Relaxed, Artful Evening

Courtesy photo. A necklace created by Mindy Bartlett.

If one is looking for a relaxing evening with friends or family, the Bourbon County Arts Council (BCAC) Art Walk is an option.

From 5-8 p.m.  Friday, May 25, the art walk will be located at the Liberty Theater Patio, 113 S. Main. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the office lobby just south of Crooner’s Lounge, next door to the Liberty.

Food and drink may be purchased at Crooner’s Lounge and delivered to the patio.

The patio event is intimate and relaxing, Deb Anderson, president of the BCAC, said.

“The artists feel more comfortable with that environment,” Anderson said.

Courtesy photo. Paul Milks, photographer.

Artists who are scheduled this evening are Paul Milks, photographer, Fort Scott; Bobbie Kemna, potter, Fort Scott; Carleen Shatto, maker of handmade soaps, Drexel, M0; Mindy Bartlett, jewelry maker, Fort Scott; Sandy Smith, potter, Fort Scott; Lucy Gladbach, painter, Missouri; Ken Anderson, elk antler decor, Fort Scott; Dee Ann Davis, cut coin pendant creator, Fort Scott and Toni Thornton, maker of dream catchers, Fort Scott.

Courtesy photo. Handmade soap created by Carleen Shatto.

Any artist interested in showcasing their artwork can call Anderson at 620-223-8650 before 2 p.m. today to reserve a table to sell their wares, she said.

The BCAC is hosting four Art Walks this summer, whose purpose is to showcase local artists, Anderson said.

They will all be Friday evenings at the Liberty Theatre Patio:  June 15, July 27 in collaboration with Mercy’s Wine Stroll, and September 14.

“August is just too hot to have it,” Anderson said.

Additionally, the BCAC is sponsoring music concerts at 8 p.m. at the Liberty Theater Patio on June 23-featuring Ben Taddiken, July 14-The Whiskey Raccoons, August 18-Flagship Romance.

The 12-member board of the BCAC consists of Anderson, Terri  Floyd, Deb Halsey, Elaine Buerge, Bre Martin, Laura Meeks, Tedena Tucker, Ray Streeter, Danny Magee, Rob Shaw and Chris Woods.

Membership is currently at 103, she said.

They meet at 6 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Presbyterian Village’s Community Room.

The BCAC’s mission is to promote and expand the arts in Bourbon County, Anderson said.





Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *