tues - fri: 9am-5pm
sat & sun: 1pm-5pM
closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day
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 HAA sponsors an Annual HAA Artist Member Exhibit, Hutchinson High School Exhibit, and USD 308 6th Grade Exhibit.
"An Afternoon of Art with Mary Welch"
Public Auction - Saturday, May 5, 2018
THE COLLECTION INCLUDES THIRTEEN OILS ON CANVAS, FIVE OILS ON BOARDS, AND TWO PASTELS. TWENTY PIECES TOTAL OF THE LATE ARTIST'S FINEST WORKS WILL BE UP FOR AUCTION. Click here for images and painting details.
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Doors open at noon
Auction starts at 1:30 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served
All proceeds go to support the art center operations
ABSENTEE BIDDERS CAN CONTACT CHRISTOPHER BRITTON: (620)727-4555
Raymer Society Consignment Art Auction
Doors open at 11:00 am, Auction begins at 1:00 pm
Location: Trinity United Methodist Church
224 S. Main St., Lindsborg, KS 67456
click here for more information!
Third Thursday: Month of the Young Child
The Hutchinson Art Center and Hutchinson Magazine will be teaming up for the April Third Thursday on April 19th, 5-8 pm.
The Hutchinson News’ weekly online entertainment guide, “The Buzz”, will be filmed live that night at the Art Center and Hutchinson Magazine staff will provide a green screen where visitors can share childhood stories that will be filmed. The stories will later be edited, and the video will be shown on the HAC website, The Hutchinson News’ website and Facebook page and other social media platforms. We will also feature “Our Stories: Illustrated,” a collaboration of the Art Center and Hutchinson Magazine.
Kids will have the chance to illustrate their own stories, and refreshments will be served.
See you there!
"Happy Sisyphus! A Tripoli Retrospective" by joshua Tripoli
ending May 13, 2018
opening Reception on April 13, 5-7 p.m.
I have worked my whole life to find myself exactly where I am. The struggle, the pain, the ease, the joy; the Sisyphean product of a hard day’s night and a whistle while you work. Happy Sisyphus! represents twenty years of artistic growth (ages 6-26) and the progress, detours, and revelations along the way.
From the first, drawing has been my enduring Love. This passion has shaped the course of the following two decades of my life. Chronologically ordered to best illustrate each year, here you’ll find a synthetic refinement of stylistic traditions like Art Brut, Cartooning, Surrealism, Cubism, and Abstraction, reaching far beyond words.
Let’s call it Tripoli.
These are expressions of experience. Bliss, innocence, and freedoms of childhood. The melodramas of Middle School. Heartbreak, confusion, agony. The crushing supposition of a Godless Death and the World that conceives it. High School’s First Love, friendship, swaggering, budding acclaim, awakenings, reckonings. College. Me.
Course changes, depression, meltdowns, addiction, crime, dissociation, absurdity, impossibility. Calls without answer, pleading, annunciation. GOD. Transcendence and rebirth. Picking up the pieces, mending, letting go. Service, Community. You.
In striving toward the heights of life and beyond, the cross we must bear. The weight is heavy and our climb is steep but switchbacks rise and burdens are lifted. The struggle, the pain, the ease, the joy; repeat. O Good Earth, Happy Sisyphus!
“The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.” -Albert Camus
On exhibit at the Hutchinson Art Center until May 13, 2018.
Currently on Display at the Hutchinson Public Library:
"Flowers - A Retrospective" by Jeanette Mull
Jeanette Mull’s paintings have their primary roots in American art of the 20th Century and the French and American impressionist “plein air” traditions. Introduced to art at an early age by her artist mother, painting has been her passion and challenge as an adult.
She began her study of oil painting in a night class at the Kansas City Art Institute after earning a degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. Since coming to Hutchinson, Jeanette has studied still life painting and drawing with Roy Swanson at Hutchinson Community College. She has also been a student in plein air workshops at the Scottsdale Artists’ School in Arizona and at the Palm Springs Art Center in California. She has been artist-in-residence at the Red Barn Studio in Lindsborg and represents her work annually at the Birger Sandzen Museum’s Holiday Show and Sale.
Jeanette Mull is currently a member of the Friday Morning Artists, a group that meets weekly at the Hutchinson Art Center for studio life drawing, as well as plein air painting around the Hutchinson area. Her work is shown locally and regionally in solo and group exhibitions at locations including the Hutchinson Art Center and VAAM in McPherson. Her work is also held in many private and corporate collections in Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, and California. Her memberships include the Hutchinson Art Association and KAOP of Wichita.
She continues to be inspired by Nature and the life and landscape of Kansas, her adoptive state, which she loves. Born in Missouri, she has lived her married life in Hutchinson with her physician husband, Jack. They have two married children and four grandchildren.
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.