Mark Flickinger, chair of Cowley College’s Visual and Performing Arts Department, recently had one of his paintings featured in the May-June issue of American Art Review.


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Flickinger’s painting, “May Afternoon, Southeast Butler County, KS,” was included in an article by Henry Adams about the Flint Hills and the many fine artists who paint there.

“I am very pleased to have my work included in this article, and to be penned by an art historian the likes of Henry Adams is quite an honor,” Flickinger said.

Flickinger said the painting was completed in the studio, but began as a study on a day early in the summer, out on location.

“These paintings are too large to complete out on the windy prairie, but I like painting plein aire and smaller studies allow me to do that,” Flickinger said.

Flickinger has started several paintings of the Flint Hills on his easel and hopes to finish them soon, now that the spring semester has ended.

Flickinger picked up a copy of American Art Review last week at a Barnes and Noble in Chicago when he was there with art students. “It was a treat to show it to them,” he said.

Other magazines in which Flickinger’s work has been featured include New American Paintings and 108, as well as The Best of Oil Painting, ARC International Salon 2011-12.

This information was provided by Cowley College Director of Institutional Communications and Public Relations Rama Peroo.