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Topeka’s First Friday Art Walk a Moving Experience

Whether it’s First Friday or Final Friday or even Third Thursday, monthly Art Walks in communities throughout the state provide a terrific opportunity to step inside galleries, studios, and other art venues to discover the talent of local artists. I began Topeka’s First Friday Art Walk last week at the developing North Topeka Arts District on Kansas Avenue where great strides have been made in bringing artists to the neighborhood.

Posted on December 15, 2011 10:27AM by Cecilia Harris

The Secret’s Out about the Arts in El Dorado

 Alley with sculptures

I know a secret about El Dorado. Actually, I know several secrets, and they all involve works of art. One lies in an alley, another sits on the sidewalk, and one’s in a back room. Since it’s not hush-hush, however, I’ll first reveal the best-kept secret of all…it’s the Coutts Memorial Museum of Art. Did you know it houses one of the largest collections in the Midwest of bronze sculptures by Frederic Remington? Or that is has the largest collected works in the country by world-renowned painters Americo, Eva, and A.B. Makk? The artwork here is diverse; you’ll find Renoir, Degas, Thomas Hart Benton, and Charles M. Russell. My favorite exhibit features the Prairie Print Makers, a group organized in 1930 to promote art in Kansas.

Posted on March 8, 2011 8:37PM by Cecilia Harris


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