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See Kansas Art Project
See Kansas Art Project
A new exhibit featuring artists from across the state spotlights favorite Kansas sites with a fresh new style.
Channeling the beloved National Parks posters of the 1930s and ‘40s, nine Kansas artists re-envisioned outdoor spaces to create unique new images of Kansas landscapes. Encouraging appreciation of outdoor spaces, the artists aimed to inspire and spark the imagination.
The community is invited to view these works of art from March 1 through March 31, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 12-5 p.m. The display is free and open to the public. Those wishing to explore the exhibits beyond the atrium must pay the general admission fee.
In an earlier era, artists employed by the WPA Federal Art Project developed a distinctive style to promote America’s National Parks and areas of natural beauty. The simple, yet elegant approach to illustrating the natural world became a majestic visual vocabulary stirring wonder and wanderlust.
The nine artworks of the See Kansas Art Project celebrate readily available natural and historic sites, communicating how outdoor spaces can ignite powerful visual art. The artists invite Kansans to see familiar spaces with fresh eyes. You are encouraged to visit, embrace, experience, and in turn, be inspired.
Featured posters and artists:
Castle Rock - Stephanie Lane Gage, Lawrence
Flint Hills: Konza Prairie - Mary Gordon McFall, Manhattan
Kansas River National Water Trail - Lisa Grossman, Lawrence
Keeper of the Plains - Ric Dunwoody, Wichita
Monument Rocks - Mary R. Gage, Lawrence
Nicodemus National Historic Site - Jordan Brooks, Topeka
Rock City National Natural Landmark - Michelle Leivan, Topeka
Santa Fe Trail: Pawnee Rock - Lana Grove, Lawrence
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve - Lori Stanziola, Overland Park
More information about the See Kansas Art Project can be found on their website.
Prints of the posters are available for purchase. Posters can be mailed or picked up at the Discovery Center. For pick up, you will need to present a receipt of your purchase. Pick up and shipping instructions are listed on the purchase page. No FHDC gift store discounts apply to these items.