Jan 20, 2023

Hays artist features solo exhibit at Deines Cultural Center

Posted Jan 20, 2023 11:05 AM
Artwork by Wendy Tan. Courtesy photo
Artwork by Wendy Tan. Courtesy photo

News release

RUSSELL — The Deines Cultural Center will present its next art show, Wendy Tan: Solo Exhibition, beginning this weekend.

Tan, Hays, said her works have been greatly influenced by nature and that she loves small flowers and plants, specifically dry and curly leaves.

“They are small but may still have unique values that are attractive,” she said. “For example, they own beautiful, detailed lines, textures, and forms; however, we easily ignore as we do not pay close attention to them. Only if we magnify them, their insignificant values appear to attract our attention.”

Tan has received numerous awards throughout her artistic career including the “Best of Show” Award from the Yosemite Museum Gallery, the “Best of Photographer” Award from Forum Magazine, the Cash/Merit Awards from The Municipal Arts Councils and the Art Study Tour Award in Switzerland.

She has exhibited her work in prestigious galleries and museums nationally and internationally such as The Huntington (Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens) in San Marino, Calif., Yosemite Museum Gallery in Yosemite, Calif., Kings Arts Center in Hanford, Calif., Carnegie Art Center in Turlock, Calif., Gallery 5 at Gallery Row in Oakhurst, Calif., Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dannis, Mass., Wallowa Valley Arts Council in Joseph, Oregon, Mark Arts in Wichita, CityArts Art Gallery in Wichita, Wesleyan University Art Center in Salina, Hays Arts Councils in Hays and the Fine Art Asia in Hong Kong.

Tan’s exhibition opens with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and is on display until Feb. 19.

The Deines is located at 820 N. Main St in Russell. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday 12:00 to 5:00. Call 785-483-3742 for information.