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April 11, 2014

Grassroots art exhibits features recycling art

The Grassroots Art Center in Lucas is sponsoring the art exhibit, “Recycling: Then and Now.”

The Grassroots Art Center in Lucas is sponsoring the art exhibit, “Recycling: Then and Now.”

The exhibit, which runs through Oct. 12, was created by Ron Alexander, a self-taught archaeologist who searches gravel pits for artifacts. He makes bows and arrows from native woods and jewelry from bone, stone or driftwood. He has made “Schooners” from oatmeal boxes, Clorox bottles and other recycled grocery store items.

Lucas, the folk art capital of Kansas, is best known for the Garden of Eden – the 11-room concrete-and-limestone house and yard featuring Civil War veteran S.P. Dinsmoor's hand-crafted concrete biblical and political sculptures – and the Grassroots Art Center, which features folk art from across the state.

The Grassroots Art Center is at 213 S. Main in Lucas. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday through Monday. It is closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

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