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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Curate This! A Sense of Place

A Sense of Place the Curate This! art exhibit curated by two Topeka teens is on display in the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery May 6 – July 16, 2017. The exhibit explores the idea that happiness comes from understanding who we are and where we belong in the world.

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Ballet Midwest: 40 years and counting

To help celebrate their first 40 years, the library has partnered with Ballet Midwest to showcase their rich history through a selection of photographs, costumes, and props and display in the rotunda. When your here, don’t forget to look up to see more iconic tutus on display!

Murals – Art for Everyone!

Drawing on the wall as a kid could lead to a career as an adult.

Beyond Words: Artists’ Books

Sometimes, artistic limitations can foster even greater creativity; when text is minimal or absent, book artists must decide how to tell stories using different tools.

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Form Follows Function

Whether they use traditional materials or more modern ones, book artists thoughtfully consider the physical experience of reading the book when making their design decisions.

A Short History of Language-Oriented Art

Beginning in the early twentieth century, the tensions between words and images provided a basis for experimentation in art.