Ulrich Museum 40th anniversary

 

Ulrich Museum 2014 Events

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

 


AUGUST


Jennifer Ray, WSU Photography InstructorWEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20
10 A.M. REFRESHMENTS, 10:30 A.M. PROGRAM
SENIOR WEDNESDAY: Jennifer Ray
Meet and greet the newest photography faculty member in the WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries, Jennifer Ray. Ray received her MFA in Photography from Columbia College and BA in Studio Art from Oberlin College. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, and the Kinsey Institute, and she has taught at Oberlin College, Columbia College, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Ray will open an exhibition of her work at the Clayton Staples Gallery on August 25. Learn about her process, work, and new post with Wichita State, which begins this month.

Join the Ulrich every third Wednesday for Senior Wednesdays; informational and entertaining programs for active seniors age 55 and better. Free, reserved parking for this program is available in the parking lot southeast of the Ulrich Museum, on 17th Street at Fairmount. Additional visitor parking is available in the Rhatigan Student Center parking lot on Perimeter Road. For more information about parking at WSU, visit wichita.edu/parking.


SEPTEMBER


Bruce Conner, Bombhead, 2002/1989. Pigment on RC photo and Somerset paper, acrylic, 32 x 25 in. Courtesy Magnolia Editions, Oakland, CA. 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.

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


Brenda Lichman, WSU Ceramics InstructorWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
10:00 A.M. REFRESHMENTS; 10:30 PROGRAM BEGINS
SENIOR WEDNESDAY:
CONSCIOUS CLAY ART MAKING: Ceramic Bowls Pt. 1

110 Henrion Hall
1 in 6 Americans struggles with food insecurity every day. Come learn how to create a bowl out of clay and help build hunger awareness. WSU Ceramic Instructor Brenda Lichman and the WSU Ceramics Guild lead a two-part Senior Wednesday workshop in creating ceramic bowls––building the bowls in September and glazing them in October––which will be donated to the Empty Bowls Chili Cook-off fundraiser for the Kansas Food Bank on Oct. 18.

Co-sponsored by the WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
5:30 P.M. RECEPTION;  6 P.M. FICTION READING
WRITING NOW, READING NOW: Cary Holladay
Cary Holladay, WSU’s Visiting Distinguished Fiction Writer, has written seven volumes of fiction, including Horse People: Stories and The Deer in the Mirror.  She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts award, and her story “Merry-Go-Sorry,” based on the case of the West Memphis Three, won an O. Henry Prize.

Co-sponsored by the WSU English Department


Bruce Conner, Slide from light shows with the North American Ibis Alchemical Company, 1965-1966. Color slide, 2 x in. Image courtesy of the Conner Family Trust.FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 8 P.M.–12 A.M.
EQUINOX LIGHT PARTY (WSU Student-Only Event)
McKnight Outdoor Plaza
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.

This event is limited to WSU students only. Reservations requested.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 11 A.M.–2 P.M.
CONSCIOUS CLAY ART MAKING: Build-A-Bowl
110 Henrion Hall
Learn how to make a one-of-a-kind bowl and help fight hunger with the WSU Ceramics Guild as they demonstrate ceramic wheel throwing and hand-building techniques. Your bowl will be donated to the Empty Bowls Chili Cook-off fundraiser for the Kansas Food Bank on Oct. 18. 

Co-sponsored by the WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Ulrich Underground Artist In Residence: Lisa Solomon
EXHIBITION CLOSE


OCTOBER


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 5:30 P.M.
ULRICH SALON CIRCLE: Maria Nevelson
Maria Nevelson, granddaughter of famous sculptor Louise Nevelson, is an accomplished artist in her own right. Much like her grandmother, Maria creates found wood assemblages. Founder and Executive Director of the Louise Nevelson Foundation in Philadelphia, Nevelson will speak about her grandmother’s foundation, her impact on the art world and the electrifying woman behind the blue eyeshadow and trademark false eyelashes.

This event is limited to Ulrich Salon Circle members.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 11 A.M.–2 P.M.
CONSCIOUS CLAY ART MAKING: Build A Bowl
110 Henrion Hall
Learn how to make a one-of-a-kind bowl and help fight hunger with the WSU Ceramics Guild as they demonstrate ceramic wheel throwing and hand-building techniques. Your bowl will be donated to the Empty Bowls Chili Cook-off fundraiser Oct. 18 for the Kansas Food Bank. 

Co-sponsored by the WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1–3 P.M.
FAMILY FUN DAY
Henrion Hall
Come play with clay! Try your hand at the potter’s wheel and make wheel-thrown bowls and hand-built animals with the WSU Ceramics Guild. Learn how to glaze pots, and fire them in a raku kiln. There will be ceramic projects for all ages.  

Co-sponsored by the WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9
5:30 P.M. RECEPTION;  6 P.M. FICTION READING
WRITING NOW, READING NOW: Paul Harding
Paul Harding’s novel Tinkers won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. His second novel, Enon, was published in 2013. He was a 2000-2001 Fiction Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA. His short stories have appeared in Shakepainter and The Harvard Review.

Co-sponsored by the WSU English Department


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15
10:00 A.M. REFRESHMENTS; 10:30 PROGRAM BEGINS
SENIOR WEDNESDAY:
CONSCIOUS CLAY ART MAKING: Ceramic Bowls Pt. 2

110 Henrion Hall
Glaze the bowls we made on Sept. 26th and meet visiting ceramic artist, Jennifer Hansen Gard. Gard will lead a conversation regarding her activist approach to hunger awareness with “Project NOLA” while we glaze our bowls and fire the raku kiln.

