Charles Baughman Artist Reception

Jan 8, 2022
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us Saturday, January 8th 5 – 7 pm at the Center for the Arts in Crested Butte to celebrate at the gallery reception of Charles Baughman in the Kinder Padon Gallery. Enjoy abstract expressionist paintings, complementary drinkable art, and a percussion performance.

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About the artist:

Charles Baughman is a nationally known, contemporary, Abstract Expressionist painter, as well as a long-time art educator. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts and Art History from Kearney State College in Kearney, Nebraska and his Master of Fine Arts in Painting/Sculpture from Wichita State University.

Baughman has an extensive background as a fine artist, exhibiting work around the country as well as internationally, and has been involved in art education for over thirty years. His artwork has transformed from Pop Art to Abstract Expressionism, the imagery slowly over the course of his career evolving back to nature. Picturesque landscapes, birds, flowers, trees, and clouds are all brought to life with contrasting and harmonious colors and bold compositions.

Baughman has been an instructor at the Wichita Art Museum, Wichita State University, Cowley County Community College, Butler County Community College, Wichita Center for the Arts, and Friends University. He has developed and taught classes ranging from Art Appreciation and Figurative Sculpture to advanced drawing courses and painting. Since 2004, Baughman has owned and operated the Monart School of Art and The Art Park with his wife Kate Pepper. Baughman’s hobbies include cooking, gardening and spending time with his family.

Center for the Arts strives to enrich and engage the community by fostering artistic expression and cultural experiences in Crested Butte.