|Sculpture played a role in The Phantom Art Gallery Project. In this location, the former home of a Woolf Brother's clothing store, sculptures by R. Dan Beck (left) , Chris Brunner (center), and Marissa Rechia (right) are displayed. The only downside to displaying sculpture was the necessity of pedestals to do so. The Project Director built a number of quality pine pedestals and painted them white, some were even textured. Although this proved labor intensive and expensive, it did provide yet another art form for the public's overall education on the variety of work to be found in the city.|
|On September 20, 1990, Channel 10 News again aired another expanded story on the Phantom Art Gallery Project and its Director on its 10 at 10 news broadcast.|
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CHANNEL 10 NEWS AT 10:00 SEPTEMBER 20TH, 1990
TAMMY PAYNE: "A group of artists want to change the face of downtown Wichita with a canvas and a paintbrush."
LARRY HATTEBERG: "And coming up, we'll tell you about hanging art in store windows. Stay tuned." (Break to commercial)
HATTEBERG: "Tonight on Nightside, tonight, the artist James Abbott Whistler, who painted Whistler's Mother, once said, 'Art is upon the town.' (Footage of Phantom Art) Of course, he wasn't talking about Wichita, but art is upon our downtown. Several store fronts, once filled with merchants' wares, are now filled with the work of local artists."
C. MATTHEW 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."
HATTEBERG: "Foley says this is the largest exhibit of its kind in the country and I hope that brings a lot of people downtown. We could sure use it."
PAYNE: "To a lot of people, the revitalization is really important to them. So that's nice to see."
HATTEBERG: "That's right. It's important to all of us."
PAYNE: "We're glad you joined us tonight. Have a good night."
HATTEBERG: "Good night."
(END OF BROADCAST)
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