Weekend events: Mosaic unveiling, jazz organist, artists’ reception

06/26/2014 12:00 AM

08/08/2014 10:34 AM

Murillo mosaic unveiling at Abode

Wichita artist Steve Murillo’s 3,000-pound ceramic mosaic, commissioned by Abode Venue owners Bill and Colleen Jackson, will be unveiled on Friday as part of Final Friday. The piece, which will be a new permanent public art installment on the Douglas-facing wall of Abode, 1330 E. Douglas, has a music theme and took Murillo and Margi Sweeton eight months to complete. It’s made of more than 25,000 bits of glass stone and ceramic tile and is 12 by 18 feet. Murillo and his crew have been installing the mural, which came out of his studio in 88 large pieces, over the past several weeks.

Bill Jackson, a founder of the Douglas Design District, said he had long wanted to put something on the wall outside his building, which he’s had for 10 years. It’ll be officially unveiled at 4 p.m. on Friday and will be dedicated at 7:30 p.m. The venue will offer a cash bar and food by Anna Murdoc’s Cafe from 6 to 9 p.m. and live music by Epic Trio from 7 to 8 p.m. Admission is free.

Kansas City jazz organist at Cabaret Old Town

Kansas City jazz organist Everette DeVan is putting on a CD release party on Saturday at Cabaret Old Town, 412 1/2 E. Douglas. The event will feature music from DeVan’s new album, “For the Love of You,” and he’ll be joined by vocalist Lisa Henry, drummer Danny Rojas and saxophonist Ian Corbett. Tickets are $20 and $15 and are available by calling 316-265-4400. They’re also available at the door. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and appetizers and drinks will be available for purchase.

Two painters, one show

Well-known local painters and friends Don Weddle and Wayne Clark will be at a Final Friday reception for a show they have at Friends University. The event is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in Friends’ Riney Fine Arts Center, 2100 W. University. Admission is free. Weddle is a well-known former art teacher at Southeast High and Wichita State University. Clark has been producing paintings, many featuring Kansas landscapes, for 60 years.

Denise Neil

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