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Robin Adkison Art Exhibition

robin adkison                                                                                                                                                                                               McPherson Robin Adkison Art Exhibition at the Opera House Heritage Gallery

 Robin was born in the winter of 1987 and grew up in Mansfield Texas. As a teenager he was fascinated with graffiti and the art that seemed so closely paired with skateboard culture. Later the artists he was most drawn to had roots in graffiti and jobs designing skateboard graphics. In 2003 he was turned on to painting through a fellow artist and friend, Tommy Tessier.

He mostly learned about painting through the imitation of artists he admired and his own personal experimentation. After going through many extreme style changes he began to build a foundation of creative elements and imagery.

Through his work he hopes to fray from the ordinary and excite the part of us that compels adventure and exploration; using texture, space and edge to dissolve lines between landscapes and stylized curves, building settings of galactic nature and dreamscape using saturated color and hard line geometric shapes as avenues for aesthetical oneness.

Robin’s work will be on display through November.

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Juried Photography Exhibition Call for Entries

Juried Photography Exhibition


Call for Entries

The McPherson Arts Alliance Inc. and VAAM Gallery of McPherson, invite all members of the community to participate in a juried photography exhibition.  The theme of the show will be


All readers in the McPherson area are encouraged to enter this show. The travel theme will be interpreted broadly.  It won’t be the exotic locale that the judges will look at, but the mood of the picture, or the visual contrasts, or the story it tells which will make it memorable.


Juror’s merit awards w ill be presented in the amounts of  $100, $75, $50


Criteria /Requirements


The show will take place in both the VAAM and the Opera House Heritage Galleries in January and February 2014.

Photographs need to be 8×10 inches in size and not mounted, not matted or framed. VAAM will prepare the photographs for hanging. There will be a $10 entry fee for up to three photographs. The judging fee for any additional submitted photograph is $5 each.  Entry forms can be picked up at the VAAM gallery or visit MAA or VAAM on Facebook to request one by email. Participants should bring their entry information below connected to each photograph to the VAAM Gallery during open hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM–5 PM before the deadline date of December 20, 2014.


Please attach a copy of this to the back of each entry:

Entry Form




Name: ____________________________________

Phone #:__________________________________

Entry Form




Name: ____________________________________

Phone #:__________________________________



All photographs will need to be picked up by March 30, 2014. The McPherson Arts Alliance and VAAM are not responsible for photographs that are left after March 30, 2014.

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Fall Metalsmithing Class…..Register Now!!!


Metalsmithing Class

(all levels)

Adults and older youth.

Learn about metalsmithing tools and create your own jewelry designs.

Instructor:  Lori Martin-Price

When: Thursdays Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Fee: $65

Plus a materials fee payable directly to the artist.

Class limit: 15

Register in the VAAM Gallery

McPherson Opera House


Or: 620.241.6131

Your paid registration holds your place in the class.


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Wayne Conyers Sabbatical Exhibition

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McPherson Arts Alliance Artists Exhibit at the Hutchinson Public Library





McPherson Arts Alliance Vaam Gallery artists will be exhibiting at the Hutchinson Public Library, 901 N. Main, during the month of August. Library hours are Monday – Thursday 9am to 9pm, Friday – Saturday, 9am to 6pm and Sunday, 1 – 5pm.

  • The VAAM Gallery in McPherson, Ks is a program of the McPherson Arts Alliance, Inc.,  located in the historic McPherson Opera House. The gallery will celebrate its 20th year of business on McPherson Main Street  in 2015. It had its beginnings as The Gallery and was located on N Main until it moved to its present location 5 years ago with the opening of the newly renovated Opera House.
  • Artist members participating in the Hutchinson Library Exhibit include Jill Brax, David Brock, Cozette Christian, Wayne Conyers, Louise Hutchinson, Betty Jo Houchen, Elizabeth Liljegren and Estelle Renberger.
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Wine & Bead Soup

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