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REPUBLICAN RIVER RETREAT P R O P E R TY R e p ub l i c an R i ver C a b i n , P r i v a t e L a k e , S a n d y Be a c h & 43+ AC R E S O F F ER ED A T $349, 000 CO N T A C T N i c k R h o d e s | Br o k e r Ni c k @M yW i l dl i f e P r o p e r t y . c o m | ( 785) 695-2999 vi e w al l p ro p e r t i e s : M y W i l d l i f e P r o p e r t y . c o m T his once- in-a - l i fe ti m e r e cr e ati o n al r e tr e at i s a mi x up R e p ub l i c a n R i ve r f ro nt a ge , p ri va t e s t o c k e d f i s hing lak e a nd bea utiful ca b i n . Th e p r o p e r ty o ffe r s a n u mb e r o f re c re a t i o na l o p p o rt uni t i e s i nc l ud i ng hunt i ng ( d e e r, t ur k ey, wa te r fowl & upl an d b i r d ) , sw i m m i n g , cam p i n g a nd f a mi l y re t re a t s . T he p ro p e rt y f e a t ure s a w e l l b ui l t 1 ,25 3 s q f t ca bin with ga r ag e an d scr e e n e d p o r ch e d . The c a b i n l i e s a b o ve t he f l o o d p l a i n s o i ns ura nc e / f i na nc i ng a r e well pos itioned. After sp e n d i n g o n l y a fw m i n u te s a t t hi s p ri va t e l a k e a nd ri ve r-f ro nt re t re a t w i t h ga t e d e nt ra nc e yo u a re s ure t o f a l l i n l o ve ! ! !

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THE ART ISSUE 2016

Exposed

12 UNZICKER POTTERY 14 WATER PAPER PAINT 16 GRASSROOTS ART 20 THE PROCESS: SERIGRAPHY

Artists

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33 HEATHER SMITH JONES 43 JOSHUA HOLLAND 53 MICHAEL STRICKLAND 63 JUSTIN MARABLE

25 COVER BARN IN FIELD, WESTERN SMITH COUNTY is a digital painting by artist KBR. Find it in the MWM magalog, where you can purchase prints, canvases and specialty items featuring the work.

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is an idea about how to live - how to live and thrive in a life that is more engaged with the land, the wildlife, the traditions, the food and the authenticity that has shaped the rural way of life. It is about truly appreciating the richness of the Midwest and knowing how that can enrich one’s life and translate beyond Kansas geography. Thank you for reading! ~ Nick, Kaley, Arrow & Rainie Rhodes FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA @MYWILDLIFEPROPERTY | @KBRGALLERY

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ON DISPLAY

CO U N TRY S TRO N G Embracing the nostalgic comfort of WESTERN-STYLE ART in a new MWM collection. Pieces ranging from cowboys to open plains are currently featured in the new MWM art magalog. Visit MWMgallery for more details.

NEWTON, KS

UNZICKER POTTERY

Potter Tom Unzicker is creating ceramic pieces of art in his Newton studio and gallery.

Bold statements of earthly creations, Tom’s ceramics are a reminder of the beauty found in handmade, artisanal artwork.

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I N S TAG R A M FO LLOW Follow Syracuse, Kansas photographer Michele Boy as she documents rural life in its many forms of beauty. Visit her website, nhighway27.com or follow her @nhighway27

A recent transplant from Indiana, Tom Unzicker has been kiln-firing creations since taking a ceramics class in college. Ranging from large decorative pieces to functional plates and mugs, each work of art is fired in either a gas or wood-fired kiln in Tom’s working gallery, located at 10027 N K-15 Hwy north of Newton. Visit them from 10-5, Monday through Saturday or visit them online at unzickerpottery.com. Follow them on facebook or instagram; @unzickerpottery.


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1 . AR T IST O N E - O N - O N E Water Paper Paint moves beyond the typical formulaic, how-to-paint textbook and rather offers readers experimental and technical projects to explore. Written from Lawrence artist and author Heather Smith Jones’ pespective, the book features stunning photos that allow the reader a look over Heather’s shoulder. For any creative person who wants to experience and play with watercolor, the projects are suitable for beginners but will provide inspiration for the most experienced of artists. A treasured addition to any collection. Visit heathersmithjones.com for details or purchase the book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Dick Blick, Indie Bound or Quarry Bookshop.

