Annual State of the Arts Gala
The 9th Annual State of the Arts Gala is quickly approaching and you won’t want to miss the festivities! Since its inception by the Prairie Village Arts Council in 2007, State of the Arts has proven to be better every year and this year promises to be no exception. Mark your calendar now for the evening of October 9, 2015, as the Prairie Village Arts Council members extend a warm invitation for you to attend the awards reception.
The State of the Arts exhibition is a juried event featuring two-dimensional or three-dimensional artwork. The 2015 juror is Larry Thomas, professor and chair of the Fine Arts Department at Johnson County Community College. He is represented by the Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art Gallery.
It is anticipated the jurist will select approximately forty pieces of original art of varying mediums for this year’s show. From these forty pieces, nine prizes of varying amounts will be awarded including the R.G. Endres Memorial Best of Show Award for $1,000. The State of the Arts prizes are made possible by our generous sponsors.
In addition to the opportunity to view exceptional original artwork, the opening reception offers the opportunity to meet the artists while enjoying live music, hors d’oeuvres, sweets, and wine.
The selected works from this year’s State of the Arts will be on display at the R.G. Endres Gallery in City Hall, 7700 Mission Rd, throughout the month of October. The awards reception is free and will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the awards announcement at 7:30 p.m.