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Young artists of Barton County featured at Arts Center
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Roads, is a watercolor by Petr Grigorev, one of two featured artists this month at the Barton County Arts Center. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

The works of two young Barton County artists, Petr Grigorev and Angela Waite, will be featured at the Barton County Arts Center, 1401 Main, Great Bend, through the month of December. A reception will be held Friday evening, Dec. 9, beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend and meet the artists.

Petr Grigorev is originally from Vladivostok, Russia. He came to the United States in hopes of getting a tennis scholarship at Barton Community College, but he received an art scholarship instead. Working closely with art instructor Steve Dudek, Grigorev discovered his talent and came to feel passionately about his art. Recently, he was honored to receive his first major patron award at the Kansas Watercolor Society’s national exhibition.

Angela Waite, from Ellinwood, also studied at BCC, studying ceramics with Bill Forst and two-dimensional art forms with Dudek. She is currently attending Fort Hays State University, where she is majoring in art education.

This program is supported in part by The City of Great Bend and CPI Qualified Plan Consultants. The Barton County Arts Council is a non-profit charitable and educational organization, supported by individuals, organizations and businesses, who realize the value of the Arts in our communities.