2. GR AS S ROOTS ARTI ST J OHN SC O T T

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Salvaging scrap metal pays the bills, but creating sculpture from that junk is what makes John Scott happy. Most of John’s small sculptures are extremely detailed, whether it’s a Harley Davidson motocycle, hand gun or an oil pumper unit. With patience, imagination and an arc welder, he creates metal art from bits and pieces of scrap metal from the Russell County area. A ”drifter” was talking with him at a bar about making something from the junk John had collected. Scott worked with the drifter for about a month and then the man moved on. He was hooked on welding unrelated pieces of metal and prefers to sort through his junk to find just the right look rather than to manufacture a piece.

3. EQ UES TRI AN OBSESSI ON MWM is including a new collection in their debut art magalog that features a love for all things equestrian. Paintings, photography, closeups and abstract interpretations.

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Clockwise from left; Florence Deeble’s rock garden; barbed wire buffalo by grassroots artist Ernie Poe; the World’s Largest Souvenir Travel Plate depicts the Outsider Art environments alongside a visual history of the town; The Garden of Eden; Bowl Plaza features a mosaic art piece that looks like a toilet and houses public restrooms.

GRASSROOTS ART E XPOSED

LUCAS, KS

FOSTERING KANSAS FOLK ART

Local art lovers come together as the Lucas Arts and Humanities Council, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Kansas art environments and folk art of the region. Lucas, Kansas is home to the Lucas Arts and Humanities Council, Inc., also known as the Grassroots Art Center. Their mission is to educate, exhibit, document and preserve the grassroots, self-taught, visionary art environments found in Kansas and the Midwest; and to exhibit and foster folk art of the region. MAKING A STATEMENT Sometimes grassroots artists work outside the academic structure of fine art and beyond the cultural traditions of folk art. Often driven by a vision, they work for many years creating an environment which is meant to be viewed as a whole. These environments are difficult to reserve and often deteriorate or are dismantled when the artist dies. Grassroots artists make a statement. No rules intimidate them, no one tells them how it should be done, they create in a particularly uninhibited way. As far as they are concerned, there is nothing special one needs to know before picking up a saw, welding torch, whittling knife or masonry tools. Working primarily to please

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themselves, they may have little concern that their work will find an audience or that others value what they have made. Some of the mediums that grassroots artists create in are wood, metal, fabric, cardboard, limestone, pull tabs and even chewing gum. SEE FOR YOURSELF Make a trip to the eclectic, art-driven community of Lucas, Kansas and experience the grassroots artists for yourself. Visit them online at grassrootsart.net.


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E XPOSED Original owner of The Volland Store, Otto Kratzer, and his friend Gene Hawes began a journey to California in 1914 on their Indian bikes. In the spirit of that adventure, The Volland Store will present an exhibition of early motorcycles along with the photographs that Otto made on the trip to California; October 22-30, 2016.

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he Volland Store today is not the general store it was in 1913 when it opened as Kratzer Brothers Mercantile. Filled with every kind of merchandise, the Store quickly became more than just a store. It became the social and cultural center of Volland and the surrounding community. The Volland Store was a centerpiece of the community until the early 1970s when it closed after the death of its storekeeper, Otto Kratzer. But the memories remain strong, and the building is still known as The Volland Store. The renovation has saved as much of the Kratzer brothers’ original structure as possible, and

present-day “storekeepers” hope that the Store can reclaim its role as a center of community life where news and ideas are exchanged, and a place where descendants of homesteaders and visitors from Anywhere, USA, can stage meetings, reunions, workshops and weddings, art exhibits, musical performances, equestrian events, and hoe-downs. Located at 24098 Volland Road, 8 miles southwest of Alma, or visit them at thevollandstore.com. Open 12-5, Saturday and Sunday, or by appointment. View a list of upcoming exhibits on page 22. >

RUSSELL, KS

DEINES CULTURAL CENTER Located in Russell, Kansas, the Deines Cultural Center is a non-profit educational resource that enriches local cultural life by providing artistic exhibits and activities, musical events and concerts, educational and historic programs. Free admission and accessibility to those with disabilities, makes it easy to welcome the entire community. The permanent art collection of the Deines Cultural Center includes all of the wood engravings done by E. Hubert Deines (1894-1967) as well as various works he collected during his lifetime. His own work is shown on a rotating basis at the Center. 18 | FACEBOOK: MYWILDLIFEMAGAZINE - INSTAGRAM: MWM_KS_MAGAZINE

