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Local artists featured in Signature Auction April 18 and 19
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Artists from across Kansas, including Steve Dudek, Jay Miller, Karole Erikson and Joyce Barker of Great Bend; Thelma Hutchinson of Hoisington; Billie Bonomo of Claflin; and Virginia Kay Bitter of Ellinwood, have contributed their amazing work to the 2015 Smoky Hills Public Television Signature Auction.
The auction is SHPTV’s largest and most popular fundraiser. The funds raised help support the programming and services provided to central and western Kansas through local public television.
The items, which include paintings, sculptures and mixed media, are on display at the Deines Cultural Center in Russell through April 15. The auction will air live on Smoky Hills Public Television from 7 to 10 p.m. on April 18 and 19. Visit the station’s website,, to view all of the pieces and vote for your favorite. The People’s Choice Award is one of two awards the artists are eligible to win. Voting for People’s Choice will end at midnight on April 16th.