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Barton County Historical Society completes sign project

Standing in front of the new artwork at the Barton County Historical Society are, from left: Joe Boley, Beverly Komarek, Matt Kurtz from Identifications, Christi Tustin and Chet Cale. BELOW: Names of donors surround a bas relief sculpture by Great Bend artist Chet Cale. The sculpture/donor wall i...

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Great Bend artist Chet Cale said he’s thrilled that his latest work faces paintings by internationally famous Charles B. Rogers, who became known as “The Kansan.” Cale’s bas relief sculpture at the Barton County Historical Society is all about central Kansas.
Actually several works of art in one, the pieces fit together like a jigsaw puzzle to tell the story of Barton County, from buffalo to cattle, covered wagons to train to B-29 bombers. There are geese, wheat, old fashion windmills and modern wind turbines. At the center of it all is the farm family.
Cale’s sculpture ...


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