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

STEBNER obsession Nationally published, MANHATTAN photographer SCOTT STEBNER has partnered with Kansas Farm Bureau to create the ”Kansas Farmer” photo book. The book features beautifully shot photos and stories showcasing the spirit, hardwork and dedication of Kansas farmers and ranchers. Proceeds will create a scholarship for undergraduate students studying agricultural communications at Kansas State University. ScottStebner.com to purchase.


ON VIEW

THE PROCESS:

Serigraphy

UPCOMING EXHIBITS

The Volland Store

Justin Marable’s surreal rural landscapes are a true labor of love. The process of serigraphy, or silk screening, is a very labor and time intensive process. A typical piece takes around 3 weeks from start to finish.

SEPTEMBER 11 - OCTOBER 16, 2016 Susan White: Landscape/Skyscape Meditations In Thorn Works and Burn Drawings Working with thorns from the honey locust tree, Susan creates wall installations and discrete sculptures that she regards as three-dimensional drawings.

OCTOBER 22 - 30, 2016 Time Machines: A Vintage Motorcycle Exhibit NOVEMBER 5 - NOVEMBER 13 Otto Kratzer Returns to Volland / 2016 Photography and film of Otto Kratzer, original owner of The Volland Store, documenting daily life in a small rural Kansas town in the early years of the 20th century.

The first step in the process is acquiring the image. Either a photograph or drawing by Justin is printed onto a sheet of clear film, ending up with a large positive of the image. This positive image is then placed inside an exposure unit, which is used to transfer the image onto a silkscreen coated with a light sensitive photo emulsion. Paper stencils are created by hand cutting every

detail with an xacto knife.Then begins the physical process of printing. The skies are always printed first using a monoprint technique, using paintbrushes and spatulas to paint, dab, and scrape the vivid colors on the screen to be printed. Each sky varies, sometimes slightly and sometimes drastically. A squeegee tool is used to push the ink through the open areas of the stenciled screen. Each run requires a lot of prep and clean up work, including the use of a powerwasher to clean the screen. The final step is printing the photographic image over the stenciled sky and blocks of color.

NOVEMBER 20 - JANUARY 29, 2017 Rare Beasts An exhibit of large scale paintings by Lee Becker.

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Dean Kube Contemporary Figurative Painting A R T Kansas City, MO deankube.com I S816.885.9872 S

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d e a n k u b e I view the work I create

as collaborative self-reflection. By channeling and capturing the experiential humanness of the people and places that have impacted my life – those honest, raw, uncertain, and intimately vulnerable moments – I discover more about myself and am able to connect with others on emotional level that I could never convey with words alone.  While it is not always clear in my mind as to what I am doing and feeling in the moment, it is the process of working through the unknown that keeps me excited about what each painting will ultimately become.  I am not trying to be overly intellectual or prescriptive in what I want someone to feel when they see the work, rather, my aim is to invite people to bring their own life experiences, histories, and unique stories into the narrative. The real beauty in what I do comes from each individual interpretation that develops within the minds of those experiencing what I create.  I am inspired by the uncertainty of life.  The mistakes.  The bumps.  The blemishes.  I paint with acrylic on birch, purposely working with tools that feel unfamiliar – from traditional paintbrushes to printmaking rollers to spray bottles to miscellaneous card stock shapes – which allow for mishaps and missteps to naturally occur, taking my original ideas to places I never would have envisioned.  It is in this experimentation that I find the work truly begins to reveal itself. I feel that it is my responsibility to embrace the struggle that working with paint presents – the process often representing the struggles people face everyday – in a way that engages the viewer with immediacy, energy, and an understanding that they will read their own meaning into each painting. Regardless of what I am painting or why I was inspired to create a particular piece, I remain driven by the infinitely colorful interpretations of my work that are articulated to me by those who are willing enough to tell me how a piece speaks to them.  This, in turn, allows me to view my own work from a completely different perspective – sparking entirely new thoughts and ideas, and igniting my creative process all over again. GALLERY REPRESENTATION Weinberger Gallery 114 Southwest Blvd KCMO 64108 ; Crossroads Arts District Strecker-Nelson Gallery Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502 DK Gallery 25 W Park Square, Marietta, Georgia 30060 24


