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Tallgrass Studios Holiday Schedule

Tallgrass Studios will observe the following 2018 holiday schedule:

Thanksgiving

Wednesday November 21
Thursday November 22
Friday November 23

Christmas

Monday December 24
Tuesday December 25

New Year’s

Monday December 31
Tuesday January 1

Happy Holidays everyone!

An Army of Women

Sculptures by Retta H. Backus

Opening Reception October 26, 2018 5:30 – 9 pm
at Tallgrass Studios

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Music Lineup

5:30 – 7:00 pm
“Lila””, Deborah Pine, Janette Michaels & Clark Jamison reunion

7:00 – 8:00 pm
Robert Baker (word slinger & saxophone) Roger Holden (electric guitar) & Clark Jamison

Lauretta Hendricks Backus sculpts from her studio in the country outside of Lawrence, KS. Retta, an artist and retired art teacher known for her drawings and paintings, has only recently strayed from working in two dimensions. Meeting and working with other ceramicists, she discovered a passion for sculpting the human form. Retta’s obsession in particular is with “traditionally built women”.

This show’s focus is political in that Retta’s images of human female beauty do not subscribe to the marketed, mass produced or commercialized ideal of women. Retta’s women are strong, natural and comfortable in their skin. These porcelain sculptures show skin, muscle, flesh and gravity, celebrating the beauty of real women.

Sculpture by Retta H. Backus

DISEGNI REVISITATI

Barry Fitzgerald, Art Exhibition

Opening Reception
September 28, 2018 5:00 – 9 pm
at Tallgrass Studios

Music by Smellovision

Pisano and Batisto by Barry Fitzgerald

TRUTH & CONSEQUENCES

Pastels & Mixed-Media Collages
by Barbara Solberg

Opening Reception July 27, 2018 5:00 – 9 pm
at Tallgrass Studios

Barbara Solberg artwork

Watercolors by Donna McCain

Music by The Beer Bellies

Opening Reception June 29, 2018 | 5:30 – 9 pm
at Tallgrass Studios

Donna McCain watercolor

One Love Story

“Art is love made public” from Sense8

Acrylic Paintings & Mixed Media Collage
by Laurie Culling

Music by Kind Soul
Opening Reception May 25, 2018 | 5:30 – 9 pm
at Tallgrass Studios

Acrylic Painting by Laurie Culling

Three Old Friends


Mark, Carey and David met in 7th grade art class in 1976 and have been friends ever since. They studied art and design together in junior high, high school and college.

All three are true multidisciplinary designers who work across traditional boundaries to include graphic design, illustration and photography. This show features current work from all three.

The Course of the Empire by Margie Kuhn

Watercolor & Acrylic Paintings by Margie Kuhn

Opening Reception
March 30, 2018 | 5:30 – 9 pm at Tallgrass Studios
720 E. 9th Street, #2, Lawrence, KS 66044

Show runs March 16 – April 16, 2018

A Lawrence native, Margie Kuhn received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Kansas. A full-time artist, she has exhibited her paintings and drawings in galleries and museums across the country.

The paintings in this exhibition reflect Margie’s interest in material culture as a collection of artifacts that suggest ideas about the values, behaviors, and beliefs of contemporary society.

To see more of Margie’s work, visit her website margiekuhn.com.

Rocks In My Head (and other things of value) by Cathy Ledeker

January 26, 2018 | 5:30-9 pm at Tallgrass Studios
720 E. 9th Street, #2, Lawrence, KS 66044

Watercolors by Cathy Ledeker
Music by BongoTini

Cathy is a painter, calligrapher, and illuminator. Retired as Art Director from Van Go, she now divides her time between her studios in Lawrence, Kansas and Creede, Colorado.

The contemplative watercolors in this exhibition are from her “Meditations” series.

To see more of Cathy’s work visit her website ledeker.com.

Holiday Observance Schedule

We encourage everyone to spend time with family and friends this holiday season. Tallgrass Studios will be closed according to the listed holiday schedule.