Steckline Gallery opening exhibit that will run through October

By: Vantage Staff

Newman University’s Steckline Gallery, which can be found on the ground floor of DeMattias Hall, invites a new artist to display work there every month.

And on the first Friday of every month, it invites people to check out the art as part of a First Friday event. (Each month, First Friday is observed at many Wichita galleries, who put on their own opening-night events.)

The Steckline Gallery’s featured artist for October is Bryan Raymundo, a first-generation Mexican American artist who will display his show “The Sad Truth about Happiness.” A reception celebrating the opening is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, and light refreshments will be provided. It’s free to attend.

Raymundo is a printmaker who lives in Manhattan and works as a visiting assistant professor at Kansas State University. The exhibit at Newman will feature several of Raymundo’s drawings and prints, which will be on display starting today and running through Oct. 27.

Students and faculty also are invited to an “Art for Lunch” event starting at noon today in the Steckline Gallery. Those who go will get to hear Raymundo discuss his art. Students can get free pizza, and faculty and staff are encouraged to bring their own lunch.

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