”Dean has mastered the art of abstractly capturing a subject’s depth; it is up to the viewer to interpret and imagine the details.” -MWM Top: Eternal acrylic on birch 48”x 48” see artist website

Voracious Dreamer acrylic on birch 36”x 36” see artist website

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Day Dreaming On A Street Corner acrylic on birch 36”x 36” see artist website


The Underdog acrylic on birch 20”x 24” see artist website

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Life And Times Of A Studio Chair acrylic on birch 48”x 48” see artist website

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The Universal acrylic on birch 36”x 48” see artist website

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Sugar Spun Sister acrylic on birch 36”x 60” see artist website

Placid acrylic on birch 36”x 36” see artist website

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HEATHER SMITH JONES MWM 2016 Featured Artist

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Facebook: HeatherSmithJonesArt | Instagram: HeatherSmithJones 11.30.15; watercolor and mixed media on paper; 7”x7”; Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan KS A curated collection of talented creatives from Kansas and the rural plains MWMKS.com

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heather s m i t h j o n e s In my current work,

I transfer the immediacy of thought and composition from my sketchbook drawings to canvas and make modifications as I move from a private scale to an accessible format and slower medium. The accumulated marks, shapes, and colors form an autobiographical iconography referencing nature, passage of time, and gesture of the hand. My paintings and drawings, both representational and abstract, express an inner tension. Through them I relay personal conversations about common experiences such as loss, growth, grief, and hope. The titles I choose, poetic or descriptive, reflect part of the process in that dialogue and hint at the underlying story. GALLERY REPRESENTATION Strecker-Nelson Gallery 406 ½ Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502 Wonder Fair 841 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS 66044

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Top: From February Seventeenth oil on canvas 24”x 36” email artist: contact@heathersmithjones.com

The Day You Weren’t Here oil on canvas 30”x 60”x 3.5” email artist: contact@heathersmithjones.com

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Without Words watercolor, mixed media on paper 30”x 30” email artist: contact@heathersmithjones.com

”Heather’s abstracts are soft and inviting; the composition and colors offer new details to explore with each view.” -MWM

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Even In Darkness, Love oil on linen 60�x 60� email artist: contact@heathersmithjones.com

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All The Stories We Don’t Know How To Tell oil on linen 60”x 60” Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan KS

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Left; Birthday Wishes watercolor, mixed media on paper 11”x 11” Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan KS

11.16.15 I watercolor, mixed media on paper 7”x 7” Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan KS

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Some Light watercolor, mixed media on paper 7�x 7� Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan KS

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Joshua Holland Facebook: JoshuaHollandPhotography Instagram: JoshuaHolland

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j o s h u a holland As one born and raised in New York City,

I have and always will love that great city. My journey though life however took me to the Midwest, a region I was not familiar with when I moved to Minneapolis in 1989. A year or so after moving I took a road trip through South Dakota, and for the first time, witnessed a wide open, completely treeless landscape. It blew my mind. Most of the locals, although they could appreciate their surroundings, did not understand why I was so amazed. But coming from the claustrophobically dense environment of NYC, it felt like the first time I could really decompress, and truly breath. Since then I have travelled across most Midwestern states via car and motorcycle. After moving to Kansas in 2007, I began exploring the state, and found yet more interesting landscapes and scenes, from the rolling prairie of the Flint Hills and Western Kansas, to the farms and small town structures and people sprinkled throughout. Although you won’t see the dramatic peaks of the Rocky Mountains or the sweeping seaside cliffs of the Pacific Northwest, there is a stark and unique beauty to Kansas that you will not witness elsewhere. It was around this time that my interest in photography was rekindled, and I found no shortage of subject matter not only in the state of Kansas, but within the local vicinity of Lawrence, which is where I now call home.

