Posten May 2018

Love to Ride!

You're invited to take part in the 2018 National Bike Challenge! It’s a great way to encourage and enjoy riding more. The goal of the National Bike Challenge is to increase the number of people riding in each community.With leader-boards to track and prizes along the way, this initiative is a fun way to get out and get active!Learn more and sign yourself up for free here:

Once a year, the public is invited to step back in time and experience the sights and sounds of flour milling as the historic 1898 Smoky Valley Roller Mills are set into motion!

Not only will tours of the mill be available, but there will also be area artists demonstrating traditions such as blacksmithing, quilting, carving, rope-making, wheat-weaving, broom making, ceramics and more!

This year’s Millfest Quilt Show features beautiful quilts from the McPherson Quilt Guild. Stop to see the display Saturday and create a new block for a future quilt. 

Indulge in the atmosphere as regional musicians perform live as an upbeat back-drop to the weekend's festivities.

No need to go hungry as the Onion Blossom serves up delicious fare throughout the event.

On Sunday, enjoy free carriage rides with Country Boys Carriage of Newton. It’s a weekend of family fun at Millfest! 

Hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday and 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM on Sunday. 

Admission is just $2 for adults, $1 for ages 6-12, and under 6 are FREE.

Admission includes a mill tour for those ages 13 and up. Tours are ongoing both days. Tours are limited to ages 13 and up as a safety precaution. A viewing area outside the mill is available for those under 13, with tours for younger children at 5 pm after the machinery is turned off.

Don’t miss Millfest, May 5th & 6th at 120 Mill St., in Lindsborg. Need more info? Call (785) 227-3595, or e-mail

The Lindsborg citywide garage sale begins at 6:30 AM with a biscuit and gravy breakfast for those with registered garage sales at First Bank Kansas, 118 North Main Street in Lindsborg, where maps will also be available.

At 7:00 AM the breakfast opens to the public and the sales begin!
The registration deadline to include your sale on the map is Tuesday May 1st. The fee is $15 and contributes to the Lindsborg fireworks fund.Forms may be picked up at:
  • Lindsborg Realty, 120 E Lincoln
  • The Good Merchant, 131 N Main
  • Nex-Tech Wireless, 126 N Main
For questions call: Liz 785-819-3811, Molly 316-650-8658, or Jennifer 785-227-9139.

Rendezvous Adventure Outfitters is hosting their first annual Gear Swap! Do you have used gear that deserves a second life? Here’s your chance to sell your old stuff, grab some “new” stuff, and make some money while you’re at it.
Here’s the Nitty Gritty:
  • Set up begins at 8:30 AM, and the coffee is on Rendezvous! The Gear Swap will run from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Tear down should be complete by 1:00 PM.
  • Rendezvous will provide sidewalk space in front of the shop and a limited number of tables for you to display and sell your gear. If you would like a table, we highly recommend you bring your own. Please bring your own chairs.
  • We take no commission. You dictate the price and you sell the gear. We provide the space. It’s highly recommended you stay with your gear for the duration of the sale, as security is your responsibility.
  • You can sell gear that Rendezvous would generally sell in the shop such as climbing & camping gear, backpacks, outdoor clothing, hiking shoes, maps and guide books, etc. If you would like to bring a large item such as a kayak, please contact us first so we can do our best to accommodate it.
  • You are NOT allowed to sell anything that could be construed as a weapon, such as guns, knives, hatchets, or archery equipment. Poison darts, catapults, and Trojan Horses are also frowned upon. Things that are also not appropriate: basketballs, trading cards, computers, high heeled shoes, Cosmo Magazines, car parts, etc. You get the point.

Celebrating 52 years of combined contributions to Math Education at Bethany College

Join the Bethany College Math & Science faculty in honoring the contributions of Jen Jenkins and Anna Marm on May 5th in the Nelson Science Center at 1:00 PM. Please RSVP to alumni@bethanylb.eduby May 1st. Tours of the science hall and campus will be available.

It's the lighter side of J.S. Bach! The Bethany College Music Department presents a "Coffee" Cantata, on Sunday May 6th, at 4:00 PM. Come enjoy an afternoon of baroque music.
Cost for tickets is $30.00 and all proceeds support the Bethany College Choir and Handbell 2018 European Tour. Seating is limited! Get your tickets at The Swedish Crown Restaurant, at 121 N Main Street in Lindsborg or call 785-227-8422.

Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery New Exhibitions

Red Truck, BostonRobert Gratiot acrylic on canvas

Autumn Tone PoemE Hubert Deines wood engraving

Swedish GrassJean Gumpperwoodcut and pochoir
 Three new exhibitions open at the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery on Sunday, May 6, 2018, with a reception that day from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and artist talks beginning at 2:30 PM. Featured shows include paintings by Robert Gratiot of Denver, Colorado; woodcuts by Jean Gumpper of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and wood engravings by Prairie Print Maker and Russell, Kansas, native E. Hubert Deines. The exhibitions will continue through July 22, 2018.
Robert Gratiot is a Denver, Colorado, artist who paints highly detailed still life works and cityscapes using acrylics. In both realms his canvases combine a strong sense of abstraction and realism. He writes, "I hope that both styles would make the viewer more conscious of, and excited about, his or her visual environment. They are very painterly, and as such represent a loose form of photo-realism." He will also be exhibiting small landscapes done on cigar boxes. In addition to working as painter, he is a popular and longtime instructor at the Art Student's League of Denver. Gratiot received an M.F.A. in painting from the University of Denver and a B.A. in art from the University of the Pacific in California.
Between Water and Land features woodcuts by Colorado Springs printmaker, Jean Gumpper. Her landscapes are created by a reduction process where the image is first drawn on the wood. Then the areas meant to remain the color of the paper are cut away. Each piece of paper is carefully registered on the block before it is run it though a press with pressure to transfer the ink to the paper. After all of the pieces of paper in the edition are printed with the first color, the block is cleaned off and everything meant to be the color just printed is cut away. The second color is then rolled out and printed onto the paper. This process of cutting and printing is repeated until the print is completed, usually in editions of 12 - 20.
Regarding her use of imagery, Gumpper writes, "I am always looking for water. Born in Hawaii, growing up in Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes, I now live in the arid west. The sources of my prints are from springs in the Grand Canyon, trails opening up into ponds, small plants flowering in the desert, and details I find from far away and near my home. To me, these images become rich in meaning as they suggest resilience, renewal, beauty and new life in a time of constant change."
Wood engraver E. Hubert Deines (1894-1967), is legendary in the annals of Kansas printmaking. He was born near Russell, Kansas, and began drawing at an early age. After completing high school in Kansas City, he studied at the Kansas City Art Institute. He served in WWI, afterwards studying painting at Académie Julian in Paris for several months. He returned to America and worked as an artist for the Kansas City Times from 1920-32. Additionally, he did freelance illustration work, joined the Prairie Print Makers and several other art associations, exhibited his wood engravings frequently, and maintained lively correspondence with fellow artists.
His work was highly influenced by the popular regionalist movement in art, which depicted life in rural America, and his prints were celebrated for their rich detail and precise imagery. Later in life, Deines returned to Russell to help with the family's furniture store, but continued to produce engravings at his home on Main Street. The exhibition has been loaned by the Deines Cultural Center in Russell and partial funding of the exhibition was made possible by a grant received by the Russell County Area Community Foundation and members of the Friends of the Deines Cultural Center.
The Sandzén Gallery is located at 401 North First Street in Lindsborg. Gallery hours are 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday, and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Sunday. The Gallery is closed on Mondays. Admission is free, with donations appreciated. Docent tours for groups are available by two-week advance appointment. For more information about Birger Sandzén, the Gallery, or these exhibitions, visit the website www.sandzé or telephone (785) 227-2220.

May 5th & 6th at 2:00 PMSmoky Valley Middle School Auditorium401 N Cedar St,
Come be a part of a great community theater experience. Young and old alike are welcome. Please bring 18-32 bars to sing (accompanist available) and be prepared to stay from 2:00 - 4:00 PM for auditions. Those auditioning will read scenes together. Join in the fun!

Red Barn Studio MuseumIntroducing Figurative Painter, Shannon Trevathan

Please welcome Shannon Trevethan, from Hays, KS, the next Red Barn Studio Artist-in-Residence at a reception during Makers Street - The Lindsborg Art Walk on May 11 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM.
Shannon says, “During my time in residency, I would like to isolate myself from familiar spaces and routines to strengthen my art and my spirit through secluded, self-reliant practice. The end result will be a small body of figurative paintings focused on this exploration of leaving the safety of being part of a collective and discovering individuality.”
Throughout the pursuit of her degree in painting from Fort Hays State University and in the time since her graduation, she has been “blessed to be surrounded by fellow artists” with whom she was able to exchange ideas. Her works have been shown in many art venues such as Salina, Kansas City and Hays, KS and at the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg.
Shannon has a B.F.A. in Studio Art from Fort Hays State University in Hays, KS and a Certificate in Residential Planning, from the Art Institute in Pittsburgh, PA. Currently she is the director of Deines Cultural Center in Russell, KS. Visit her website at
For more information, please contact the Red Barn Studio at, or call 785-227-2217. The Red Barn Studio hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, or by appointment.

Don't forget!

Lindsborg will be filled with cool cats this Saturday, April 28, for Lindsborg in Bloom, a celebration of peace, love and flower power. Everyone is invited to join the fun and encouraged to dress up sixties style. Spread the love and hang loose in Lindsborg!
There will be art vendors, sidewalk sales, henna tattoos, face painting, bouncy houses, stage performances, and so much more!


Don't miss the Raymer Society semiannual consignment art auction on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 1:00 at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 224 South Main St, Lindsborg, Kansas. Proceeds from the sale will go to support the mission of the Raymer Society: to preserve and promote the work and memory of Lester Raymer and to provide public opportunities for artistic and cultural enrichment.

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