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: Art Enlightenment

May 22, 2019

In 1972, I was 13 years old. While art was on my mind, I had not yet come to grips with its full power.

Curt Clonts

I go to various art openings and always notice not only the work but how it is presented. Galleries and show spaces depend on the artist to arrive with art that is show ready, well framed, with reliable hanging hardware on the back. 

Artist Kevin Mullins passed away unexpectedly last year in Wichita at the age of 68. His passing marked the end of an amazing life and prolific career that will become so apparent once you arrive and step into the retrospective show being given in his honor at the Ulrich Museum.

An Artist's Perspective: Sukaina Kubba

Apr 10, 2019

From February through March, the Fisch Haus had an artist in residence who recently moved back to North America from Scotland where she received her MLitt in Fine Art Practice from the Glasgow School of Art. She is Sukaina Kubba, an Iraqi-Canadian artist and architect.

Saturday, March 30, will mark the opening of the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition at the Wichita Art Museum.

I was asked by a friend recently if I’ve ever stood before a work of art that brought me to my knees. I told him the story of a road trip I had taken years back, along with my wife, to view a group exhibition that one of our friends was involved with in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The Art and Design Advocates is a Wichita group that supports the WSU School of Art, Design, and Creative Industries and its students by providing funding for special needs, travel, and opportunities not financed through state or municipal funding. These funds help to enhance excellence within the art and design program.

These advocates are sponsoring another WSU Emerging Artist Show this year that promises to be very exciting.

An Artist's Perspective: Why I Like First Friday

Feb 13, 2019
Greteman Group

I remember back in the mid '90s when selling a painting for $200 was a hard-fought victory. The idea that somebody would buy local art and wanted to live with it was cause for celebration among local artists. An artist could have an exhibition and if she or he walked away with $600 it was a real success.

An Artist's Perspective: Bill Goffrier

Jan 30, 2019

Wichita artist Bill Goffrier told me that he has strategically steered clear of showing his art in larger spaces.

An Artist’s Perspective: First Fridays

Jan 16, 2019

A couple of weeks ago, Reuben Saunders, owner of a local art gallery that bears his name, took to social media with an idea to change the legendary Final Friday art crawl event to first Friday. Saunders finds that since most large cities offer a First Friday event it tends to confuse traveling art patrons and places us out of step with the national scene.