LINCOLN – “UNLOCKED”, featuring the work of 28 artists from Bennington, Manhattan, Great Bend, Lawrence, Lincoln, Lindsborg, Salina, Sylvan Grove, and Topeka, Kansas, as well as artists from California, Colorado, Georgia, Missouri and Hawaii, opens at the Lincoln Art Center Friday, July 14 from 5:30 – 7:30, with a gallery walk at 6:15. This exhibit runs through August 31, 2017.

These artists were invited to examine, transform, and interpret the human affinity to releasing, unlatching, and freeing the bolts and jams of every day life. They used metaphors and materials of locks, keys, and the treasures or surprises that unlocking reveals. We were honored to have Wayne Conyers, McPherson College Art Department, McPherson, Kansas, as the juror for the show. Conyers received a Master of Fine Arts in Painting at Fort Hays University. We are also grateful to Pam Morgan, Lincoln, for the invitation and catalog design, and Lori Brack, Salina, who wrote the artists’ introduction to “UNLOCKED.”

This exhibit is free and open to the public Tuesday-Friday Noon-4:00 and Saturday 9:00 am to Noon at the Lincoln Art Center, 126 E. Lincoln Ave., Lincoln, Kansas 67455. For more information call the art center at 785-524-3241 or visit lincolnartcenter.org.