|Meredith Radke-Gannon , Bel Aire, KS, will be at the Red Barn Studio Museum , 212 S Main St., Lindsborg, during the week of Tuesday, July 14 - Sunday, July 19. On Wednesday July 15, 2PM to 4PM, Meredith Radke-Gannon and fellow artist, Judi Michaelis, will teach a “Plastic Transformations” workshop, Members $25 and Non-Member $45, All supplies provided “…if you bring the laughter and enthusiasm!" Of Meredith’s artwork she says, “The artwork I will be working on during my residency at the Red Barn Studio will integrate references inspired by the open prairie land plus incorporate contemporary colors and images. There is a sense of ambiguity of exact locations though in the work. I will be working with oil & acrylic paint on canvas to merge the compositions as a preservation of farmland and cultures native to the areas. Besides the use of painting on canvas, I plan to create some wood pieces, also. The narrative of my roots from McPherson County lets me express and create a desire to understand these connections of people and to the land. I’m looking forward to my time in Lindsborg and have had the great opportunity to be at the Red Barn Studio the last two summers with the McPherson Arts Alliance group. |
I’m bringing my artist friend, Judi Michaelis of “Krazy Lady Designs” to the Red Barn Studio for the beginning of the week. She is a mosaic artist and creates beautiful fused recycled glass jewelry. Judi is a native Kansan with over 30+ years teaching experience in USD 259 Wichita and private schools. She is currently a teaching artist for Arts Partners, Wichita. She takes great pleasure providing students an opportunity to explore and succeed in various art experiences. Judi is the owner of Krazy Lady Designs and creates up-cycled art glass jewelry. In addition, she is a glass mosaic artist with ever-changing applications since glass is her favorite medium. We hope you will stop by to visit and see us at work and see our art hanging in the gallery space.
Meredith Radke-Gannon is a native McPherson resident and currently lives in Bel Aire, KS. She graduated from Kansas State University with a BS in K-12 Art Education and continued to the Kansas City Art Institute to receive her BFA in Fiber Arts. As a high school art teacher in the Wichita Public Schools and working artist, Radke-Gannon enjoys creating art that fuses colors and textures that transform into organic & geometric attributes. Color palettes that capture harmonic combinations, land forms and figurative elements are her muse. Her current six “Keeper” painted sculptures can be seen around Wichita. Her work has been shown in the Midwest and in the Cherokee Art Center in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The Red Barn Studio is open Tues thru Fri, 10AM to 5PM and Sat and Sun, 1PM to 5PM. For more information, call 785 227-2217 or firstname.lastname@example.org