Kelly Yarbrough is based in Manhattan, Kansas and works within an ecosystem of mixed media drawing and painting, arts administration and educational program development directly inspired by the nature of the tallgrass prairie. She enjoys collaborating with ecologists and educators, speaking to audiences and teaching in the classroom — or in the field. Kelly holds an MFA from Kansas State University and founded the Tallgrass Artist Residency in 2016. She is a Field Representative and Art & Environment specialist for the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, a facilitator for Artist INC, a trained Konza Prairie docent and a 2021TEDx Austin College speaker. Kelly’s artwork will be on display at the Central branch until April,30 2023.