Featured March/April 2018

Feb 13, 2018

Hallway - Wayne Conyers

Wayne Conyers received a Master of Fine Arts in Painting at Fort Hays State University and started his career teaching high school art for 10 years. After Baldwin, he came to McPherson College for 33 years as full-time faculty, with 19 of those as department chair. His instruction has been primarily focused on ceramics and painting.

At the same time, he’s been a significant contributor to professional and community art organizations. These include serving as a board member for Watercolor USA and Kansas Watercolor Society; member of Phi Kappa Phi, National Art Education Association, Kansas Art Education Association, and Visual Arts Alliance of McPherson.  The Kansas Art Education Association awarded Mr. Conyers the honor of "Outstanding Art Educator-Higher Education" for the academic year 2016-17.  

Professionally, his works have won awards and been invited to well over 125 exhibitions at all levels – local, national and international – and has earned dozens of prominent awards for his work. He’s probably best known for his watercolor paintings, which are included within a variety of private, corporate and museum collections.

He has drawn from his life experience as inspiration for much of his work, but recently he’s been getting ideas from studying theoretical physics – dark matter, the multi-verse, string theory, and the like. In his technique, Conyers tends to blend surreal images with colorful geometric patterns – often infused with his quirky sense of humor.

Cabinet - Judi Michaelis

A native of Kansas, Judi earned her BS and BA degrees in Art Education from Pittsburg State University. She moved to Wichita, where she has taught art to school children of all ages for over 30 years. Judi is also the owner of Krazy Lady Designs, where she creates recycled art glass jewelry and her true passion, on-of-a-kind glass mosaics. She is a member of Wichita Women Artists, and a teaching artist for Arts Partners, where even in "retirement" she continues to teach young people to express themselves through various art mediums. 

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