SouthWind Gallery invites you to take a trip to the
 Flint Hills to see an exciting new exhibit at
The Volland Store…
SouthWind Gallery helped curate a new art exhibit at The Volland Store, which is located in the heart of the Flint Hills. The Volland Store is a beautiful historic building that has been given new life as an upscale art gallery and event venue. The exhibit,Spirit of the Place: Rooted in the Flint Hills, opens to the public at The Volland on Sunday, January 24, 2016. The show features large-scale works by photographer Tom Parish, and James Pringle Cook, one of the nation’s most esteemed oil painters. (Mr.. Cook is represented by SouthWind Gallery.)
 Gun-Barrel-Hill-Stone-Work-80x70_12_websize.-copy-e1452136496706“Cellar at Gun Barrel Hill” By James Pringle Cook
James Pringle Cook, a native son of the Flint Hills area, has lived in Tucson, Arizona, since graduating from art school some 30 years ago. His paintings can be found in museums and in corporate and private collections throughout the country. As a professional artist, he has traveled the world and achieved much success, but he has never forgotten the landscape of his youth. He often returns to the Flint Hills to paint and “fill (his) heart with the spirit of this place.”
 “John Johnson Root Cellar” by Tom Parish
Tom Parish has spent years documenting the remarkable architecture and craftsmanship of hundreds of man-made caves hidden away in the Kansas Flint Hills. His amazing photos capture the interior of these caves in luminous 360-degree images revealing the beauty of the subterranean structures. His enormous, “must-see” photographs are a virtual tour inside these unique caves.
The Volland Store opened in June 2015, and is located at 24098 Volland Rd. (eight miles southwest of Alma, Kansas, on old Hwy. K-10). It is a 2015 winner of an AIA Kansas City Design Excellence Architectural Citation and the People’s Choice Award.
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