The Wichitan

Birds in Art exhibition to open May 4

Wren's Larder by Jonathan Sainsbury, charcoal and watercolor

Natasha Chipangura

May 4, 2017

The Wichita Falls Museum of Art will present Birds in Art, a touring exhibition organized by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum of Wasau, Wisconsin. The exhibition will be on view from May 4 through June 24, and will feature 60 artworks in a variety of media and stylistic approaches. Danny B...

9/11 hate crime survivor gives strong message to college students: ‘You can end hate’

Rais Bhuiyan, victim of a Dallas shooting, makes appearance at Wichita Falls Museum of Art to speak on his survival and progress to forgiveness on April 18. Photo by Arianna Davis

Lane Riggs

April 18, 2017

"How would you react if you were shot in the face?" Rais Bhuiyan, a 9/11 hate crime survivor, gave a talk on compassion, connection and community to a crowded room on April 18. As pictures of his survival after he was shot in the face point-blank were shown, the crowd collectively held their brea...

Artists aim to bring life to downtown

Mary Helen Maskill, public programs director at Wichita Falls Museum of Art, exchanges jokes over her mallet with Audra Lambert, local artist while she helps paint the background for the mural. Feb. 23. Photo by Arianna Davis

Arianna Davis

February 28, 2017

When asked to describe the city, “artistic” is not a word that first comes to mind. Local artists, residents and Wichita Falls Museum of Art staff plan to change this way of thinking. The Arts for All reception on Feb. 23 at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art allowed inhabitants of the cit...

350 create mural to unify community

350 create mural to unify community

Mercy Yermo

February 21, 2017

About 10 people showed up to Anne Farley Gaines' workshop on Feb. 21- part of an 18-month endeavour. But overall, some 350 people contributed to the collaborative mural project which Gaines said was designed to unify the community. According to Gaines, the 18-month-long project will unify the community of ...

Students, museum staff spring ideas

Leah Bryce

January 25, 2017

Bringing together students and the community, the staff of the Wichita Falls Museum of Art met with students concerning the creation of more student involvement with the museum. Previous to the student forum, Suzanne Shipley, university president, designed the Museum Task Force on Sept. 9 to explore an...

Empty Bowls are full of hope

Alumni Amber Reed and Dana Viavattene at the empty bowls charity event on Oct. 11. Photo by Izziel Latour

Jeromy Stacy

October 12, 2016

The fifth annual Empty Bowls event, held at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art, does more than just raise money for the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank.Bob Barrow, artist and volunteer at the event, said, "It's a great city event and it is going to help people."Forty  students and non students made clay ...

26 businesses attend part-time job fair

ShaDera Williams, athletic training freshman, talks to a Workforce Solutions representative at the Part-Time Networking Job Fair on Sept. 7, 2016. Photo by Izziel Latour.

Kara McIntyre

September 7, 2016

More than 300 students filtered in and out of the Career Management Center's Part-Time Networking Job Fair on Sept. 7. Booths lined the inside of Comanche Suites, where 26 businesses and 21 volunteer opportunities had representatives waiting for students to come up and ask questions."A number of ...

Art exhibit captures wildlife

Brianna Sheen

February 18, 2015

The opening reception for "An Abundance of Riches: Woodcuts of Andrea Rich" will be held Feb. 19 from 6-8 p.m. at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU. The exhibition features woodcuts of wildlife Rich has encountered in places such as Disney World, Alaska, California, Madagascar and Australia....

Empty Bowls raises hunger awareness for the third year

Attendees choose their bowl at the Empty Bowls event at the WIchita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Lauren Roberts

Courtney Gilder

October 21, 2014

The reception for Empty Bowls, a charity event that benefits the Wichita Falls Food Bank, was held Oct. 21 in the Wichita Falls Museum of Art. Attendees at the packed event bought handmade ceramic bowls crafted in the university's ceramics shop. The $40 for the bowl also included all-you-can-eat acces...

Four new art exhibits opening Oct.17

Savanah Campbell

October 8, 2014

The Wichita Falls Museum of Art will host a free reception for four new exhibits Oct. 17 from 5-7 p.m. Mary Helen Maskill, museum public programs director, said, “MSU has not had four grand openings for exhibits on one night in a long time so the museum should have over 300 people attending.”  “Looking Through...

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