Artist, Mentor, Teacher: Early Leaders in Kansas Art Education
August 18, 2010 – December 19, 2010
The exhibition “Artist, Mentor, Teacher: Early Leaders in Kansas Art Education” features works by Kansas artists who served as teachers and mentors throughout the state of Kansas and will be on display from August 18 – December 19.
All works in this exhibition are from the Beach Museum of Art’s collection. Artists include Birger Sandzen, William Dickerson, Robert Sudlow, Sue Jean Covacevich, Mary Huntoon, Oscar Larmer, Lester Raymer, John Helm, Raymond Eastwood and Norman and Helen Eppink.
This exhibition investigates the historical roots of art education in Kansas and the passing on of the torch from one mentor to another. Each of the featured artists balanced teaching and mentoring with their own successful careers. They are the inspiration for many of todays practicing Kansas art teachers and professors.
There will also be a guide to additional teachers featured in the permanent collection galleries. Visitors are invited to share memories of their favorite art teachers in a comment book that will be set up along with this exhibition.
This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Kansas Art Education Association which will be holding its annual meeting in Manhattan in October 2010 and the K-State art education program.