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November 2, 2007

Governor’s Office purchases painting by Cowley art instructor


oil paintingCowley College art instructor Mark Flickinger has had several accomplishments during his career as an artist, he can now add having a painting of his being hung in the Governor’s mansion to that list.

Flickinger’s oil painting titled “Cedars and Snow” was recently purchased by the Governor’s Office. Along with the painting being displayed in the Governor’s mansion, the painting will be used as the Christmas card, which the Governor’s Office will send out to more than 28,000 homes world wide.

“I am very pleased that the Governor (Kathleen Sebelius) wants to use the image for their Christmas card,” Flickinger said.

Flickinger’s painting, which he finished in April, was based off of property his family owns near Silverdale. He has been invited to attend the Christmas party at the Governor’s mansion on Dec. 3.

“It will be fun,” Flickinger said.

Flickinger has had his work appear in numerous art galleries and will have a solo show Nov. 30 at Gallery 12 in Wichita. He will also take part in holiday art shows in Kansas City and at the Ruschman Gallery in Indianapolis, In. in December.

He also has a commission to do a painting for the headquarters of Kansas City Southern Railroad as well as do the painting for Cowley College’s annual Christmas card.

“I am going to close my door and go paint,” Flickinger said.

At Cowley. Flickinger teaches Drawing 1 & 2, Painting 1 & 2, and Art History 1 & 2.