Apr 20, 2021 12:02 PM

Upcoming exhibition at Salina Art Center reflects challenges of 2020

Posted Apr 20, 2021 12:02 PM
<b>Norman Carr's "Composition for Creases," a watercolor on paper, is one of the pieces of art in the Salina Art Center's upcoming exhibition "Small Gestures of Repair." </b>Photo courtesy Salina Art Center
Norman Carr's "Composition for Creases," a watercolor on paper, is one of the pieces of art in the Salina Art Center's upcoming exhibition "Small Gestures of Repair." Photo courtesy Salina Art Center

An upcoming exhibition in the Salina Art Center will feature works of art that respond to all that was 2020.

Small Gestures of Repair, including the works of 22 artists from across the United States and one from Austria, will be in the South Gallery at Salina Art Center from Wednesday through May 30. The Salina Art Center, 242 S. Santa Fe Avenue, is open to the public at no charge from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday

"2020 has been a year that has challenged us: A global pandemic, forest fires, racial unrest, economic crisis, a contentious election, and murder hornets. Since 2020 has come to an end, we reflect on all that has happened, it becomes apparent that these small gestures of repair are needed now more than ever," the art center noted in a news release.

The Small Gestures of Repair opening reception is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Friday.

Joyce Harlow, who has served as the director of Lincoln Art Center, Lincoln, for 23 years, will be the exhibition juror. She is a photographer and owner of Harlow Studio, as well as a watercolor and pastel artist.

Artists whose works are a part of the exhibition include the following.

Kayla Borell, Lindsborg

Connie Burket, Salina

Norman Carr, Wichita

Sandra Jean Ceas, Littleton, Colo.

Hannah Crickman, Salina

Joey Embers, Topeka

Kitty Fapp, Manhattan

Linda Foster, Miltonvale

Nina Gospodin, Vienna, Austria

Michaela Groeblacher, Lindsborg

Sarah Gross, Lawrence

Dale Hartley, Emporia

Becky Hyberger, Salina

Gesine Janzen, Bozeman, Mont.

Alex Moore, Wichita

Andre Ramos-Woodard, Albuquerque, N.M.

Cooper Siegel, Jefferson, Md.

Amanda Smith, Springield, Mo.

Jade Solch, Charlotte, N.C.

Debbie Wagner, Bennington

Liz Walker, Eudora

Casey Whittier, Kansas City, Kan.

Morgan Ford Willingham, Emporia