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Fronteras/Frontiers, October 7, 2017 – April 1, 2018
The exhibition Fronteras/Frontiers explores the complexity of borders and frontiers in the midwest through the work by artists Artemio Rodríguez and Fidencio Fifield-Perez. Artemio Rodríguez is a master printmaker based in Patzcuaro, Mexico whose practice transcends the boundaries of printmaking by engaging the public through a mobile printmaking studio/gallery, the GraficoMovil. Born in Oaxaca, Mexico and raised in the U.S., Fidencio Fifield-Perez explores issues of migration, labor, and the politicization of borders through the manipulation of maps, newspaper cuttings, and paper.
Major support for this exhibition and related programs is provided by a grant from the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation’s Lincoln & Dorothy I. Deihl Community Grant Program, with additional sponsorship from UFM Community Learning Center at Kansas State University.

Have you checked out the Mural Lab in Aggieville?

October 5-28
Mural Lab, 706 N. 11th St. (Little Apple Art Supply building, Aggieville)
Assisted by a K-State student, artist Enrico Isamu Ōyama creates a mural on the building that houses exhibition sponsor Little Apple Art Supply. Visit throughout the month of October to witness the artist’s progress on this contribution to the Aggieville streetscape.
Ubiquitous: Enrico Isamu Ōyama is on view August 15-December 23, 2017

 

Aeromural

October 12-26
Aeromural, Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Willard Hall, Kansas State University
Aeromural, a work by Enrico Isamu Ōyama, uses the sound from spray paint cans to propose a new form of mural, one that occupies space in all directions. In partnership with the Digital and Experimental Media Lab, Department of Art, Kansas State University. Check museum website for opening reception date and time.
Ubiquitous: Enrico Isamu Ōyama is on view August 15 – December 23, 2017

Image: Enrico Isamu Ōyama, Aeromural, Audio file of aerosol sound, speaker, amplifier, iPod shuffle and cable, (H)2.95m x (W)3.6m x (D)9.5m (overall) / size variable on occasion 2013 Clocktower Gallery, New York, United States Photo © Atelier Mole

 

Dark Progressivism, film screening

Thursday, October 26, 5:30 p.m.
Dark Progressivism, film screening,
101 Thompson 
Hall, Kansas State University

Presented by director/producer Rodrigo Ribera d’Ebre, Dark Progressivism is a riveting inside look at Los Angeles graffiti and tattoo art from the 1980s to
the present. The film addresses the influence of street gangs on these arts and introduces some of the artists who work in this medium. This program is organized in conjunction with the exhibition Ubiquitous: Enrico Isamu Ōyama is on view August 15 – December 23, 2017

Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead altar workshop

Saturday, October 28, 1-2:30 p.m.
Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead altar workshop
Learn more about this seasonal celebration, help create a public altar at the museum for an October 30-November 2 celebration, and make items to take home. Reservation required, $3 per participant, all ages welcome. This program is in conjunction with the exhibition Fronteras/Frontiers on view October 7, 2017 – April 1, 2018.

Artist Talk by Sayaka Ganz

Thursday, November 9, 5:30 p.m.
Artist talk by Sayaka Ganz
Ganz will talk about the environmental concerns that motivate her to incorporate discarded plastic objects in her wild life sculpture in “Reclaimed Creations.” Reception to follow. Reclaimed Creations: Sayaka Ganz is on view September 5-December 9, 2017.

Sayaka Ganz, Emergence, 2013, reclaimed plastic objects, painted steel and aluminum, hardware, wire, cable ties, 6 x 7 x 7 ft.

Classes and Workshops

The Museum hosts a variety of classes and workshops throughout
the year for all ages!

Explore Mexico this fall!
Programs will introduce participants to Mexican culture through folk art and introduce some basic Spanish vocabulary.

Next classes:
October 25-28: Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

November 15-18: Arboles de la Vida (clay, Tree of Life)

Call (785)532-7718 or email klwalk@ksu.edu for reservations.

Homeschool Tuesdays meet on the first Tuesday of the month and allow homeschool families a chance to engage with the current exhibitions. Tours are appropriate for those in kindergarten and up.
November 1, 1-2:30 p.m.
“Ubiquitous”  

October 28-November 2
The museum’s Exploration Station will feature information on Día de los Muertos and have art supplies available to create items to add to a public altar.

Call 785-532-7718 or email klwalk@k-state.edu for reservations.
Special Price for Military Families: In conjunction with the Blue Star Museum program, the Beach Museum of Art offers military families half price on all workshops and classes.

 

Ways to Stay Connected

The museum is open Tues, Wed, Fri, 10a.m.-5p.m., Thurs 10a.m.-8p.m., Sat, 11a.m.-4p.m. Free admission. Free parking.

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Image: Elizabeth Layton, Untitled (business business business, you gotta have art), 1991, KSU, Beach Museum of Art

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Thrift Style
August 1 – December 16, 2017


The reuse of feed, flour, and sugar sacks in clothing and other household objects became popular during the mid-1920s. Businesses capitalized on interest by introducing bags with increasingly varied printed patterns. The sacks and other fabric scraps from manufacturers continued to serve thrifty home sewers during the Great Depression and into the 1960s. A collectors market for the bags and fabric remnants thrives today. This exhibition will explore the recycling of fabrics in clothing and quilts drawn from the collection of the Historic Costume and Textile Museum of Kansas State University. Varied feed bags from a 2016 gift to that museum will highlight the range of print motifs available to twentieth-century home sewers.
This exhibition is made possible in part by a grant from the Caroline Peine Charitable Foundation/The Manhattan Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.

