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Public is Invited to an Array of September "Fine Arts Month" Events at Tallgrass Creek

August 26, 2011

Public is Invited to an Array of September "Fine Arts Month" Events at Tallgrass Creek
OVERLAND PARK, KS (August 26, 2011) --  The public is invited to attend an array of September "Fine Arts Month" events at Tallgrass Creek retirement community, 13800 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS. Three special events organized and presented by the residents will be held, along with other related events:

  • An Art Show on Friday, Sept. 9, from 4 -7 pm.
  • Heart of America Sings on Friday, September 23 at 3 pm in the Living Room of the Clubhouse.
  • An Evening of Poetry and Music on September 29 in the Living Room of the Clubhouse. In addition, Trailswest Barbershop Chorus will perform September 1 at 7 p.m., The Barn Player Entertainers will perform September 15 at 4 p.m. and a Craft Fair featuring work from Tallgrass Creek's residents will be held September  22,  from 4 - 7 p.m.

All events are free. To RSVP call Jill Cline at Tel: 913-945-2035. More information follows:
Art Show:
The Arts Club is excited about their first art show. The club has participated in the arts and crafts shows in the past, but this event will showcase just the work of Tallgrass painters and photographers. Many residents are in and out of the Arts and Crafts room and are familiar with much of the work. In fact, a recent visitor said she can now identify paintings by the different styles. But there may be older works and some surprises. Alan and Georgia Oehrle have been working very hard to put the show together. Alan has made the display panels, as well as frames and easels for mini paintings which will be available for purchase. All proceeds from these little gems will go to the Benevolent Care Fund, as will commissions from sales of any other paintings.
Heart of America Sings:
The Chorale will be celebrating Kansas' 150th anniversary with many of their numbers including an arrangement of "Home on the Range" by Mark Hayes, which includes a harmonica and piano accompaniment. The audience will enjoy the harmonica talents of local artist Aaron Mitchum. The group will also be singing some Irving Berlin arrangements of familiar tunes that will bring back memories of American love songs. And, as tradition seems to be in the making, there will be a multimedia visual presentation celebrating Kansas.
Evening of Poetry & Music:
There will be an Evening of Poetry and Music performed by Tallgrass residents. This unique and thoughtful program was well received last year when it was organized by Dorothy Sollenberger. It is reminiscent of a salon in the 1800's, when guests were invited to the drawing room of a home for an evening of music and verse.
About Tallgrass Creek:
Tallgrass Creek, which has nearly 300 residents is managed by Erickson Living. It offers extensive wellness and prevention programs, balance assessment and fall prevention programs, and Fitness and Aquatics Centers. Also, there are scores of resident-inspired and resident-led clubs, committees and interest groups in these categories: art; cards; computers and technology; dance; faith-based and interfaith; film, fitness and sports; games; gardening; lifelong learning; music; literature, philanthropy; political awareness; theater; woodworking; and writing.