News and Events

CURRENT & UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE FILLEY 


FALL ART CLASSES NOW OPEN: VISIT: http://www.vernonfilleyartmuseum.org/education/
*** NEW this SESSION — Student Artwork will be on continuos display in the Museum Lobby From December 1st through December 14th. We intend to bring the Showcase Night back in the future but for the holiday season we are trying something new so the community, your friends, and family can enjoy your artwork for longer than just one evening. Please talk with you teacher about this or bring your artwork by the Filley after your class!
  
“The Vanishing West”   featuring selections from the Dr. Vernon and Emily “Mimi” Filley Permanent Collection  Friday August 4th, 2017  through Friday March 16,  2018.
 
Saturday, December 2, 11:00AM- 2:00PM: Pratt Area Arts Coalition Art & music walk! Visit the Filley during the music/art walk! We are excited to feature ceramic artist Elisa Stone for a live demo and display of her walk during the Art Walk!
 
Music at the Museum During the Month of December: FREE ADMISSION – take the rush out of the holidays : please bring your own lunch and stop by the art museum from 11:30 to 1:30 to enjoy holiday music by community members -the First Four Fridays in December: Friday Dec. 1, 8th, 15th, and 22nd. MUSICIANS WE NEED YOU -CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO PERFORM 
  
The Annual Filley Festival of Trees, Wreaths, and DecorationsWed. November 15th, 2017 through Friday, January 5th, 2018. *Reception and Drawing (Free open to public) Friday December 15th. FREE ADMISSION MADE POSSIBLE THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS: Bolen Office Supply, Pratt Energy, Maydew Thibault Optometry, and The Peoples Bank. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“Eufloria: Michael Jilg & Leon Staab” January 12th through Saturday, April 14th 2018: A guest exhibition highlighting exuberant flower images through the work of Michael Jilg, painter & Leon Staab, Photographer.

“DOUG HERREN CERAMICS” Friday April 20th  through Saturday, July 21st 2018

Friday August 3rd through Saturday November 3rd, 2018: Earth to Table Pottery by Marsha Shrack: Celebration of Growing, Preparing, and Serving 

 



 

PAST Events-Private Event Rentals & Private Tours At The Filley:

“Anything But Flat: Dimensional Artwork of the Old West” featuring the Paul & Terry Olsen private collection. Friday, August 4th to Friday November 3rd 2017.  This exhibition will feature artwork by the following prominent artists: Ed Morgan, Curt Mattson, Black Bear Bosin (Tsate Kongia), Fred Fellows, Gerald Bakiar, Lisa Grossman, Inga Bow, Pete Felten, John Maisano, Curt Boles, RC (Rick) Jones, Raymond Nordwall, Ralph Royal, Ken Rowe, Dan Garrett, Chris Turri, Robert Orduno, James D. Tsoodle. The first 10 buyers to purchase artwork from this exhibit will be given a choice of a complimentary additional piece of artwork from the Olsen collection. All sales will garner a 40% commission/donation to the art museum thanks to the generosity of the Olsen family. Opening Reception: Friday, August 4th at 6pm. Wine/Beer & Appetizers Served. $10 non-members ; FREE for Members

Friday, September 22, at 6pm: Jordan Poland – Legacy Arts Society Private Event for Legacy Members Only – Postal Mail Invitation Only:
Program Abstract: Jordan Poland,Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Director
Kansas Mascots: The Common, the Classic, and the Quirky: They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors and are some of the most recognizable aspects of Kansas communities. This talk sheds some light on the costumed characters of concourse: the mascots of Kansas! From the state’s most recognizable like the University of Kansas Jayhawk, the Kansas State University Wildcat, and the Wichita State University Shocker, to the more obscure, like the Fowler High School Goldbugs, the Pratt High School Greenbacks, and the Hill City Ringnecks.

 

Saturday August 12th 6:30 to 7:30: End of Art Class Session Showcase: This is an Open House Friends and Family Night featuring all student artwork created during the Summerl session! Join us for a one night display and refreshments at the Filley Art Museum!

8:30AM to 2:30 pm: Saturday, July 8th: SIDEWALK SALE – Filley Gift Shoppe will feature fantastic bargains! 

“Vernon Filley Invitational Art Show and Sale” April 22 – July 21, 2017.

