American Indian Heritage Month featured artist: Roxanne Swentzell

In recognition of American Indian Heritage Month, I want to share the art of Santa Clara Pueblo artist Roxanne Swentzell with you. We’ll take a closer look at her sculpture called “Laughing at the Ducks”, which is part of the library’s permanent art collection. Then we’ll hit the road to see examples of her work in museums in Kansas City and Denver.

52 for 150: What’s So Special About Your Library’s Ceramic Arts Collection?

Walking out of the house today feels like stepping into an oven. Kansas summers are hot, but kilns are hotter, some reaching 2000 degrees fahrenheit. In keeping with the heat and oven theme, week 25 of our Kansas sesquicentennial video series is all about our Ceramic Arts Collection.

Topeka Competition 30 purchases

Thanks to the Friends of the Library! Their support of the Topeka Competition 30 lets us add great art to our library’s collection. For more than 30 years, the Friends of the Library has sponsored the Topeka Competition. This is a national, juried, biennial exhibition, featuring the best in contemporary arts and crafts. It started […]