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  • Krallman to design, teach about beauty, history of Kansas

  • Cally Krallman will be creating designing a canvas and speaking about the simplicity of the beauty and history of Kansas at 9 a.m. Sept. 10.
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  • Cally Krallman will be creating designing a canvas and speaking about the simplicity of the beauty and history of Kansas at 9 a.m. Sept. 10.
    The presentation will be held during the Life Enrichment program at the college, 901 S. Haverhill Rd., in the Clifford/Stone Room of the Welcome Center. The community is invited to attend.
    Krallman has been painting in the Midwest, primarily Kansas, for more than 20 years. She has traveled to many places throughout the world but is drawn to the simplistic beauty of Kansas.
    “Many people think of Kansas as just a flat agricultural state, but in fact it is full of wonderful hills, tree lined rivers and creeks, and other unique land formations,” Krallman said. “The sunrises and sunsets are breathtaking and calming at the same time. Our four seasons create a myriad of colors worthy of any artists’ palette.”
    Krallman received her bachelor of fine arts from Washburn University and has worked with artists Phil Starke, Kim English, Michael Albrechtson, William Scott Jennings and Matt Smith.
    She has had numerous exhibitions recently, including: “Landscapes” One Person Show at Primary Colors Gallery, Independence, Mo.; group show at Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan; and “Beyond the Horizon” - One Person Exhibit, Beauchamps Gallery in Topeka.
    Krallman is also a lyricist and songwriter. She began writing songs about five years ago and currently written more than 200 songs with four CDs produced so far. She collaborated with Diane Gillenwater and has together in 2003 the Kansas Song Project was born. The songs reflect Kansas people, places and history.
    Life Enrichment is an educational, entertaining and cultural program for citizens 60 years of age and over.
    For more information, contact Community Education at 322-3193.
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