Sound Off: I saw where the city has selected a pair of artists to do the $75,000 Percent for Art project for the Lawrence Public Library expansion. Do either of the artists have any connections to Lawrence?
The city selected the artist team of Dierk Van Keppel and John Shreve to complete the library public art project. According to their application, both have ties to Lawrence. Van Keppel graduated from Kansas University in 1985 and studied art glass at the university from 1983 to 1987. In 1986, Van Keppel was a founder of Lawrence-based Free State Glass studio. Shreve, an architect by trade, received his master’s in American studies from KU this year and is a doctoral candidate at KU in American studies.