|Soaring Heart Gallery is the home and studio of
J. R. Dickerman, who has lined the highways of Lincoln County with an Open
Range Zoo made up of his "Creature Creations."
The first time that I visited the Soaring Heart Gallery,
it was in a rural trailer near Beverly, Kansas that served as Jim's home
and studio. The yard was filled with odd creations and creatures, and when
I got out of the car, one of the creatures welcomed me. Then Jim took off
the mask and introduced himself. Jim introduced me to his two small, friendly
dogs, then showed me around the studio which takes up one end of a mobile
That studio was damaged in a fire and Jim Dickerman is
building a new studio in nearby Lincoln. The studio is filled with
more creatures, masks & costumes. Many of these smaller creations are
made from bone, animal skulls, and feathers. Crazy, wonderful stuff that
deserves a wider audience. Most of creations have names, and Jim is glad
to explain from what items they are made.
Out in the yard are the larger creatures, many of them
made from old farm equipment, although any object may find its way into
one of Jim Dickerman's creations.
To schedule a visit to the Soaring Heart Gallery, call
Jim Dickerman at (785) 384-0616 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.