Clarence Tippin - Peabody, Kansas - 1929-2010
Clarance Tippin began his artistic career in 1972 after retiring from his Wichita building inspector job. he began stone carvings and then moved to sandpaintings, which have their roots in Navajo healing ceremonies. The sandpainting is done in a careful and sacred manner, according to the ancient knowledge of the art. Clarence would take 2-3 hours to come up with a vision. The paintings were made with fine brushes, glue and sand.
Marvin Udelhofen - Springfield, Missouri - 1939-2012
Marvin Udelhofen loved to ride his motorcycle and traveled many miles all across the USA on his cycle. He was a lathe worker for many years and later in life was self-employed renovating houses. He was an avid craftsman in woodworking and carpentry.
Paul Veerkamp - Lawrence, Kansas - 1951-2014
Paul Veerkamp collected every type of ball that you can think of - fuzzy, talking, sports, exercise, honorary, pool, golf, disco. When asked if it was an obsession, Paul replied "It's not an obsession, it's a focus." A highly spiritual man, he enjoyed the color, form, size, and motion of 5000 balls which were always pleasing and never tiring to him. They were indoors and outdoors at his residence in Lawrence.