credit: Pratt Community College
During the month of March, the Delmar Riney Art Gallery at Pratt Community College will feature works from the Kansas Art Guild (KAG).
The Friends Community Art Guild was formed in May 1977. The first meetings were held at Friends University with eight members present. Nona Bass, president, had just moved from Anaheim, Calif., to Wichita and was surprised to learn that there was no organization there for its local artists. She felt it was important that artists could meet and share ideas.
The Guild grew rapidly and soon moved to the Wichita Art Museum. At that time, the name was changed to the Community Art Guild. When the Wichita Art Museum underwent renovation, the Guild moved to the Wichita Center
for the Arts, where KAG is currently located.
In the summer of 1993, members voted to change the name to the Kansas Art Guild, Inc. At that time, it was decided to incorporate. The name is very appropriate since many of the members live many miles outside the Wichita Area.
Regular meetings are held at 1 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Wichita Center for the Arts. Members share their recent works which are judged by visiting speakers. The Guild also holds exhibitions at several locations in the area throughout the year.
The Delmar Riney Art Gallery is located in the Riney Student Center at Pratt Community College. The hours are Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., or by appointment. For more information about the gallery or to make an appointment, please call (620) 450-2184. For more information about the Kansas Art Guild or to contact them, visitwww.kansasartguild.com.
If you would like to be considered as a “Featured Artist of the Month” in the Delmar Riney gallery, send your name, contact information and a brief description of your artwork to Pratt Community College, Vice President of Students/EM, 348 NE SR 61, Pratt KS 67124 or firstname.lastname@example.org.