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Artist Reception

Our friends at the First Gallery of Olathe would like to invite the public to the following Event.

for John Ricklefs 
SATURDAY September 1, 6-9pm 
at the First Art Gallery of Olathe 

The First Art Gallery of Olathe would like to personally invite you to an art reception in honor of our September featured artist John Ricklefs. John will be showing his photography all month in the gallery. The reception for John is Saturday September 1, 6-9 pm. at the First Art Gallery of Olathe. The evening will include refreshments and live music provided by Diana Yancey
John invites you all to come check out his new photo’s and help him celebrate.

Artist statement:

John has been actively pursuing photography since 1960.  John worked in a national park that summer and his roommate bought him a small 35mm camera and it was off to the races.
He has done many things in photography over the years, some landscape, some lighthouses, some human interest, and some sports related for his kids and grandkids.  Over the past 12 years, he and his wife Marcie have traveled internationally to participate in mission work and have had the good fortune of returning home through a dozen or more countries.  While there, of course, they worked on photography in every country they traveled. September’s theme is AFTER DARK which is featuring photographs taken at night.  Included are such icons as the Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower and a few other from France, as well as many things closer to home.

         Original Photographs by John Ricklefs

To see more information about John visit our website
The First Art Gallery of Olathe is an artist cooperative that features original paintings, drawings, jewelry, fused glass, pottery, sculpture and photography by local artists. 

Art classes for children and adults are also available.
FIRST ART GALLERY OF OLATHE is located in the Olathe Station Shopping Center 11951 Strangline rd.


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The First Art Gallery of Olathe would like to personally invite you to an art reception on July 7th 6-9pm in honor of our Featured Artist John Burns.
John has been a valued member of First Art Gallery of Olathe for many years and a member of Olathe Visual Artists.  He has been happy to be the treasurer for both organizations and one of 16 artists who display their wonderful art in the gallery. John is ready for a new chapter in his life, so he will be retiring from the gallery and will become an Emeritus member. Everyone at the gallery wishes him the best, we hope many of his friends and family come to help him celebrate a long and successful art career. The evening will include complimentary refreshments and live music provided by guitarist Jacob Weakland. The Olathe Visual Artists will also have a special display up all month as well.

The reception is being held at the First Art Gallery of Olathe 11951 Strang Line Rd. in the Olathe Station Shopping Center

Original Acrylic Paintings by John Burns

Artist Statement
I did not start out as a child loving to paint or draw. I was 45 years old when after watching Bob Ross on TV, I decided to try my hand at it. It was not too bad for the first try, so I continued on. I attended three week long classes that Bob and his assistants provided. I became a Bob Ross certified instructor. I taught for about 8 years. I have been painting in oils but decided to try acrylics and have been painting in that medium ever since.
John W Burns
Olathe, Kansas

John will have his paintings specially priced to sell, since he will be moving on!

To see more information about John Burns visit his website

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