Christian Cutler accepted an invitation to join the Warrensburg Arts Commission (WAC) in 2012. As a commissioner with WAC, he 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. WAC selected Sunami’s entry to be etched into the sidewalk on Pine Street in downtown Warrensburg. “Downtown Vibrations” was dedicated in October 2013.
“Bobbers” was conceived by 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, Cutler is the steward of the University of Central Missouri’s outdoor sculpture collection and permanent art collection. In 2013, he 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 original to a 1960s dormitory common room 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 97-year-old Polony-Mountain in attendance.
Christian Cutler has given art-related presentations to community groups, art organizations, and colleges for more than 15 years. His prepared lectures available for presentation include:
• Understanding Abstract Art
• A Visual Tour of the Elton John Photography Collection (Nice, FR; Woodside, GB; Atlanta, GA)
• Art As Business: How to Get Your Work from the Studio to the Market
• Phone Tips For Photographing Your Artwork
Please contact Christian to schedule a slide presentation on one of these subjects.
2018-2019 Instructor: Art 1800 – Ideas and the Visual Arts, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
2017 Guest Lecturer, Understanding Abstract Art, Sedalia Visual Art Association, Sedalia, MO
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