Clay Center theater features work of local photographers
CLAY CENTER -- On May 2, the Community Chamber Orchestra of Clay County will feature a multimedia concert entitled “Agriculture and the Arts” at Clay Center's historic Rex Theater. Combining wildlife and rural landscape photographs with live music, the event will debut on Saturday, May 2, at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

"Sometimes it just takes a little push to step into the natural beauty of Kansas land and wildlife," says Dr. Anne Clark, director of the Community Chamber Orchestra. "We decided to make that leap by putting out a call for digital photographs taken over a two-year period to help document rural life in Clay County. Local people, some who were farmers but most who were not, began looking at the view in their home territory through the lens of a camera. They sent more than 500 photographs last year and 1,000 this year. This special event will highlight the natural beauty of Kansas surrounded by the inspiration of music."

This project is sponsored in part by the Kansas Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. The public is invited to enjoy this musical sampling of beautiful Kansas wild plants, animals, and scenery, but tickets are limited. For more information, go online to, write Clark at 454 23rd Rd., Morganville, KS 67468-9117, phone 785-926-4725, or email