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Grassroots Art Center Announces New Exhibit

Grassroots Art CenterThe Grassroots Art Center on Main Street in Lucas will host an exhibition, "Recycling: Then and Now" by Ron Alexander, April 21 through October 12.

Alexander is a self-taught archaeologist, a student of Paleolithic American Indian culture, a research scientist, an avid reader, an advocate for disabled veterans, an artist and a botanist.

Alexander's art evolves from a mixture of curiosity and observation. His philosophy is to carve or utilize objects found in nature. He crafts bows and arrows from native woods.

Part of his exhibit will include jewelry pieces created from ancient artifacts he has found in the landscape gravel of Salina.

As a recycled artist, Alexander's clipper ships "Schooners" are very detailed. Some of the ships are made from oatmeal boxes, Clorox bottles and all sorts of other items recycled from the grocery store. He finds trash items along the side of the highway outside of his home at Gypsum and fashions collages on a state map of items produced or manufactured in that state.

An open house for Alexander's art will be held Saturday, June 7 from 10 AM to noon.

The Grassroots Art Center hours are April and October, Thursday through Monday from 1 to 4 PM, Closed Tuesday, Wednesday and holidays; and May through September, Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday from 1 to 5 PM. Admission is charged.

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