Friday, April 3, 2009
Prairie Art - a plein-air painting event
Prairie Art is holding its eighth annual plein air paint-out, show and sale this year on May 2-15. All artists are encouraged to participate. Artists may paint for one day, a weekend, several days or the entire length of the Prairie Art event.
Tallgrass prairie once covered nearly 100,00 square miles of North America, from Ohio to the Rocky Mountains and from Canada to Texas. Today, less than one percent of this ecosystem remains, much of it in the untilled expanse of grass in Kansas known as The Flint Hills. This ecosystem is unique to the United States and it is disappearing. Every spring, the prairie is burned to create the rebirth of the tallgrass.
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