Ubiquitous: Enrico Isamu Oyama
August 15 – December 23, 2017
Enrico Isamu Ōyama represents a contemporary generation with a distinctly global perspective. Child of an Italian father and a Japanese mother, Ōyama grew up in Tokyo, Japan, lived for extended periods in North Italy, and has been working in New York since 2011. “Ubiquitous” surveys how Ōyama channeled his interests in Tokyo and American street cultures, Western abstract art, and Japanese calligraphy to create Quick Turn Structure (QTS), his signature expression. Appearing across a wide range of creative platforms, including painting, digital media, sound, and fashion, QTS gives visual form to the mixed-race, multicultural, transnational experiences of people in today’s world of fluid borders and interconnectivity.
This exhibition is sponsored by Anderson Bed and Breakfast and made possible in part by a grant from The Japan Foundation, New York.

Sayaka Ganz: Reclaimed Creations
September 5 – December 9, 2017
In her sculpture, Sayaka Ganz uses reclaimed plastic objects such as discarded utensils as a painter uses brush strokes. She describes her style as “3D impressionism”: The recycled objects appear unified at a distance, but at close proximity, individual objects are discernable. Sculptures in this exhibition include animals in motion that are rich in color and energy. Ganz was born in Yokohama, Japan, and grew up living in Japan, Brazil, and Hong Kong. She holds a master of fine arts degree in sculpture from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. The Tour of “Sayaka Ganz: Reclaimed Creations” is produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C., David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director.
This exhibition is made possible in part by a grant from the Caroline Peine Charitable Foundation/The Manhattan Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.

You Gotta Have Art: Celebrating 20 Years
New Installation of the Permanent Collection
Opened October 2016
To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of its opening, the museum unveiled a new look for the permanent collection galleries. Drawing on the twentieth anniversary celebration theme “You Gotta Have Art,” the galleries feature works from a range of periods, displayed together to highlight particular themes and stimulate dialogue. Expect to see gallery favorites by John Steuart Curry and Shirley Smith alongside works re-emerging from art storage after a long hiatus. Also on view are new acquisitions by significant contemporary Kansas artists, such as Roger Shimomura, Jane Booth, and Andrzej Zieliński, as well as promised gifts to the collection borrowed for this festive year.

Images:
Top: Women’s apron, ca. 1940, feed sack cotton print, bias tape, Kansas State University, Historic Costume and Textile Museum, gift of Marla Day, 2013.9.2

Middle: Enrico Isamu Ōyama, FFIGURATI #88, detail, 2013-2014, acrylic-based aerosol, acrylic-based marker, graphite, latex paint, sumi ink on canvas mounted on aluminum and wood stretchers (2), (H)2.44m x (W)2.44m,
Collection of IAM Gallery, © Enrico Isamu Ōyama, Photo © Atelier Mole
Bottom: Sayaka Ganz, Emergence, 2013, reclaimed plastic objects, painted steel and aluminum, hardware, wire, cable ties, 6 x 7 x 7 ft. Photography © Act4.co

Presentation by Artist Patty Carroll

Thursday, September 28, 5:30 p.m.
Presentation by Artist Patty Carroll
The museum hosts The Volland Store’s featured artist Patty Carroll, who will talk about her 20-year project Anonymous Women, a photographic series portraying draped female figures alongside furniture, household objects, and fashion accessories. Carroll’s solo show at The Volland Store runs from September 16 through October 14.

Mural Lab

October 5-28
Mural Lab, 706 N. 11th St. (Little Apple Art Supply building, Aggieville)
Assisted by a K-State student, artist Enrico Isamu Ōyama creates a mural on the building that houses exhibition sponsor Little Apple Art Supply. Visit throughout the month of October to witness the artist’s progress on this contribution to the Aggieville streetscape.
Ubiquitous: Enrico Isamu Oyama is on view August 15 – December 23, 2017

Image: Enrico Isamu Ōyama, FFIGURATI #89, detail, 2013-2014, acrylic-based aerosol, acrylic-based marker, latex paint, sumi ink on unstretched canvas, (H)2.11m x (W)5.67m, Collection of IAM Gallery, © Enrico Isamu Ōyama, Photo © Atelier Mole

 

Art in Motion, a Free Celebration of Art for Everyone!

Art in Motion 
Saturday, October 7, 12-4 p.m.

Concurrent with Harmony at the ‘Hatt music festival in Triangle Park, Aggieville, organized by UFM’s Manhattan Nonviolence Initiative.

  • Make a print in Graficomovil, a mobile printmaking studio/gallery created by artist Artemio Rodríguez
  • Create recycled collages
  • Sustainability walk
  • Paint making and action painting
  • Sunny 102.5 live remote broadcast.
  • Action art activities for all ages. Open to the public.

Scheduled events:
12:40 p.m. Artists talks at Harmony in the ‘Hatt
1:30-2 p.m. Meet Sayaka Ganz in the gallery
2-2:30 p.m. Live painting performance by Enrico
Isamu Ōyama
3-3:30 p.m. Gallery talk and discussion with
Fidencio Fifield-Perez