119th Annual Midwest Art Exhibition
Dates: February 17, 2017 - April 23, 2017
Recurrence: Recurring daily
Location: Birger Sandzen Memorial Art Gallery
Address: 401 N First, Lindsborg, KS 67456
Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Price: $5 suggested donation
Four new exhibits encompassing the 119th annual Midwest Art Exhibition open at the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery on Sunday, January 29, 2017. On display, through April 23, 2017, are works by four incredibly talented artists with nationally recognized reputations. Featured will be paintings by Joel T. Dugan of Hays, Kansas; figurative ceramic sculpture by Michaela Groeblacher of Lindsborg; watercolors by Warren Taylor of San Angelo, Texas; and pastels by Elaine Lierly Jones of Gardner, Kansas. The reception for the exhibitions will be Sunday, January 29, 2017, from 2 to 4 p.m., with artists talking at 2:30. The Midwest Art Exhibition is the oldest annual art exhibition in the state of Kansas. It was founded in 1899 by three Lindsborg artists, Birger Sandzén, Carl G. Lotave, and Gustav Nathaniel Malm, as a complement to the annual Messiah Festival at Bethany College. Throughout the years, art by regional and nationally known artists have been a part of the exhibition. The location for the exhibition has changed throughout the years on the Bethany campus, finally coming to the Sandzén Gallery when it opened in 1957.