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Vintage Gold digital photography on paper 24”x 36” see artist website to purchase

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”There is a bold, urban perspective to each of Holland’s images, a perfect contrast to his subjects of natural beauty: a sunflower field or Kansas landscape.” -MWM

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Truck In Sunflower Field digital photography on paper 13”x 19” see artist website to purchase

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”Josh expresses the bold and beautiful details of Kansas with photos that deliver the comforts of back home.” -MWM

Sunflower Field digital photography on paper 13”x 19” see artist website to purchase

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Frosty Shed digital photography on paper 13�x 19� see artist website to purchase

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Top; Lawrence Sunset digital photography on paper 13”x 19” see artist website to purchase

Railyard Boxcar Sunset digital photography on paper 12”x 16” see artist website to purchase

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Henry’s Pickup digital photography on paper 24”x 36” see artist website to purchase

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Michael Strickland

MWM 2016 Featured Artist Large Format Landscape Photography Liberal, KS | MichaelStricklandImages.com

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Facebook:@LandSkyPhotography|Instagram:mstricklandimages The Tallgrass Prairie; 40�x 50�, large format print; see artist website for availability A curated collection of talented creatives from Kansas and the rural plains MWMKS.com


michael strickland was born in the Great Plains of Western Kansas,

where the wide open landscape inspired him to pick up the camera late in his teens. Art always played a large part of Michael’s life. He graduated high school from Interlochen Arts Academy and studied jazz in New York City before settling down and getting his degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Kansas. Being a mechanical engineer by trade, the technical aspect of digital photography came second nature to Michael and soon he desired more. A few years into his career as a landscape photographer, he fully immersed himself into the analog world. He now exclusively works with an 8x10 large format camera, a medium format 6x7 and 6x17 panoramic camera. Michael’s colorful, limited edition landscape photographs have been collected by individuals worldwide and has work hanging in the offices of some of the nation’s most prestigious art collectors. He prides himself on controlling the outcome of his work from concept to delivery. His work on 8x10 film has allowed him to create finely detailed images that resolve finer than any digital system to this day. The meticulous process of large format produces a well-planned, carefully crafted image that can take years to perfect. Michael now resides in his home state of Kansas, where he has the incredible opportunity to photograph the beautiful prairie of the Great Plains on a daily basis. He enjoys photographing and exploring areas close to his home to study the light carefully and understand the landscape on more of an intimate level. Though he enjoys travelling to exotic locations with camera in tow, Michael is always finding his way home to explore the places he knows and loves. Whether he’s on the cliffs of Big Sur, in the backcountry of Yosemite, or on the plains of western Kansas, Michael will always love the landscape he calls his home. Michael works with a Linhof Technorama 617 SIII, a Mamiya 7II, and an Arca Swiss F-Line 8x10 and exclusively works with Fujifilm and Kodak color films and Ilford black and white films. GALLERY REPRESENTATION Aina Gallery Honolulu, HI 2010 Gallery KC, MO 54


”Michael’s stunning landscape photography reflects the majestic spirt of rural Kansas; natural light glowing over strong, understated subjects.” -MWM

Prairie Fireworks large format print 40”x 50” see artist website to purchase

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Top; Autumn In Wheat Country large format print 20”x 60” see artist website to purchase

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Final Days Of Harvest large format print 20”x 60” see artist website to purchase

Opposite; Winter Slumber large format print 20”x 60” see artist website to purchase


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Flames In The Flint Hills large format print 20”x 60” see artist website to purchase

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Beacons Of Hope large format print 20”x 60” see artist website to purchase

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Prairie Brilliance large format print 40�x 50� see artist website to purchase

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justin marable | MWM 2016 Featured Artist Serigraph | Monoprint

Lawrence, KS

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j u s t i n m a r a b l e I was raised in Robinson

, a northeastern Kansas farm town. Throughout my life, I have learned and wandered within the boundaries of my Midwestern homeland, observing the social and physical landscape of the surrounding region. It’s here where connections have converged to create a clear perspective of beauty in the familiar and contentment in the surroundings of place. In this middle ground, I find inspiration in geography and history of the Midwest. Social and environmental issues drive much of my work as well as influences from family, nature, and everyday life. Over time, I’ve discovered my work resonates with a diverse audience and seems to connect with many on some basic level. The imagery within my work comes from a very honest place. I was born and raised in the Midwest, a place where I’ve continuously deepened my roots and reflected on rural memories. My hope is to provide an ongoing stream of original art that flows from roots of urban and rural Kansas to the surrounding local and global community. I currently reside in Lawrence with my wife and daughters. I create from my East Lawrence studio and work at my home as a husband and father. In Kansas I’ve settled, grown my roots, and created a life grounded in art, family, and community. GALLERY REPRESENTATION Wonder Fair Lawrence, KS Pheonix Gallery Kansas City, MO Reuben Saunders Gallery Wichita, KS

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”Justin captures a unique, abstract perspective of the plains, igniting a forgotten imagination with each piece.” -MWM

Top; On Evening’s Edge Serigraph | Monoprint 13”x 19” justinmarable.com to purchase

Roots Rising Serigraph | Monoprint 21”x 30” justinmarable.com to purchase

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Wind To Sky digital print on paper 9”x 12” justinmarable.com to purchase

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FOOD, ETC.

