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Conversation with Randy Regier

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In conversation with curator Kate Meyer, Wichita artist Randy Regier will talk about his "Impending Future Bus," a sculptural depiction of a futuristic 1950s-style toy bus filled with rows upon rows of African-American toy passengers and one lone Caucasian figure who rides at the back of the bus. The artist was inspired to produce the toy after listening to a National Public Radio segment on the changing racial demographics in America and the impending minority status of white Americans. The toy can also be appreciated in relation to Ray Bradbury’s 1951 short story from The Illustrated Man, “The Other Foot,” in which Mars has been colonized exclusively by black people who plan to segregate a group of white people rumored to be on their way from Earth.

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