Images of Paraguay

Exhibition dates:
February 27 - May 23, 2010

A joint exhibition featuring contemporary, ethnographic and folk art from the heart of South America at Carriage Factory Gallery and Kauffman Museum

Visual arts are powerful communicators of a people's history, cultural identity and values across boundaries of language and political borders. In this exhibition the viewer will come face to face with the diversity of Paraguay's peoples, the depth and challenges of this beautiful country's history, the vitality and many layers of its artistic traditions and current visual culture.
Dr. Reinhild Kauenhoven Janzen, guest curator

Public Programs

March 14, 3:30 pm, at Kauffman Museum: Looking at Paraguayan Art with Dr. Reinhild K. Janzen

March 21, 3:00 pm, at Carriage Factory Gallery: A Commentary on Paraguayan History: Geography, Culture and Politics with Dr. Charles L. Stansifer

April 25, 3:30 pm, at Kauffman Museum: Paraguayan Utopia and Reality: A Case Study of Mennonite Settlements and Indigenous Displacement and ?Victimization ? with Dr. Calvin W. Redekop

Exhibit team
Reinhild K. Janzen, Washburn University, guest curator
Christine Blancher-Courjan, Carriage Factory Gallery, preparation
Victoria Janzen, Kauffman Museum, text production
Steven Johnson, Carriage Factory Gallery, installation
David Kreider, Kauffman Museum, installation
Joe Loganbill, Carriage Factory Gallery, installation
Rachel Pannabecker, Kauffman Museum, text production
Laura Prahm, Carriage Factory Gallery, preparation
Arlin Ratzlaff, Kauffman Museum, preparation
Bob Regier, Kauffman Museum, graphic design
Chuck Regier, Kauffman Museum, graphics production

Exhibit sponsors
Carriage Factory Gallery, 128 E. Sixth Street, Newton, Kansas
Kauffman Museum, Bethel College, 2801 N. Main, North Newton, Kansas
Kansas Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art
Kansas Humanities Council, a nonprofit cultural organization promoting understanding of the history, traditions, and ideas that shape our lives and build community
Kansas-Paraguay Partners, whose goal is to promote the exchange of people and social, educational and cultural programs and projects
Our thanks to the Mulvane Art Museum at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, who provided complimentary catalogs of their 2008 exhibition of Paraguayan art.
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