by: Nancy Kalikow Maxwell
You are invited to one reception celebrating two Prairie Village firsts: the first Art Show in the new Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse Gallery and the first Diversity Art Exhibition in Prairie Village.
On Wednesday, February 2 at 6:00pm a reception will be held the Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse to open the new art show, Celebrating Strength in Diversity. Sponsored by the Prairie Village Arts Council, Johnson County Parks and Recreation District, and Prairie Village Diversity Committee, the exhibition highlights the rich contribution diverse and LGBTQ artists make to the contemporary art scene. The show includes works from local Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and/or LBGTQ artists residing or working in Prairie Village or Johnson County, and features artists Robert Castillo, Smitha George, Quintin Gonzalez, and Jhulan Mukharji.
Behind the scenes installing the Celebrating Strength in Diversity exhibit.
The event also inaugurates the newly-created Art Gallery in the Clubhouse of Meadowbrook Park at 9010 Nall Avenue, Prairie Village, KS 66207. “We are doubly excited about this new show and new space,” said Prairie Village City Councilor and Arts Council Chair Bonnie Limbird. “We expect this to be the first of many more exhibits people can enjoy while visiting the park.”
By: Nancy Kalikow Maxwell
Shoppers at the Meadowbrook Shopping Center at 95th and Nall in Prairie Village will soon be enjoying two new sculptures, thanks to a collaboration between the Prairie Village Arts Council and R.H. Johnson Company. As part of their Rotating Outdoor Sculpture Program, these two organizations will be awarding two-year contracts to two artists to create and install art pieces at two sites just east of the Big Biscuit restaurant. In addition to these new sculptures, a water feature is being planned for the location.
According to the call for artwork proposal, the selected pieces should be “whimsical, kinetic, eye-catching, sound-making, and/or physically interactive.” The winning sculptures will not only capture the attention and engagement of the public, but should be suitable for “sitting, climbing, and interaction by children.”
“We are super excited about this project,” said Bonnie Limbird, Prairie Village City Council member and Arts Council Chair. “We have seen a
true renaissance of this area thanks to the Meadowbrook Park investment and renovation that happened five years ago. These new sculptures, along with the new gallery we are implementing at the Park Clubhouse, demonstrate the importance of the arts to Prairie Village."
The deadline for artists to submit images of their artwork is December 5.
To submit artwork and for more information, click here: https://bit.ly/MDBKpublicart.
by: Nancy Kalikow Maxwell
This inaugural show, the first to be held in the new Clubhouse Gallery at 9101 Nall Avenue, will highlight and showcase the works of diverse artists within our community.
Works that have been shown in previous Prairie Village Arts Council exhibition are not allowed. The deadline for submissions is December 3, 2021. To submit artwork or for more information, see https://bit.ly/DiversityShow.