Upcoming Exhibitions

Charles M. Capps, Mission at Trampas, 1949. Etching and aquatint. 11 1/16 x 16 7/8 inches. Wichita Art Museum, Bequest of Elizabeth T. Forter in memory of her mother, Elizabeth Tusten Forter

Charles Capps: Prairie Print Maker

Featuring the work of Charles "Chili" Capps, one of the ten founders of the Prairie Print Makers. Guest-curated by art historian Barbara Thompson, granddaughter of Prairie Print Maker C. A. Seward.

Save the Date: Saturday, September 14

Print Forum
An afternoon of illustrated talks on the history, process, and expressive possibilities of aquatints. The talks expand on the exhibition Charles Capps: Prairie Print Maker.


Kumi Yamashita, Chair, 2015. Enameled and carved wood, single light source, shadow. Copyright Kumi Yamashita, Courtesy of the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation, Photo: Hideto Nagatsuka

Light & Shadow: Alyson Shotz and Kumi Yamashita

Light and Shadow features the work of two sculptors who create work of ethereal beauty. Alyson Shotz strings colorless glass beads on steel thread and hangs her nets and skeins in floor-to-ceiling installations. A critic remarked that her work “approaches invisibility.” In it, the solid materials of most sculptures are replaced by air and light. Kumi Yamashita presents ordinary objects that cast extraordinary shadows. Under raking light, a wall with a seemingly random scattering of wooden numbers yields a child’s monumental profile. A carved exclamation point casts a shadow of a question mark. Remove the light and the art disappears. Both artists have exhibited internationally. Light and Shadow is guest curated by Vicki Halper.  

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