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Pratt Art Institutions Partner to Form South Central Kansas Artists’ Guild

27 January 2015

Locals with a love of art and photography are invited to join the newly formed South Central Kansas Artists’ Guild. This organization is a cooperative of the Pratt Community College Delmar Riney Art Gallery and the Vernon Filley Art Museum. The first meeting will be held on February 11 at 7 p.m. at VFAM and all are welcome.

The Guild will be jointly led by Stan Reimer and Brittany Novotny of VFAM and Lisa Perez Miller of PCC. According to Novotny, the group will meet once a month with the purpose of promoting the arts and photography through education, exhibition and engagement and to foster local artistic talent.

“The Guild was created to support events in conjunction with other arts organizations, provide educational opportunities to strengthen cultural resources and contribute to the quality of life in South Central Kansas,” said Novotny. “Our members will have the opportunity to share recent art experiences, engage with guest artists, and travel to art events.”

Miller says the Guild is planning to sponsor a bus trip to an out-of-town art event or host a guest artist annually. Additionally, PCC is planning to sponsor a “Juried Art & Photography Show” annually with artwork featured in the PCC Riney Art Gallery.

Membership is free and open to the public, ages 16 and older. The Guild meets on the second Wednesday of February (at VFAM), March (at PCC), April (at VFAM), September (at PCC), October (at VFAM) and November (at PCC) at 7 p.m. Special events may be scheduled in addition to the monthly meetings.

For more information or to join the Guild, contact Miller at lisam@prattcc.edu, Reimer at sreimer@vernonfilleyartmuseum.org or Novotny at bnovotny@vernonfilleyartmuseum.org.