Thursday, March 22, 2012

"Art Lives" Exhibition in Wichita

"Art Lives" A collaborative exhibit sponsored by the Feminist Art Project

Wichita, Kansas
Opening Friday, March 30th 5:30 - 9pm
March 29-April 21

Collaborative piece by Lora Jost and Erika Nelson

About the show:During the past year, artists, arts educators, galleries, museums, and other arts organizations in Kansas have sustained serious, sometimes fatal, blows. And yet, art is still alive! Kansas artists and arts advocates have rallied in unprecedented force to campaign for the importance of art and funding for art.
This inaugural exhibition of the Kansas Chapter of The Feminist Art Project, staged one year after the state budget cuts, connects artists across the state in a collaborative endeavor as we seek to move forward despite constraints. Artists have been paired with colleagues across the state, enlarging each artist’s community and strengthening the Kansas arts network. The two dozen participating artists contribute artworks created independently and in collaboration with their artist-partners. Each artist addresses the theme of Art Lives! and offers serious reflections on the state of the arts in Kansas. In a time of economic crisis when funding for the arts is one of the first things to go, collaboration may be one of our best tools for survival.

 ~ Rachel Epp Buller
Coordinator of The Feminist Art Project, Kansas