 

Sales from this exhibit will serve as a fundraise for the Filley Museum. This exhibition will feature the following renowned artists from all around the Country.  Jo Anderson, Brandon Bailey, Kim Casebeer, *Lorenzo Chavez, Jim Clements, Jean Cook, Elizabeth Corbett, Larry Degraff, Kaye Franklin, *Albert Handell, *Brian Hinkle, Tim Joseph, Earl Kuhn, Robin Laws, Jeff Legg, *Carol Long, *Cammie Lundeen, George Lundeen, Charlie Norton, Carson Norton, Patricia Norton, Gregory Packard, Bruce Peil, Stacey Peterson, Johne P. Richardson, Devin Roberts, Jason Sacran, Bert Seabourn, Brent Seevers, *Brian Slawson, Jill Soukup, Elisa Stone, John Taft, Joshua Tobey, David Vollbracht, Roger Williams. (*Artists whose artwork is featured on the postcard)

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This exhibition has been sponsored in part  by:
Pratt Regional Medical Center & Doug Reh Chevrolet

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 Tuesday May 2nd at 7:30 pm: Annual Meeting of the Members

Friday, May 12th at 6pm: Student Showcase – Legacy Arts Society Private Event for Legacy Members Only – Postal Mail Invitation Only

Announcing The Pratt Area Arts Coalition Art & Music Walk : FRIDAY JUNE 9th from 3 to 6pm: At The Filley we will be honored to showcase David Vollbracht during the walk for an Oil Painting Demo!

From January 13th through Saturday April 7th, 2017 in the North Gallery we will feature guest painter Michael Walsh, of Kansas City. who has described his painting process as an act of worship. His easel is his altar of service and celebration. Michael loves to paint barns, streams, oceans, rivers, pastoral scenes and figurative work. Much of his work centers on Farm life and its foundational dynamic in building America, which strikes many chords among his hard working farmers, friends and family. More about Michael Walsh at www.mwalshfineart.com/  The Michael Walsh exhibit is sponsored in part by Edward Jones and Stull, Beverlin, Nicolay & Haas, LLC.

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January 13th to April 7th SOUTH GALLERY: “Explore the Southwest: Works on Paper Exhibition” Selections from the Dr. Vernon & Emily “Mimi” Filley Permanent Collection.


Monday, April 3, 6:30 to 7:30 pm: End of Art Class Session Showcase. Open House – Join us for refreshments and to see all the student art produced last session! Friends and Family Night! Check out all our other art class options!

 
(Due to a private event at the Filley on Saturday April 8th) The last day to view the Michael Walsh Exhibit and Filley Permanent Collection Exhibit Explore the Southwest: Works on Paper will be Friday April 7th (10am to 4pm) 
 

Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 6pm at The Filley: PRIVATE EVENT FOR LEGACY MEMBERS MAILED INVITATION ONLY: Come “Meet & Greet” Pratt’s Lisa Rawlings, cellist and the European String Ensemble from Dallas. The String Quartet will play your requests from their list as you enjoy appetizers, wine and beer.  A gracious thank you to our event sponsor: David M. Chacko, MD, PhD & Dasa V. Gangadhar, MD      *A full concert can be enjoyed Sunday, Feb. 26th at 1:30 pm the McCaslin Guest Artist Series, 1st UMC, Pratt

Friday, January 13th at 6pm: Opening Reception: MEET THE ARTIST
$10 for non-members; FREE for MEMBERS
Please come enjoy wine/beer and appetizers at The Filley and Meet: Michael Walsh

January 4th, 2017:  “Prairie Painters and Potters” -Filley South Gallery Room will feature works by Birger Sandzén, Charles Rogers, Ray Kahmeyer – Featuring selections from the following collections: Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery, Kahmeyer Family, USD 382, Pratt Public Library, Several Private Regional Family Collections, & The Dr. Vernon and Emily “Mimi” Filley Permanent Collection. Click for more information!  *Saturday, July 2nd at 6pm: “Prairie Painters and Potters” Reception. $10 for non-members; FREE for MEMBERS  wine/beer and appetizers to be served. Featuring a brief gallery talk by the Kahmeyer family.

SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOURS AND CLOSURES:

  • Sunday January 1 New Year’s Day – closed
  • Monday January 2 – closed
  • Open normal business hours all other days Tues-Fri (10am to 4pm) & Sat (1-4pm)

*December 7th, 2016 to January 4th 2017: Annual Holiday Festival of Trees and Decorations: Free Admission to the art museum during the month of December is due to the generous sponsorships by Peoples Bank, Maydew Thibault Optometry, Bolen Office Supply & Pratt Energy. Exhibit Dates: *December 7th, 2016 to January 4th 2017: Exhibit Reception, Saturday, December 17th at 6pm (Free and open to the public) *Prizes for best of show! At -will donations will be accepted and gifted to the #1 prize winner’s choice of nonprofit organization. 

North Gallery: August 26th to December 3rd, 2016: Carol Long Pottery: Remarkable artist of St. John, Carol Long, draws influence from plant and animal life and is fascinated by the small complexities of the micro aspects of nature. Her work has become widely renowned and continues to evolve as she experiments with new ways of expressing the tiny beautiful intrinsic qualities of nature that we often take for granted. More about Carol Long Pottery at carollongpottery.com *Meet the Artist Opening reception August 26th at 6pm 

Monday, November 7th, 6:30 to 7:30 pm: FALL End of Art Class Showcase. This is an Open House Friends and Family Night featuring all student artwork created during the Fall session! Join us for a one night display and refreshments at the Filley Art Museum!

