phantom art, phantom art gallery project, strategic urban edification, public art, art walk, walk-by exhibit, drive-by exhibit, artists as activists, contemporary art, paintings, sculpture, downtown revitalization, visual arts, inner city transformation, phantom art gallery
The Phantom strikes! Phantom Art Gallery Project artists included C. Matt Foley, R. Dan Beck, Chris Poelma, Rosie Brooks, Gary Carson, Mary Chavez, Christian DuFauve, Steve Fairchild, Richard Foley, Dennis Foley, Jackie Dale Tointigh, Johnny Gusteau, Kent Wilkinson, Marissa Rechia, Ty Smith, Vern Peasenell, Nataline Modine, Ron Pastore, Don Secondine, J.B. Brewer, Lee Main, Tracy Holdeman, Marion Pearl, Joan Danneburg, Jon Lopez, John Eberly, John Nichols, Veronica Remaly, Scott Lucas, Don Fullmer, Benjamin Buffalo, Dale Allen, Chris Brunner, Robert Elliot. C. Matt Foley - motivational activist - founded the Phantom Art Gallery in 1990. Phantom Art Gallery Project artists included Mark Fields, Otis Hadley, Karla Hendrickson, Gary Justis, Rob O'Connor, Ian Ratowsky, Bill Rutherford, Wilma Wethington, Amy Young and Mark Zimmerman. C. Matt Foley - motivational activist - founded the Phantom Art Gallery in 1990.
phantom art gallery project, phantom art gallery, phantom art, phantom gallery, art gallery phantom art gallery project, phantom art gallery, phantom art, phantom gallery, art gallery
Wichita, Kansas: home of innovators and leaders. Birthplace of C. Matt Foley. Phantom Art
Another view of the first location. Phantom Art Gallery Project artists included C. Matt Foley, R. Dan Beck, Chris Poelma, Rosie Brooks, Gary Carson, Mary Chavez, Christian DuFauve, Steve Fairchild, Richard Foley, Dennis Foley, Jackie Dale Tointigh - Blackhorse, Johnny Gusteau, Kent Wilkinson, Marissa Rechia, Ty Smith, Vern Peasenell, Nataline Modine, Ron Pastore, Don Secondine, James Brewer, Lee Main, Tracy Holdeman, Marion Pearl, Joan Danneburg, Jon Lopez, John Eberly, John Nichols, Veronica Remaly, Scott Lucas, Don Fullmer, Benny Buffalo, Dale Allen, Chris Brunner, Robert Elliot, Mark Fields, Otis Hadley, Karla Hendrickson, Gary Justis, Rob O'Connor, Ian Ratowsky, William Rutherford, Wilma Wethington, Amy Young and Mark Zimmerman. C. Matt Foley - motivational activist - founded the Phantom Art Gallery in 1990.
Surrounding downtown buildings are reflected over artistic visions provided by The Phantom Art Gallery Project. The first two windows are filled with large, colorful abstractions by Wichita artist, R. Dan Beck. The rest of the windows contain other works by various artists. The building exhibits age-related deterioration, but undaunted artists fill another half block with beautiful works of art.
As seen on TV. Television news coverage. Art on the tube Television News. Live at 5. Yours news, your time.
On September 20, 1990, Channel 3 News aired the first story on the Phantom Art Gallery Project. They were to be the last to air a story as well when the Project was concluded in August of 2000.
Very sophisticated! phantom art, phantom art gallery project, strategic urban edification, public art, art walk, walk-by exhibit, drive-by exhibit, artists as activists, contemporary art, paintings, sculpture, downtown revitalization, visual arts, inner city transformation, phantom art gallery
NewsChannel 3 - KSNW * WICHITA

CHANNEL 3 FIRST AT FIVE

ON THE TOWN SEPTEMBER 20TH, 1990

MELISSA BECK: " Al went looking for some art and he found a lot of it.
Al looks at some exciting new artwork available in Wichita these days and Al also found an exciting new place to exhibit it."

AL OWENS: "In what may be the largest art gallery on earth, a group of 25 artists have formed the Phantom Art Gallery Project. The windows of abandoned downtown store fronts are the walls of this gallery. Four store fronts in downtown Wichita are being used to display contemporary artwork.
(Footage of artwork in windows.)

"Why?" (To C. Matthew Foley)

C. MATTHEW FOLEY: "Because it's necessary. Because it looks good. We're putting a tuxedo on the vacant windows of downtown Wichita."

AL OWENS: " This gallery, by the way, is open 24 hours a day, every day.
I'm Al Owens, and that's 3 at the gallery."

©The Phantom Art Gallery Project and Societas Artis Illuminatorum 1990-2007. All rights reserved.