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Cultural events in and around the Mushroom Festival

By Linda Emley

The first event is the art show that is currently on display at the Friends Gallery located next to the Farris Theatre. This art show is one of the events scheduled this weekend for the Richmond Mushroom Festival. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4. It is free to the public and is a great opportunity to enjoy some of our local artists. I have always enjoyed this art show but this year is different for me because it’s the first time I actually entered two of my own photos. I’ve been taking photographs my whole life so I appreciate how hard it is to capture that one split second in time. Each picture is a small slice of history. You will also find original artwork in a variety of different styles.

If you want to enjoy a little art history, you can stop by the Ray County Museum tonight, Thursday, May 2, at 6 p.m. Keith Bowen from Excelsior Springs will be giving monthly art history lectures that are free and open to the public.

And our final cultural event for this week is a Harp Concert that is scheduled for Sunday, May 5 at the Ray County Museum. Janet Lee Kraft will be sharing the healing sounds of the Harp. The concert starts at 2 p.m. and is open to the public. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. A portion of the proceeds will be used for the restoration of the Museum Smokehouse that sits behind our museum. It is believed to be an original building that was built in 1910 when the museum was built. Janet and I were classmates in high school and I’m really looking forward to spending the afternoon with my dear friend.

Yes it looks like there is going to be some “culture” in Richmond this weekend so please come join us.

 

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