The Stauth Museum will be ending its Unique, Creative Visions: Art of Jessie Montes and Exquisite Miniatures: Art of Wes and Rachelle Siegrist display on Sept. 3 and will bring in Remembering Quilts Patriotic and Valor on Sept. 10.
The Montes display features art from corrugated paperboard (cardboard).
From Dodge City, Montes had no schooling in art or history of art-making.
Montes migrated to the US from Mexico more than 60 years ago and is one of 25 children and is the lone survivor of five sets of twins.
Montes worked as a custodian for the Dodge City school district until he retired in 1996 due to emphysema.
In 1972 he became a naturalized citizen after moving to Dodge City in 1956.
The miniatures display features miniature paintings that look like tiny photographs.
The exhibit features 60 paintings from the Siegrist’s of portraits, landscapes, wildlife, still-life and more.
In honor of all service members, Stauth Museum will launch its Remembering Quilts Patriotic and Valor on Sept. 10 and will run the display until Nov. 12, the day after Veteran's Day.
"It is a two-in-one display with patriotic quilts or patrtotic-themed personal quilts," museum director Kim Legleiter said. "There will be Quilts of Valor which is a donated quilt program to service members.
"The quilts are hand-made and are heir loom quality that have been touched by war.
"We will have 25-30 on display then will put them into the donation program where 10 area services members in southwest Kansas will receive a quilt."
The Stauth Museum asks to call in advance for groups of five or more with tours and groups welcome by appointment.
Contact 620-846-2527 for information or to set up a tour.
Hours for the Stauth Museum, 111 N Aztec Street in Montezuma, are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, 1 to 4:30 p.m.
They are open Sunday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
They are closed on Mondays and all major holidays.
Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help pay for the exhibit.
Visit www.stauthmemorialmuseum.org for up-to-date exhibit and museum information.
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