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“Celebrate Kansas” Tuesday, January 30, at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Photographers Jim Griggs (shown) and Jeff Heidel will present a visual presentation, “Maxwell: Jewell of the Prairie and Home of the National Mammal” Tuesday, January 30, beginning at 7 p.m., at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton. The special Kansas celebration is free and open to all ages.

(NEWTON, Kan.) – Photographers Jim Griggs and Jeff Heidel will present a visual tour of Kansas at Carriage Factory Art Gallery Tuesday, January 30, through their photographic images taken at the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge. The live narration visual presentation begins at 7 p.m. The gallery is located at 128 E. Sixth St. Refreshments will be served at this free event, open to all ages.

In “Maxwell: Jewell of the Prairie and Home of the National Mammal,” Griggs and Heidel will talk about their Kansas images and photographic processes as they project a variety of photographs shot on location at Maxwell Wildlife Refuge.

Griggs has been active in photography since 1970.He has a keen interest in photography of the scenic and wild splendors of the world. In the mid 1980s and 90s, he was a teaching assistant at Wilderness Photography Workshops in Colorado and Wyoming, catering to clients such as Smithsonian Tours of Washington, D.C.

Griggs’ photography has been published in numerous magazines, books, calendars, newspapers, post cards, brochures and websites including the Sierra Club, the Nature Conservancy and “National Geographic.”

Heidel is a landscape and wildlife photographer, born and raised in Newton and currently residing in McPherson.

“My favorite places to photograph in Kansas are Maxwell Wildlife Refuge and the Flint Hills, especially the area around Matfield Green,” Heidel said. He has photographed landscapes and wildlife in other countries as well, including Tanzania, Greece and Canada.

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

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