WHAT: The eight monumental glass and steel sculptures crafted by renowned American glass artist Rollin Karg will be installed at various locations across the Larksfield Place campus for the upcoming exhibit. Karg, whose studio is in Kechi, KS, has an international reputation and his work is in museums and private collections around the world. This exhibition of monumental works marks a new direction for Karg who, at age 65, is not content to rest on his laurels.
Once installed, the sculptures will then be shrouded in plastic until the Thursday, July 1, unveiling reception.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 16, 9 a.m. (should take most of the day)
WHERE: 7373 E. 29th St. North, Wichita, KS
VISUALS: Installation of the eight, crafted glass and steel sculptures ranging in size from 7 to 14 feet tall – all designed specifically for display on the Larksfield Place campus.
Artist and crew will be using a crane and other equipment to move each sculpture to just the exact location to maximize viewing.
ABOUT KARG: The exhibit is the first of its kind in the Midwest. The one-of-a-kind “KARG” display opens to the public on Thursday, July 1, with events kicking off at 7 p.m.
The exhibit includes the eight outdoor monumental pieces as well as a display of smaller crafted glass and steel works in the Larksfield Place Art Gallery. The July 1 festivities will get underway with the opening of the indoor gallery at 7 p.m. Unveiling of the outdoor sculptures is at 7:30 p.m. followed by a ceremony to light the outdoor sculptures at 9:30 p.m. The events are free and open to the public.
The outdoor sculpture exhibit runs July 1 to Dec. 31. The indoor gallery exhibit runs July 1 to Aug. 31. Both exhibits are open to the public daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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