Former WFISD art teacher, gallery director showcases artwork

Table of Contents Interested in art at a young ageA love of teachingIdeas come from a deeper placeChanges in medium, stylesTelling a story through artValuable lessons beyond artDeveloping a high school art showSomething that hadn’t been done  What: 2021 Lift Up Artist Gary Kingcade Where: Kemp Center for the Arts, […]

What: 2021 Lift Up Artist Gary Kingcade

Where: Kemp Center for the Arts, 1300 Lamar

Admission: Free and open to the public. Information at (940) 766-3347 or Donations are welcome at

The Arts Council of Wichita Falls awarded their 2021 Lift Up Art Featured Artist Award to Gary Kingcade, a native Wichitan who taught in the WFISD for 40 years inspiring many young art students. He also worked as gallery director at the Kemp Center for six years and continues to regularly show his paintings, sculpture and jewelry. 

Previous Lift Up Artists include Polly Cox, Glen Conway and Jack Stevens. There is currently an exhibit of Kingcade’s art work in West End Studios that will be open until the end of the year.

Dong Anker

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