Artist Seeks Entries For ‘Rethink Topeka’ Art Show

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

Monday, September 28, 2009

A Topeka printmaker and screenprinter wants to use art to change people's negative perceptions of the capital city.

Justin Marable is the force behind Rethink Topeka, a project that encourages artists to learn about and visit sites in Topeka.

The 27-year-old wants artists to use their impressions to create paintings, sculpture, poetry, photographs, music, films or other artistic works. Some of their creations will be part of a juried multimedia exhibition that will be held during an art walk on April 17.

About 50 people attended a meeting earlier this month, where they heard a presentation about the project and watched a short film about Porubsky's Deli, 60-year fixture in Topeka's "Little Russia."

The artists then divided into groups with "ambassadors" who escorted them to various sites throughout the city.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 62325417 -