Richard Davies In the World Exhibit at Hutchinson Art Center

MP900341528“In the World,” an exhibit of paintings by Richard Davies, is on display at the Hutchinson Art Center during July. The artist’s reception will be July 11 from 5-7 p.m. The Hutchinson Art Center is at 405 North Washington. The reception and gallery are free admission. The Hutchinson Art Center is open Tuesday through Saturday.

Lovely landscapes, poignant portraits, and intimate still-lives will challenge the patron and aide the imagination of the viewer in creating a bond with the paintings at hand. The artist has brought a wide range of life experience to his work resulting in a pleasing combination of technical virtuosity and emotional depth. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Davies grew up in Houston, and Dallas, Texas, as well as Winfield, Kansas.Academically Richard majored in Art at Wichita State University and later continued his academic journey acquiring a Masters in Creative Writing. Serving in the army he drove tanks in Germany, later on he worked as a roughneck in the oilfields of Oklahoma.

Moving on he worked as a production artist in Wichita while also serving as proprietor of Kirby’s Beer Store located near the WSU Campus. Kirby’s long a favorite of Wichita’s alternative set, was acknowledge by Playboy Magazine as one of the top 100 Bars in the country, certainly an accomplishment for an establishment that could accommodate 27 souls (who were close friends) at one sitting.

Presently Davies paints and writes, having published plays and penned the popular volume Heirloom, the first of a trilogy of works dealing with the future of the planet and mankind. Mr. Davies also teaches at Wichita State University and Butler County Community College.

For more information please call 620/663-1081 or e-mail hrah@hrah.kscoxmail.com.

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