Wednesday, November 9th, 7pm: South Central Kansas Artist’s Guild meets on the second Wednesday of each month. Please feel free to join us!

November 1st through January. 7th: Filley Gift Shoppe Presents: “Miniature Art Gift Show & Sale” For the Holiday shopping season our gift shoppe will feature local and regional artists such as Marsha Shrack, Dick Bixler, Rollin Karg, Cheryl Kumberg and more. These small pieces of art make wonderful gifts and a fabulous Holiday display! Visit the gift shop to enjoy!

Thursday, November 3rd: 11:00 am PCC class tour at The Filley

Friday December 16th: Private Rental: Pratt Family Dental Holiday Dinner

Tuesday, September 27th from 5-7pm Business Appreciation Cocktail Reception. Full bar and Appetizers will be Served in appreciation for our Business Members! We invite Pratt Area Businesses to enjoy and explore the Filley Art Museum.

Saturday, October 1, 2016: Private Rental Event  – Shower 10am to noon

Wednesday October 5th – 12:00: Student tour groups from PCC

Thursday, October 6th: 12:30pm – Ceramics Class PCC Student tour.

Friday October 7th: 5-7pm Private Rental – Cocktail Reception

Thursday, October 20th (5-8:30pm) “Witches Brew and Fashion Too” Chamber sponsored ladies night out – Shoppe the Filley Gift Shoppe we’ll have complimentary chips and salsa and MARGARITAS to serve your shopping needs!

Fall Art Class Registration Now Open at: http://www.vernonfilleyartmuseum.org/2016-fall-art-classes/

Sunday October 23: PEO Private Rental Event 1-4pm

 

Friday, September 9th at 6pm: Legacy Arts Society Event – featuring Lou Lynne Moss of main-street-logo-webthe Flower Shoppe: Special Event for Legacy Arts Society Members.  Invitation Only Event – Invitations to be mailed via postal mail soon.  Thank you to our gracious sponsor of this event: Main Street Dental, L.L.C. General Dentistry & FASTBRACES John D. Mathes, DDS.

 

 

 

Friday, August 26th at 6pm: Opening Reception: MEET THE ARTIST
$10 for non-members; FREE for MEMBERS
Please come enjoy wine/beer and appetizers
at The Filley and Meet: Carol Long

April 22nd to August 12, 2016: World renowned John DeAndrea and Ariel DeAndrea
Click here to visit the exhibit Catalog: John DeAndrea & Ariel DeAndrea

Filley North Gallery: April 22rd to August 12, 2016:  John DeAndrea, Verist sculptor, is internationally celebrated and renowned for his hyperrealist human figure sculptures (polyvinyl or polychromed bronze cast) that are typically posed in true-to-life positions, pushing the boundaries of realism to the extreme. John’s daughter, Ariel DeAndrea, is an accomplished realist painter, based out of LA and New York. Ariel explores the movement, life and spirituality in the design and symbolism of an otherwise lifeless object: the origami crane. Her Oil paintings feature the paper birds in natural settings, bodies of water from around the world. Father and Daughter will exhibit side by side for the very first time!
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This exhibit is supported in part by a grant from the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Saturday, July 9th – 8:30 to 4pm: Sidewalk Sale – Specials at the Filley Gift Shoppe!

Summer End of Art Class Showcase will be on Monday August, 15th  6:30 to 7:30 pm. Open House Friends and Family Night featuring all student artwork created during the Summer session! Join us for a one night display and refreshments at the Filley Art Museum!

Saturday, July 2nd at 6pm: “Prairie Painters and Potters” Reception. $10 for non-members; FREE for MEMBERS  wine/beer and appetizers to be served. Featuring a brief gallery talk by the Kahmeyer family.

Tuesday, May 3rd at 7:30pm: Annual Meeting of the Members at The Filley. Click to view details.

Saturday, May 7th at 6pm:  Special Event – for Legacy Arts Society Members Only – A Showcase Performance featuring Pratt and Skyline High Students!

Wednesday, April 27th: 6-8pm: Miss America private event

April 28th, 7pm to 8:30pm: PEO private rental

March 29th at 4pm: 3rd graders after school program docent led – private tour
 

Monday, April 4th, 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Open House Friends and Family Night featuring all student artwork created during the Winter session of art classes! Join us for a one night display and refreshments at the Filley Art Museum!


 

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Goals to Benefit The Greater Pratt Region

• The museum is a cultural center enhancing the quality of life for the people of the Pratt Region and surrounding areas.
• The museum provides increased access to the arts.
• Public schools have the opportunity to use the museum to expose both youths and adults to a variety of art and artists.
• Museum membership and volunteer opportunities are available to the community.
• Artistic development and expression is nurtured by art classes offered through the museum.
• A gallery is reserved to host guest artist shows. Visiting shows include area, regional, and traveling exhibitions of varying styles and topics.
• The museum has enabled the Filley art collection to remain in the Pratt Region.
• Our quality fine art museum will encourage people to visit the Pratt Region.