Glazing, 2016; KBR; digital painting on canvas


Drying by KBR; digital painting on canvas

HOMEMADE DONUTS The best part of making these homemade Spudnuts is eating them while they are still hot. Light and flaky, with a sweet glaze, the effort and care that go into making these pillows of dough-heaven is well worth that first bite... and 100th bite. 2 Cups instant mashed potatoes 2 packages yeast 1/2 Cup hot water 1 1/2 Cups warm milk (112 degrees) 1/2 Cup vegetable oil 1/2 Cup sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon salt 7 1/2 Cups flour oil (for frying) recommended: butter flavored shortening 1/3 Cup water 4 Cups powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla Prepare instant mashed potatoes as instructed for 2 Cups and set aside. In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in 1/2 cup hot water, let mixture sit for 10 minutes. To the yeast, add mashed potatoes, milk,

oil, sugar, eggs and salt. Knead in just enough flour to create a very soft, wet dough. Set the dough aside to rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size. Punch down, let rise again until doubled, about 25 minutes. Take part of the dough and roll out on a heavily floured surface, to 1/2 inch thick. Cut with a floured cutter, (we use a wide mouth mason jar) and set aside on a heavily floured surface. Remove the center hole with a cap (try the vanilla extract cap.) Save the donut holes for frying or knead them back into the remaining dough. Continue cutting donuts with the remainder of the dough. Cover the donuts with a clean towel and allow to rise an additional 25 minutes. Once donuts have risen, heat the oil or shortening to 375 degrees in an electric skillet. Fry the donuts a few at a time, for

2-3 minutes each, or until golden brown. Transfer to a cooling rack. From here, submerge donuts in the warm saucepan of glaze; remove and arrange on an additional cooling rack to allow excess glaze to drip onto parchment paper. (This excess may be collected and re-heated.) Eat and enjoy immediately or freeze them in small batches. Tips: If you are freezing the majority of your donuts, consider storing the donuts without glazing. Reheat frozen donuts in a 350 degree oven for 5-7 minutes. Make a glaze and dip the heated donuts; allow to drip. Recruit friends and family - it works best with one to hand dough to the fryer, one to fry and one to glaze.


WEBSTER LAKE WHITETAILS P R O P E R TY R O O KS C O UNTY KA N S AS L AN D & H U N T IN G IN V E S T M E N T 120+ AC RE S OF F ER ED A T $319, 000 CO N TA C T N i c k R h o d e s | Br o k e r Ni c k @M yW i l d l i f e P r o p e r t y . c o m | ( 785) 695-2999 vi e w al l p ro pe r t i e s : M y W i l d l i f e P r o p e r t y . c o m Whethe r it’s chasi n g tr o p h y w h i te tai l an d m ul e d e e r, t urk e y o r p he no me na l up l a nd hunt i ng t hi s p ro p e rt y has a n a bunda nce o f w i l d l i fe l i k e al m o st n o o th e r p ro p e rt y w e ’ve s e e n i n Ka ns a s . L a rge s p a ns o f na t i ve t a l l g r as s es litter e d with d e e r b e d s an d tr ai l s, g r assy so ut h-f a c i ng s l o p e s a nd j us t t he ri ght mi x o f ri p a ri a n t i mb e r and br us h cove r with cr i ti cal w ate r i n g h o l e s g i v e s t hi s p ro p e rt y mo re t ha n e ve ryt hi ng ne c e s s a ry t o gro w a nd hold a n a bunda nce o f w i l d l i fe . I n ad d i ti o n , th e n ei ghb o ri ng c ro p f i e l d s o f f e r a n i d e a l mi x o f f o o d f o r d e e r a lm o s t g u ar an te e i n g th e y ne ve r ha ve t o l e a ve t he p ro p e rt y.

