September 17, 2019
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Mulvane Art Museum

Join us for a gallery talk lead by Stevie Delgado, the Mulvane Art Museum's Irwin Blitt Fellow. Delagado will discuss her curatorial project that led to the current exhibition titled To Kiss the Sun, which can be viewed now in the Rita Blitt Gallery.

This exhibition is curated from the Rita Blitt Legacy Collection. The project is an examination of Rita Blitt’s interest in incorporating natural and atmospheric elements into her work; in particular, the reflection of light. Her abstract paintings render nature with literal force. Blitt often employs both hands when she paints. The manner with which she applies paint to canvas mimics the subject in consideration. Dancing Waters I, 2001, for example, seems to embody the actual phenomena of light reflecting and refracting across a body of water. Throughout, Blitt’s gestural painting process and effective use of line creates a dynamic interplay of light and color.

Stevie Haley Delgado is an intermedia artist. She has BFA in sculpture from Washburn University, 2019. Delgado served as president of the Washburn Process Coalition, the primary student art organization on campus. Born and raised in Topeka, she comes from a multicultural family, where she learned to appreciate different arts represented in both sides of her family. In Delgado’s performance art, she utilizes sculpture and spoken word poetry to connect with her audience.