LUCAS – A display of metal sculptures by Bob Mix is on view in a new exhibit at the Grassroots Art Center, 213 S. Main, through April. Mix, Great Bend, has turned his day job as a metal fabricator into his imaginative ends of creating whimsical machines and creatures out of metal scraps and scraps. At the Art Center, visitors will see an exuberant self-portrait, a quirky record player, small vehicles including a helicopter and a boat, and various other objects from Mix’s observation or imagination. Mix says if he understands the structure behind something, he creates his pieces using God’s talent and his time. “You see what you want to do and you keep building it.” The metal sculptures he made for the Brit Spaugh Zoo in Great Bend are more realistic, including an accurate depiction of a Hesperonis fossil with a spine made from a chain of platform gears. form of drilling. Mix has been making art since 1983. The Grassroots Art Center is open 1-4pm Thursday-Saturday through March. In April, hours of operation are Thursday through Saturday and Monday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For group tours or to visit at other times, call 785-525-6118.
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1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., daily until April 30, 2022.