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Larksfield Place Plans to Welcome One-of-a-Kind Exhibit

Friday, May 28 2010 12:39 PM

WICHITA, Kan., May 18, 2010 . . . Larksfield Place Retirement Communities Inc. is in the final stages of planning for the first exhibition of :KARG," a display of eight monumental crafted glass and steel sculptures by renowned American sculptor Rollin Karg. The display opens to the public on Thursday, July 1, with events kicking off at 7 p.m.

Karg, a well-known glass artisan from Kechi, Kan., has created eight glass and steel sculptures ranging in size from 7 to 14 feet tall - all designed specifically for display on the Larksfield Place campus. "Sometimes an opportunity/challenge comes along that you just can't say no to. I had been thinking of these new pieces, and when this come up, it seemed like a perfect match. This project has spurred me to new levels," said Karg.

The exhibit includes the outdoor monumental pieces as well as a display of smaller crafted glass and steel works in the Larksfield Place 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.

"With sculptures that soar upward more than 14 feet, these playful, colorful pieces will be like nothing seen before in the Wichita area," said Terry Asla, who is coordinating the exhibit. "These whimsical works will delight the eye and bring a sense of wonder to all who view them."

Exhibit details: 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. A map with locations of outdoor artwork, which will be located across the Larksfield Place campus at 7373 E. 29th St. North in Wichita, will be available in the main lobby.

Additional information on the activities will be released in the upcoming weeks.

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