Elizabeth Mobley displays her doll collection complete with clothing. Her collection dates back to the late 1940s.
Story and photos by JESSICA CRAWFORD
• Daily Leader
From a Tin Man to the 1916 Liberal Fire Department’s warning bell to paper plate art, community treasures are now on display at Baker Arts Center for the public to enjoy.
Art Director Diane Marsh said the exhibit will run through June 19 with no charge to view the display.
“It is always free to walk through the doors and look around,” she said.
The Bi-Annual Community Art Show, Marsh said, generally proves to be the most diverse show hosted by Baker Arts Center.
“This is our third community show and the really neat thing is the different things brought in,” she said. “I mean chairs, a chuckwagon, a bell – just a wide variety of things. This one may be the most varied show.”
Several items on display have been brought in by community members who have travelled to other countries, Marsh said.
“This is just some neat stuff people brought in,” she said. “Jack and Georgetta Taylor brought in something from Germany. I’m not ever going to go to Germany, so it is like bringing Germany to me.”
The Kid’s Corner display is a favorite among those visiting the exhibit, Marsh said.
“Some of the things were done here,” she said. “We have some vases from last year’s ceramic workshop. Saundra Koochel brought in some things from her granddaughter in Texas.”
The joy of the exhibit, Marsh said, is the fact that those enjoying it will likely know the owner of their favorite piece.
“It could be your neighbor,” Marsh said.