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September 2020

Breakfast in the 'Borg

Whether oatmeal is your morning favorite or a hearty breakfast is a must, you can find several tasty options to go with your morning coffee in Lindsborg. The White Peacock's menu includes Swedish pancakes and a Meaty Swede Bagel. The Blacksmith Coffeeshop and Roastery's menu includes their filling Breakfast Casserole served with a side of lingonberry applesauce, a gluten-free Crustless Quiche and Tripleberry Cobbler that...well let's just say we've seen it as a breakfast of choice for some! A great way to fuel up for a day in Lindsborg! Dine in or grab yours to go and find your favorite Lindsborg park or head to Coronado Heights to watch the morning sunrise!

Sunflowers at The Heights
Beginning August 28

The Heights is opening their sunflower field every day from sunrise to sunset starting this Friday, August 28th! Take a walk through trails in the field, snap a few pictures, and enjoy a beautiful Kansas setting! $5/person or $10/family. Follow The Heights on Facebook for more information.

Smoky Valley Arts & Folklife Center
Opening Show

Announcing the opening of the Smoky Valley Arts & Folklife Center (SVAFC) . Thanks to the Kansas Department of Commerce, Creative Arts Industries Commission grant for ReImagined Spaces, we were able to start the SVAFC with the mission: to promote, support, and develop the arts at the local level throughout the Smoky Valley and to provide cultural enrichment for the public.
The SVAFC opening show features an exhibition of  Bethany College  Alum Noah Flores, Professor Ed Pogue, former professors, Caroline Kahler, Virginia McKinney and the late Ray Kahmeyer and Glenda Taylor, adjunct professor Cal McNichols, & former adjunct professor Ron Michael and Nancy Lysell.
Located in  Kreativhus , 105 N. Main St

Gallery Hours
Monday - Thursday, by appointment only
Friday - Sunday, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Coronado Heights Run
Open Registration

Register and find course information at www.active.com . If you are registering for a family (family members only!) of 3 or more please contact Jenica Rose at coronadoheightsrun@gmail.com before you register online.

Falun Classic
Autumn Cycling in the Beautiful Smoky Valley

The ride offers cyclists of all abilities a 32-mile loop through the beautiful Smoky Valley and the town of Falun, on paved roads. The ride begins and ends at Swensson Park in Lindsborg located on 400 block of North Main Street.
The Falun Classic is sponsored by the  McPherson Area Cyclists  and helps raise funds for local cycling infrastructure and advocacy work.
Register at www.bikereg.com . Type in Falun Classic to find 2020 ride registration.


Art in Public Places
Download the Brochure and GO!

Experience Lindsborg’s appreciation of art first hand by taking the Public Art Tour. Displayed throughout town, artwork depicts a combination of contemporary city life and Scandinavian heritage.  Download your guide here and l ook for the numerous wind vanes on top of businesses or find the Wild Dala herd that roams freely. Paintings are hung on various downtown buildings and business signs are fastened to decorative wrought iron artwork.  From indoor wall murals and stencils to the outdoor labyrinth, the Public Art Tour is an art adventure for everyone! 

