October 2012 News Releases

Artists to gather for annual state conference

The annual Kansas Artist Craftsmen Association conference will take place Nov. 2-3 at the art building at Washburn University.  The Washburn art department is hosting the event.

Keynote speakers John Hunter and Barbara Waterman Peters, both of Topeka, will present "Art and Community Development" at a noon luncheon Saturday, Nov. 3 in the Kansas Room, Memorial Union. 

Featured artist is Wynne Wilbur, majolica ceramics artist and faculty member at Truman State University, Kirksville, Mo.  Seven art faculty members will be presenting hands-on workshops over the two-day conference in media including ceramics, fibers, metal, Chinese painting and mixed media installation. 

In addition to workshops, demonstrations and slide presentations, KACA members and guests will take part in First Friday gallery events throughout Topeka as well as view the current national juried crafts competition, "Materials Mastery" and members' exhibitions at the Sabatini Gallery, Topeka Shawnee County Public Library.

For more information, contact Glenda Taylor, art department chair and conference planner,  at 785-670-2238.  The event is open to KACA members and all interested artists.  Conference registration and the KACA newsletter can be found on the KACA Facebook page or at kansasartistcraftsmenassociaion.com.

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Dena Anson, university relations, 785-670-1711