Extreme Graphite – Kim Taggart

EAC is incredibly excited to share with you our current exhibit on display, “Extreme Graphite” by Kim Taggart, in the Trusler Gallery. This show will be on display through Friday, July 31, 2020.

There will be a small, socially-distance,d meet-the artist event on Friday, July 24, from 4pm-6pm.

Kim defines her graphite technique as an emotional saturation of tones. With her Kansas heritage and the fact her last name ends with “art” – it seems only natural that she has come to celebrate the Midwest’s beauty through her work.

Many of the works in this show are available for purchase. If you would like to purchase any of Kim’s pieces please contact Gallery Coordinator, Shayli Gentry, at sgentry@emporiaksarts.org or (620) 343-6473. Prices are listed below each piece.

If you are able, we encourage viewing the full exhibition in person, at the Emporia Arts Center, 815 Commercial St. EAC’s current hours are Tuesday-Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Please enjoy!

Art Kit Subscriptions!

Art Education with EAC may be looking a little different this Summer, but it’s still as fun as ever! In an effort to keep art accessible during these uncertain times and keep our students and teachers comfortable and safe, we’re bringing art class to you!

We are more than excited to announce we have 3 unique subscription art kits available for purchase! Subscribe for all 7 weeks of creative challenges or pick and choose the kits you’re most interested in! Two of our kits (Passport and Masters) come with incredible interactive digital content along with physical art projects!

The supplemental digital content includes video tutorials from EAC Staff, educational games, music, recipes, and much more! EAC’s professional staff has done the work to source and compile entertaining and educational digital content to pair with these kits, making sure all supplemental materials are high quality and appropriate for elementary aged kiddos!

Though these kits are recommended for elementary age kiddos, they can be completed by younger kiddos with the help of an adult. Older kids will have a blast experiencing the digital lessons and having the option to dive deeper into each project.

Click below to learn more about each kit and how to register!

Derivative – Leon Morrow

We are honored to display the exhibit, “Derivative” by Leon Morrow, in the Trusler Gallery. This show will be on display through Friday, June 26, 2020.

Many of the works in this show are available for purchase. If you would like to purchase any of Leon’s pieces please contact Gallery Coordinator, Shayli Gentry, at sgentry@emporiaksarts.org or (620) 343-6473. Prices are listed below each piece.

If you are able, we encourage seeing the full exhibition in person, at the Emporia Arts Center. EAC’s current hours are Tuesday-Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm. Please enjoy!

Derivative Soft Opening

The Emporia Arts Center will host a soft opening for “Derivative” an exhibition by Leon Morrow, in the Trusler Gallery, 815 Commercial St., from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Friday, June 5, 2020 during the Emporia First Friday Art Walk. The exhibition will be on display through June 26, 2020.

Born and raised in Emporia, KS with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from ESU, Leon searches for creativity in his everyday life. He explores diverse concepts with his work, taking inspiration from words, phrases, and situations. Leon’s medium of choice is a mixture of acrylic paint and colored pencil.

All exhibitions in the Trusler Gallery of the Emporia Arts Center are free to the public. EAC will be enforcing social distancing and well-being guidelines during this reception, by limiting gallery visitors and taking other precautions, for more information on EAC’s COVID-19 response, please call (620) 343 – 6473. EAC’s new reduced hours are Tuesday – Friday  10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

We’re Re-Opening!

The Emporia Arts Center will re-open it’s doors to the public, Tuesday, June 9. Hand sanitizer will be available at both first floor entrances and each floor but staff will also follow an enhanced cleaning schedule of frequently touched surfaces. Anyone visiting the building will be asked to follow EAC’s guidelines to ensure the safety of staff, volunteers, and guests.

The Glaser Art Store and Trusler Gallery will both be open to the public. Experiencing art in its many forms allows us to gain perspective and lifts us up.

EAC asks all visitors abide by the following guidelines:

  • Wear a mask/face covering at all times while in the building
  • If you are ill, please stay home
  • Practice social distancing, recommended 6 feet
  • Follow the arrows throughout the building
  • Cough in the crook of your arm or a tissue
  • No public restrooms
  • Limit touching items in the Gift Store

Camera Club Exhibition

Camera Club Exhibition

EAC is proud to share with you the Emporia Camera Club’s Annual Exhibition.

