The Wichita Art Museum will present its biennial Print Forum and dinner celebrating the work of Prairie Print Maker Charles “Chili” Capps on Saturday, September 14. The Print Forum is free; cost for the dinner if you choose to attend is $40. More information from the Wichita Art Museum below:
Print Forum and C. A. Seward Dinner
Saturday, September 14
1:30-5 pm Print Forum
5:45 pm C. A. Seward Dinner
The Wichita Art Museum presents the biennial Print Forum and C. A. Seward Dinner celebrating the work of Prairie Print Maker Charles “Chili” Capps. The Prairie Print Makers group was formed in 1930, when 11 artists gathered in the Lindsborg studio of Birger Sandzen. Leading the groups formation was C. A. Seward. The Forum offers an afternoon of illustrated talks on the history, process, and expressive qualities of aquatints, expanding on the museum’s exhibition Charles Capps: Prairie Printmaker. Capps was celebrated for his mastery of the aquatint technique. Speakers are Sarah Bane of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Reuben Saunders of Reuben Saunders Gallery in Wichita, and Barbara Thompson, independent curator and granddaughter of C. A. Seward. Admission to the Print Forum is free. Galleries close at 5 pm
The C.A. Seward Dinner is $40 per person. RSVP by September 5 at wichitaartmuseum.org/forum to purchase a seat with speakers, Capps relatives, and museum staff at the Seward dinner. Capps was born on September 14, and the dinner will include birthday cake to toast what would have been the artist’s 121st birthday.