New Exhibitions Opening at the Sandzén Gallery
August 30

New exhibitions open at the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery on Sunday, August 30, 2020. They include pottery by longtime Lindsborg resident Ray Kahmeyer; a group show featuring art by Angela Muller of Russell and Barbara Jo Stevens of Downs; and another group show featuring the work of Becky Hyberger and Peggy Medina of Salina, along with Debbie Wagner of Bennington. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions there will not be an opening reception for these exhibitions, but they can be viewed during normal Gallery hours until October 25, 2020.
Made to be Used features the work of former Bethany College art professor, Ray Kahmeyer (1930-2007). Kahmeyer arrived at the school in 1967 and established a tradition of functional pottery making until his retirement in 1992. He continued as an active potter in his Lindsborg workshop until his death. This exhibition will feature pieces from throughout his career, and from a variety of local collections. Kahmeyer wrote, "My pots are made to be used. The viewer need not search them for concealed meaning. They are what they seem to be. If my pots are to be successful, their meaning will be found in using them."
Angela Muller and Barbara Jo Stevens share similar philosophies about art and nature, but each brings her own insights to Spirit of Earth and Sky . Muller interprets the American Prairie through abstraction. She combines paint with hand-gathered materials - such as grain, rust, and plant ash - to connect people to the spirit of wild things so they may know they are part of something greater. She began painting in 2010 when she returned to Kansas and saw the prairie with a new set of eyes, finding great teachers in cold moons, ancient stone, and storm. Likewise, Barbara Jo Stevens is drawn to prairie life and especially embraces Native American history. She is fascinated with the beauty of the simple forms and the incredible craftsmanship of their ancient pots. She writes, "I also love the thought that I am tied to these ancient craftswomen of 1000 years ago who were daughters, wives, mothers as well as artists, just like me." This and other influences led to the earthy quality of her forms, progressing over the years to the simple primitive forms she currently makes.
In the summer of 2016 while changing the papers on the bottom of her parrot's cage, Becky Hyberger came across an article from the Home and Garden section of the Salina Journal called Super Kitchens! It immediately sparked new possibilities for art. Becky, along with Debbie Wagner and Peggy Medina, were already planning a group show in the fall of 2017 at the Lincoln Art Center. During a brainstorming session over lunch in Lindsborg, the artists decided their Lincoln exhibition would be called, The Year of the Super Kitchen. Following its debut in Lincoln, it was shown at the Emporia Arts Center in the fall of 2019 and two additional dates were added for 2020: Kansas Wesleyan University in March and the Sandzén Gallery in October. Since their intention was to expand and add new work to the Lindsborg show, Peggy chose the new title, Beyond the Super Kitchen , to embody this transition. Then tragedy happened: Peggy was struck with a ruptured brain aneurism. She died on January 13, 2020, and this exhibit is dedicated to Peggy Medina; a vibrant and passionate artist and friend, who was just beginning to realize her full potential.
The Sandzén Gallery is located at 401 North First Street in Lindsborg and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The Gallery is closed on Mondays. Admission is free, with donations appreciated. We ask that visitors wear masks and practice appropriate social distancing. For more information about Birger Sandzén and the Sandzén Gallery visit www.sandzen.org or call (785) 227-2220.



Red Barn Studio Museum
September Artists in Residence







Karla Prickett, Salina, KS, will be the Aritst-in-Residence at the Red Barn Studio , 212 S. Main St., Tuesday, September 1 through Saturday, September 12. “Since retirement, I have created a home studio and am enjoying the time and space to create. The Red Barn Studio is a most inspirational place to formulate concepts and apply concentration to one’s work. I will focus on new mixed media work during the residency. My creative process currently involves complex mixed media collage compositions on canvas or board in which LINE becomes the key component. My concentration is on the movement of visual elements incorporating or bordered with line and using these lines to ‘draw’ within each of my works. This approach honors my admiration for art or design work created by hand in a time before computers and CAD technology. Drafters, artists, and others can create precision drawings or technical illustrations. CAD software can be used to create two-dimensional (2-D) drawings or three-dimensional (3-D) models. I focus on relationships of shapes to one another, their geometry and placement - the simplicity and beauty in the mark of a fountain pen, arched line from a compass, or movement in cursive patterns. My compositions create a new matrix for the things I admire from a time which no longer exists. I place them in a new context…one that will construct a contemporary record, one that will celebrate a continuance of the visual past and of who I am - past and present - my vision, my reimagining and my respect.” Karla is originally from Concordia, KS and received her BA in Art Education from Fort Hays State University. Karla Prickett is currently a studio artist and visual arts consultant. She is a Board and Exhibition Committee member at the Salina Art Center and on the Show Committee at the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, Lindsborg. Since retirement, Karla has created a home studio and is enjoying the time and space to create. 







