Ulrich Museum 40th anniversary

 

Ulrich Museum Spring 2014 Events

All Ulrich events are free, open to the public, and located at the museum, unless noted otherwise.

 


JULY


TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS in JUNE and JULY
9:30 A.M.–11:30 A.M. OR 1:30 P.M.–3 P.M.
ULRICH SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM
Each summer the Ulrich Museum offers guided tours and related art activities for kids’ groups (10 or more) to explore works from the collection and special exhibitions to learn more about art and the world around them. This June and July, kids ages 5-12 years can join in the fun with two themed activities—one each for each month.  Past activities have included exploring Surrealism with Joan Miró, and stamp making with Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture!

Each 90-minute tour and make it/take it art activity is $3 per child and requires a minimum of 10 children; adult registration is free with a paid child. Preregistration and advanced notice is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the activity.

Call (316) 978-3664 or jana.durfee@wichita.edu to register.


Lisa Solomon, Doilies, WholeTHURSDAY, JULY 10, 6–7 P.M.
RECEPTION | Ulrich Underground Artist-in-Residence: Lisa Solomon
Join us in celebrating the Ulrich Underground’s first artist-in-residence, Lisa Solomon, with light fare and a meet-and-greet with the artist.

Based in Oakland, California, Solomon will work at the Ulrich Museum through the month of July mounting an exhibition of her work, creating a new piece, and participating in community activities. Solomon will use crowdsourcing to create a new installation especially for the museum.

Be sure to stay for our free outdoor summer concert, Art For Your Ears, with singer-songwriter Ellis Paul, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the McKnight Outdoor Plaza.


Ellis PaulTHURSDAY, JULY 10, 7–9 P.M.
ART FOR YOUR EARS: Ellis Paul
Free Summer Music Series

McKnight Outdoor Plaza (between the Ulrich Museum and the School of Art and Design)

Expand your artistic experience with this free summer concert series featuring lively acoustic music, and singer-songwriters locally grown and from around the country. Each month, the Ulrich Museum of Art invites you to bring your lawn chair—we’ll provide the refreshments—relax in the scenery of the Wichita State University campus, and enjoy Art For Your Ears!

Ellis Paul is one of the leading voices in American songwriting and one of the top songwriters to emerge out of the fertile Boston folk scene. A songwriter for more than 20 years, his urban, folk rock style bridges the gulf between the modern folk sound and the populist traditions of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. In recent years, he has also departed from his solo career to tour and record with longtime friend and 2013 Art For Ears alum Vance Gilbert.

KMUW
is media sponsor for Art For Your Ears.
 


Lisa Solomon, Doily DrawingsSATURDAY, JULY 12, 10 A.M.–2 P.M.
ARTIST WORKSHOP: Lisa Solomon
Doilies & French Knots

The Workroom, 150 N. Cleveland Ave. | (316) 295-4520

Learn how to draw doilies and tie French knots, and more importantly, be part of a working artist’s process, with Lisa Solomon. As she mounts her installation of 1,000 handmade doilies at the Ulrich Museum, Solomon will also lead this workshop to create elements for a new work that will become part of the museum’s permanent collection. This is where you come in! The work you produce can help complete Solomon’s work in progress. Sound fun? Interesting? Come check it out.

IMAGE: Jennifer Solomon Lake


Lisa Solomon, French knot, detailWEDNESDAY, JULY 16
10 A.M. REFRESHMENTS, 10:30 A.M. PROGRAM
SENIOR WEDNESDAY: Lisa Solomon
Learn about Ulrich Underground Artist-in-Residence Lisa Solomon's creative process and her leaps of faith in collaborating with people from all over the world on crowd-sourced art projects. Become a part of her process as she continues her effort to gather hand drawn doilies and hand-tied French knots for a new installation especially for the Ulrich Museum.

Join the Ulrich every third Wednesday for Senior Wednesdays; informational and entertaining programs for active seniors age 55 and better.


AUGUST


The Cherokee MaidensTHURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 7-9 P.M.
ART FOR YOUR EARS: The Cherokee Maidens
Free Summer Music Series

McKnight Outdoor Plaza (between the Ulrich Museum and the School of Art and Design)

Expand your artistic experience with this free summer concert series featuring lively acoustic music, and singer-songwriters locally grown and from around the country. Each month, the Ulrich Museum of Art invites you to bring your lawn chair—we’ll provide the refreshments—relax in the scenery of the Wichita State University campus, and enjoy Art For Your Ears!

The Cherokee Maidens are the tight harmony trio of local legend Robin Macy, Monica Taylor and Jennifer Pettersen. Singing in a traditional style reminiscent of the McKinney Sisters and Bob Wills, they cover old western swing, jazz, and original tunes. In addition to their harmonic convergence, they all share Cherokee Indian heritage and Great Plains roots. The Cherokee Maidens are accompanied by Sycamore Swing, a group of veteran, talented musicians with multi-instrumentalist Kentucky White, fiddler Rob Loren, Jordan Bollig on bass, and percussionist Kirk Russell.

KMUW
 is media sponsor for Art For Your Ears.

 


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20
10 A.M. REFRESHMENTS, 10:30 A.M. PROGRAM
SENIOR WEDNESDAY
Join the Ulrich every third Wednesday for Senior Wednesdays; informational and entertaining programs for active seniors age 55 and better.


SAVE THE DATES


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 7–9 P.M.
FALL OPENING RECEPTION
Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Prints


Bongo beats, poetry, berets, goatees, and notes of jazz are just a hint of what you might find at the Fall Opening Reception. Maybe a polka step too. Join the arts community as they come together to celebrate the exhibition of works by Kansas-native, artist Bruce Conner and Ulrich Underground installation artist Lisa Solomon. Try your hand at the artist-inspired Art Lab, enjoy hors d'oeuvres, and complimentary beverages inspired by the Beat Generation.

FREE for WSU Students and Ulrich Museum Members; $10 for General Public.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 6 P.M.
ULRICH SALON CIRCLE KICKOFF

We are extremely excited about the collection of artists, curators, and art personalities we have scheduled for the 2014-2015 season of the Ulrich Salon Circle. As we continue to celebrate our 40th anniversary year, we draw our inspiration from a more cultured side of the 1970s. From feminism, graffiti, and earth art born of the era, to a sister museum that opened the same year as we did, this is sure to be a lively series laced with a little dose of nostalgia. 1974 brought a change to the Wichita landscape with the Modernist Bank of America building rising at the intersection of Douglas and Broadway. Concrete pylons, glass walls, and an open lobby spanning eight stories graces the Alexander Calder mobile and is the location for our Kick-off event.

This event is for Ulrich Salon Circle members only. Click here to learn how you can become a Salon member.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 8 P.M.–12 A.M.
EQUINOX LIGHT PARTY (WSU Student-Only Event)

Bruce Conner, known for his experimental light shows for bands like Big Brother and the Holding Company and the Grateful Dead inspires our first Equinox Light Party. McKnight Art Center Plaza, illuminated, underneath the neon of Cork Marcheschi's Flint Hills Apparition (1993), will fill with art, music, science and light in an exploration of Conner’s work. Come dressed in your best-lighted costume for our illuminated costume contest, bring your best dance moves and participate in the hands-on Art-Lab. Reservations requested.

 

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