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Grassroots Art Field Trips

Date: June 24, 2021 to September 14, 2021, 10:00 AM
Venue: Various - 213 S. Main Lucas KS
Sponsor: Grassroots Art Center

The Event:

LUCAS  To celebrate 25 years of exhibiting grassroots art by Kansans, the Grassroots Art Center in Lucas offers three exclusive field trips to artist environments in June, July, and September. In conjunction with the 25th anniversary exhibition Flying Free: 25 Years of Grassroots Art, on display through Oct. 31, the field trips are a rare opportunity to meet with artists and caretakers of yards, homes, and gardens filled with sculptures of all kinds. Grassroots Art Center founding director Rosslyn Schultz will introduce each artist and site. All tours begin at 10 a.m. Carpooling is available and details for each trip will be sent to those who register. To sign up for the tours, click Shop at On June 24, Wichita is the destination for a tour of Gary Pendergrasss Steam punk magical land filled with ornate birds, engines, masks, and statues. Chris Poelma will open Dan Becks carved limestone sculptures and colorful garden that earned him the name Local Deity. Fee is $20 per person. Great Bend and Sylvia are the destinations on July 24 to tour Bob Mixs whimsical machines and creatures at his home in Great Bend and at the local zoo. A short drive away to rural Sylvia, property owner Michael Murphy will open Don Brownlees 1912 farmhouse with decorated interior surrounded by a stone and metal sculpture garden. Lunch at Prairie Oaks Inn on the property is included and the fee is $30 per person. On Sept. 14 in Hays, the tour will feature scrap-metal mailbox artist Curly Leikers home and workshop, and a visit to stone sculptor Pete Feltens post rock limestone courtyard and Stone Gallery including insights on the paintings of Bruce Burkholder. Fee is $20 per person.
For more information contact Rosslyn Schultz
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