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Three sisters' new art exhibit will open on First Friday in June

Eden Quispe, Grace Griffith and Dale Boztas grew up in Wichita and rural Sedgwick County, and their travels have inspired their work.

A man holding a small child walks with two women on a beach in this photo by Dale Boztas
This photo by Dale Boztas will be on display as part of the new "Three Sisters" art exhibit opening June 2 at KU School of Medicine-Wichita.

Although Eden Quispe, Grace Griffith and Dale Boztas were raised in Sedgwick County, the three sisters have traveled extensively overseas which often plays a part in their artwork.

The sisters, all with the maiden name Page, will each have artwork on display in a new exhibit aptly titled "Three Sisters," which will open June 2 during First Friday at KU School of Medicine-Wichita. The First Friday reception for the exhibit will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 2, in the West Atrium of the medical school, with the sisters' artwork on display in both the east and west galleries.

The sisters grew up in inner-city Wichita until 1996 when they moved to rural Sedgwick County.

Eden Quispe explores the tension of traditional and contemporary values in midwestern culture through the experience of motherhood. She creates interior scenes using traditional quilting techniques, embroidery, printing and collage using found textiles.

Grace Griffith’s work focuses on what she observes in the natural world, combining both loose brush strokes and fine detail to capture the shapes and colors that fascinate her most.

Dale Boztas views the urban and rural landscape of the country of Turkey, where she lived 10 years. Her bright photographs lovingly capture the country and culture that she came to hold dear.

During the reception on June 2, complimentary refreshments will be served. The William J. Reals Gallery of Art is free and open to the public. The public entrance is the patient entrance on the east side of the building (1001 N. Minneapolis). Parking is available in the visitor parking lot or on Minneapolis Street.

"Three Sisters" will be on display through July 31 at KU School of Medicine-Wichita.

KU School of Medicine-Wichita