I am honored to have been selected as the first recipient of the Arnold Gallery Residency at STUDIO | SCHOOL in Wichita, Kan.
STUDIO | SCHOOL, Wichita’s former Metro Boulevard Alternative High School, was purchased and upgraded by Logan Pajunen, who envisioned a space that would bring artists and entrepreneurs together to foster community and collaboration. The building features multiple artists’ studios and a high-end gallery space. The Wichita Eagle covered the school’s reopening with an article and video.
At the beginning of March, STUDIO | SCHOOL and Pajunen welcomed me for the first school’s first residency.
The Arnold Gallery Residency invites artists into the bright, spacious gallery to work, making it a place of active creation. The residency also includes a Final Friday show and reception, as well as the opportunity for the artist to host a talk or critique.
I have spent one week working in the gallery and am completely in love. While I also love my home studio, the gallery at STUDIO | SCHOOL is huge and bright. (See my Instagram videos of the space here.) I have the ability to display and view multiple paintings at once and to view them at a distance. I love the old, wood floors and high ceilings. I also love being around other creative people and leaving my house to go to work.
STUDIO | SCHOOL will host a Final Friday reception for me on Friday, March 29th, from 6 - 10 p.m. You can see the Facebook event for Final Friday here. STUDIO | SCHOOL is located at 751 George Washington Boulevard in Wichita. The residency will continue through mid-April. Please contact me if you would like to come visit.