July 30 - 7:30 PM
Singer, songwriter and guitarist Mark Huffs new EP Down River
is a creative breakthrough for the globe-trotting performer, blending
his best songwriting to date with arrangements that perfectly frame
the emotional depth of his lyrics and the soulful burn of his vocal
performances. The result is a collection with an epic, cinematic
sweep that ranges from the urban demimonde to the Gothic South to
the back pages of Huffs own childhood. " Mark
Huff is one of the very best, a unique artist with his own take
on Roots Rock. Mark is a true old-school troubadour, but with a
very modern vision of where his music should take the listener.
This is one of the coolest projects Ive worked on, artistically
and sonically. Mark Robinson, Guitarist and Co-Producer
More info at: therealmarkhuff.com/bio/
Tatro and Kerry Wiens Rayl
was born and raised in Burrton. KS, by two very artistic parents
who both studied art. They taught me to see God's creation in everyday
life and how to express it through art...Throughout the last seven
years I have kept myself busy with creative hobbies but always ached
for more.My pastor's wife, Victoria Helmuth, is an art instructor
and encouraged me to take a class with her and that is when it was
over: I was hooked. It is very relaxing and therapeutic for me.
I hope everyone enjoys my work as much as I enjoy creating it."
2010 Boots and Bling Arizen Artist with the Kansas Fairgrounds Foundation!
Kerry Wiens Rayl
started painting in 2010 by request of my good friend Victoria Helmuth.
She invited me to attend a class at her art school; I knew I had
no talent. I could only draw stick figures but I reluctantly agreed.
My first paintings were very stressful because they were very detailed;
once I found the freedom of abstract, I went crazy! When I was a
child I never liked coloring books and coloring inside the lines,
I would much rather have a blank page to create my own designs.
I guess that has carried through to my artwork.
do not consider myself an artist, art is just a place I go to hide
from the cares of this busy world."