Painting the town in new exhibits

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Michelle Boltz / Washburn Review

There are two new exhibits that are coming to the Mulvane Art Museum on Sept. 8. One is the sixth Annual PaintAmerica, which is a traveling exhibition of contemporary representative paintings by some of America’s top artists. This exhibit features many different mediums and illuminates a variation of regional painting styles.

PaintAmericawill be on exhibit through Jan. 20, 2013, and is organized by executive director Rod Seel. PaintAmerica’s first stop this year was at the Coutts Museum of Art in El Dorado, Kan.

PaintAmericawill make its second stop in Topeka, and will include the Grand Prize Purchase Award painting by Clive Tyler from Taos, NM. Tyler’s painting is titled Riverside in the Rockies, depicting the headwaters of the Colorado River.

“We are delighted to have the support of the Mulvane Art Museum,” said Seel. “We couldn’t ask for a better supporting partner and the Museum’s facility will be an excellent venue to exhibit the show. We’re proud to bring this wonderful exhibit to Topeka.”

The second new exhibit is a traveling show called Paint Washburn, which is organized in conjunction with Washburn’s 150th celebration. It will open with an artist reception on Sept. 7, from 5-8 p.m.

Paint Washburn is on exhibit until Nov. 17. The works from Paint Washburn will then be available for both silent and live auction from 7-11 p.m. in the Washburn Union. Admission is $50 per person, which includes music, desserts and appetizers. Proceeds from the auction will support a permanent, commissioned art piece in recognition of Washburn’s sesquicentennial. To make reservations for the auctions, please contact the Washburn Alumni Association for further information. Reservation deadline for this event is Nov. 2.