First Post, Second Exhibition

So here's the deal...

I'm trying to figure out this whole blog thing that the kids are into these days, and it turns out you've got to, like, know things about computers and junk.  Well, the task has fallen to me, Conan, and here I am trying to set this up, so that you, the viewing public, can read the daily bric-a-brack of the Wichita State University Shift Space, a roving gallery space in Wichita, Kansas showcasing the work of WSU faculty, students, and alumni.

So okay, why does the gallery rove?  Well you see, the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation (WDDC) was kind enough to allow the university access to a number of buildings in the downtown area that have sat vacant for some time.  The stipulation being that we must present exhibitions to coincide with the Final Friday gallery crawl which takes place in Wichita on the last Friday of every month.  However, the space is different every month, presenting a unique challenge to the faculty and students involved in the project.

Okay, so what was that about the second exhibition?  Well, what you see if you click on the Shift Space II photo album is the flier for the show with a picture of the main vault from the old Fourth National Bank.  This is in the basement of the building in which this second show will open, and let me tell you something, that vault gives me the willies.

Anyway, in case you want to know some actual details of the show, here goes:

Bank Job: Site and Collaboration at the 4th National will comprise a group of experimental interpretations of the next WSU Shift Space located at the former 4th National Bank at the intersection of Douglas & Market streets in Wichita, Kansas. The building has a unique history and design, its lobby a large, open, red-carpeted space. WSU students and faculty will present individual and collaborative interpretations of the place, the site, its history, and its future. As all of the work is unique to this location, expect to be surprised: this exhibition will include everything from drawing installations to video projections to floor cut-outs, and beyond. It will be one of the stops on the Final Friday trolley.

A reception will be held on Friday, October 28, 2005 from 6 to 10 p.m.  The exhibition will continue to run through November 12th, 2005 in case you can't make it.  Gallery hours are Thursday 4 to 7 p.m., Friday 4 to 9 p.m., and Saturday 12 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For directions or additional information, call the

WSU School of Art & Design at (316) 978-5418.

Hope to see you there.


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