New exhibit opens

The first public exhibit for 20 award-winning Chase County High School students is now open at Pioneer Bluffs.

“This is a rare opportunity for high school artists,” says Peggy Lyon, CCHS art instructor. “They work hard to develop emerging talents and this is a chance to share their efforts with the public. Up to now their work has only been seen at school and in league competition.”

The Flint Hills Young Artist exhibit is in the 1908 home at Pioneer Bluffs. Visitors may stop in 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

“Art is something I know I am good at – it gives me an opportunity to express myself,” says one young artist, Abby Brittain of Matfield Green. “What I have learned about colors helps with design in my daily life. Even makeup choices have been influenced by my understanding of color.”

A reception for the artists will be held 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 21. Bennie Holtsclaw will sing from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. The artists will be introduced and discuss their art at 3:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

The exhibit closes following the May 21st reception.


The next special exhibit at Pioneer Bluffs begins June 2 with the work of Peggy Lyon and Deb Shroerer.

Also on exhibit at Pioneer Bluffs is featured photographer, Dave Leiker, and featured Prairie PastTimes artist, Susan Knight. A self-guided tour of the historic site is available.

For information contact Executive Director Lynn Smith at or (620) 753-3484.

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