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Student art to kick off 2013 gallery shows

In addition to next month’s dinner theater, the Perkins County Area Arts Council has planned a new art show and artist reception each month at Meadowlark Gallery in Grant.
Kicking off the 2013 season will be Perkins County student art in celebration of Youth Art Month during March.
Perkins County High School students, under the direction of Lance Wurst and Paula Wurst’s junior high students will take the first two weekends. Nicole Long’s elementary students will be featured the last three weekends. Come on in and see how creative the kids of Perkins County are.
Here’s a website to add to your favorites: http://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=42553. Teachers have posted student work that can be searched by grade, name or category.
Other Shows
In April, Kay (Kraus) Meeks will display paintings. Kay  grew up in Madrid and currently lives in Wyoming, the wife of a rancher and mother of four children. She has won numerous awards for her oils and watercolors, pencil and colored pencil drawings, most of which depict life on a ranch.
Archie Silvrants and his carving friends will be the featured artists in May, along with an artist’s collection belonging to the late Donna Dudden.
Wallace photographer Nora Jameson’s work will be on the walls during June. An artist reception for Nora will be held on Sunday, June 9.
July will feature paintings of Tristan Gorgen of Grant.
Katie Arndt, a Cozad photographer, will be presenting her work in August. Katie is a former Grant resident and daughter of Dean and Janet Lagler.
Paintings by Paula Leibbrandt of Imperial will be on display in September. Paula is currently studying graphic design at Concordia University in Seward. An artist reception will be held on Sunday, Sept. 8.
In October and until the closing of the gallery in November, Quilted Leaf Quilt Guild of Grant will display their work.    
Visit Meadowlark Gallery on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6-8 p.m. and check the arts council’s Facebook page for past shows and a current gallery schedule.
The gallery is operated by the Perkins County Area Arts Council, who meets the second Thursday of each month, 7 p.m. at the gallery. The meetings are open to the public.