Plymouth Art Gallery

Plymouth Art Gallery

Located in the main hallway, the Plymouth art gallery displays visual art of various media created by local artists. Exhibits run for one to two months. Generally, the artwork is for sale by the artist with a percentage donated to Plymouth Church. Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The gallery is also open during regularly scheduled church events. For information, call 316-684-0221. Past artists include Ze Bernardinello, Elly Fitzig, and Bob Bayer.

Featured June/July 2017

Hallway and Cabinet - Janet Fisher

Janet Fisher graduated with a degree in Art Education from Kansas University with an emphasis in ceramics. After raising her family, she started teaching in her home studio. She has been teaching in her home studio for over 30 years. She mostly teaches watercolor, but also acrylic painting, collage, ceramics, assemblage sculpture, and encaustics (melted color wax). In the summer she has taken workshops in many different mediums. She likes to try almost every art form at least once. Grace Hill Winery displays her art on many of their wine labels. Several people have her custom tile in their homes. Janet will have her art hanging in the hallway and also her jewelry will be in the display cabinet thru June and July.

 

Featured May 2017

Hallway - Virginia Grass Simmons


Cabinet - Katie Robu

Katie will graduate from Newton High School May 13. In the fall she will be attending Wichita State University where she will pursue a BFA in Musical Theatre, BA in Dance, and a minor in Visual Arts with a concentration in Ceramics. She has danced since she was three years old first with MGM Studio of the Dance in Wichita and the past three years with Bethel College Academy in Newton. Katie has been involved in theatre her entire life performing at the Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre, Music Theatre Wichita, Music Theatre for Youth People, Center for the Arts, and Newton High School. Highlights onstage include Thomasina in Arcadia at Center for the Arts, Jesus Christ Superstar at MTWichita, Natalie in All Shook Up at Newton High School, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz at MTYP, and most recently Sara in A Little Princess here at Plymouth.

Katie did not discover her love for Visual Arts until her sophomore year of high school when she took an Art Basics class. Since then she has taken Ceramics, Graphic Design, Mural Production, and Advanced Art. 

Katie has been a part of the Plymouth Church community since March of 2011. She would like to thank her Plymouth family for the love and support they have shown the past six years.

                               

       

April

Cabinet - Elisabeth Owens

Elisabeth Owens is a mother of three, fine artist, and freelance graphic designer living in Wichita, Kansas. In 2006, she and her husband, Paul, discovered their shared passion for restoring historic homes in College Hill. This sparked an affinity for the Arts & Crafts period of the early 20th century which she soon began applying to the medium of ceramics. Her original motivation of filling her bungalow with time-inspired pieces soon expanded beyond the walls of her own home. Elisabeth’s artistic process includes throwing each pot, hand decorating original designs, using a unique glaze, and hand painting under-glazed details before high firing. Her greatest goal in her art is to glorify her Creator by reflecting the art and lines found within nature. She is proud to have the opportunity to share her results with you.

Featured February 2017

Stephen Perry

The art of Stephen Perry, a fourth generation Wichitan will be on
display in the hallway for the next several weeks. A graduate of North High
School and Kansas State University, Steve's career began in landscape
architecture with an early interest in pen and ink sketches. After his
retirement from his firm McCluggage Van Sickle and Perry, he began fine art
printmaking in his Riverside home.  In his Backroads Press studio he is
currently working with photo-polymer plates in relief prints highlighted
with watercolor. In 2011 he published his second book, "Wander the Kansas
Flint Hills in Words and Images, which features 12 original prints and
writings about his favorite part of Kansas.  Take a moment to read a more
detailed history of his professional accomplishments that is posted in the
hallway along with his artwork.

Lulu Designs by Jana Luetje 

The display cabinet for the month of February features jewelry from
Jana Luetje. Originally from Wichita, Jana currently resides in Leawood,
Kansas with her husband, Andrew; son's Sam, George, and Ben; and their dog
Maisey. She earned a Master's in Social Work from the University of Kansas
and worked as a clinical social worker in the hospital and the mental health
field until 2005
While she is not driving carpool, watching her boys play sports or
watching ESPN, Jana can be found at her workbench creating stylish and
affordable jewelry for women that is feminine and bold.
Inspired by nature and her faith, her pieces feature distinctive
handmade necklaces, bracelets and earrings using soldered metals, natural
gemstones, semi-precious stones, beads and glass, vintage charms and crosses
and other repurposed materials. Her jewelry designs blend vintage and modern
to create one-of-a-kind wearable art. In addition to her growing line of
jewelry, she also crafts wood, hand painted Lazy Susan's and other unique
accessories from home. Jana is the daughter of Plymouth member Linda Wilson.


Featured October/November 2016

Patricia Neufeld

        

Mary Frances Skinner

        

Featured August/September 2016

Photography by Plymouth member John Brammer

 

 

Sculpture by Plymouth member Dan Closson