We are pleased to present “Vernon Rickman: A Kansan’s Soulful Life in Art” as our newest exhibit. Mr. Rickman was a sculptor with the Smithsonian for almost 30 years. In his spare time, and during his retirement years, he created more than 300 oil paintings, charcoals, sculptures, and reliefs. His classical style is depicted through figural, religious, landscape, and abstract art. The exhibit, with a variety of his work on display, is part of an oral history project on Mr. Rickman’s life. Kansas author Beverley Olson Buller interviewed family members and friends of Mr. Rickman and quotes from her interviews are included in the exhibit. Funding for the oral history portion of the exhibit is provided by the Kansas Humanities Council, a nonprofit cultural organization that connects communities with history, traditions, and ideas to strengthen civic life.
The exhibit will be on display through September 3.
Thank You... to the 33 founders of Carriage Factory Art Gallery. Their foresight in 1983 to rent space in a former carriage factory and later to become owners of the property as a nonprofit arts organization led to a renewal of appreciation for creative arts in the community. The gallery today provides opportunities for all ages to gather, learn, experience, perform, share, and celebrate the arts. We invite you to visit the gallery and enjoy the beauty of the art and the hospitality of this historic space.
Three of the founders of Carriage Factory Art Gallery were together at a special event in the gallery: Martha Knudsen, Dr. Frances Allen, and Naomi Wenger