October 19, 2019 – March 1, 2020
Re-opening January 25, 2020
Closing Reception | March 1, 2020
Artist Panel at 2 pm
Saralyn Reece Hardy
Director of the Spencer Art Museum at the University of Kansas
Refreshments. Free admission
Rural and Urban artists from Kansas, Iowa, and Oklahoma will exhibit work in the second annual Rural | Urban Invitational at The Volland Store Gallery.
“Rural” and “Urban” are defined by the current address of each artist, but the artist’s current address does not necessarily indicate their origins. Once the artists are selected, the discovery begins: where did they grow up? what were the influences that led them to become artists? how are their early experiences revealed in their work today? or are they? This is the fun of the exhibition. Join us in the journey, and learn each artist’s story.
Throughout the exhibit we will look at the lives of these artists, their life’s work today, and the ways in which Rural and Urban are alike, unique, and significant.
“Rural | Urban Invitational II” and associated programming are supported by
The Volland Foundation
Kansas Rural Communities Foundation (The Volland Store Fund)
If you would like more information about supporting The Volland Store Fund, a 501c3 nonprofit administered by the Kansas Rural Communities Foundation, please visit thevollandstore.com