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Call for entries

The Rice County Arts Council will sponsor the 43rd Annual Prairie Art Exhibition in the Studio 96 Gallery, Sterling. Artist’s entries will be accepted from 1 to 5 p.m. April 1-3. Studio 96 is located at 121 S. Broadway St. Sterling.

The exhibit will be open to the public April 8 through 23. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The show accepts original works completed in the last two years, that have not previously been entered in the show. An entry fee of $20 will allow submission of up to three pieces per artist. All two-dimensional work must be suitably framed and ready for hanging. Three-dimensional works include sculpture, ceramics, glass, textiles and jewelry. Artists must be 18 years of age and must be a Kansas resident. RCAC gives out $1400 in cash awards, plus purchase awards.

For more information on The Prairie Art Exhibition, please contact Brian Foster, president of the Rice County Arts Council at 620-204-1977 or ricecountyarts@hotmail.com

Hear from writers

March 19 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. will be an opportunity for writers to share some of their work with fellow writers at 701 Café in Newton, Kansas. Mid-Winter Blues and Other Musings is our focus for this event sponsored by the StoryTellers of the Great Plains. Come read or listen and network with others who share your interest. Snacks will be available.

Meet the makers

March 20 through 24, Flint Hills Discovery Center will be opening its doors free of charge to the public to watch and interact with local artisans who will be performing their craft live. This event series, titled Meet the Makers, will give the community a first-hand look at how different works of art are formed and introduce them to the faces behind the pieces.

Live demonstrations will take place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and will include crafts like glass painting, woodturning and Henna body art, among others.

To learn more about Meet the Makers, visit flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785-587-2726.

This event is free and open to the public and takes place in the atrium. Those wishing to explore the exhibits beyond the atrium are required to pay a general admission fee.