TOPEKA – Ten Kansas artists will exhibit their original Kansas-themed paintings in an event being done jointly with the Kansas Lottery Nov. 15. The original paintings will be second-chance drawing prizes in a future Kansas Lottery instant scratch game. Prints of each of the paintings will also be available for sale at the event, with many of the artists available to sign their prints.
The paintings were created to help commemorate the Kansas Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary of Kansas becoming a state), which will be celebrated beginning January 2011. Also in January, the Lottery will launch a $2 instant scratch game called “Kansas 150.” The game will promote the history and beauty of Kansas, as well as the talented artists of the Sunflower State. Players will be able to enter non-winning “Kansas 150” tickets into a second-chance drawing for a chance to win one of the ten original paintings on display Nov. 15.
The news media and the public are invited to see these original paintings and meet the artists at the event, which will take place as follows:
Original Kansas Paintings Commemorating Sesquicentennial
Exhibition and Print Signing
10:30 a.m., Monday, November 15th at
Landmark National Bank
6010 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka
There will be brief comments at 10:30 a.m., with the paintings on display and the artists available until 2:00 p.m.