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Kansas Art Guild featured in Delmar Riney Art Gallery

01 September 2017

During the months of September and October, the Delmar Riney Art Gallery will exhibit works of art from multiple artists in the Kansas Art Guild.

The Friends Community Art Guild was formed in May, 1977. The first meetings were held at Friends University with eight members present. Nona Bass, President, had just moved from Anaheim, California, to Wichita and was surprised to learn that there was no organization in Wichita for its local artists. She felt it was important that artists could meet and share ideas.

The Guild grew rapidly and soon moved to the Wichita Art Museum. At that time, the name was changed to the Community Art Guild. When the Wichita Art Museum underwent renovation, the Guild moved to the Wichita Center
for the Arts, where KAG is currently located.

In the summer of 1993, members voted to change the name to the Kansas Art Guild, Inc. At that time, it was decided to incorporate. The name is very appropriate since many of the members live many miles outside the Wichita Area.

Regular meetings are held at 12:45 PM on the first Tuesday of each month at the Mark Arts, formerly the Wichita Center for the Arts. Beginner, intermediate and master artists meet to learn from one another as well as other renowned artists.

Members share their recent works which are judged by visiting speakers. The Guild also holds exhibitions at several locations in the area throughout the year.The Guild’s goal is to promote art and artists.

Most of the works on exhibit are for sale by the artist. Prices range from $100 to $400 per piece.

For more information about the Kansas Art Guild or to contact them, visit www.kansasartguild.com

The exhibit will be on display throughout the months of September and October in the Delmar Riney Art Gallery at PCC. For more information or to be considered as a “Featured Artist of the Month,” contact Lisa Perez Miller at 620-672-3559 or lisam@prattcc.edu.