Chiyoko Myose Sept 2020
Chiyoko Myose is a Japanese artist living in Wichita, Kansas. She is “very excited about the Artist-in-Residence opportunity at the Red Barn Studio, 212 S. Main, Lindsborg, Sun Sept 13 through Sat, Sept 26. This is my second artist residency after Umbria, Italy in 2009. The experience in Italy was wonderful and beneficial. During the time in AIR at Red Barn Studio, I would like to work on whatever project I might have or start making a new work. This might possibly become a good time to get new ideas and start a totally different type of art than before.  I would like to spend time to observe my surroundings and listen to them more carefully. I would like to learn more about Lester Raymer’s works and his life. They possibly will inspire me and motivate me to create new works. I, also, would like to explore the city of Lindsborg. This is a very significant opportunity for me, as a Japanese woman, to stay in a city which is pretty much the center of the U.S.  Lindsborg is also unique as a city with a “Swedish” heritage. I might experience three layers of culture in this city: Japanese, Swedish and American. I believe the stay in this unique city will create in me more of a perception for the state of “sojourning,” which has been a central theme of my artworks. We artists are questioning how to practice art in the next few years and even decades. What is art, anyway? What are the roles, values, or purposes of art? What is the best way to exhibit my work? Does it make sense to continue working with the same formats, materials, and disciplines? What difference can art make?  I hope I can rethink these questions during my time in AIR at Red Barn Studio.” Chiyoko has a BA in English Literature from Doshisha Women’s College in Kyoto, Japan. After moving to the U.S. in 1995 she received a BFA in painting from Wichita State University in 2011.

For more information, contact raymer@redbarnstudio.org or 785 227-2217, Tues thru Fri 10AM to 5PM, Sat and Sun 1PM to 5PM and by appt.


Shopping in Lindsborg
Where to Find Your Faves Online





Here's a great way to interact with Lindsborg business owners --Facebook Live Sales! Each and every week, find your favorite shops online! Connect with long distance friends by virtually shopping together!
The Good Merchant - Shop owner, Molly, offers a variety of new items every week --everything from home decor to clothing.
Small World Gallery - Staff share fun facts about each evening's offerings, making this event fun AND educational.
Trollslända - Lindsborg Toy Store - This shop owner curates a great selection of toys and educational products for young and old alike.
Connected Fair Trade - Amy Kay offers a variety of jewelry, baskets, clothing and more, providing fair wages to workers in third-world countries, a passionate project for this shop's owner.
The Ivory Thimble - From funky leather handbags to awesome repurposed clothing, custom tailor, Tara, gets all of us thinking about new ways to use vintage items.



Lindsborg Visitors Guide
Download Your Copy and Explore!





Download your copy of the NEW Lindsborg Visitors Guide here , or contact the CVB office at cvbdir@lindsborgcity.org or 888.227.2227 to ask for a guide to be mailed to you or a friend. 


Farmers' Market
Saturday Mornings in Shady Swensson Park





Fresh from local gardens, browse a variety of healthy produce, baked goods, and farm fresh products are available at the Lindsborg Farmer's Market, every Saturday morning. Goods vary each week and vendor's booths are ready for business each Saturday morning from 7:30am - 11:00am, or until supplies run out. Enjoy this summer tradition each Saturday, in the shade of Swensson Park, located in the 400 block of N. Main Street.
Find more info here .



Lindsborg Five-Star Stays
Safety with Our Guests in Mind





As you make plan for your next stay in Lindsborg, ask your lodging manager about their QCD: Quarantine, Clean, Disinfect Plan.You will find that you can rest assured that your overnight stay comes with a plan for your safety and well being. We truly are thinking of you first. Find links to your favorite overnight stays here .





Find a current calendar of events here . Want to know more about COVID-19 policies in Lindsborg? Find current information here .

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