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“Purple Ribbon Exhibition” at Lee Dam Center For Fine Art

Artist Reception Thursday

Grand champion artwork that received a purple ribbon at the 2017 Marshall County Fair is on exhibit throughout the month of January at the Lee Dam Center for Fine Art, Marysville. “Purple Ribbon Exhibition” features a collection of award-winning art by eight 4-H members.

A reception to meet the artists will be Thursday, January 11, from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served; the public is invited.

“We are lucky to have such a vibrant arts community that continues to flourish,” said Angela Schmale, a board member for the Marshall County Arts Cooperative, the group sponsoring the exhibition. “Each year 4-H participants come up with something new to display and I am always impressed by their artistic workmanship. Some people don’t get to make it to the fairgrounds so we wanted to give an opportunity for these works to be viewed and showcased in a different setting than the norm for 4-H.”

Participating in the exhibit are Dustin Denton, Wesley Denton, and Abigail Steinfort, Wide Awake; Nick Frese, Kayla Glore, Sunflower; Catherine Kee, Work to Win; Maria Mason, Maya Mason, Bremen Hustlers.

The exhibition closes Sunday, January 28. The art center is open Thursdays from 4:00-6:00 p.m.; Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; and Sundays from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

For more information about the exhibition or to rent the art center people may contact Schmale at 785-713-2251. Information may be found at the group’s website marshallcountyarts.org.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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