Updated: Sep 20, 2022
Barton Arts Movement is proud to announce a new digital mosaic art installation is available for public viewing at five locations in Barton County. The digital mosaic piece was created by Great Bend artist, Yuchen Wang Boswell, who compiled approximately 350 crowd-sourced images to design the artwork. All images used in the digital mosaic were captured in Barton County and submitted to Barton Arts Movement by area residents. You can find the artwork at the following locations through the end of 2022:
Gather, 19 N Main Street, Ellinwood, KS 67526
Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams Street, Great Bend, KS 67530
Millers of Claflin, 200 Main Street, Claflin, KS 67525
RePerks Coffee Shop, 1216 Main Street, Great Bend, KS 67530
102 Main Street, Hoisington, KS 67544
These locations may change after the new year, to give even more residents and storefronts the opportunity to host one of the digital art pieces.
Barton Arts Movement used this unique medium to showcase the beautiful people and places that comprise Barton County. “This project aligns with BAM’s mission of ‘creating pride through community art,’ because this piece was inspired directly by community members,” says Regan Reif, Barton Arts Movement Action Team member. “When viewing the installation, be sure to look closely as you might spot a neighbor or favorite local spot to visit!”
More Barton Arts Movement projects are slated for fall 2022, including the Art Alley Street Mural project that just wrapped up in mid September. Barton Arts Movement is a grass roots initiative led by volunteers under the auspices of the Golden Belt Community Foundation. Follow Barton Arts Movement on Facebook to keep up-to-date with the group’s projects and events.