Grassroots Art Center Spring Exhibit Features Great Bend Metal Artist Bob Mix



Written by: Press Release Posted by David Elliott
Publication date: 02/15/2022

A display of metal sculptures by Bob Mix is ​​on view in a new exhibit at the Grassroots Art Center at 213 South Main Street in Lucas through April.

Mix of Great Bend has turned his day job as a metal fabricator for his imaginative purposes to create 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 said that 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 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday through March. In April, opening hours are Thursday to Saturday and Monday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For group tours or to visit at other times, call 785-525-6118.

(Information and photos courtesy of Grassroots Art Center.)



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