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Closed July 4th
The Hutchinson Art Association, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1949 to promote the study and development of interest and education in the Fine Arts, and to promote and aid in the development of artists. To that end, the HAA will collect, preserve, document, interpret, research, and disseminate knowledge about both European and American Art of the 19th and 20th centuries, and facilitate the commercial activities of contemporary artists.
In addition to many exhibitions by regional artists, the art center sponsors an Annual HAC Artist Member Exhibit, Hutchinson High School Exhibit, and USD 308 6th Grade Exhibit.
Third Thursday: "Celebration of Art"
On July 19th, The Hutchinson Art Center and the Hutch Rec are teaming up to celebrate Hutchinson's local artists and vendors. We will be blocking off the streets surrounding the Hutchinson
Art Center to bring you live events outside as well as inside the
Art Center. There will be Art Vendors, Food Trucks, Arts and
Crafts for the kids, Live music and More.
There will be free outdoor rental space for artist vendors available at this event! If you would like to be an artist vendor, email us at email@example.com to confirm; the deadline for registration is July 16.
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HAC Members Consignment Gallery Now Open
The Consignment Gallery is back! Stop by and see our selection of artwork for sale by HAC Artist Members.
Artists in Their Space on KPTS Channel 8
Artists in Their Space is now on KPTS Channel 8 Saturdays at 8:45 PM and Sundays at 10:45 PM! Watch our new promotional trailer below:
by Hannah Scott, Bernardo Trevizo, and Chris Trenary
ending August 5, 2018
opening Reception on July 13, 5-7 p.m.
The Hutchinson Art Center is excited to present a group exhibition of new works by Wichita artists Hannah Scott, Bernardo Trevizo, and Chris Trenary. This group exhibition will feature three diverse artists with three distinct styles. Trevizo and Trenary both explore the idea of perception and how we view certain iconic figures and how placing those figures in unusual settings changes the overall conversation and impression. Scott is more focused on the joy of experimentation with art. She is detaching herself from her usual tightly-refined style and embracing this freer form process of making art.
Born and raised in the Midwest, Hannah Scott currently lives and works as an artist and business owner in Wichita, Kansas. She graduated with her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Studio Art from Wichita State University in the Fall of 2014, and is now co-owner of Stamp Yo Face!, a two-person business specializing in hand-drawn rubber portrait stamps, as well as the co-owner of Vortex Souvenir, a new brick-and-mortar gift shop in Wichita, Kansas. Hannah spends the remaining time in her schedule offering freelance illustration work for private and commercial clients, as well as creating personal work for herself.
This body of work focuses on reclaiming the joy of experimentation. First, random facial features were illustrated by hand in ink, cut out with scissors, and re-assembled in various combinations to reveal different expressions that bring them to life. These combinations were then reproduced as risograph prints, layering them on top of one another in varying opacities, sizes and orientations. By nature, the risograph machine is unpredictable and can produce inconsistencies with each print, resulting in the ultimate embrace of the unknown. "In the past, my work has been tightly rendered and painstakingly composed, so this work serves as a release from the pressure of perfection, and a rekindling in the simple process of creating for creation’s sake."
Bernardo Trevizo is a Mexican American artist who was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. Bernardo is a painter, illustrator, and animator. He also works as an assistant prepararor at the Ulrich Museum of Art and Design. The works of Bernardo Trevizo have been shown all over Kansas as well as Colorado. Bernardo has collaborated with artists Wayne White, Robyn O'Neil, and Tom Otterness in various projects. Recently Bernardo was selected to paint a mural for the Summer Jam Festival as part of the Horizontes Project in Wichita, Kansas.
The artwork of Bernardo Trevizo in "Delineated Perception" includes two series of work. One series is the Memory interruption series. The Memory interruption series is where the the artist confronts childhood memories in empty rooms with various images that were present in the room. The imagery is tied to a specific narrative one that is hidden with the rendering mode of the each painting. The other series is one with a working title the Immigrant series which depicts famous Mexican figures in everyday sometimes stereotypical situations. The series is an attempt to combat the bombardment of images in media that depict Mexicans as drug cartel members or criminals. The goal is to show that Mexicans come from all walks of life just like every other human being.
Chris Trenary was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. In his early years of making artwork, Chris was heavily influenced by graffiti. Trenary is mostly known for his distinct style and precise execution in his paintings. His work has been published and shown in galleries across the United States. The artwork of Chris Trenary in “Delineated Perception” is influenced by religious iconography and Russian Orthodox saint paintings. Trenary mimics these iconic paintings and then alters them to his own liking. He places disturbing historic figures into these “saint-like poses.” He refines his paintings in a way where the viewer must respect the execution but also look at something provoking. This creates a conflict of interest within the viewer, which is Trenary’s elected outcome.
The Hutchinson Art Association was founded in 1949.
It is a non-governmental, not for profit organization.
Most importantly, you have the benefit of knowing that you help support the arts in our community.
You are notified and invited to all exhibits and exhibit receptions and other special events.
You receive a 10% discount on all items you purchase in our sales gallery.
If you are an artist, you can show your work in our membership exhibit, and be on the look out for our commercial gallery.