ArtWalk Preview: December 6th, 2019

We're having a grand party to end a great year of art in 2019. Thanks to all who came out to say goodbye to Gary and hello to Janet at the start of the year! January 2nd was the day we officially changed hands, and since then we've had a great time remodeling and updating the gallery throughout the year. 

We have several events scheduled on December 6th, from brunch in the morning to music from "The Affirmation," a choral group from Unity Church of Topeka. In the afternoon we're excited to feature artist Stan Herd. Stan is known internationally for his large earthworks and as "the father of crop art." He's appeared in both Smithsonian and Time Magazines as well as on major networks, and is one of Kansas's most famous living artists.

Stan recently finished a large earthwork in China, and we're happy to welcome him back to his home state for our December ArtWalk. He'll be in around 4:00 to visit and discuss his work. Even with all he's achieved, Stan is still humble enough to return to his home state and complete local projects, like his crop art near Lawrence, KS.

Many know Stan for his earthworks, but he's also a phenomenal painter. Stan Herd uses an impasto technique to thickly build up paint on the canvas, adding both dimension and movement to the Kansas landscape. We have several of his pieces at the gallery, the largest being "Williamsburg" at 48 X 48 in. Stan's paintings are best seen in person, as the texture really does bring them to life.

win a painting!

Scour the gallery and earn a chance to win a real painting by Mike Nance at the ArtWalk.

About the artist: Born in Cornwall, Mike traveled and painted America's southwest before returning home to paint the native landscape and wildlife. Mike Nance worked as an artist for more than 30 years, starting his professional career in the mid 70's. He attended school in Devon, England and then naval school in Anglesey, Wales before completing his service in the Marines.

This untitled painting by the artist features cacti in a field, and measures 16 X 20 in. The piece is framed in a light neutral wood with a linen liner and is valued at $500.

The "Win A Painting Scavenger Hunt" Contest takes place at the Holiday Party and runs all day. Complete a worksheet to earn points for a chance to win the painting! In the event of a tie, the winner will be chosen by raffle.