Art Walk ready for Friday run
Work by local artists is the big feature of the May Art Walk Night in Baldwin City on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. with art on the street, in local galleries and businesses and a little music thrown into the mix.
The Baldwin City Arts Council will feature paintings and photographs by the "Flint Hills Travelers," seven member artists who joined earlier this spring for a weekend retreat to the Clover Cliff Ranch in the heart of the Flint Hills where they each pursued their artistic endeavors surrounded by the inspiration of the central Kansas scenery (see related story).
Their work will be on the street near the southwest corner of Seventh and High Streets and in The Baldwin City Signal office, 703 High Street; Solomons Antique Gallery, 713 High Street; and Discoveries 719 Eighth Street. Artists included in the show are Sandy Cardens, Christy Carlisle, Ann Gentry, Melinda Hipple, Laura Morford, Star Novak and Ann Pearson.
In addition to the feature show other local artists will exhibit with the BCAC's "Artists On The Street."
The Aardvark Gallery, 111 Sixth Street, opens a watercolor show by 16 llocal artists participating in classes by the Baldwin Recreation Commission. "The exhibit includes landscapes, still life and animal portraits in a variety of styles," according to the group's instructor, Melinda Hipple. Although the classes are taught at an adult level the students range in age from adolescent to retirement and include three generations from one family.
The artists' prior experience level ranges from beginners picking up the brush for the first time to others who have had college level art training. Artists included in the show are Laura Bodle, Lynn Bodle, Sandy Cardens, Rosann Elder, Chany Folsom, Katie Frank, Joe Hoelsher, Noah Hoelsher, Robbie Lamereaux, Kay McCune, Roxine Michael, Zack Michael, Cindy Novelo, Luna Novelo, Debbie Schmidt and Sandy Wakeman.
The gallery will host a reception for the artists from 7 to 9 p.m. during the art walk.The show continues through June 10.
Hedges Real Estate, 721 Eighth Street, presents an exhibit of drawings by other students in the Baldwin Recreation Program.Work at this venue focuses on portrait drawing.
The Art Affair, 622 High Street, continues its run of a show of mixed media work titled "Women's Cultural Roles, Images, and Subjectivity," by Barbara Waterman-Peters which opened last month.
"Holstein," a group of four musicians from Baldwin and Lawrence, will perform for Art Walk patrons wandering the side walks of Baldwin's central business district in the area of Eighth and High Streets. The quartet plays an original mixture of jazz, blues and folk music.
The 2000 Baldwin Art Walk season runs April through October on the third Friday of each month.
Baldwins Art Walk Night is now in its fifth season having been established in 1996 as a joint venture between the Art Affair and Aardvark galleries. They were quickly joined by others wishing to promote local artists and promote Baldwin as an arts community.