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KANSAS

REAL ESTATE

GUIDE

SMOKY HILLS

FLINT HILLS HIGH PLAINS

EASTERN KS

LOWLANDS

FLINT HILLS

UNDER CONTRACT

Historic Warren Mansion

SMOKY HILLS

UNDER CONTRACT

Serenity Among The Hills

Maple Hill, KS

Wilson Lake, KS

Recent and extensive restoration of this grand Flint Hills estate honors the historic architectural features of the home to meet modern living conveniences. A comprehensive restoration of the stone exterior, including lintels, sills and all stonework ensure the new owners a move-in-ready piece of Kansas history.

Breathtaking views of Wilson Lake and the rolling Smoky Hills prairie. This is truly a “once in a liftetime� opportunity to purchase a beautiful home in addition to coveted acreage. Land around Wilson Lake is either owned by the government or already been developed on small acreage lots of 3 acres or less.

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KANSAS REAL ESTATE GUIDE

LOWLANDS

80 Acres Farm-Hunt Sumner County, KS An 80 acre farmland & hunting tract located in south central Kansas offering a unique balance of investment income and hunting opportunities. Wildlife Properties Land Company nick@mywildlifeproperty.com (785)695-2999 | MyWildlifeProperty.com

SMOKY HILLS

SMOKY HILLS

280 Acres Prime Rooks Co Pasture Rooks County, KS Central Good fence with partial cross fencing and several access gates; good all-weather roads for easy access anytime of the year and located only 2 miles west of Highway 183. Wildlife Properties Land Company nick@mywildlifeproperty.com (785)695-2999 | MyWildlifeProperty.com

SMOKY HILLS

UNDER CONTRACT

Sporting Pond Paradise Executive Retreat Smith County, KS

31 Acres Country Home Jewell County, KS

A Sporting Paradise – In addition to hunting, the highlight of this property is the spring-fed, stocked sport fishing pond. The secluded pond was designed by the owner to create a unique fishing experience with crystal clear fresh water, an visually stunning aeration fountain, fish feeders, wood duck boxes and a dock.

A country home with acreage, outbuildings, creek, cropland and Brome meadow. There is a full, finished basement, a large attached 2-car garage, shaded deck overlooking Buffalo creek and multiple out-buildings.

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SMOKY HILLS

SMOKY HILLS

FLINT HILLS

Historic Limestone Bank | Law Office + 4 Second Floor Apartments Osborne, KS

EASTERN KS

Built in 1886 with 6,760 total sq ft, the main floor is set up for either combinations of private offices or shared office space. Complete with the original walk-in vault /safe with safe deposit boxes. The second floor has 14 ft ceilings and 4 apartment spaces. Wildlife Properties Land Company nick@mywildlifeproperty.com (785)695-2999 | MyWildlifeProperty.com

LOWLANDS

SMOKY HILLS

FLINT HILLS

Historic 1883 Italianate Home Downs, KS

40+ Acres Farmhouse Milford Lake Rd Junction City, KS

This beautifully restored Victorian home, known as the Howell House is a landmark home located in the north central Kansas town of Downs, KS. Meticulous care has been taken during the homes renovation which was initiated in 2000. The home has been updated and modernized from head-to-toe while keeping the old world charm all intact.

Farmhouse, kennels and Morton building on acreage along Milford Lake Road (blacktop road access) two miles south of Milford Lake. The proximity to Kansas’ Largest Lake would make the property an ideal location for boat / RV storage, cabins or other potential developments.

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KANSAS REAL ESTATE GUIDE

SMOKY HILLS

SMOKY HILLS

40 Acres Farm & Crop Land Smith County, KS

80 Acres Farm Land Smith County, KS

An affordable farmland real estate offering with productive soils, timber lined creek and numerous hunting opportunities. All mineral rights are intact and transfer to the Buyer.

Predominantly Class II & III Soil (Harney Silt & Harney Mento Complex) Banner Township farm land for sale in Smith County.

