The featured artist at the John Steuart Curry Boyhood Home and Museum at Old Jefferson Town in Oskaloosa is Patty Boldridge. She is an active artist and arts educator. She has presented work in many galleries and art competitions and has received numerous awards for her work. Patty currently is president of the Atchison Art Association and is director of the Home School Art program in Atchison.
She was born in Atchison but grew up in Oskaloosa. Her formative years were spent on the farm where she learned to appreciate the simplistic nature of the rural west. Boldridge showed an early interest in art; however it wasn’t until 1990 when she met portrait artist Saundra Kilbury, that she wanted to pursue art as a full-time career. Her subject matter ranges from portraits to still life and rural western themes. Special to this exhibit is her new interest in pottery. The hours of her exhibit at Old Jefferson Town are 1-4 p.m. Boldridge will be on hand to chat with visitors.
• McLouth’s Fourth of July Fireworks Display will begin at dark. The best viewing will be from the Stan Braksick Sports Complex, sitting in the bleachers, looking east toward Rose Park. No personal fireworks are allowed. Enjoy an evening of family fun sponsored by McLouth Recreation Commission, City of McLouth and McLouth Fire Department.
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