The Kansas Masonic Home's new KMH Art Gallery will present a Final Friday exhibit by three members of the Bulloch family, all prolific Wichita painters. It's from 5 to 8 p.m. today at 401 S. Seneca and will feature appetizers, drinks and work from several other local artists. A few facts about the Bullochs:
1. Gordon Bulloch, a native of Milwaukee, wooed a girl named Barbara in high school by drawing cartoon pictures of her during class. After a stint in the Marine Corps, he married Barbara in 1949, and then both attended the Layton School of Art. He eventually took a job at Boeing, where he worked as an art director before retiring in 1984 to devote himself to his painting, most of which he did in an art studio the couple built outside their southeast Wichita home. Gordon specialized in oil, pastel and Casein, and his favorite subject was Midwestern landscapes.
2. Barbara Bulloch stayed at home with the couple's three children and regularly worked from the home studio on commercial art jobs. Her work is largely in transparent watercolors depicting flowers, birds and Kansas landscapes.
The couple are now retired, and this will be their first art show in five years.
3. Pamela Bulloch Johnson: The Bullochs' oldest daughter inherited her parents' artistic ability and now is well-known in the equine community for her paintings of horses, especially the Welsh mares that she raises. Her work can be seen at www.idylwind.com.