Founded in 1964, Emporia Camera Club is now in its 57th year of providing programs, instruction, and community to anyone interested in photography. See more about the Emporia Camera Club on their Facebook page here.

VOTE FOR PEOPLE’S CHOICE HERE: https://www.survey-maker.com/poll2923106x8e0e43F0-85

We are thrilled to announce that all of the work in this exhibition is available for purchase as prints. Pricing and size information is listed below each title.

To purchase a print, please contact Shayli Gentry, Gallery Coordinator by emailing sgentry@emporiaksarts.org or calling/leaving a voice message for Shayli at the Arts Center (620) 343-6473

Artists spotlights will be available daily, May 18 – May 22, on our Facebook page.

James Aber

Susan Aber

Alex Hawley

Corky Heller

Duane Henrikson

Dave Leiker

ALERT

The Emporia Arts Center staff is closely monitoring concerns related to spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our community, including students, instructors, and the general public.

Please check out our website and take a virtual tour of our Trusler Gallery and also check out our Emporia Arts Council Facebook page for at home do it yourself projects.

All of EAC will be closed until May 18 to the public and our programming and gallery exhibits are suspended until further notice.  Thank you for your support in these trying times.

Dawn Young, Executive Director

BLOWOUT 2020 PIECES

BROWSE BLOWOUT 2020

This national invitational exhibition marks the 20th anniversary of the ESU Glass Blowout. We are deeply saddened that the event will not be held this year due to public health and safety. Even though this amazing exhibit is not open to the public during this time we invite you to join us in celebrating the positive contribution that this event has had on the education and development of many students over the last 20 years.

For a video-walk through of the gallery click here or visit our Facebook page.

This exhibit features work created by ESU Art Alumni who have participated in the Blowout in the past. Pieces have come from near and far and are a true representation of the diverse and eclectic work that this program has produced.

We are thrilled to announce that all of the work in this exhibition is available for purchase.

Pieces are listed below, alphabetically by artists last name, with details and prices. Additional photos of work available upon request. To purchase please contact EAC Gallery Coordinator, Shayli Gentry, by e-mailing sgentry@emporiaksarts.org. After emailing Shayli will contact you to proceed with any purchase. Purchases must be requested over e-mail at this time as EAC’s office is closed due to COVID-19.

Miguel Alaniz

Read Miguel’s Bio Here

Geniuses – 2019

$650

Contact Shayli to Purchase

Zacheri Arroyo

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Purple Khaki Hills – 2018

$1,800

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Grant Charpentier

Read Grant’s Bio Here

Archaic – 2020

$2,500

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Tanner Clark

Read Tanner’s Bio Here

C-Clamp Cluster – 2019

$3,500

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Nicolas Dikin

Read Nic’s Bio Here

Untitled – 2019

$600

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Jason Forck

Read Jason’s Bio Here

Untitled – 2017

$1,000

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William Haynes

Read William’s Bio Here

Wiggle Series #4 – 2019

$325

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Michael Hernandez

Read Michael’s Bio Here

Peekypucker – 2019

$2,800

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Vinnie Johnson

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Bipolar – 2018

$300

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Daniel Kettle

Read Daniel’s Bio Here

MoonShiners – 2019

$300

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April Lemon

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Golden Ruby Bowl on Antler – 2019

$500

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Kelsey Lutz

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Love Cacti – 2019

$500

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Kaila Mock

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Dissymmetry – 2020

$1,000

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Joe Sircoulumb

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Illusion of Dominance – 2018

$450

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Megan Stelljes

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Is That a Banana in Your Pocket – 2018

$1800

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Austin Stern

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Plum Puffer – 2019

$2,500

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Kale Stewart

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Structural Expression – 2018

Price Upon Request

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Joanna Wallace

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Evening Gloves – 2017

$900

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Christa Westbrook

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Opaline – 2020

$1,000

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