Richard Porter and Jerilynn and Duane Henrickson talk with Erika Nelson of Lucas after her presentation on folk art this evening at the Friends of the Great Plains dinner at Emporia’s Granada Theatre.

Erika Nelson is, among other things, the creator of the World’s Largest Collection of the World’s Smallest Versions of the World’s Largest ThingsĀ  – Traveling Roadside Attractions and Museum.

Erika did fantastic job of explaining the various types of folk art in Kansas and the Midwest as well as highlighting various artists who have created grassroots, visionary, folk art, such as M.T. Liggett who creates metal totems in Mullinville, and Elizabeth “Grandma” Layton of Wellsville who did contour drawing to conquer her depression.


The dinner was sponsored by the Center for Great Plains Studies at ESU.



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