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Stone House Gallery

Fredonia Arts Council, Inc, 320 North 7th St, Fredonia, KS 66736 Tel: (316) 378-2052 Director: Janice J. Elmore Admission: free.
Attendance: 10,000 Established: 1967 Membership: Y Open: September to July, Monday to Friday, 12:30pm-4:30pm.
Closed: New Years Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

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Facilities: Gallery.

Activities: Arts Festival; Education Programs (adults and children); Films: Gallery Talks; Guided Tours; Lectures; Performances; Temporary Exhibitions (monthly); Traveling Exhibitions; Workshops.

Publications: newsletter (quarterly).

Located in the oldest house in Fredonia, the Gallery presents temporary exhibitions, some of which are traveling.

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John Steuart Curry, Tobacco Plant, c. 1934, oil on canvas, 26 x 20 inches. Gift of Maynard Walker, 1951.Collection of and photograph courtesy of Mary Bridget McAuliffe Walker Art Collection. Garnett. Kansas.

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Garnett Public Library – The Mary Bridget McAuliffe Walker Art Collection, cont.

The Mary Bridget McAuliffe Walker Art Collection, housed in the Garnett Public Librarys Dorothy Archer Room, was established in 1951 by Maynard Walker in honor of his mother. Walker, a Garnett native, was a prominent art dealer in New York. During the 1930s and 1940s, he was the primary promoter of the Regionalist painters — John Steuart Curry, Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Beaton.

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The Walker Art Collection consists mostly of early twentieth-century American painting, sculpture, prints and drawings, including works by Kenneth Callahan, John F. Carlson, John Steuart Curry. Arthur B. Davies, Robert Henri. Walt Kuhn, Luigi Lucioni, Henry Varnum Poor, Boardman Robinson, and Theodoras Stamos. Artists of the Midwest in the collection include Milruth Busby, John F Helms, Frederick James. Dwight and John Kirsch, David Overmever, Adeline Peers, and Pauline Shirer.

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England is represented by the animal drawing of John Skeaping and a collection of caricature drawings of cats and dogs by Louis Wain. European artists represented include George Grosz (after he moved to the United States), Edouard Manfet, and Jean Baptiste Corot. Recent acquisitions include a glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly, a collection of contemporary ceramics by Karen Karnes, John Glick, Paul Soldner. and Jerry Rothman, among others. There are also works on paper by Josef Albers, Mario Marini, Rufino Tamayo. Hans Burkhardt, and painting by Tom Enman, John Sonsini and Jeff Price in the collection.

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