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1. Meet an artist

Oil painter, illustrator and watercolorist Barbara O’Leary, of Shawnee, Kansas, will be the Artist-in-Residence Friday, Sept. 1 st through Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Red Barn Studio Museum, 212 S. Main, Lindsborg.

She says, “I am looking forward to working on landscapes of local parks, countryside and streets in town, both in the Kansas City area and in the Lindsborg area, which I have been planning for a while.”

Barbara has been teaching classes through the Johnson County Park and Recreation Department for adults, seniors and youngsters, both in the basics of drawing and painting methods.

She will host classes in plein air for students, age 12 through adults from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Sept. 2, 9, 16 and 23. Cost per class is $100 for members and $125 fornon-members. Participants need to provide their own supplies for the medium that they will be working in: 2D in graphite colored pencils, watercolor, acrylic or oil. For more information about supplies, contact the Red Barn Studio.

O’Leary has shown her art recently in May and June at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church, Shawnee, and at the Lake Quivira Show in 2016.

For more information, contact the Red Barn Studio Museum at 785-227-2217 and raymer@redbarnstudio.org. The Red Barn Studio is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 

2. Friday Folk and Food

NEWTON — Seasoned Kansas City performer and award-winning songwriter David Hakan will bring his unique musical style and storytelling to Carriage Factory Art Gallery’s courtyard park for a free concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 8.

The event is open to all ages. Twisted Joe’s Food Truck will be on hand with hot dogs, sloppy joes, frito pies and milkshakes for sale. The gallery’s private park is located just east of the gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton.

“This is our first ‘Folk & Food’ event in the park,” said gallery director Cindy Snider. “We are excited to offer this exceptional concert to the community free of charge. We’re inviting attendees to bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy two hours of music — from bluesy Motown influenced folk rock to acappella Appalachian style to modern folk. There will be quiet songs, energetic songs, big sing-long choruses on some songs and poetry music in the tradition of Bob Dylan on others.”

Carriage Factory Art Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Third Thursday events are 6 to 8 p.m. Art classes are held throughout the year.

For more information, contact the gallery at 316-284-2749.

3. Faculty art show

The creative talents of the McPherson College faculty will be on display through Oct. 15 in an all-faculty art show on campus in Friendship Hall. The gallery show titled, “The Next Greatest Show on Earth,” features a variety of artwork submitted by faculty members.

“Visitors are in for a visual treat of superb craftsmanship, deep and meaningful thoughts, humor, energy and the love to make art,” Michaela Valle Groeblacher, gallery director and assistant professor of art, said, “Works on display cover a wide range of mediums including watercolors, prints, photography, sculpture, textiles, furniture and poetry. Visitors can even display their own talents by writing lines in a participatory poem.”

The gallery is open during regular business hours during the week. A closing reception will be held during McPherson College Homecoming from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 13.