Art Mingle 2019: Plein Air Affair

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 6:00pm

Location: Meadowlark Hills, 2121 Meadowlark Rd.

Save the Date!
Tickets on sale : $75 each 

Limited number of tickets available. All attendees receive a souvenir drinking glass, thank you gifts & access to shuttle service from you parking spot (if needed). Cocktail or business casual attire suggested.

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Artists’ Showcase with Kim Casebeer and Susan Rose

Fabulous Food and Libation

Savory & sweet food options located for your convenience throughout the event area.

Live & Silent Auctions
featuring original pieces from our guest artists and art-inspired experiences

Music by the Atchisons
Bob Atchison plays fiddle and banjo, and his wife, Melissa, plays guitar. Ozark mountain culture influences their old-time Americana repertoire.

6 to 9 p.m.
Meadowlark Hills Community Center

Purchase tickets by calling (785) 537-4610 or online
View photos of live auction items as they become available (below)
Proceeds benefit Meadowlark Memory Program

We appreciate the generous support of the following:

Community First National Bank
Goldstein Fund
Kellstrom Pharmacy

Don't miss an unforgettable evening to benefit Meadowlark Memory Program!

On Friday, March, 29, 2019, beginning at 6 p.m.,  local artists, Kim Casebeer and Susan Rose, will have a showcase of their works. Both Kim and Susan specialize in Plein Air painting. Plein Air, meaning "open air," allows the artist to experience nature while painting landscapes, flowers, and critters of all sizes. While painting plein air, you may even catch a few natural elements in the wet paint to create a mixed media piece.

While viewing the Silent Auction items from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., enjoy delicious food and drinks. A Live Auction will start at 8:30 p.m. Auction items will include various art, jewlery, decoration pieces, painting experiences and so much more! Something for everyone to appreciate.

Learn about Maude Mitchell, an early influencer on Plein Air painting. Many of Mitchell's paintings present views of Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee counties. The artist sought to preserve the architecture and landscape around her in impressionistic watercolors and oils.

Live Auction Items

  1. "Greetings from the Sunflower State" by Ralph Fontenot, 2010 / Signed, matted & framed watercolor; retail price $420; framed size approximately 16 x 20
  2. "Door of Hope" by Ginny Young / Collage on stretched canvas; unframed 24 x 36 / Materials used include acrylic & watercolor paint, gels & textural mediums, dried flowers, dried leaves, banana leaf, handmade & fine art decorative papers / Inspired by a church door in the UK
  3. Collage Creations at the Beach: Join the Beach Museum of Art in an evening of fun and creative exploration! Local collage artist, Ginny Young, will lead the workshop. Participants will be using a variety of materials, provided by the Museum, to create their own piece of art. The experience is designed for eight to 12 people and could be organized as a couple's night out or family event. Snacks and beverages will be provided and will be adjusted to the group. This event will be on a Thursday evening of your choice in June or July (July 4 excluded) from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  4. "Wagstaff Ranch" by the late F. Gene Ernst / Framed & signed original watercolor; 20 x 13
  5. Plein Air Picnic: A Saturday morning with artist Susan Rose on her rural property. Up to six guests may draw what they see, or simply enjoy some fresh air and a glass of wine as Susan paints "en plein air." Drawing supplies, wine & lunch provided. Saturday to be determined by winning bidder(s) and artist.
  6. Hand-pieced & hand-quilted 1930/1940s Churn Dash Quilt / 76 x 90, never used / Donated by Meadowlark resident Una Allen / valued at $900
  7. Party on Poyntz at Strecker Nelson West Gallery: Host your next party for up to 50 people at Strecker Nelson West. Tables, chairs, glassware, light appetizers, live cello music and a Nespors gift card ($100) included.
  8. Raise the Paddle for Meadowlark Memory Program
  9. "Dawn's Herald" by Susan Rose, 2017 / Signed & framed oil on canvas; 20 x 24; retail value $1,100
  10. "Quiet in the Valley" by Kim Casebeer / Signed & framed oil on canvas; 20 x 24; retail value $3,000

(See gallery below for images of some of the Live Auction items. Click each image to see title, artist & retail value.)