Prairie Arts Center features: The Clayworks

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. KNOP The Prairie Arts Center is featuring pottery and jewelry from The Clayworks of Disability Support of the Great Plains, an organization based in McPherson and Hutchinson, Kansas.

The art center received 47 pieces just this week and nearly half of them have already sold!

Prairie Arts Center Board of Directors Brenda Connell says 100 percent of the proceeds will go back to the artist.

"As you can see, a lot of these items are one's that you would see at a big professional art gallery, like you said, you wouldn't know the story behind them," said Connell. "People need to realize that no matter what their disability or deficit, or if they don't think they're talented in one area, they actually are."

The arts center is in the process of bringing a similar program to their facility.

They hope to start it in the coming months.

"It gives them ownership and for several of them it is like a job and it helps pay for their food," Connell said. "So if we can promote a function like this in our community it would just be a win-win."

The artwork will be on display and for sale through the end of the month.