Bob and Beverly Mix with one of his wonderful creations
Bob Mix is one of the artists featured at the Grass Roots Art Center in Lucas, Kansas and I got his telephone number from the Arts Center. Bob welds creatures and vehicles from scrap and junk metal. Bob & his wife Beverly took me on a tour of their Great Bend, Kansas yard where I saw several wacky vehicles, the skeletons of a saber tooth tiger, animals & primitive fish, and other creations. The art is impressive, but the real highlight was meeting Bob & Bev and hearing their stories. Visiting them has been one of my coolest experiences while working on KansasTravel.org.
Several pieces of Bob's art have been entered in and won contests. Bob and Beverly Mix have also taken many of the interesting vehicles to parades. Beverly has made several costumes which she wears in the parades. Be sure to ask her about the "Tall Hat Society."
The Mixes will be delighted to show you around their menagerie, but be sure to call for an appointment and to get directions. There are few through streets in their neighborhood and you may end up doing a lot of wandering without directions.
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