Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Adventures in Reading

July 30th, 2013 at 11:31 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: ADVENTURES IN READING One day this month, the Miracle Café in Reading posted a Facebook message announcing that strawberry-rhubarb pie was available that day. I reposted their note, and within a few minutes friends Greg Jordan and Lisa Soller suggested I meet them in Reading […]

Art, columns, Kansans, other people's stuff, small towns

Art in the City

June 18th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette:   ART IN THE CITY “Mom! Mom!” I heard a boy’s voice yelling from the sidewalk in front of my house. I looked out the door and saw a boy who was 8 or 9 scramble to get on his bicycle. He continued to shout […]

Art, cities, columns, life on the ground, other people's stuff, out of state

The Way We Worked

February 26th, 2013 at 11:10 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: Tom Parker (photo by Dave Leiker) THE WAY WE WORKED “I saw unspeakable things done to cattle, and I lived through things I didn’t know I would,” Tom Parker said with a smile as he told me about his year-long photography project. Over the past […]

Art, columns, Kansans, life on the ground, other people's stuff, small towns

Detroit, Denmark and Lucas

August 14th, 2012 at 11:51 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: Bowl Plaza, Lucas   DETROIT, DENMARK AND LUCAS Being able to travel from Detroit to Denmark within a couple of hours is just one of the perks of living in Kansas. It was a Sunday morning and the air was cool for a change. The […]

Art, columns, other people's stuff, small towns, traveling

Kelley Hunt!

May 25th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Kelley Hunt and her band rocked the Granada Theatre this evening in Emporia. Yeow! Raised in Emporia, she played for an appreciative hometown crowd. Tonight’s performance was a benefit for the Emporia Arts Center and the Granada Theatre. Kelley always just blows the audience away with her voice, her keyboard skills and her energy.  She […]

Art, Kansans, life on the ground, music

More Marko Fields

May 3rd, 2012 at 6:29 am

Another incredible piece from Marko Fields on display at the Strecker-Nelson Art Gallery, 406 1/2 Poyntz, in Manhattan. It’s also part of the traveling exhibit: 2012: Faith, Magic, Love & Death, Cautionary Tales of the End Times.

Art, cities

Strecker-Nelson pop-up gallery

May 2nd, 2012 at 6:15 am

  The Strecker-Nelson Art Gallery is upstairs, but on the ground level is their fabulous pop-up gallery with an incredible variety of art. 406 Poyntz, Manhattan, Kansas Follow the Strecker-Nelson Art Gallery on Facebook.

Art, cities, commerce

Marko Fields

April 28th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Dave and I stopped in at the Strecker-Nelson Art Gallery in downtown Manhattan today. The current show which opened last week at the Strecker-Nelson is 2012: Faith, Magic, Love and Death, Cautionary Tales of the End Time. It’s a traveling art show and has landed here for awhile. I’m crazy about the pieces made by […]

Art, cities

Saddle sore

April 25th, 2012 at 5:31 am

I asked Erika Nelson what the nails on the saddles were for. She said, “Large drunk man deterrent.” More than once, she’s returned to her truck and found it either being climbed on or vandalized.  The cage which was later constructed helps keep people out and the nails help, too, I’m sure.

Art, Kansans

Portrait of an Artist

April 24th, 2012 at 10:20 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST For a while now, I had been hoping to interview Erika Nelson – because she drives a vehicle with dinosaurs tarred onto the hood, has taxidermy forms in her living room, and because she seems like one of the coolest kids […]

Art, columns, Kansans, Kansas Explorers, small towns

Beaver’s Gift

April 16th, 2012 at 7:32 am

“Beaver’s Gift,” by Bill McBride. Beaver sticks and wire. For sale at the Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs just north of Matfield Green on K-177.