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The Rawlins County Square Deal, Thursday, November 8, 2012

Museum to present dual private showing The Dane G. Hansen Memorial Museum will present Bobbi Kerth and Staci Hartman in a dual private showing in the gallery Dec. 7, 2012 through Feb. 3, 2013. This exhibit features two local artists of great skill and talent. Bobbi Kerth lives in WaKeeney. She paints in her home studio in the mediums of oil and watercolor. Her love of nature is a great inspiration for her award winning paintings. Bobbi also enjoys creating whimsical and happy Santa’s, many of which have been “Art Search” Winners for the American Diabetes Association Gift of Hope catalog. She has received numerous awards for her paintings in

Howard Friedland and David Vollbracht. She continues to work with these artists annually. She became a member of Oil Painters of America in 2011. She has won honors at the Rohr Art Show in Russell. Staci also belongs to the Palco Art Club.

area art shows and fairs. She has exhibited in OneWoman shows including Goodland Carnegie Art Center and the WaKeeney and Hays Art Walks. Her paintings can be found throughout the United States in private and corporate collections, including Hays MedCenter, Hadley ical Foundation. Staci Hartman has spent the majority of her life in northcentral Kansas in Logan. Her work shows typical scenes of rural life. She also loves to travel and extend her subject venue. Her creative work is done in oil and pastel. Staci has been privileged to study with well known national artists including Kaye Franklin,

Museum hours are Monday through Friday 9 am. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.; Sundays and holidays 1 to 5 p.m. The museum is handicapped accessible and there is never an admission fee. For more information contact Shirley at 785-6894846 or check out the website at www.

Colby museum to host art exhibit

Diabetic education event set for Nov. 8

She has won numerous awards for her artwork, including several “Best of Show” awards in the Gateways to the Rockies Show. She is a featured artist in the book State of the Art: Kansas, juried by Neil Patterson, president of Oil Painters of America, and Kristen Hoerth, editor-inchief of Southwest Art magazine. She teaches art classes through the Bicentennial Art Center in Aurora and will be offering a pastel workshop in Colby Nov. 3 through the High Plains Art Club. The exhibit will be at the Prairie Museum, 1905 S. Franklin Ave, beginning Nov. 6 and running through the end of December. There is no charge to view the exhibit.

The Prairie Museum of Art and History in Colby will be exhibiting the work of artist Shela Reilley during the months of November and December. Favoring the rich and vibrant colors afforded by pastels, her exhibit will focus primarily on Northwest Kansas scenes. Although she calls Colorado home today, Reilley was born and raised in Northwest Kansas. She graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in fashion design and worked as a children’s wear clothing designer and graphic artist in New York City for London Fog. After five years in New York, she married and moved to the San Francisco Bay area for two years before moving to Colorado.

Those with diabetes or anyone wanting to know about the disease is encouraged to bring a sack lunch and meet between noon and 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8 at the dining room at Rawlins County Health Center. The program, Lunch ‘n Learn, will be presented by Kirsten Angell, Registered Dietitian and Diane Sis , RN. Both women are certified diabetic educators. Learning healthy habits can enrich the life of a diabetic, as well as prolong it. Those attending the program may park in physical therapy parking lot on the west side of the hospital and enter that door. Call Rawlins County Clinic at 785-626-3241 with questions.

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Photos by Rosalie Ross

Costume parade Preschoolers joined elementary school students in the Rawlins County Elementary School Spook Parade Oct. 30. Top photo: Dressed up in his fireman outfit, Wyatt Rippe clutches his goody bag. Right photo: Abbie Schroeder looks cute in her pumpkin costume, complete with green stem.

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