The Phippen Museum is thrilled to present a retrospective exhibition to honor an artist who has consecutively won awards at the Phippen Western Art Show from 2007 – 2022 in multiple categories. Wei studied Chinese art technique, the European masters, and western art which culminates in his singular method of combining paints and inks on paper. Join the Phippen as we celebrate Wei Tai with works on display from the artist’s collection.
Training by Wei Tai
The Phippen Museum will be hosting a student art exhibit featuring artists from the Don Rantz Pastel Workshop. The pastel workshop is held every Tuesday and Wednesday on the Lower Level Gallery and Classroom of the museum. Some of Rantz’s students have been painting under his guidance for numerous years. Many of the students began with absolutely no experience in pastels, and others with no experience in art, just a desire to learn. Students love the excitement of working with pastel’s vibrant color, learning a variety of skills and sharing their progress with fellow students. Don Rantz has a unique approach to instruction which creates an atmosphere of success for each student. Paintings in the exhibit include a wide variety of personal expression and subject matter, including landscape, figure, portrait, animal, floral or still life.
Pastel work by the Phippen Museum art instructor Don Rantz is titled Ruth Ann.