Columbian Theatre show will honor area art teachers

By The Mercury

During the month of November, Wamego’s Columbian Theatre will recognize local/area art instructors for their dedication to art education by featuring their artwork in the Swogger Art Gallery.

Opening on Nov. 1, the Area Art Instructors Gallery will display multiple disciplines from abstract to realistic art, including photography, ceramics, sculpture, metalsmithing, acrylics, watercolor, graphite, tempera, and digital imaging.

The gallery will highlight the works of several area art educators, including Pamela A. Delay, instructor of the art department at Rock Creek High School in St. George.

“I think it will be fun not only for people to peak into the art that teachers create, but also to promote the work of teachers who usually put all of their energy into helping students with their art,” said Delay. Also featured in the gallery are the following area art educators: Amy Adams, Rossville High School; Allen Hare, St. Marys High School; Linda Rae, Manhattan Center For the Arts; Marc Stratton, Wamego/Rock Creek/Alma; Jennifer Meadows, Riley County High School; Caroline Smith, Wabaunsee High School; and Tiffany Wiles, Silver Lake High School.

The Columbian is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  There is no charge for visiting the gallery.  Many of the works displayed are for sale.  The Columbian Theatre also invites the community to an artists’ open house on Nov. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. to view artwork and meet with the artists.

For more information, call 785-456-2029 or visit

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