Bod Brief: Art community opens exhibitions

Staff Report

In honor of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference in Kansas City from March 16-19, several members of the Topeka art community are hosting special ceramics exhibitions.

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library has already opened their exhibition in their Alice C. Sabatini Gallery. The exhibition, Work by Founding Members of NCECA, showcases the work of Paul Soldner, Peter Voulkus, Rudy Autio, Warren MacKenzie and Nan McKinnell, who have each served as president of the NCECA at some point within the last 50 years. The exhibition is open until May 1.

The Mulvane Art Museum is hosting two exhibitions, both opening March 19 and closing on May 14. The 2016 Mulvane Art Museum Juried Ceramics Exhibition will showcase the work of 36 artists from 11 Midwestern states. The exhibition, which was juried by Robert Harrison, will feature ceramics from a variety of styles.

The second exhibition in the Mulvane Art Museum will honor the memory and work of Glenda Taylor, a Washburn art faculty member who was killed in a bicycling accident last June. The exhibition, titled Prairie Memories: The Art of Glenda Taylor, will showcase Taylor’s work and will center around Taylor’s love for Kansas.

NOTO Arts Center is hosting an exhibition in its Morris Gallery. The exhibition, called Five Friend Ceramics, will be open from March 5–April 22. The exhibition will feature the work of Chris “Arnie” Arensdorf, Michael Lou Bradley, Ryan Caldwell, Monette Mark and Larry Dean Peters.

There is no charge for admission for any of the exhibitions. There will be a reception at both the Mulvane Art Museum and the Topeka and Shawnee Country Public Library from 2–5 p.m. March 19.

For more information about the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library exhibition, contact Zan Popp at (785) 580-4586 or [email protected]tscpl.org. For more information about the Mulvane Art Museum exhibitions, contact Julie Myers at (785) 670-2425 or [email protected] For more information about the NOTO Arts Center exhibition, contact Larry Peters at (785) 408-8996 or [email protected]