Shafer Art Gallery presents the “Kansas Byways” exhibit from Jan. 18 through Feb. 19
"Sunset on a Dirt Road." by Shannon Trevethan
Kansas has an abundance of natural beauty and The Shafer Gallery will be celebrating this stunning imagery with its “Kansas Byways” exhibit from Jan. 18 through Feb. 19 with a virtual reception at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18 via facebook.com/shafergallery.
The exhibit features artwork developed using the Kansas Scenic Byways system as subject and inspiration and there are twelve recognized byways in Kansas, which are detailed at travelks.com/ksbyways. Nine of them are scenic, two of which are designated as “National Scenic Byways” and three are historic trails.
“The byways are a component of the National Scenic Byways Program, and both “seek to identify and designate national scenic byways to increase tourism and educate the traveling public about our environment, history, and culture,” according to the Kansas Office of Tourism & Travel website.
The exhibit features invited regional artists who were asked to conceive work that reflects one or more of these designated byways. The show was originally conceived with a generous grant from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, by the Sandzen Memorial Gallery.
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