The Jackson County Art Walk is a week away! We have a wonderful line up with over 60 artists, live music around the square, a special show of art chairs painted by area artists, families, and community organizations. Copies of the map will be available at stops around the square and the Jackson County Courthouse during the Art Walk, but if you would like a preview, the documents are below for you to view.
Also during the Art Walk...
Jackson Heights High School Student Council will be hosting a free will donation hotdog dinner to raise money for a new dance floor.
There will be a drop box for Jackson County Tools 4 School donations, which go to help children in our community get the supplies they need for the new school year. They are still in need of highlighters, pump hand sanitizer, blue pens, black pens, scientific calculators, and some other supplies.
Here is the link to the front of the map: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-agBPG0z7sRdm5uQzVTQlBjT3c/view?usp=sharing
Featured Artist: Marty Mavrovich showing at Homestead Affordable Housing (Stop #61)
Marty Mavrovich received her BFA from the University of Kansas. She studied under Barbara Waterman-Peters At Washburn. Marty was a founding member of The Collective Gallery in Topeka and exhibited there for years. She will be showing Alaskan landscapes and animals.
1. Robert Sudlow Coming Home: A show at the Jackson County Museum traces Sudlow’s evolution as an artist.
5. Cindy Martin, Shelby Erickson, Derek Knable: This group of artist will be exhibiting Paintings, Printmaking, Photography, and Sculpture.
6. Rhett Totten: Rhett is a self taught artist and Pastor of Discipleship at the First Baptist Church in Holton. His love for God's creation is seen in each of his oil paintings. Vance Lassey: Local doctor and self-taught musician
8. Sarah Devader: "Inspiration from Prairie Meadow Farm" using mixed media and watercolor. Peggy Bass- Bohemian Gypsy Studios: Peggy Bass has been a fiber artist since 1979, working with quilting, spinning, weaving, jewelry, and custom consignments.
17. Linda Brownlow: A Holton native and retired nurse who shows her creativity through painting and scrapbooking.
18. Barbara Diggs: Born in Holton, Kansas, and now retired, Barbara spends her days happily in her studio making mixed media art.
19. Cindy Reichle: Cindy has lived in Holton for about 13 years after being born in Germany and living across the country in her childhood. Art has always been inspiration and relaxation for Cindy and a way for her to show her creative side.
20. Celeste Mae Gadbury Gossett: Vintage art from Gossett who began painting in the 1940's after all nine of her children were raised.
21. Charissa Totten: Charissa has been drawn to many forms of art- she is interested in pottery, abstract painting, jewelry and crochet. She is currently learning woodcarving and to play the cello.
23. Local 4H Members: Members of local 4H clubs will show artwork created for the Jackson County Fair.
25. John Holcomb: John is an artist/illustrator from Topeka, KS. He has been working on a new series of floral paintings.
26. Boyd and Helen Plankinton: Husband and wife who design Civil War and Vintage clothing and have stories to tell.
27. Melissa Kingman Rau: Self-taught artist who has a life-long interest in many forms of art, but especially sculpting life-size figures. Karen Ford: Local teacher providing music on flute.
28. Stacie Dawn (Outside): Just got back from a London tour of her art. Chairman of Aaron Douglas Art Fair. Savhannah Draper, Cassie Holt, Breanna Teter: All young women with a love for art and the gift to produce what they see and feel in a variety of media. Adam Amon & Chris Heineken: Music on saxophone, guitar
29. Nancy VanDonge & Carol Totten: Two local homemakers who love the beauty in art.
30. Jim Hunley: Open studio to show Jim’s photography and wedding photos by Jessica Kent of Right Now is Forever Photography.
31. Judy Swisher: Retired teacher and lover of art, Judy does masterful work with watercolor.
34. Burton Mannel: 2nd Saturdays at The Gossip will be showing exhibits of Metal Artist Burton Mannel, featuring his newest piece, a steampunk industrial Sculpture!
41. Katie Morris: Art teacher and nature lover, Katie will be showing photographs of pollinators from her backyard habitat.
42. April Lemon: Artist April Lemon is passionate about working with glass and wood, which she will showcase in her new studio and gallery on the Square.
43. Sanchez Family: Pastor Hector Sanchez and Sherry and family will play Latin music at 6:00 PM.
47. Mike Clancy: Mike pursues his love of photography with a unique photojournalistic style.
50. Danielle Meek: Danielle recently earned a BFA in Painting from Kansas State University and will be showing mixed media work that evokes feelings of memories.
53. Michelle Leivan: Michelle is a portraitist using color to capture energy, personality, and mood. Joshua Cochran:
A local artist who works with ink on stretched canvas and shoes. He specializes in pop culture icons. Fred Appelhanz: Fred is a poet and musician. He will be providing music on the hammered dulcimer and guitar.
57. Mary McCrory: Mary McCrory will showcase a selection of her oil paintings.
58. Kegan Meister: Kegan is a Holton High School student and will be showing hand-built and wheel thrown pottery. Gary Bell and the Fence Row Special: Bluegrass music. Gary says you never know what you’ll find along a fencerow.
61. Marty Mavrovich: Featured artist.
62. Sandy Studebaker-Gilbert: Sandy prefers landscapes and has been oil painting and teaching for 30 years.
63. Kathleen Cobb: Artist Kathleen Cobb shows her love of the land in her oil, acrylic, and pastel landscapes from many regions of America.
67. The Wild Child Photography: Amy Cyphers and Kim Bear will show their photography as well as vintage and refinished items.
68. Jackson County Arts Members & Students of Sandy Studebaker-Gilbert: Paintings and a variety of other art forms. Durst Family Band Future Generations: Blue Grass and country is the Rod Durst family hallmark. Ethan Fund & Aidan Allen (Outside): Music with piano and voice.
70. Katie Morris, Kathleen Cobb, Suzette McCord-Rogers, Carol Totten: See the new mural at the Linscott Park tennis courts! The mural is on the north side of 3rd street between Iowa and Wisconsin.