of Fine Art in printmaking, painting and sculpture from Wichita State University.
College graphic design exhibition / in partnership with Lifeboat Creative
Our roots define us. We all come from different parts of the world. Collegiate graphic designers from Kansas universities and college were invited to take part in the first graphic design juried exhibition, sponsored by Lifeboat Creative. 11”x17” posters showing unique hometown treasures will be on view. The winning entry will receive a $500 award, courtesy of Lifeboat Creative.
"Despite It All, the Sun Still Does Shine"
by Amy Herrmann
Main Hall Gallery
Amy Herrmann’s new exhibition stems from her obsession of the ever-changing sky and light found in Kansas. She’s drawn to the dilapidation of both man made objects and the natural world, exploring what hides beneath layers of rust, bark and weeds. The pieces selected for this exhibition center around a childlike curiosity of the unknown and what lies beneath these surfaces. Amy received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Kansas State University.
On view July 28-August 19, 2017
"Flapdoodle and Cogitation"
by Craig Cambell
Every sculpture has a story to tell. Craig Campbell began sculpting more than 20 years ago. he received is Bachelor of FIne Arts in sculpture from Wichita State University. His work represents a study of human and animal anatomy, including movement, character and proportion. He has created work for commercial clients and fine art galleries, and has also been commissioned by zoos, toy companies and the film industry.
"Bibs & Forks Food Invitational"
co-curated by Emily Brookover and Dustin Parker
CityArts partners with local artist Dustin Parker to present “Bibs & Forks,” an art invitational about food. The theme? Food: works about food, works of food and food-inspired work. The media? All mediums: painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture, fiber and wearables.
"The Land of Bread"
by Brent Nuzum
Using pen and ink, Brent Nuzum creates drawings inspired by his thoughts, dreams and encounters in the world, providing a personal glimpse inside his head. Brent is a self-taught artist from Garden City, Kansas currently living in Lawrence, Kansas.
"Rachel Foster; Paintings"
by Rachel Foster
Main Hall Gallery
Rich in color and pattern, Rachel Foster’s paintings show the complexities of the human condition. The paintings represent intangible and universal connections, whether it be through family relationships or unbidden anxiety. Rachel is a painter with a Bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University and a Master’s degree from Wichita State University. She uses oil paint to create life from cloth and pigment, but not life as we see it; it’s life as she feels it.
On view August 25-September 23, 2017
"The Long and the Short and the Tall"
by Kevin Mullins
Kevin Mullins’ gallery exhibition illustrates transcendence. He uses repeated patterns in his work to represent the same function as a mantra in meditation. Kevin received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute and his Masters of Fine Arts in painting and printmaking from the University of North Carolina. He also completed a Masters program in printmaking at the Chelsea School of Art in London, England. He has exhibited in the United States, England, Canada, Mexico, Denmark and Japan.
by Adri Luna
Adri Luna is a Kansas City-based artist who creates abstract mixed media paintings and site-specific, large scale installation projects using metal, paper, fiber and dye. Her work addresses issues in feminism, fragility and emotional interaction and exchange. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute.
by Desiree Warren
Desiree Warren’s new gallery exhibition, “Edit,” sparked when she found a stack of Wichita Morning Eagles dated Sept. 18, 1961. She finds old newspapers fascinating — it’s a glimpse into a world that is gone but still echoes. “We can choose to sribble out certain aspects of the past or highlight them to fit to our current realities, but the underlying layers are always there,” Desiree says. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of Kansas.
by David Danao
Main Hall Gallery
David Danao’s work reflects an individual style and vision of blending lines, color and composition to create a personal abstract image. Structures of the natural world strongly influence his work, prompting him to combine texture and shapes for visual depth for the amusement of the eye and imagination. David grew up in suburban Denver, Colorado. After working at a human resources consulting firm for 25 years, he has adopted a life of artistic pursuit.
On view September 29-October 21, 2017
Special exhibition dates: September 29-October 13, 2017
CityArts Student & Instructor Exhibition
by CityArts students and instructors
CityArts is proud to present an exhibition of work by students and instructors who participate and teach art classes at CityArts. CityArts is home to over 35 instructors who bring their passion of art to students in Wichita. CityArts’ students are the backbone of the facility who bring a spectrum of creativity to Wichita.
"Bounded Not Boundaries"
by Envision artists
A fibers and paper arts exhibition created by individuals who are blind, visually impaired and multi-disabled.
"Clubhouse Lunch: a Mysterious Land of Pictures"
by John Pirtle
Main Hall Gallery
Freelance artist and illustrator John Pirtle’s new exhibition focuses on character driven illustration and their narratives. Each piece has been worked on, or completed during, his lunch hour at his day job. The chaotic lines in the drawings reflect the chaotic daily lives of the characters. He has been commissioned to work on different community art projects, including work for Douglas Design District, the Ruffin building and Botanica.
On view October 27-November 18, 2017
Special exhibition dates: October 20-November 19, 2017
Arts Council Juried Exhibition
The 2017 Arts Council Juried Exhibition is an annual exhibition open to all Kansas artists who are over 18 years of age. All forms of media are welcome in the show. Fore more information, visit wichitaarts.com or wichitacityarts.org.
by Dane Jones
Main Hall Gallery
Local artist Dane Jones works to confuse the viewer. He creates work that shifts meaning and creates multifaceted interpretations. The work manipulates the viewer, luring them to take a closer look at the materials used to create the piece and how they are handled. Dane grew up in Lebo, Kansas and earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture from Emporia State University. He received his Master of Fine Arts in printmaking from Wichita State University.
On view November 24-December 27, 2017
by Cesar Aguiniga
Cesar Aguiniga is a freelance photographer based out of Wichita. Originally from California, Cesar took up photography in 2016 and travels all over to capture everything from snowy mountaintops to urban streets. He uses Photoshop to create surreal photographic results.
Gifts in the Gallery
Sale runs November 20-December 27, 2017
CityArts’ annual holiday celebration, Gifts in the Gallery, showcases a selection of art and unique gifts made by our extended community of artists. A boutique-style art sale, Gifts in the Gallery offers holiday shoppers a variety of handmade artwork from artists working in an array of mediums, including ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, glass, photography, home decor and more. Gifts in the Gallery takes over the first floor of CityArts in November and December.