Honoring the memory of Rebecca Blunk
Born in Salyards, Kansas in 1923, Robert Blunk served in the Pacific with the Marine Corps in World War II, and upon his return earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Kansas City Institute of the Arts in 1950. He later earned a Masters of Fine Arts (sculpture) at Pittsburg State University, Pittsburgh, Kansas, and had a notable 40-year teaching career alongside creating public sculptures, designs, and installations. Still active as an artist, his work has been collected by numerous museums, municipalities, and private collectors.
We are deeply moved to have this painting here at NEFA and extraordinarily grateful to the Blunk family for its loan in honor of Rebecca’s great dedication to NEFA as Director of Performing Arts from 1985-1995, Deputy Director/Director of Programs from 1995-2004, and Executive Director 2004-2014.
Top: Lisa Kay and Scott Blunk
Bottom: Lisa Kay, Marcie Hershman, and Scott Blunk
Photos by Jeffrey Filiault