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Exhibits

The Derby Arts Council
at the Derby Public Library

The goal of the Derby Arts Council is to encourage, promote and foster appreciation, participation and support for the visual arts. The Derby Arts Council will showcase local artists and provide an exhibition gallery for Derby and the surrounding area to enhance the cultural arts experience.

There are two gallery spaces in the library that are managed by the Derby Arts Council: the Gathering Space Gallery and the High Wall Gallery. The Gathering Space Gallery is in the library’s lobby and includes the Community Room. When art is on display in the Community Room, it may not be available for viewing at all times. The High Wall Gallery is inside the library, located in the Business/Genealogy area of the library.

Click the button below to download the Policies and Procedures of the Derby Arts Council, which includes the artist release statement and inventory sheet. 

Now showing in the Gathering Space Gallery:

Experience "Summer Dreams" this month

“Summer Dreams,” a collection of 55 works of art by members of the Kansas Art Guild, is now on display in the Gathering Space Gallery at the Derby Public Library. The exhibit comprises watercolors, acrylics, oils and graphites, and was judged by Laine Pike.

As the community begins to open again, and with travel still limited, some images offer an opportunity to view geographies unlike Kansas. Other images will certainly bring a smile to the viewer’s face.

Kansas Art Guild was organized with the goal of promoting art and artists. It is currently housed at MARK Arts in Wichita. The guild holds exhibitions at several locations in the Wichita area throughout the year.

More information about the Kansas Art Guild is available on its website at www.kansasartguild.com.

Any questions regarding the exhibit can be directed to Tami English at 316-788-0760. Follow the Derby Arts Council on Facebook, where you can learn more about the works in this exhibit and others at the library.

 

Pollo Estrella by Theresa Cabell What Do You See? by Sharon Engle

 

Now Showing in the High Wall Gallery:

Local Artist's Work Invites "Wandering in Place"

Derby Arts Council and the Derby Public Library are pleased to host the first solo exhibition for Mulvane artist Stephanie Bayliff. Bayliff taught herself to paint through online classes and YouTube videos. About a year ago, she took a palette knife painting class at the Derby Recreation Center and fell in love with that technique, smearing creamy, vibrant oil over canvas.

Her favorite things are books and art, so the library is an appropriate location for this show.

“Books and art are essential to remain mentally healthy, connected to yourself and connected to the world,” Bayliff said. “Both allow us the ability to escape to another place and time when we have to stay where we are.”

Bayliff’s invites those who view the exhibition into an open field to feel the warmth of the sun, to a shoreline to hear the rush of the tide, or to experience the quiet calm of a still life. She also hopes viewing this art might encourage others to try painting, either through virtual or in-person classes.

Bayliff is a 1992 Derby High School graduate. Her work has also been exhibited at Gallery XII in Wichita and in the Derby 150th anniversary show last spring. You can follow her on Instagram at @stephanie_bayliff_art.

Any questions regarding the exhibit can be directed to Tami English at 316-788-0760. Follow the Derby Arts Council on Facebook, where you can learn more about the works in this exhibit and others at the library.

 

 

 

Feeding KoiPurple IrisStreet Cafe at Night

 

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