Amazing Discoveries Featuring Artist Verlene Mahomes
05:00 PM, March 1, 2024 | Envision Arts Gallery and Community Engagement Center
The Envision Arts Gallery is excited to welcome Verlene Mahomes with her new exhibition titled Amazing Discoveries on February 2, 2024.
“These paintings and sculptures were created for the enjoyment of your eyes and touch. Each of them is carefully designed to enhance your imagination of what is and what it can become. The combination of hot and cool colors has been used in some of the creations to express a vivid sense of excitement, joy and love. Some of the cool hues convey peace and quietness. I hope this art exhibition will inspire each of you to explore your hidden talents and gifts.” – Verlene Mahomes
Verlene Mahomes is a multi-disciplinary artist whose works in painting, sculpture, and ceramics have been widely shown Globally, and throughout the Central Great Plains. Based in Wichita, Ks, Mahomes was born in Haskell Ok. and studied painting at Langston University, where she earned her BA degree in Education. She has also studied painting and ceramics at Wichita State University’s Graduate Program in Studio Art. Verlene Mahomes is the owner and CEO of Passionate Petals Fine Arts LLC.
Inspired by her spiritual faith in God, Mahomes began in the early 1990’s to develop her signature “Mahomes Canvas Manipulation Art Technique”. This method of sculpting and texturing the paintings expands her visual expression and gives the subject a distinguished presence in elevating the impact of the work. Mahomes has exhibited work through the Kansas African American Museum, the African American Museum of Dallas, the Wichita Art Museum, Owen’s Museum in Guthrie, Ok, as well as being included in the Smithsonian Museums Companion Exhibitions A Place for All People.
In addition to Garnering Awards in multiple years at the Wichita Black Arts Festival, Mahomes’ has been the state artist for the “Church of God in Christ” and was included in the book “The Black Legends of Kansas”, written by Mary Dean president of Black Women Empowered, in Wichita.
Verlene and her art have been featured on KAKE News, and presented in the Eagle Beacon, and Community Voice Newspapers in Wichita, KS, and other newspapers throughout the Midwest. Her work has been sold to many art collectors and lovers of art such as R.C. Buford, the CEO of the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association. The founder of a worldwide Health organization, The co-founder of the non-profit organization Girl Trek, and the Kansas State Representative, Mrs. Susan Estes.
Join us for First Friday at the Envision Arts Gallery on February 2 from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. to celebrate the opening of this exhibition. Throughout the evening you can meet the artist, experience the artwork and participate in art activities inspired by the exhibition.
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