In regional news, a beloved Kansas painter is putting away his brushes, reports The Hutchinson News. Hutchinson resident Larry Lambert went deaf at age 3 following a bout with measles. But he eventually learned to express himself with paint, and art became a lifelong passion for him. 70 years later, after selling thousands of paintings, Lambert is retiring. His vision is failing, and he is going blind.
Lambert painted every day, and enjoyed creating wildlife and Old West scenes, as well as portraits. One of his paintings was purchased by Bob Dole, and hangs in the senator’s Washington office. Lambert’s artistic life will be celebrated during Third Thursday on Aug. 20, at Frank’s Frame Shop in Hutchinson.