Press release for “Art Lives!” exhibition

Art Lives! An artistic collaboration sponsored by The Feminist Art Project

Exhibition location: City Arts, 334 N. Mead, Wichita KS

Dates: March 30 – April 21, 2012

Opening reception: Final Friday, March 30, 5:30-9:00pm, with a 7:00pm presentation by Rachel Epp Buller about The Feminist Art Project

About the exhibition:

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 in a cross-state collaborative endeavor as we seek to move forward despite constraints. Artists have been paired with colleagues around 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

!I’m so excited to see the fruits of these collaborative labors! Will post photos after the opening.)


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