this week

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1. Meet an artist

The paintings of Amy Warfield will be on display in the McPherson Public Library meeting room from Sept. 5 through Oct.29, with an artist’s reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 29.

Warfield’s show, “Unearthed” is a collection of portraits and landscapes in mixed media. Warfield seeks to create art that both leads the eye and employs the sense of touch and texture. Through portraiture and her encounters within the landscape, Warfield often combines drawing, watercolor, second-hand books, papers and fabrics.

A Garden City native, Warfield received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Fort Hays State University in 2013. Combining portraits with watercolor landscapes, “Unearthed” fuses the texture of memory of the past with the living color of the prairie.

For additional information call the library at 620-245-2570 or email them at 

2. Learn a technique

LINDSBORG — The Red Barn Studio, 212 S. Main St. in Lindsborg, will host a reception for Barbara O’Leary during Lindsborg’s Second Friday Makers Street Artwalk from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 8. During the reception, oil painter, illustrator and watercolorist, Barbara O’Leary will demonstrate her techniques and answer any questions regarding her art.

Also, while at the studio pick up a map highlighting other participating downtown studios, galleries and businesses. Enjoy art, music demonstrations, activities, refreshments and much more.

3. Catch the Maidens

NORTH NEWTON – Kauffman Museum at Bethel College, located at the corner of Main and 27th Streets in North Newton, is hosting an outdoor concert Sept. 14 featuring the Cherokee Maidens with Sycamore Swing.

The bring-your-own-chairs (or blankets) concert starts at 6 p.m. on the museum grounds with the museum auditorium as a bad-weather backup.

A donation of $10 per person/couple/family is appreciated to help cover costs. There will be refreshments for sale.

The Cherokee Maidens’ Robin Macy was one of the original Dixie Chicks and is now the steward of Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine. The rest of the trio is Monica Taylor and Lauren White. Their three-part harmony is backed up by their band Sycamore Swing with guitarist Ken “Kentucky” White.

During intermission of the Kauffman Museum concert, Macy will perform an a cappella “tweener” concert in the historic Ratzlaff Barn and Voth-Unruh-Fast House.

After museum volunteers give a brief history of the buildings, Macy will sing period songs appropriate to the era in which they were built and used. Planned selections include A.P. Carter’s “My Dixie Darlin’” and Stephen Foster’s “Hard Times Come Again No More.”

For more information about the concert, call Kauffman Museum at 316-283-1612.