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Youth Art Month opens season at Meadowlark

Gallery on Grant’s main street is open Friday and Saturday evenings now through November


Now in its 10th year, the Perkins County Area Arts Council is pleased to announce its 2014 shows, which begins with art by area youth in celebration of Youth Art Month.
Last weekend marked the beginning of the season, with creations of a variety of media from Perkins County junior high and high school students. Their work will be on display through this weekend, March 14-15.
Elementary art will be featured the last two weekends in March, 21-22 and 28-29.
The public is encouraged to stop in the gallery at 246 Central Ave., in Grant Friday and Saturday evenings and see the creativity of local students under the direction of instructors Lance and Paula Wurst and Nicole Long.
2014 Lineup
Art gallery director DeeAnn Tatum has put together another full season of shows that will change monthly.
• April will feature “Betty and the Girls,” a quilt show featuring quilts by Betty Frederick of Grant and her daughters, all longtime quilters.
• Elsie’s Susan Hanson, also a quilter, will be featured in May with her “Buffalo Quilt Show,” as well as an open house on Sunday, May 4.
• The Perkins County Historical Museum will provide the show in June with photographs and artifacts.
• In July, Allen Shepherd, retired history professor and artist will provide the show and an open house will honor him on Sunday, July 13. He feels that “a life deprived of art and left with philosophy is to be close to Hell,” and that art gives the historian another tool by which to interpret our past.
• Local artist Lance Wurst will be featured in August with a display of watercolors depicting small town life.
• Penny Zadina, a cowboy and ranch photographer will have her work on display in September.
• October will feature Larry Guenin’s bronze sculptures and oil paintings of Ron Nordyke.
• Quilts again will headline in November, with creations from the local Quilted Leaf Quilt Guild.
Visit Meadowlark Gallery on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6-8 p.m. March-November 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 will meet next on Friday, March 14 at 7 p.m. The meetings are open to the public.