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

Co-sponsored by the WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries


Jennifer Hanson Gard with Project NOLAWEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 10 A.M.–4 P.M.
CONSCIOUS CLAY CERAMIC WORKSHOP: Jennifer Hansen Gard
110 Henrion Hall
Artist Jennifer Hansen Gard will demonstrate her ceramic process in this one-day workshop.  While making vessels, she will discuss food systems, personal food choices, and the use of ceramic vessels. Come ask Gard questions about her process in this casual, intimate setting.

Co-sponsored by the WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries


Steven Young LeeTHURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 10 A.M.–4 P.M.
CONSCIOUS CLAY CERAMIC WORKSHOP: Steven Young Lee
110 Henrion Hall

In this one-day workshop, Steven Young Lee, Resident Artist Director at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana, will demonstrate his ceramic process highlighting elements of form, decoration, color, image and material that are distinct to a particular culture or history. He will demonstrate wheel-throwing and inlaid techniques. Come watch a ceramic master at work.

Co-sponsored by the WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 4:30–6 P.M.
OPENING RECEPTION: Conscious Clay
Celebrate the opening of Conscious Clay in the Ulrich Underground, a ceramics exhibition examining innovative solutions to hunger awareness through clay, community, and conversation.

Co-sponsored by the WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 6–7:15 P.M.
CONSCIOUS CLAY PANEL DISCUSSION: World Hunger Day
210 McKnight West
Artists Steven Young Lee, and Jennifer Hansen Gard, with Michelle Dreiling of the WSU Hunger Awareness Initiative, discuss innovative solutions to hunger awareness in a conversation moderated by WSU Ceramics Instructor Brenda Lichman. Topics include food insecurity, the Empty Bowls Project, Project NOLA, and the Hunger Awareness Initiative. Come be a part of this poignant discussion. Your single effort can have a profound impact on hunger awareness.

Co-sponsored by the WSU Hunger Awarenesss Initiative and WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 11 P.M.– SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 11 A.M.
WORLD HUNGER DAY: 36-HOUR FAST
The WSU Hunger Awareness Initiative will sponsor a 36-hour fast. Participants in the fast will be united via social media and will have a chance to share their experience at the culmination––the Empty Bowls Chili Cook-off to benefit the Kansas Food Bank on Oct. 18.

Co-sponsored by the WSU Hunger Awarenesss Initiative and WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 11 A.M.–2 P.M.
EMPTY BOWLS CHILI COOK-OFF
Henrion Hall
View hundreds of handmade bowls and sample almost as much chili.  In exchange for a $20 donation, guests can choose a bowl to keep as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. This fundraiser will benefit the Kansas Food Bank in honor of Hunger Awareness Month.  

Co-sponsored by the WSU Hunger Awarenesss Initiative and WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1–3 P.M.
TRUNK OR TREAT
Duerkson Fine Arts Center – south parking lot
Rain location: Heskett Center gym
Ulrich Museum friends help welcome trick-or-treaters of all ages to WSU for a family friendly afternoon of fun. Afterward, check out the newest exhibitions at the Ulrich Museum. Trunk or Treat admission is $3. Admission to the Ulrich Museum is FREE.


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19
TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL:
BRUCE CONNER FILM SCREENINGS

The Art of Montage I
Short films by Bruce Conner

WSU ShiftSpace, 416 S. Commerce St.

Recognized as one of the leaders of New American Cinema in the 1960s, Bruce Conner transformed the discards of pop culture––from B-movie clips to newsreel and television footage––into an art form that paved the way to the music video. Conner’s films, as with his art, are politically charged, humorous, melancholic, and unsettlingly beautiful. 75-minute program including The Movie, Valse Triste, Marilyn Times Five, The White Rose, and more.

Crossroads
A Film by Bruce Conner

The Orpheum, 200 N. Broadway

Bruce Conner’s landmark 35 mm film from 1976, in which he combined repeated slow-motion images from National Archives footage of the first underwater hydrogen bomb test conducted on Bikini Atoll on July 25, 1946, with a dual score by Patrick Gleeson and Terry Riley. 

For scheduling information, visit tallgrassfilmfest.com.


MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 7–8:30 P.M.
PREVIEW SCREENING: ART21
Art in the Twenty-First Century: Investigation

210 McKnight West
Join us for a month of preview screenings of this award-winning PBS television series, back for a seventh season. Hour-long documentary films provide unique access to some of the most compelling artists of our time. In the first episode, “Investigation,” artists use their practices as tools for personal and intellectual discovery, simultaneously documenting and producing new realities in the process. Examine the installations of Thomas Hirschorn, photography of Graciela Iturbide, and sculpture of Leonardo Drew.


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 12–1 P.M.
BROWN BAG GALLERY TOUR:
Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Prints

Bring your lunch to eat on the sculpture terrace at the Ulrich, then join curator Jodi Throckmorton for a gallery tour of the fall exhibition, Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Prints. Featuring nearly 100 works on paper spanning nearly 60 years, this exhibition examines an astonishing breadth of prints by visionary multimedia artist and Kansas native, Bruce Conner.


MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 7–8:30 P.M.
PREVIEW SCREENING: ART21
Art in the Twenty-First Century: Secrets

210 McKnight West
Join us for a month of preview screenings of this award-winning PBS television series, back for a seventh season. Hour-long documentary films provide unique access to some of the most compelling artists of our time. In the second episode, “Secrets,” artists share some of the secrets that are intrinsic to their work. Learn about the paintings of Elliott Hundley, ceramic sculptures by Arlene Shechet, and documentary photography by Trevor Paglen.


 

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