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Downtown Events

American Way Words
Thursday, June 20
Envision Arts Gallery and Community Engagement Center

The Envision Arts Gallery and Community Engagement Center is eager to present its new artist-in-residence program with the opening of "American Way Words," a three-month exhibition presenting the renowned UK blind artist Clarke Reynolds, known for his interactive use of Braille in art. This event marks both Clarke Reynolds's first solo exhibition in the U.S. and his role as the inaugural artist of the gallery’s new residency program, embodying Envision’s dedication to fostering artistic innovation and collaboration.

Clarke Reynolds, a visionary born with limited sight in Havant, England, crafts a journey of resilience and creativity through his art. After an early spark of inspiration from Franz Marc's "The Yellow Cow," Clarke pursued and attained a BA honors degree in model making. Despite significant challenges, including the loss of his sight, Reynolds' fervor for artistic expression propelled him to innovate, using textiles and Braille to forge new paths of exploration in art through touch and sound.

"American Way Words" transcends a traditional art exhibition. It's an all-encompassing, interactive space that invites audiences to discover language and communication through tactile and visual experiences, embracing inclusivity and delight in exploration. Get a sneak peek of Reynolds' work in this video.

A key feature of "American Way Words" is a life-size, playable Scrabble board. This installation is designed to be both accessible and enjoyable, using one-foot square tiles marked with color-coded Braille, allowing both sighted and visually impaired individuals to partake in the joy of language. More than 60 artworks accompanying the Scrabble board highlight the quirks and idiosyncrasies of English, juxtaposing British and American terms like 'Ice Lolly' versus 'Popsicle.' These playful pairings offer a glimpse into the cultural tapestry that language weaves, fostering conversations about accessibility, diversity and the shared experience of art.

Envision Arts Gallery and Clarke Reynolds cordially invite you to join them for this innovative and heartfelt exhibition. "American Way Words" not only showcases Reynolds' ingenuity but also embodies our commitment to art that celebrates inclusivity, literacy and cultural dialogue. Don't miss the opportunity to experience language in a new dimension where touch, sight and play merge into a harmonious celebration of human connection.

On display April 5 – June 28 in the Main Gallery. All proceeds from artwork and merchandise purchased from the gallery directly support the artists and help the Envision Arts program. Learn more about the Envision Arts Gallery and Community Engagement Center by visiting envisionartsgallery.com.


Contact Eva Cummings at (316) 440-1699 or gallery@envisionus.com
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Sean Kenney's Nature Pop! Made with LEGO Bricks
Thursday, June 20
Botanica Wichita

Bring out your inner builder at Botanica’s Nature Pop! Exhibit. This mesmerizing exhibit features a series of nature-inspired sculptures built entirely with over 850,000 LEGO bricks. Join us to explore the beauty of nature through highly stylized, colorful sculptures that stand in striking contrast with their surroundings. On display throughout Botanica’s lush 20-acre gardens, this is not only an exhibition you will not want to miss, but a summertime destination you will want to visit again and again!

Bring out your inner builder at Botanica's Nature Pop! exhibit! All ages are sure to delight in discovering Artist Sean Kenney's awe-inspiring sculptures as they Pop out of Nature at Botanica!

The exhibit features over 40 sculptures built with over 850,000 LEGO bricks and will accompany daily activities, art projects, tours, and special events.

Join us for daily activities:

  • 2 Mega Building Zones with LEGO Bricks: grab the family and enjoy building in nature.
  • Rotating exploration stations to discover something new at each visit.
  • STEAM stations in the Bug Bungalow, Barn, and Bee House. Make sure to visit them all.
  • Trek through the gardens on a digital scavenger hunt where you can enter your photos for a chance to win fun prizes throughout the summer.
  • Stop by the Garden Cafe for young ones to color Nature Pop! inspired postcards that can be colored and sent to loved ones near and far!
  • Don't forget your garden favorites: Butterfly House, Woodland Walk, Miniature Railroad Garden, Troll Hill, Khicha Family Carousel, Wildflower Garden, Koi Pond Pavilion and more!

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Annie Leibovitz Work/Trabajar Exhibit
Thursday, June 20
Wichita Art Museum

ANNIE LEIBOVITZ / WORK features a new group of photographs highlighting current events and exceptional figures in today’s world. Anchored by these new works, the exhibition also features a complementary selection of Leibovitz’s photographs from the past decade. Displayed across both printed and digital mediums, the exhibition offers a dynamic peek into the artist’s contemporary practice and focus. Whether highlighting household names or local heroes, these works demonstrate Leibovitz’s discerning vision and desire to celebrate the extraordinary now. With more than five decades of experience photographing some of the most influential names in entertainment, politics, business, and athletics, Leibovitz has established herself as a keen watcher of society. In 1973, at the age of 23, Leibovitz became Rolling Stone magazine’s Chief Photographer. Through her long-standing work with Vanity Fair and Vogue, Leibovitz further honed her signature blend of grit and grace that has come to define much of her practice. In 1991 she became the first female artist to have a solo show at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.


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“Sunshine Boys”
Thursday, June 20
Roxy's Downtown

Step into the golden glow of the theatrical brilliance with The Sunshine Boys, where timeless humor and heartwarming performances illuminate the stage, promising an unforgettable journey into the bonds of laughter and friendship.

This classic Neil Simon comedy follows two former vaudeville partners who reunite. fora television special after years of estrangement. With wit, Charm, and Simon’s signature humor, the play explores the complexities of friendship, the passage of time, and the enduring power of laugher.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Show begins at 8:00 p.m.


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Coffee With the Curator
Thursday, June 20
Museum of World Treasures

Coffee With the Curator

Join us for our monthly "Coffee With the Curator" event at the Museum of World Treasures!

Attending Information:

  • Open to all ages
  • No need to register; simply walk in!
  • Light refreshments and coffee provided.

Contact Kristin Martin at (316) 263-1311 or education@worldtreasures.org
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