“Remembering Barrick Wilson” Thursday at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

“Remembering Barrick Wilson” Thursday, March 17, at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Barrickcrop on uke outside by Jeff HCommunity leader and volunteer Barrick Wilson will be remembered in song and story at Carriage Factory Art Gallery’s Third Thursday activities March 17, 6 to 8 p.m. The gallery is located at 128 E. Sixth St. The casual event is free and open to all ages.

“Barrick loved music, art, food and community,” said Susan Bartel, gallery board member who is helping coordinate the Third Thursday event.

The NUTS (Newton Ukulele Tunes Society), of which Barrick was a member, will provide music. Refreshments will be served.

Wilson was a gallery board member and served on the communications and endowment committees. He died February 9 in Newton.

“Barrick was a friend of the gallery in every way possible, volunteering to do whatever was needed,” said gallery director Cindy Snider. “He gave of his time and expertise and often played the piano or ukulele at our special events and receptions. His listening and problem solving skills, sense of
humor and gentlemanly ways were all memorable. This Third Thursday event will be a special time to honor and remember him.”

For more information, contact the gallery at 316-284-2749.

Carriage Factory Art Gallery is a non-profit organization housed in the original carriage factory and blacksmith shop founded in 1883 by J. J. Krehbiel, co-founder of Bethel College. More than 50 area artists have their work for sale in the gallery and gift shop. The gallery continues its mission to bring the arts and art education to South Central Kansas through the support provided through memberships, donations, sales, facility rental and class fees.

Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Third Thursday events are 6 to 8 p.m. Art classes are held throughout the year.