Reviving the Past through Art

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Rembrandt gets a makeover when artists from the Kansas region draw from art history to create fresh works in Reviving the Past, an original exhibit at the Alice C. Sabatini gallery Aug 14 – Sept. 27.

The exhibit features works by seven regional artists as well as works by nationally recognized artists from the permanent collection. Anyone will recognize the iconic images pulled from history and updated with contemporary themes and visuals.


“I like the idea of having these guys in the studio with me,” says artist Dan Kirchhefer, whose work is on display.

Special to the exhibit is a chance for visitors to take a walk with the artists through the gallery as they share thoughts about how they’ve learned from the masters and how they’ve extended the traditional and fresh material.

See a full list of upcoming exhibits at the Sabatini Gallery.

Leah Sewell

Leah is the Communications Editor for the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, which basically means she’s an observer, collector and creator of library stories. She’s a veteran publisher and magazine editor who has brought her passion for all things literary and writerly to library communications. Leah has an MFA in writing from the University of Nebraska, is a published poet and author, a graphic designer, and has a very healthy obsession with books, podcasts, art and from-scratch cooking. She lives in Topeka with her two wily kids and a similarly unruly to-read pile.