Art Review

Artist Curt Clonts takes listeners on an artistic journey through the eyes of an insider. Tune in on alternate Wednesday to hear his latest art review.

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An Artist's Perspective: One Of My Great Loves

Oct 9, 2019
Photo taken by Curt Clonts

Sometimes it’s essential that I reconnect with one of the great loves of my life. I stole away Sunday to meet her where I always do, at the Wichita Art Museum. She helps reconnect me to the core of what makes me search, and finally begin to scratch the crude lines which hopefully will become my better works.

An Artist's Perspective: Women In Art History

Sep 25, 2019
Curt Clonts

My now adult daughters, Jessy and Carmen, were raised in the '80s and '90s. I remember feeling quite upset when I would think that my little girls would grow up and might not get equal opportunities in life that men tend to get. 

Artist Charles Baughman is an explorer of nature. Staying outward bound in all climbs and places provided the fuel that powered his latest body of work he calls “Splatterscapes.” 

Clonts: An Artist's Library

Aug 28, 2019

When I am around other artists the subject of reading usually comes up. Most artists I know devour books and live on documentaries about artists. I keep a fair library in my studio but there are five books I always return to for inspiration.

I have a friend of 20 years named Roby who approached me recently and semi-reluctantly told me that he had taken up painting. 

 

Several keynotes came to light at Wichita’s Mark Arts this past week. 

An Artist's Perspective: Collecting Local Art

Jul 17, 2019
Curt Clonts

I moved back to Wichita from Texas in 1991 after having left in 1978. I had been a working artist in Texas but knew not one local artist upon my return to this, my hometown.

For many the mountains signify wayward abandon and escape. For others, an elevator to spiritualism or an ever upward path to enlightenment. The clergy will always write that they are the handiwork of God.

An Artist's Perspective: Art Of Clay

Jun 19, 2019


We collect clay work at our house, from functional pottery to earthenware sculptural objects. I’ve always been in love with the medium, but it should be noted that I am a painter only because I have never had a great ability with clay.

Mark Arts is currently hosting the Wichita National Exhibition called “Art of Clay,” and I was excited on my visit Monday.

An Artist's Perspective: Bosworth's 'Bird Bones'

Jun 5, 2019

Marc Bosworth is royalty within the Wichita art scene. With an MFA in printmaking from WSU, he is a founder of the Famous Dead Artists Co-Op and co-founder of The Tractor Factory Gallery and Studio, both of which helped propel the explosive ‘90’s ICT art movement into what it is today.

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