Celebrate our local built environment with the paintings of Wichita Artist Bill Goffrier. Here is an artist using the old world (old school?) technique of painting in the open air from direct observation (en plein air). The art work featured is from the artist’s ongoing series of oil paintings entitled “Authenti-City” which seek out and capture fresh perspectives of Downtown Wichita. This work, large and small is displayed together for the first time. Artist Bill Goffrier says he “will be on hand to provide the backstory”. These works will be available for sale in the Museum’s gift shop; a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Museum.
Be sure to see the special visual arts exhibit Wichita’s Modern Art Galleries of Mid-Century – Closing in March. Wichita, Kansas emerged as an American art center during the 1920’s when citizens organized to make visual art part of our local culture. By the 1950s, Wichita’s avant-garde abstract artist set-up galleries of their own downtown; first the “indeX Gallery”, then the “Bottega Gallery”. Learn about the art and artists who forded new territory and brought their art out to the general public in the heart of the city.
More Art – The Museum exhibits on all four floors will also be open.
Admission is free and open to the public for this Final Friday Art Event