Horizons: Charles Baughman and Troy Becker
April 1 – April 30
Mark Arts is pleased to present Horizons, a two-person exhibition featuring new paintings and ceramics by Charles Baughman and Troy Becker. Though different in their stylistic approach, both artists explore the emotional potential of landscape through contrasting visions of natural environments. Baughman and Becker were the champions in their respective disciplines at the 2021 Versus: A Live Art Battle at Mark Arts.
Please join us at an Opening Reception on Friday, April 1 to celebrate the Horizons exhibition and honor Mark Arts’ 2021 Volunteers of the Year, Dara Geoffroy and Stinson. Dara Geoffroy has served on Mark Arts’ Board of Directors since 2018. In 2021, Dara co-chaired a capital campaign to expand Mark Arts’ thriving culinary studio and currently serves as co-chair for the 2022 Cosmos New Year’s Eve celebration. As Mark Arts’ Resource Development Chair, Dara implemented an annual giving framework to attract new supporters and deepen donors’ engagement with Mark Arts mission.
Stinson has been an integral partner for Mark Arts as the organization has grown in programming, operations, and complexity. Stinson’s guidance has been essential throughout the pandemic and positioned Mark Arts to resume operations as safely and quickly as possible. Stinson remains a steadfast partner, advising Mark Arts on a variety of topics.
The reception takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m., with remarks at 6:30 p.m. Complimentary light hors d’oeuvres and host bar will be provided.
What on earth is happening?
What artists are saying.
Organized by Bill McBride
May 20 – July 9
What on earth is happening? presents perspectives on modern threats to life on Earth and what we can do to achieve harmony between humans and nature. The dynamic work on view will inspire discussion of what art can do to confront reality and inspire change. The exhibition explores the idea that human activities must be in concert with natural systems for the health of future generations.
Stickwork by Patrick Dougherty
Opening Celebration on May 20
After more than three years of planning and preparation, internationally acclaimed artist Patrick Dougherty will visit Wichita, Kansas to begin his historic, site-specific public art installation at Mark Arts. The distinguished artist, whose work has been exhibited around the world, as well as at major galleries and museums, recently selected Mark Arts for his next art installation. Click here to learn more about Stickwork.
Abstract National Exhibition
July 22 – Sept. 24
Mark Arts is pleased to bring together work by leading contemporary artists from across the country. Abstraction is a powerful movement that spans both media and decades and continues to grow in popularity. This exhibition will help inspire our students and art appreciators to broaden our
own creativity and enrich our learning experience.
National Watercolor Exhibition
Oct. 7 – Dec. 17
Watercolor is a challenging medium, and when done well, its magnificence is unsurpassed. Since Mark Arts’ first watercolor exhibition in 1968, our community has embraced the watercolor medium, and local collectors and art enthusiasts look forward to the exhibition each year.