Currently on view through Feb. 25 in the CityArts Balcony Gallery is “Shouting Fire” and in the CityArts Boardroom Gallery is “Prism Shift.” Jennifer Ray’s, School of Art, Design and Creative Industries (ADCI) associate director and associate professor of photo media, solo and group exhibitions.

“Shouting Fire” consists of photographs of objects used as targets for recreational shooting. The work uses studio techniques on location to draw references to memento mori still lifes, gendered advertising, Manifest Destiny and alt-right symbolism to explore the role of guns in American history and contemporary culture.

“Prsim Shift” highlights just some of the many photo-related practices used by artists. These artists take an expansive approach to photography and include everything from traditional large format film to scannography to 19th century cyanotypes. This work reflects the experimentation and openness inherent in the discipline as it continues to undergo disruption from digital and AI technologies.

“Prism Shift” features work from current ADCI students Kenna Green, Abby Ausherman, Anthony Corraro and Tim Fey; College of Fine Arts alums Dale Small, Lindsay Lion Lord, Hugo Zelada Romero and Amie Nioce; ADCI instructors Irma Puškarević and Kendra Cremin; and artists Cary Conover, Jeroen Nelemans and Amanda Pfister.

CityArts will host a reception for “Shouting Fire” and “Prism Shift” from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2 at CityArts.

A quilt constructed of sports jerseys by artist Hank Willis Thomas is pictured. This piece is called Guernica.

Join the Ulrich Museum of Arts for the Ulrich Spring 2024 Exhibition Opening Celebration from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Ulrich.

Ulrich receptions are a party and more. Engage with artists and art fans, watch artist demonstrations, create your own art and enjoy food and fun for all ages. Join the Ulrich for an exploration of its newest exhibitions on display this spring; celebrate its Outdoor Sculpture Collection (OSC) with the exhibition, “Fully Dimensional: Artists of the Outdoor Sculpture Collection,” highlighting 35 of the OSC sculpture artists; and explore local muralists through “Urban Canvas” and engage with the curatorial experience with “The Ulrich Co-Lab.”

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the entire month of January. The office welcomes students, faculty and employees to visit the Cadman Art Gallery in the Rhatigan Student Center to explore an exhibit highlighting the life of the late Dr. King.

In addition to the exhibit, attendees are asked to contribute to the “Dream Wall” project at the entrance of the gallery, by adding a dream, hope or vision of their own for Wichita State, the Wichita community or the world. The exhibit will run until Wednesday, Jan. 31.

Clayton Staples Gallery is delighted to present a special winter treat, “Wichita/Sarajevo Connecting Stories,” an exhibition that spans between Kansas and Bosnia and Herzegovina on display Jan. 16-30. Senior graphic design students from Wichita State and sophomore students from The Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo were given the prompt of researching a significant story from their own region as a means of introduction. Students were then tasked with creating a unique deck of playing cards.

WSU and The Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo created these playing cards with the aim of learning and expanding our world view through play and research. Join the special limited engagement from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Clayton Staples Gallery, located in 205 McKnight Art Center.

Chaz Guest, "The Tenth," 2019, oil paint, ink, linen. Gift of Ms. Feng Jianhua. Black Civil War soldiers and their horses are pictured in a wooded area in this painting.

Join the Ulrich Museum of Art for a talk by Chaz Guest, an American painter and sculptor of profound inventiveness known for capturing the raw essence of the universal human spirit, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 in the Beren Gallery. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m.

Voices from the Vault is a series of artist talks to celebrate the Ulrich Museum’s 50th anniversary. Guest’s vivid painting, “The Tenth,” was acquired by the Ulrich in 2022 and featured in the recent exhibition, “Myths of the West: Narrating Stories of the Land and People Through Wichita Art Collections.”

Swirls of red, black, blue and yellow make up this abstract painting by Alexander Calder. "Fall 2023 Exhibition Opening Celebration, 5-8 p.m., Thursday, August 24" "Ulrich Museum of Art"

Everyone is invited to an exploration of the Ulrich Museum of Art’s newest exhibitions on display this fall:

  • Lesley Dill | Wilderness: Light Sizzles Around Me
  • Where We Belong: Refugee Stories from Wichita
  • chroma [kroh-muh]
  • Zahy Tentehar: The Civilized.

