Reed St, Kansas Scenic Byway 177
Matfield Green, Kansas
Hours: March – October or November, weather permitting
Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10:00-5:00 or by appointment:
The old and long-closed bank building in Matfield Green, KS now enjoys a surprising new life, as “The Bank”. Not a location to deposit or withdraw money, but an inviting place where locals, travelers and visitors meet and the coffee is always hot and fresh, where contemporary art is on display, and where rare books can be found.
Luke Ball – Left
June 10 – August 3, 2016
Luke Ball is an accomplished artist who explores a broad range of techniques in his drawings and prints: pencil, ink, collage, etching, photolithography, lino cutting, screen printing, and more. Ideas of persona, character and identity dominate his work, especially as they relate to masculinity.
Chiyoko Myose – Shirotaeno-Prairie Journey
April 9 – May 29, 2016
Chiyoko Myose’s work expresses her various perspectives into her search for meaning within the sojourner’s journey.
Chiyoko grew up in Wakayama, Japan but came to Wichita, KS in 1995. “I still feel torn between these two locations. I am experiencing the different perspectives and life expectations of the two places. Not being able to fully choose any, I sense that I am just passing through, like a sojourner. I am consoled by the belief that we are all sojourners on earth. In this show, I am sharing two bodies of work of paintings and an installation A Thread X (Meets) A Thread. The word Shirotaeno is used in classical Japanese poetry in association with words such as white cloth, white sleeve, or white cloud. When I had a photo session of the Thread installation outdoors in Matfield Green before the show, the scene reminded me of this word.”