Art

The latest news on exhibits at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, programs, and cool things around Topeka in our arts community, opportunities for artists, posts about art books and video and photos from exhibits you may have missed.

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The library’s art collection is now online!

We’re building a database of the library’s collection of art – and you can search it the way you do the library’s catalog. Go to our new database to see the first 600 artworks from our art collection of more than 6,000 pieces.

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New exhibit gets inside trees

The library’s Alice C. Sabatini Gallery is bringing the forest indoors. Against the Grain, an exhibit featuring the craft of woodturning, opens this Fri. Nov. 7, 2014 with a First Friday reception from 5:30-8 p.m.

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Create a holiday blog

Words as Gifts

Create poetry with forms such as haiku and acrostic, or try book spine poetry. Anyone can write poems for friends and family–I promise! And there are endless ways to tap into your crafty side in displaying your words.

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Feltmaking: Ancient Art or Hot New Craft?

Feltmaking – or Felting – has become quite popular lately, but did you know that it is a very old art? In fact, felt was the earliest known textile – predating any kind of weaving or spinning. There are several different techniques, and the Arts & Crafts Neighborhood has books to help with all of them.

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See Ramp It Up exhibit through Aug. 24

Native Skateboard Exhibit = Awesome!

Examine skateboarding in Native culture without leaving Topeka. Come to the Sabatini Gallery for Ramp It Up, a gravity-defying, colorful and informative exhibit. Find out what people are saying about it and why you should share the news too.

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Smithsonian’s Ramp It Up Skateboard Show Opens June 28

A 12-city national tour features Native art, skateboard deck designed by contemporary artists and gravity-defying photos. Opening Reception this Saturday with DJ Fraktul, 11am-2pm.

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