Public Art.

Christian Cutler was asked to join the Warrensburg Arts Commission (WAC) in 2012.  Christian is now a commissioner with WAC and has managed multiple public art projects across the city.  Most notable are the etched concrete circle on Pine Street entitled “Downtown Vibrations” and the “Bobbers” sculpture project at Lion’s Lake.

“Downtown Vibrations” was designed by Ohio artist John Sunami.  Sunami’s entry was selected by the Warrensburg Arts Commission  to be etched into the sidewalk on Pine Street in downtown Warrensburg.  “Downtown Vibrations” was dedicated in October 2013.

“Bobbers” was conceived by Christian Cutler and sculptor Justin Shaw.  Shaw completed “Bobbers” in 2014 and the sculptures were dedicated in April 2015.

In addition to his work on the city’s arts commission, Christian is the steward of the University of Central Missouri’s outdoor sculpture collection and permanent art collection.  In 2013, Christian began a campaign to restore and relocate a 6′ x 6′ stained glass window entitled “Five Wise and Five Foolish Virgins” by Kansas City artist Gabriella Polony-Mountain.  The window was located in a dormitory common room on the west side of the UCM campus.  The window was original to the 1960s dormitory and in need of a complete restoration by stained glass professionals.  In the spring of 2015, “Five Wise and Five Foolish Virgins” was relocated to UCM’s James C. Kirkpatrick Library.  That May, the window was rededicated with it’s 97 year old creator, artist Gabriella Polony-Mountain, in attendance.

Presentations.

Christian Cutler has given art related presentations to community groups, art organizations, and colleges for over 15 years.  His prepared lectures that he is available to present include:

•   Art As Business: How to Get Your Work from the Studio to the Market

•   Phone Tips For Photographing Your Artwork

•   Understanding Abstract Art

•   A Visual Tour of the Elton John Photography Collection (Nice, FR; Woodside, GB; Atlanta, GA)

Please contact Christian to schedule a slide presentation on one of these subjects.

Teaching Experience

2016   Phone Tips for Photographing Your Artwork, Mid-Missouri Artists Association, Warrensburg, MO

2016   Art As Business: How to Get Your Work from the Studio to the Market, Missouri Southern University, Joplin, MO

2014   Guest Lecturer, The Sir Elton John Photography Collection, Mid-Missouri Artists Association, Warrensburg, MO

2013   Guest Lecturer, Outdoor Art – A Reflective Tour, UCM Lifelong Learning Series, Warrensburg, MO

2013   Guest Lecturer, Understanding Abstract Art, Summit Art Association, Lee’s Summit, MO

2012   Guest Lecturer, The Sir Elton John Photography Collection, Summit Art Association, Lee’s Summit, MO

2010   Guest Lecturer, The Sir Elton John Photography Collection, Nacogdoches Photography Association, Nacogdoches, TX

2007   Seminar Instructor, Portfolio Presentation and Gallery Representation, Nacogdoches Art League, Nacogdoches, TX

2006   Art Teacher, High School Photography and Middle School Art, St. James School, Montgomery, AL

2005   Instructor, Advanced Black and White Photography, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI

2005   Instructor’s Assistant, Art and Expression in the Digital Realm, Shakerag Workshops, Sewanee, TN

2005   Substitute Teacher, Studio Art, Cranbrook Upper School, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2001   Seminar Instructor, Archival Preservation and Presentation of Photography, FOCUS Photography Club, Sewanee, TN