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The Hays Arts Council Summer Art Walk from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday will feature "High Wings Wetlands," an exhibition by Doloris Pfeifer Pederson.

Pederson is a "plein-air" painter or someone who paints outside on site. She is an advocate for the wetlands in Kansas, Colorado and California, including Cheyenne Bottoms wildlife Area the New Hoisington, said Brenda Meder, HAC executive director.

"We really wanted to do this show to not only feature a body of outstanding work, but also to bring an awareness to the beauty and importance of the wetlands," Meder said.

Pederson's exhibition will be showcased at the HAC, along with the Fort Hays State University summer monotype workshop print exhibition.

Michael Jilg's Studio 711 will be open for the art walk.

"Though Mick's work may often be featured in solo or group exhibitions,  actually having his studio open to showcase his work  hasn't happened for quite some time," Meder said.  

The exhibit will feature Jilg's paintings and etchings, and his wife Joyce Jilg's unique jewelry designs -- many created by repurposing and recycling objects.

Salon 1007 will host the community acoustic jam session, and first-time participants Oohs-n-Oz at 17th and Main will feature Randy's Music Jam.

Art walk participants and friends of John Cody are invited to view his paintings, "The Audubon of Moths," from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Cedar View, 2929 Sternberg Dr.