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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.
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Wichita, Kansas: home of innovators and leaders. Birthplace of C. Matt Foley. Phantom Art
The Phantom's 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, J.B. Brewer, Lee Main, Tracy Holdeman, Marion Pearl, Joan Danneburg, Jon Lopez, John Eberly, John Nichols, Ronnie 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.
Shown here is the final rotation in The Phantom Art Gallery Project's initial location before the start of renovation and occupation by a new tenant, an antique shop. An abstraction in oil by John Nichols of Wichita (left), a cast paper relief by Ty Smith of Wichita and a colorful abstraction by Chris Poelma inhabit the foreground in this photograph of the Project. A posthumous display of framed paintings from the 1940's by the late Fred Wassall, graciously loaned by his poetess wife, Irma, are seen in the center. A landscape by Valley Center painter Carol Robbins is flanked by a somber abstraction by John Nichols of Wichita and a seascape in oil by Lee Mann of Valley Center (far right).
Seen on TV. KAKE 10 - News The Way You Live Your Life Television News. KAKE 10 - News The Way You Live Your Life
On September 20, 1990, Channel 10 News aired an expanded story on the new Phantom Art Gallery Project and its Director.
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KAKE 10 - News The Way You Live Your Life

CHANNEL 10 NEWS AT 6 O'CLOCK SEPTEMBER 20TH, 1990


ROSE STANLEY: "If we're talking about artists and we are..."

MARK ALLAN: "KAKE's Chris Frank explains from the scenes of despair come works of art."

(Footage of C. Matthew Foley painting)

C. MATTHEW FOLEY: "My paintings are designed to titillate, to excite..."

CHRIS FRANK: "The excitement Foley and other Wichita artists are creating is in downtown."

(Footage of Phantom Art)

FOLEY: "The Phantom Art Gallery Project is a project to enhance downtown, to work as an educational tool, to expose the citizenry of Wichita to contemporary art, which is sometimes harder to see in the Midwest, than, say, a major cultural center like New York."

FRANK: "Several downtown store fronts, which once displayed merchants' wares are now displaying the talents of local artists."

(Footage of Foley hanging artwork)

FOLEY: "We're going to provide this, what we call Strategic Urban Edification, for the benefit of the community at large, and we hope everybody appreciates it."

FRANK: "Foley also says the New Art Examiner, a major art publication, will soon be coming to Wichita to review the exhibitions, so we're going nationwide."

STANLEY:" All right! And I'm going to remember that term too. Strategic Urban Edification."

ALLAN: "I've never heard it called that before, but I like it!"

STANLEY: "We'll call it SUE for short. (Laughter) We'll see you again tomorrow. Thanks for joining us."

(END OF BROADCAST)

[Paintings by Don Secondine, C. Matthew Foley, Dan Beck, Ian Ratowski, and Mark Zimmermann were featured in this story.]

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