Image from www.rileycountyks.gov
One of things that I love about Kansas, besides the fields of sunflowers and wheat, is the tallgrass prairie. I was a young college graduate when I first laid eyes upon the Flint Hills of Kansas on a trip out west. I was mesmerized by its beauty.
This weekend a spectacular art show is opening here in Kansas City. The Buttonwood Art Space is showcasing art that exemplifies the beauty of the tallgrass prairie. While the opening is tomorrow night (Oct. 2), art will be on display and available for purchase through December 5.
We are excited to announce the inaugural “Visions of the Flint Hills: Preserving the Tallgrass Prairie Art Exhibit and Sale” opens to the public at Buttonwood artSpace, 3013 Main St, Kansas City, MO, 64108, on Friday, October 2, 2009 from 6pm-9pm. The opening reception on the 2nd will be hosted by former Kansas governor, Mike Hayden, and will continue Saturday October 3rd from 10am-3pm. (From Buttonwood Art Space.com)
To learn more about the tallgrass prairie of Kansas, please visit the National Park Service website Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.
"Nowhere, not even at sea, does a man feel more lonely than when riding over the far-reaching, seemingly never-ending plains; and after a man has lived a little while on or near them, their very vastness and loneliness and their melancholy monotony have a strong fascination for him." Theodore Roosevelt