February 24th – Join Cori Sherman North, Curator of the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery for In the Center of it All: 90 Years of the Prairie Print Makers. Celebrating the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Prairie Print Makers, an organization established “to further the interests of both artists and laymen in print making and collecting.” Ten active printmakers and one art dealer gathered at the Lindsborg studio of Birger Sandzén (1871-1954) to plan out an exhibition society that would also offer a gift print commissioned from well-known printmakers to subscribing members. Half of these charter members called Wichita home. The exhibitions’ schedules quickly filled for venues from Honolulu, Hawaii; to Fort Worth, Texas; to Rochester, New York, as well as providing art experiences for many underserved, small communities in the Midwest and attracted more than a hundred American, Canadian, and United Kingdom printmakers to their roster.
Presented by: WHiMS
Sponsored by: The Trust Company of Kansas and a generous grant by Mickey Armstrong
Doors open at 9:30 a.m., program begins at 10 a.m. Reservations are recommended to guarantee admission due to capacity restrictions–to confirm admission call 316-265-9314 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This presentation will be made virtually from the Sandzen Gallery via Zoom and will also be available to be viewed via Facebook.
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
204 S. Main St.