Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Stinger art featured at Yellow Springs Art Show

DMA cartoonist John Stinger will show his latest painting at the Yellow Springs Art Show in Chester Springs, PA, April 30-May 15.

Stinger, of Stewartsville, NJ, creates "Collecting Classics," a cartoon depicting humorous situations in the antiques and collectibles trade. It runs monthly in Discover Mid-America. His award-winning paintings, primarily in oils, reflect the landscapes of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. To read his bio, visit http://www.stingerfineart.com/about.html.

For more information on the show, visit www.yellowsprings.org.

Fleeting Flea Antiques hosts weekend sale

Check out vintage finds, antiques, garden furnishings, wall art, eclectic artifacts, home accessories and more at the The Fleeting Flea Antiques & More Sale April 29-30, at Round Hill Bath & Tennis Club, 8932 Maple, Overland Park, KS. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For information, call 913-486-6204.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sheriff's dept. issues 4-state wide alert for suspect in thefts at antique malls

The Clinton County (MO) Sheriff's Dept. is attempting to identify a suspect who allegedly stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry at a Lathrop, MO, antique mall. The suspect is believed to also have hit other Missouri antique malls in Cass County and Grain Valley, and possibly Callaway County.

According to the department's release, on Friday, April 15, the suspect entered the Enchanted Frog Antique mall and removed one lock from the display case and jimmied the lock on a second case. The suspect made off with $4,500-worth of antique gold and silver jewelry. The suspect was driving a red Chevy Cavalier and was last seen heading east-bound on 116 Hwy. from the scene. License number is unknown.

The suspect appears to be a middle-aged, white man with a slightly receding hairline, dark hair with some gray, wearing glasses. He was wearing a long-sleeve dark blue shirt and a red short-sleeved overshirt, and jeans.

The Sheriff's dept. has issued a four-state wide alert for the suspect. Anyone with information, should contact Sgt. Speiser with the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department at 816-539-2156.

Gold & silver thefts at Missouri antique mall

Jewelry, estimated in the thousands, has been reported stolen from the Enchanted Frog Antiques mall, 7950 E. 116 Hwy, in Lathrop, MO.

Joyce Steinbuch, co-owner, estimates that about $4,500-worth of jewelry--mostly rings in sterling or 14k gold, some with good stones--was taken from a dealer's showcase on Friday, April 15.

"He must have had tools on him to get through our three-lock showcase system during open hours," Steinbuch said. "The tape shows that he's monkeying around the locks but you can't see exactly what he's using. You can see his hands full of the merchandise at one point though!"

The Enchanted Frog has a closed-circuit TV security system. Steinbuch filed a report with the Clinton County Sheriff's Office. An officer, she said, reviewed several hours of surveillance tapes at her store.

Surveillance tape shows the alleged thief appears to be a middle-aged white man, with brown hair and beard, both with some gray. He was wearing glasses and a long-sleeve blue T-shirt with a short-sleeve red shirt over it. Surveillance tape also shows, Steinbuch said, that the man was driving a red car.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Old Cowtown Museum hosts Civil War reenactment

See the Blue and the Gray go through their drills and skirmishes this Saturday, April 16, on "Civil War Day" at the Old Cowtown Museum, in Wichita, KS.

For more information, visit www.oldcowtown.org or call 316-219-1871.

Classic cruisers hit the waterfront

Check out classic cars, street rods and motorcycles at Crusin’ in the Rock, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, April 15, in the River Market District and Riverfront Park, in Little Rock, AR.

Participants will enjoy an evening of music, games and door prizes. Awards are presented for Best Cruiser and Best Truck.

The show, sponsored by the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau, is free to participants and the public.

For more information, call 501-517-1966 or visit www.cruisinlittlerock.com.


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A toast to all things beer

Libation collectibles will be featured at the Beer Can and Breweriana Show, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at the American Legion Building, 499 South 7 Highway, in Blue Springs, MO.

The event will feature beer and soda cans and bottles, aluminum bottles, glasses and steins, openers, coasters, trays, neons and advertising pieces.

Admission and parking are both free.

For more information, call 816-453-2337 or email wboyles@kc.rr.com.

Friends of the Frontier Army Museum present 34th anniversary of historic homes tour

Visit Fort Leavenworth’s historic district and tour its beautiful Victorian homes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 16. A free shuttle around the route starts at 10 a.m.

The event is open to the public but a photo ID is required to enter the post. Tickets, available at the Frontier Army Museum Gift Shop, are $12 (cash or check only). Children under age 5 are free.

For more information, call 913-684-3193.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Little Dixie's "Slave Cabin Project"

Joseph McGill, African American researcher, historian, preservationist and reenactor will be talking about slave life and the "Slave Cabin Project" in Columbia, Lexington and Pilot Grove, MO, April 18 thru April 23. Joining McGill will be Gary Fuenfhausen, architectural and museum consultant, presenting "Little Cabins: Slave Dwelling Architecture in Missouri's Little Dixie" on April 19. 3:30-6:30 pm, in Pickard Hall Auditorium, University of Missouri, Columbia. Sponsored by Missouri's LIttle Dixie Heritage Foundation with financial support from the Missouri Humanities Council, the events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 660-837-3199 or visit http://blog.preservationnation.org/tag/slave-cabin-project/.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Discover Mid-America editor helps with KCUR 89.3 FM spring fund drive

Tune into KCUR 89.3 FM today, from 12-2 p.m., to make a pledge to the station when Discover Mid-America editor Rhiannon Ross is on the air. Call the the pledge room number at 816-235-5287 or pledge online at www.kcur.org. Rhiannon hopes to be able to thank you for your contribution on the air.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Stinger wins blue ribbon for best oil painting at NOVA show

John Stinger, well known impressionist landscape painter from Stewartsville, NJ, recently won The Alan Fetterman Award for Best Oil Painting at the NOVA Galaxy Art Show held in Doylestown, Bucks County, PA.

Stinger's work is featured at the prestigious art galleries The Design Domaine in Bernardsville, NJ, and the Chestnut Hill Gallery in Philadelphia. He will be participating in the Yellow Springs Art Show in Chester Springs, PA, April 29 through May 18, and at the “Plein Air Art Fest” in Cranford, NJ, June 7 through the 12.

Stinger's cartoons are also featured in Discover Mid-America as Collecting Classics.

For more details, visit his website www.stingerfineart.com.