CANYON LIGHT & PRAIRIE SKIES

August 2011                                                                               Issue 8 

 
Greetings!

 

we invite you to

Matthew Richter's One Room Showing

 

Opening Reception

August 5th, 5 - 8 PM

Strecker-Nelson Gallery

Manhattan, Kansas

 

Showing August 5th - September 17th

 

 

Featuring three brand-new paintings

 

 Flint Hills Sundown Cumulus   Blazing Star and Coreopsis in the Bison Wallow   Kaw Valley Coreopsis Overlook

"Flint Hills Sundown Cumulus"

"Blazing Star and Coreopsis in the Bison Wallow"

"Kaw Valley Coreopsis Overlook"

 

 

Exclusively spotlighting Matthew's award-winning Great Plains Art.

View original, never before seen oils and plein-air sketches gathered in the stunning Strecker-Nelson Gallery.

Experience a rare opportunity, all Matthew's outstanding work displayed collectively.

 

 

"Blazing Star and Coreopsis in the Bison Wallow"

 48" x 36", oil on canvas

$6000

 

Blazing Star and Coreopsis in the Bison Wallow

   

In the prairie grasslands where bison have wallowed for centuries, shallow wet bottom spots form. Some of these wallows, indistinct banks rising a few inches and dipping down to two feet in depth, can still be found in the native stands of the Kansas Flint Hills.

 

This rare wallow is rimmed with purple Blazing Star and yellow, red-centered Coreopsis wildflowers. These surprise bursts of flowers form the natural balance of contrasts in microclimates. The diversity and cooperation of multiple different native plants creates a vibrant, healthy landscape. A growing prairie retains moisture, encourages soil development and cultivates a rainbow of wildflower species.

 

The arrival of European farmers obliterated many of these ancient wildflowers and wallows, filling them with the straight, regular rows of cultivated fields.

 

MATTHEW RICHTER
CANYON LIGHT & PRAIRIE SKIES 
1131 IRON HORSE RD
MCPHERSON, KS 67460

620-241-7240
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This newsletter is written and edited by Kiya Richter Krier,
a 2009 graduate of the University of Kansas with a Creative Writing degree.
She is currently living and writing in Claflin, Kansas.