Exploring the creative spirit of Salina will be the focus of a new exhibit at the Smoky Hill Museum.
The Creative Spirit exhibit celebrates Salina’s long history of embracing the arts and creative expression by showcasing the museum’s collection of creative objects.
The exhibit is scheduled to open Saturday in the museum, 211 W. Iron Ave. The museum is open from noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at no charge.
Visitors will learn about notable early photographers of Salina, art educators, printmakers, graphic artists and more as they explore the central gallery exhibit. The space will invite visitors not only to learn but to be creative with several hands-on opportunities.
Given enough time and opportunity, everyone will encounter a time when they must tap into their creative spirit and produce something that is uniquely theirs. Some will say they are not creative, but like all things, it is a matter of focus and practice. For others, unleashing their creative side is a must. It is a driving force that cannot be contained. We benefit from these ventures throughout our lives in the objects we use, the music and performances we enjoy, the books we read and the art that surrounds us.