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Homage To The Flint Hills Art Exhibit

"Homage to the Flint Hills," an exhibit of 37 paintings and photographs inspired by the Flint Hills of Kansas, is now touring across the state and will be at the Erman B. White Gallery on the campus of Butler Community College from Feb. 3 - March 4. An opening reception will be held on February 4 from 3 -6 p.m.

"Homage to the Flint Hills" is accompanied by an 88-page book which reproduces all the works in the exhibit in color and includes comments made about the Flint Hills over the last 200 years. This book will be for sale in the gallery. The exhibit was conceived and organized by freelance writer Don Lambert. Twenty years ago he put together a similar exhibit and publication, "The Kansas Landscape." He has written extensively about other Kansas artists, including the late Elizabeth Layton and John Steuart Curry.

"In my conversations with Kansa artists," Lambert explained, "I learned that so many of them, from Kansas City to Wichita, as well as artists from the Flint Hills were going there for inspiration. They have been doing this for a hundred years. No one can say how many such paintings and photographs have been produced. I do know it is in the tens of thousands." Featured prominently in the book and exhibit are comments about the artists and why they have chosen to depict the Flint Hills. Their comments are reverent, poetic and heart-felt.

Artists featured in the show are Zak Barnes, Cottonwood Falls; Barbara Bullock, Wichita; Gordon Bullock, Wichita; Donna Carrington, Overland Park; Kim Casebeer, Lenexa; John Charlton,... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

"Homage to the Flint Hills" is accompanied by an 88-page book which reproduces all the works in the exhibit in color and includes comments made about the Flint Hills over the last 200 years.  This book will be for sale in the gallery.  The exhibit was conceived and organized by freelance writer Don Lambert.  Twenty years ago he put together a similar exhibit and publication, "The Kansas Landscape."  He has written extensively about other Kansas artists, including the late Elizabeth Layton and John Steuart Curry.

"In my conversations with Kansa artists," Lambert explained, "I learned that so many of them, from Kansas City to Wichita, as well as artists from the Flint Hills were going there for inspiration.  They have been doing this for a hundred years.  No one can say how many such paintings and photographs have been produced.  I do know it is in the tens of thousands."  Featured prominently in the book and exhibit are comments about the artists and why they have chosen to depict the Flint Hills.  Their comments are reverent, poetic and heart-felt.

Artists featured in the show are Zak Barnes, Cottonwood Falls; Barbara Bullock, Wichita; Gordon Bullock, Wichita; Donna Carrington, Overland Park; Kim Casebeer, Lenexa; John Charlton, Lawrence; James Cook, Tucson, Arizona; Louis Copt, Lecompton; Patricia DuBose Duncan, Rockport, Maine; Phil Epp, Newton; Terry Evans, Chicago, Illinois; Mark Flickinger, Arkansas City; Ralph Fontenot, Manhattan; Jerry Gaddis, Topeka; Anne Gagel, Kansas City; Hugh Greer, Wichita; Marilyn Grisham, Wichita; Lisa Grossman, Lawrence; Dale Hartley, Emporia; Dana Hassett, Burns; Stan Herd, Lawrence; Paul Hotvedt,
Lawrence; Cally Krallman, Topeka; Judy Love, Manhattan; Peggy Lyon, Emporia; Judith Mackey, Cottonwood Falls; Todd Matson, Valley Center; James Nedresky, Omaha, Nebraska; Joan Parker, Westwood; Jim Richardson, Lindsborg; Judith Sabatini, Topeka; and Deb Schroer, Strong City; Larry Schwarm, Emporia; Kevin Sink, Roeland Park; Edward Sturr, Manhattan; Robert Sudlow, Lawrence; and Rodney Troth, Baldwin City.

"Homage to the Flint Hills" stemmed from a smaller exhibit which hung in the Kansas Capitol where it was enthusiastically received by Governor Sebelius as well as by members of the Kansas Senate and House of Representatives.  A special feature of the exhibit is a CD Rom produced by John Charlton of the Kansas Geological Survey which allows people to view the prairie from 360 degrees.

The Erman B. White Gallery is located at Butler Community College, 901 S. Haverhill, El Dorado, Kansas.  Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Monday through Saturday.  For more information call 316-322-3325, Monday thru Friday.


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JAN 25 2006
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