Teaching artists on display at Art Walk

An acrylic painting by Yvonne Eckert.

Who was your art teacher, and what was their influence on your life?

Winfield’s public school art teachers will be celebrated Friday at the First Friday Art Walk at the Marquee Performing Arts Center, 1007 Main St.

The display of Winfield’s public school teachers has been put together in collaboration with the Cowley County Historical Museum and Society, and the Winfield Arts and Humanities Council. Featured artists include Mrs. Berson, Yvonne Eckert, Pat Behlier, Sarah Wilson, Yvonne Richardson, John Davis, Maggie Bicker, Mike Fell, Lynn Felts, Martha Fitzwater and more.

Other artists who were influential Winfield teachers will also be on display.

Visitors to the display are invited to share their memories of these important teachers, and what the teachers’ influences were on their lives. Visitors are also encouraged to bring any examples of the teachers’ works that visitors would like to share and add to the display.

Because there is not currently an accurate record of Winfield’s public school art teachers, Marquee is inviting anyone who has information about their elementary, middle and high school art teachers to share it at the Art walk. Marquee hosts will give any records they can collect to both the WAHC and CCHS, and USD 465. For more information call or text Roger Moon at (620) 262-7700.

The collection of works from past Winfield art teachers will continue to be on display May 14 during the Marquee Music Crawl.

Winfield’s Carter Humphreys will provide music from 5 to 7 p.m.

For more information on the First Friday Art Walks or about Marquee, visit www.marqueepac.org or call the Marquee office at (620) 402-6688.

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