Ed Root Sculptures

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Ed Root Sculptures Ed Root farmed south of Lucas until an automobile accident forced an early
retirement from farming. Over the next twenty years, he energetically occupied himself with the creation of hundreds of concrete shapes embellished with broken glass, stones and metal with which he decorated his whole farmstead.

The site where he and his wife lived with their ten children is now under Lake Wilson, but more than a hundred pieces were moved and preserved by members of the Kansas Grassroots Art Association before the lake waters covered the site. This collection is now on long-term loan for exhibition at the Grassroots Art Center, only a few miles from the original site.Ed Root -

"Arch and Star" concrete sculpture with embedded glass and stone.

2' x 1'

Admission: Admission: $5.00
Address: 213 South Main Street, North from Interstate 70, Exit 206, 17 miles on K-232 Highway
Phone: 785-525-6118
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Art Center Hours: May-September, Mon-Sat 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday 1 to 5 pm
October - April, Mon, Thur-Sat 10 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm
Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm
Closed holidays, winter months

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