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Source: Martha Scott, 785-532-7718, marthas@k-state.edu
Web site: http://beach.k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Andrew North, 785-532-7718, anorth@k-state.edu

Monday, May 10, 2010

UPCOMING 'JOHN VOGT: SCULPTURE REVISITED' EXHIBITION AT K-STATE'S BEACH MUSEUM OF ART FEATURES WORK OF FORMER K-STATE FACULTY MEMBER

MANHATTAN -- The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University will host "John Vogt: Sculpture Revisited," an exhibition of works by former K-State faculty member John Vogt, May 28 through Sept. 12.

The exhibition will feature a selection of Vogt's 3-D work from the museum's holdings and from the artist's family.

"Vogt's work is highly imaginative and a testament to the artist's mastery of a wide range of materials," said Bill North, senior curator at the Beach Museum.

Two of the works that will be on display include "Pyramid," a five-sided, elongated pyramid standing just over 7 feet tall and constructed of wood and nails, and "Muck-Raker," an elegant, jewelry-like piece in steel and stainless steel. It is not clear whether the intended function of this fanciful, filigreed device is related to yard work or something more sinister.

Vogt, who died in 2009, was on the faculty of the K-State department of art from 1963 until his retirement in 1991. A sculptor, Vogt grew up in the Kansas City area and studied at the University of Missouri-Columbia before earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute.

Coinciding with the Vogt exhibition, Kathrine Schlageck, senior educator at the Beach Museum of Art, will present a Grandfather's Day workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 2. Grandfathers are encouraged to bring their grandchildren to view the sculptures by Vogt and create their own abstract sculptures from wood. The cost is $1 per person, which will cover art supplies. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling the Beach Museum of Art at 785-532-7718.

For more information, contact Martha Scott at the Beach Museum of Art at 785-532-7718 or drop by the museum on the southeast corner of the K-State campus at 14th Street and Anderson Avenue. Free visitor parking is available next to the building. Normal museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The museum is closed Mondays.