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Salina Public Library welcomes Kansas author and exhibit as part of 100 Years of Agriculture: Past, Present, and Future
SALINA, KS. – Salina Public Library welcomes Kansas author Thomas Fox Averill on Thursday, August 29th from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. A related exhibition of sixty works of art will be on display from August 1 – 31.
Thomas Fox Averill will lead a discussion about Kansas literature of the farm, from seed to harvest, from settlement to auction, from plowing to planting, from Dust Bowl to dry land agriculture. In short, from then to now.
The International Fiber Collaborative (IFC), founded in 2008 as a 501(c)(3) and with established roots in Huntsville, AL and Topeka, KS, develops community programs that create collaborative opportunities in the arts and humanities. The IFC has partnered with the Kansas Humanities Council to organize five exhibitions coinciding with a series of public lectures and discussions.
Individuals who are contributing works of art as part of our exhibitions are being asked to express, explore and reflect on their experiences of how agriculture has affected them, their families, and communities. Using the theme ‘100 Years of Agriculture: Past, Present, and Future’ we will collect 100 interpretations shared through textile art accompanied by interviews and essays from individuals across Kansas.