KMUW is honored to welcome artist Kamela Eaton as the latest addition to the KMUW Artist Series. Please join us for a celebration of Eaton's new artwork, featured on KMUW's spring pledge drive mugs and t-shirts, and an opening reception for her solo exhibition at KMUW.
If you are a KMUW Sustainer, an invitation to a special preview event will be arriving in your mailbox soon.
About Kamela Eaton
Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, Kamela Eaton earned a BFA in Graphic Design from Wichita State University. She has worked for many years as an illustrator with artwork appearing in local, regional and national publications. She is well-known for her "Solidarity" mural on the 13th Street train bridge, a part of the Horizontes project.
Currently, Eaton's practice is focused on figurative paintings that explore all aspects of her identity. Her African American, working-class, Midwestern upbringing is reflected in her bold, colorful, straightforward, no-frills perspective on emotional spaces and experiences. Unapologetically and beautifully rendered, her paintings address many difficult issues from mental health, racism, sexism, gender, heterosexism and classism to ancestral memory, homeland terrorism and cultural appropriation.
The exhibition runs through April 24, 2020. KMUW is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for state holidays.