Join us in Matfield Green for our annual gathering of Tallgrass residents and community members. Events are free and open to the public:

10am-12pm – Community Open Studios, organized by Matfield Green Works (multiple locations)
1:00-3:00pm – Artist Reception at the School for Rural Culture & Creativity with pie (cash sales) and coffee 
3:00pm – Symposium Part 1 (the School gymnasium)
4:00pm – Break 
4:15pm – Symposium Part 2 
5:00pm – Break
5:15pm – Keynote speaker Janine Antoni (30 min. presentation + Q&A)
6:00pm – Break, Music by Kelly and Diana Werts and Susan Mayo
6:30pm – Dinner served in the gym. Music by Ryan Klassen. $15 suggested donation supports ongoing renovations to the School building. RSVP’s are encouraged, but not mandatory.
8:00pm – Bonfire at Timber Arches 

Leslie VonHolten writes about the connections between land and culture. Her work includes environmental science, art history, community history, literature, and undertold stories. Her art writing has been published in Pitch, Lawrence.com, and Ceramics Art + Perception, with new work forthcoming in The New Territory and Literary Landscapes. Sometimes she also curates a show or makes a zine. She lives in Kansas, where she mostly grew up.

Join us on Zoom for artist talk and Q&A with Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán, a multimedia artist, activist/organizer, critic, and educator based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

Register in advance at: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZAlfu…

As a Tulsa Artist Fellow and National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, he convened a Movement Research Studies Project, “Decolonial Design, Indigenous Choreography, and Multicorporeal Sovereignties: A Womanist/Queer/Trans Indigenous Movement Dialogue.” A Movement Research Artists of Color Council Core Member, he creates multimedia movement work with womanist/queer/trans Indigenous and people of color artists, educators, and organizers.

12pm – 1:30pm
Matfield Community Church

Join us Saturday, August 27, 2022 at Matfield Community Church in Matfield Green, KS to hear artist in residence Jeremiah Ariaz talk about his practice and current project, The Fourth Estate, which is focused on small town newspaper offices and the critical role they play in our shared democracy.