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Deines opens Chrome, Smoke and Flames exhibit
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RUSSELL — Russell’s Deines Cultural Center is featuring the sixth of its biennial favorite “Chrome, Smoke and Flames.”
The show, curated by Larry Zvolanek, Osborne, showcases “Art and the Automobile” and includes a Cruise-In during the opening reception, from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept.  2.
Owners of special interest vehicles are encouraged to cruise-in to the 800 block of Main Street on Sunday afternoon.  Additional parking is available behind the Deines Cultural Center.  
Visitors throughout the show will have a chance to win art by Zvolanek.  The drawing for the print will be held at the close of the show, Oct. 14.
More than 15 artists are participating in the exhibit.  Greg Johnson, Wichita, will be bringing his large sculptures made from auto body pieces. Bob Mix, Great Bend, and Harold Reidel, Salina, will be displaying vehicles made from found objects. There will also be work by Eric Abraham, Lucas, and Josh Schwartz, Colby.
Art and the Automobile will be reflected in the art of photography submitted by Doug Reed, Wichita, and Dan Greenberg, Parker, Colo.   
Zvolanek will be showing paintings and drawings, along with drawings by Gordon Mai, Wilson, and Kathy Gregory, Assaria.
Paintings from Kansas artists Kevin Lundy, Wilson; Brenda Strecker, Salina; Mike Boss, Hill City; and Pattie Wall, Lebanon are ready for the exhibit.  Mark Logan, La Crosse, is bringing custom models .  
For more information on “Chrome Smoke and Flames,” call the Deines Center,  785-483-3742.  The Center is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.  It is accessible to those with disabilities.  The Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 6 for the Bricks, Broncs and BBQ celebration.