Amid the feedlots of Ulysses, the Main ARTery helps artists strike creative vein
The landscape of southwestern Kansas is colored mostly shades of brown… dotted with circles of green…. with the distinct interruption of feedlots. But, in the small town of Ulysses, there’s a place that nurtures creative souls. Some call it “brush storming.” Local artists gathering around a table working on projects while they chat about life and ask each other for artistic advice. It’s like an old-fashioned quilting bee. The Main Artery also showcases the work of artists, but it’s more than a gallery says Tracy Teeter. She purchased the business in January. It’s also a creative workspace.. a place to perfect your skills… and gather with friends. The gallery started with 11 members over a decade ago. Today there are 21 different artists from a 100 mile radius.
ULYSSES - Janice Baldwin calls it "brush storming." On this spring day, the Ulysses woman sat at a table with fellow artist Shalene Henley, putting finishing touches on a watercolor of an old Diamond Rio truck that had caught her eye at a car show.