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At the Strecker-Nelson

May 30th, 2011 at 10:23 am

I had a glorious time Friday evening at the Strecker-Nelson Art Gallery. Jay and Barbara Nelson hosted a signing event for me and my book, Flyover People, at their downtown Manhattan gallery at 406 1/2 Poyntz.

It’s fun to go to a different city and meet a whole new batch of people, and let me tell you, Manhattan did not disappoint. I met Manhattanites who were friendly and fun and had a good energy about them. I like this place – the gallery, the people, and the town.

Before we went to the event, Dave and I drove around Manhattan a bit. At one point Dave, who attended K-State for awhile and knows his way around town, told me to “Take a right at Paul Bunyan.” We walked around Aggieville and stopped in Radina’s Coffeehouse.

After the event, we dined at Harry’s and enjoyed a fabulous meal. I had the Fresh Atlantic salmon fillet:  pan-seared, sautéed with smoked red bell peppers, leeks, fresh herbs, finished in a citrus pepper vodka sauce and drizzled with an avocado coulis. Served over smoked portobello risotto.

I came away from this trip filled with much love for Manhattan.

Inside the Strecker-Nelson, the Kansas Masters Invitational exhibit was in progress. It continues here at the Strecker-Nelson until June 11 – and then it travels …

Exhibit Dates: July 14 – August 15, 2011
Center For The Arts
9112 E. Central
Wichita, KS

Exhibit Dates: September 2 – October 21, 2011
Sabatini Gallery
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
1515 SW 10th Ave

Topeka, KS

These paintings are by Barbara Waterman-Peters.

The barn is by Louis Copt; the smoky landscapes by Jim Richardson.

This was my incredible view throughout the evening.

At Harry’s – Barbara and Jay Nelson.

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