Ulrich receptions are more than a party; they’re an engagement of artists and art fans with entertainment, food and fun. Everyone is welcome to attend this event from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24 at no additional charge.

Graphic featuring images of some of the ShiftSpace artwork with the text, "Elemental Bodies opening reception. March 3, 5-8 p.m. Groover Labs, 334 Francis St. Wichita, KS" and the ShiftSpace logo.

Elemental Bodies Part Two is curated by the ShiftSpace Gallery assistants. The show is about the connections between the physical and figurative elements of the earth such as water, wood and plastic with the human body.

The opening reception will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 3, and food and refreshments will be provided to participants. ShiftSpace Gallery is located at Groover Labs at 344 Frances St.

Any questions can be directed to Jefferson Godard, ShiftSpace Gallery Manager at

WSU ShiftSpace is proud to present its next show, “Elemental Bodies,” and is looking for artists to participate and show off their work in the gallery space starting Friday, March 3. Any kind of artwork can be submitted, including sculptures, paintings, drawings, photographs and more.

ShiftSpace is a student-run gallery located in downtown Wichita. Local artists and WSU students are welcome to submit their work. ShiftSpace is welcoming both art that has already been made and original pieces made just for the show. Artwork should be brought in by Sunday, Feb. 26.

Artists interested in creating an all-original work or bringing in pre-existing artwork need to make sure it fits the show’s title and theme of “Elemental Bodies.” This can be the embodiment of certain real-world elements such as fire, water, earth, air or others, but it can also contain fictional or non-physical elements.

For more information, reach out to ShiftSpace by emailing Jada Whiterock at or Jefferson Godard, gallery manager, at

Explore the newest exhibitions on display this semester at the Spring Exhibition Opening Celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 in the Ulrich Museum of Art. Come for a sip, a snack and a first look at these works on display:

Tuan Andrew Nguyen: The Boat People in the Amsden Gallery
In his 2020 film, Vietnamese artist Tuan Andrew Nguyen visualizes a depopulated, post-apocalyptic world, where a group of five children sail the seas and try to understand their ancestors’ past through the traces of material culture they find.

Nature in the Floating World: Images of Nature in Japanese and Chinese Art
Featuring Japanese woodcut prints by internationally influential 19th century masters of ukiyo-e as Andō Hiroshige and Katsushika Hokusai, a variety of works by participants in the 20th century shin-hanga and sōsaku-hanga movements to revive and revitalize woodcut printing, and two large-scale works by contemporary Chinese artists Huang Yan and Liu Guosong. These works capture great inventiveness and beauty in approaches to depicting the natural world and reveal its deep interconnectedness with human life.

Transmissions: The XXIV Faculty Biennial
The longest-running series of exhibitions at the Ulrich Museum, the Biennial represents the breadth of creative work and research being undertaken by the faculty of WSU’s School of Art, Design and Creative Industries. The 2023 edition showcases the work of faculty who specialize in art history, art education, ceramics, drawing, fiber, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and mixed and new media.

Ulrich receptions are an engagement of artists and art fans with music, food and fun. Like all of their events, the Opening Celebration is free and everyone is welcome.

People, Pride & Promise: The Story of the Dockum Sit-in, America's First Successful Student-led Lunch Counter Sit-in Gallery Exhibition, January 9-31, Cadman Art Gallery featuring Dr. Galyn Vesey

“People, Pride & Promise: The Story of the Dockum Sit-in” is an exhibit that commemorates America’s first successful student-led lunch counter sit-in and will be displayed through Jan. 31 at the Cadman Art Gallery in the Rhatigan Student Center.

The exhibit explores how early civil rights era lunch counter protests helped shape and transform the struggles for racial equality in America. Through historical contexts and articles, it will tell the little-known story of the Dockum sit-in, as well as the story of Dr. Galyn Vesey, who was among a small group of students that led this historic protest on July 19, 1958.