Little Sweden USA

A blog about Lindsborg

Welcome to Lindsborg Town Talk, your source for news about upcoming events and activities in Lindsborg.

This Wednesday, September 17th it’s time for the 47th annual pit-roasted beef barbecue dinner hosted by the United Methodist Church in Marquette. It’s well worth the short drive from Lindsborg. Food is served from 5-8pm, and again, that’s at the Methodist Church in Marquette. A freewill offering is requested, and carry-out orders are available.

Eleanor Scott Meyers, a California artist who loves to paint while visiting the great plains, is the next Artist-in-Residence at the Red Barn Studio. She begins her tenure on September 15th, and will be in residence through the end of the month. Next Saturday, September 20th, she will be teaching her popular plein air painting workshop at the Red Barn; call 227-2217 for more information. Plein air painting means painting while outdoors, and was popular with French impressionists (yes, I had to look it up).

Now showing in the Bethany Home Hall Gallery are water color paintings by Julie Baldwin of McPherson. Paintings include landscapes showing the various seasons, as well as floral and other still-life works.

The Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg is hosting a new show, Views of the Flint Hills, featuring oils and acrylics by Mary Binford Miller. The show runs through October 26th.

Congratulations are in order for both the Red Barn Studio and the Birger Sandzen Gallery. They are 2 of the 24 finalists in the Kansas Samplers 8 Art Wonders of Kansas. To vote for your favorite 8 Art Wonders of Kansas visit There you will find full details about all 24 candidates as well as information on how to vote, whether it’s online or via paper ballot.

till next time, this is Mike Rodriquez with Lindsborg Town Talk.

Listen to the podcast of the Lindsborg Town Talk from the 13th of September 2008 simply by clicking the previous link. Lindsborg Town Talk is a podcast of a weekly bit I do on a local radio station, KVOB, 95.5 FM. Lindsborg Town Talk usually airs on Saturday mornings around 8:20am. Btw, if you use an RSS aggregator, and iTunes, you can automatically load this podcast into iTunes from within the aggregator. Go to the iTunes store and search for “Little Sweden.