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Prairie Peace Farmhouse - Restored Country Home In Jewell County, Kansas Burr Oak, KS Prairie Peace is a mostly restored turn-of-the-century rural farmhouse located in north central Kansas. The two-story rural Jewell County home has undergone extensive renovations, taken down to the studs and updated. Finishing work is required but most all of the fixtures, materials and supplies are already on-site and ready to be applied. Wildlife Properties Land Company nick@mywildlifeproperty.com (785)695-2999 | MyWildlifeProperty.com


MWM MERCANTILE

Contemporary, Stackable Accents for the Modern Fashionista

Mill Creek Antiques: Pull Over at Paxico

Inspired by current jewelry trends, twin sisters Charisse and Donielle started experimenting in making their own jewelry. The journey expanded when peers and retailers couldn’t get enough of the colorful, easy-wearing pieces. A larger production of signature designs were tested on Etsy; and now the line is sold in five locations throughout Kansas and Colorado.

Whatever the season, a stroll through the small town of Paxico is an opportunity to spend the day shopping and discovering world-class antiques. For over 41 years Mill Creek Antiques has been buying, selling, and trading unique and rare antiques of the highest quality. Steve Hund Jr., owner, specializes in the restoration of antique parlor stoves, potbelly stoves and cook stoves, with great names like Round Oak and Great Western.

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Luxurious Fur Accessories & Hand Painted Artistry at Prairie Wyndes Trading Post

Elderslie Berry Farm offers the freshest fruits, vegetables and you-pick blackberries

Tina Michel discovered her passion for drawing and painting at an early age. Combine that with a lifelong love for animals and hunting, and you have the unique artistry on display at Prairie Wyndes Trading Post. Luxurious fur pelts, custom fur hats, hand painted skulls, turtle pouches and accessories showcase the unique craftmanship and fine detailing in all of Tina’s works.

Find our vegetables at the 21st & Ridge Farmers’ Market and select Green Acres Markets through the season. Also offering gourmet farm-to-table dinners, characterized by local cuisine made with farm fresh ingredients grown right here in our community. The menu is unique to what is coming off the vine our out of the dirt that week here on the farm.

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MWM MERCANTILE

Elderslie Sawmill & Fine Woodworks: Lumber, Milling, Drying & Fine Woodwork We are driven by a historic and natural aesthetic. We strive to honor and reference classical and historic elements in our design while incorporating fresh and vivid elements inspired by each client’s specific desires and the natural world around us here in Central Kansas.

KBR Gallery: Modern, Unique Artwork KBR is a Midwestern-based contemporary visual artist with roots in the great plains of rural Kansas and the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies. Abstracts, painted views and rare projects that include fashion, architecture and surreal, dream-like subjects can be found in corporate collections, restaurants and private residences from Hollywood to New York and Canada to Dubai. www.kbrgallery.com

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MWM Gallery

Historic Lightworks

Coordinating the imagery featured throughout the MWM publications and offering print options for sale. Look for the MWM Gallery Art Magalog coming soon, featuring specially curated collections and new art exclusively for MWM by artist KBR.

Working and creating beautiful, one-of-a-kind custom lighting

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is Historic Lightworks owner and light master Kevin McCarter. Historic Lightworks has the largest selection of antique lighting in the state, with nearly 2000 fixtures and over 3500 original shades. Find pre-electric gas fixtures from the 1800s to 1900s and early electric lighting from the 1900’s to 1940s. Enthusiasts can select details and styles for their custom project or enlist Kevin’s artistry to restore a cherished treasure.


LOCAL TALENT

BETTY MORGAN WICHITA, KANSAS

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MWM IS A NATIVE PERSPECTIVE ON RURAL LIFE, LAND, ART, CULTURE, FOOD, PEOPLE AND PLACES OF THE GREAT PLAINS Contact@MWMKS.com | Art@MWMgallery.com


HORSE THIEF CANYON RANCH 18 .5 + /- ACRES R EC R EA TI O NA L L A KE H O M E AN D H U N T IN G / F IS H IN G R E T R E AT L OC AT E D AL ON G T H E P R A I R I E TR A I L S C ENI C B Y W A Y A T K AN OP OL IS L AK E IN E L L S W ORT H C OU N T Y OF F ER ED A T $129, 000 CO N TA C T N i c k R h o d e s | Br o k e r Ni c k @M yW i l d l i f e P r o p e r t y . c o m | ( 785) 695-2999 vi e w al l p ro pe r t i e s : M y W i l d l i f e P r o p e r t y . c o m

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