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Konza: Sculpture by John Powers

July 9, 2012 – May 31, 2013

Beach Museum of Art: Konza by John Powers

Konza, is a large kinetic sculpture inspired by the natural beauty and movement of the nearby Konza prairie, is the newest addition to the Beach Museum of Art's permanent collection. This powerful metal work reflects a set of contrasting themes; the natural and the manmade, the internal and external, the small and the vast, the permanent and the fleeting. Located in the Stolzer Family Foundation Gallery, the sculpture was commissioned specifically for the Beach Museum of Art.

"Sometimes we see the natural world in a new way after seeing an artist's representation. This wonderful work by John Powers may be mechanical, but it evokes features of the natural tallgrass prairie that we treasure as a Kansas icon." 
-Linda Duke, museum director