1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum to host exhibit by local articst Brad Ultican

Westport Historical Society News Release

June 20, 2013

Contact: Jennifer McKeithen, Executive Director
(816) 561-1821
4000 Baltimore, Kansas City, MO 64111
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Local artist, Brad Ultican, to exhibit fine American Art at the 1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum

Opening on July 3, at the 1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum, 4000 Baltimore, Kansas City, Missouri, Brad Ultican’s art exhibit ranges from high detail “folk realism” graphite pencil drawings and hand printed etchings, to digital photography of distinct American scenes taken from his various trips throughout the country. He strives to create unique perspectives into the culture, nature, and aesthetics of good ol’ Americana. Recently, his work was featured at the Prairie Village Art Fair and the Omaha Summer Arts Festival.

On Friday, July 12, the museum will host a grand showing from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is free and refreshments will be provided. The exhibit will be on display from July 3-31, during regular museum hours, Wednesday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m.

About Brad Ultican
Brad first studied the works of great artists such as Rembrandt, Albrecht Durer, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Ansel Adams, and then developed his own unique style. His artwork represents a mechanical approach to American aesthetics. Brad’s interests in engineering and architecture from an early age developed into a fascination of American industrial and mechanical giants. Photography also plays a large part in influencing his works. The compositional possibilities, fine detail, and high contrast available through the use of large format view cameras can be recognized as a direct influence throughout his drawings.

After years of developing his techniques, Brad launched a website and began selling at art fairs throughout the Midwest in 2011. New works are frequently added to his website and art shows, and a list of his upcoming events can be found on his website: http://www.bruprints.com.

About the 1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum
The 1855 Harris-Kearney House is the oldest remaining residence in Kansas City. Built by the John Harris family in 1855, it is now a museum owned and operated by the Westport Historical Society (WHS). The WHS was founded in 1950 to promote, preserve, and foster public interest in the significant history of Westport, Missouri, the Town of Kansas, and Missouri, as well as their founders.

The 1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum is open for tours Wednesday-Saturday, from 1-5pm. For more information, visit our website, www.westporthistorical.com. Contact us at 816-561-1821, westporthistorical@gmail.com, or find us on Facebook.

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