Truly hot, outside and what’s inside. Great looking paintings, pottery, photos, & jewelry. Members have been busy sneaking in new stuff all the time. It is also notable that Annie Edwards is set up almost every Saturday at the Winfield Saturday Market in the parking lot to Island Park. She is our busiest member displaying, selling pottery and tea at these markets. Next weekend is the Lavender Festival, the following weekend is the Wheat Festival in Wellington. Mike Ciskowski has been busy photographing Cowley County Stone Arch Bridges for our next month theme of the old bridges.
Our Guest Artist for the Month of June is Ryan Howerton from Haysville.
I was thinking about the phrase “much to do about nothing”, not sure why that came to mind. That is certainly not the case with the Gallery. Over the last month we have enjoyed a lot of new art brought by our members. Mike Fell has brought in a new series of bowls, cups & dog eating dishes. Sharon Olmstead has snuck in some more repurposed pins and necklaces. Della Becker has some more of her most widely inspirational crazy pin and paint art. Ann Edwards has dome a bunch of new bowls and added to her clay trays. Mike Ciskowski added som new photos. Callie Seaton has some more wild and colorful paintings. John Laurance thought spring was a great time for flowers.
Get in to see some new work as there is more being brought in weekly.
Gallery is proud to present Madison Hooper for the first Art Walk in Winfield for 2018. Her love to paint, make clothing and costumes will be on display April 6th from 5 to 7. Her latest fascination is wire wrap jewelry which you will find exciting and has real stone added. The even was going to be capped off with her fire twirling abilities but due to weather it is being pushed back till May 4th.
Gallery 1001 is pleased to host “Wonders of Nature,” a photographic exhibit by nature photographer Steve Marler. The exhibit will run through November and December this year.
Marler grew up on a farm and spent hours exploring the outdoors, an avid hunter and fisherman. During his teenage years, he filled his spare time exploring the creeks, caves, and forests of the Missouri Ozarks. He learned that when he would sit quietly in a favorite spot, wildlife soon started to move around him. “I watched the interaction of the different animals and developed a great appreciation for nature,” Marler explained.
As the years passed, hunting became less important than the observation time until one day he put his hunting equipment away and picked up a camera instead. A self-taught photographer, he has devoted his efforts over the last few years to becoming the best nature photographer he can be. His efforts have paid off, and Marler is gaining renown as a skilled photographer of the natural world. His work has been featured in exhibits around the area, including the Derby Public Library. The show at Gallery 1001 highlights Marler’s passion for the natural world.
“It is my hope that the photos will inspire others to go out and create their own moments with nature,” Marler explained. “Over the course of a lifetime, you will be introduced to many wonderful people, but the most profound introduction will be meeting Mother Nature on her own terms.”
Those interested in a preview of Marler’s work can check his website, www.stevemarlerphotography.com, or follow Steve Marler, Photographer, LLC on Facebook.
A reception to welcome Steve Marler will be held at the gallery, 1001 Main Street in Winfield, Friday evening, November 3, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Part of the Winfield Arts and Humanities November Art Walk, the reception will offer an opportunity to meet the visionary photographer and view his amazing wildlife scenes, as well as the artwork of Gallery 1001 member artists.
A Community for Art and Art for the Community
Gallery 1001 Celebrates Fifth Anniversary
Gallery 1001, 10th and Main in Winfield, celebrates its 5th anniversary of art and activities this fall. A reception to celebrate this momentous occasion will be held in conjunction with the Winfield Arts and Humanities Friday art walk, October 13, 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Music by The Student Loans will accompany the festivities.
In 2010, the artist cooperative at 114 East 8th found itself homeless when that building changed hands. The artists determined they would find a new location. Mike Fell, a member of the original cooperative, decided the corner building at 10th and Main would remodel into a nice gallery area. He and his wife Ann purchased the building in March 2011.
Guided by Fell’s vision for the 1880 building, the process of gutting and re-creating the corner storefront began. Vernon Goertz was contracted to oversee the remodeling. Many people put in countless hours of work to make the vision a reality.
The project became more extensive than originally planned due to unseen inadequacies in the nineteenth century structure. After eighteen months of work, the artist cooperative opened its doors for business in the twenty-first century, October 2012. Gallery 1001 has provided “A Community for Art and Art for the Community” ever since.
The current cooperative members include Sharon Olmstead, Mike Fell, John Laurance, Callie Seaton, Della Becker, Annie Edwards, Marilyn McNeish, Dorothy Fisher, Ann Fell, Martha Brohammer, and Mike Ciskowski. Of these, Sharon Olmstead, Mike Fell, Callie Seaton, and Dorothy Fisher are charter members of Gallery 1001.
Receptions and events have drawn loyal crowds to the gallery on a regular basis. A series of featured guest artists have showcased not only local talent, but also artists from Wichita, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Illinois, and Tennessee.
Shoppers have come from many different locations, mixing those who call Winfield home with others from around the state, including western Kansas, as well as Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Illinois, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico and Missouri.
Guest artists, as well as member artists, have offered classes in various skills.
From painting, to photo tinting, print-making, drawing, dulcimer lessons and raku pottery, the range of talent covers a broad spectrum.
Receptions have featured a variety of local musicians.
One series of Heritage exhibits showcased art of local artists who are no longer living. Featured musicians for the Heritage exhibits included guitarist Tom Hoeffgen, a flute combo featuring RaeLynn Baker and Dari Trout, “Wind, Wood, and Wire”, jazz pianist Scott Williams, and the jazz combo “The Student Loans.”
Additional music events include participation in the downtown Music Crawls, with music by Clayton Crawford, the Great Plains Dulcimer Alliance, and hammer dulcimer selections by Ann Fell and Madison Friesen.
Another popular feature is the revolving mural on the exterior wall facing 10th Street. Muralists for the gallery have included Maggie Bicker, Elizabeth Vaughn, and Della Becker.