Mark Luce, Kansas City, Mo, will be the artist-in-residence at the Red Barn Studio Museum, 212 S. Main St, Lindsborg, Tuesday, July 5 –Saturday, July 23, 2016. Mark Luce, a photographer and writer originally from Salina, would like to spend his “time at the Raymer Society photographing the small towns and rural areas of Central Kansas, and also writing fiction. My end product,” he says, ”would be a series of postcards – one for each day, with original fiction on the back of each one. That fiction could be a sentence, a paragraph, or even a short story broken up over a string of days. These would be hand-written and sent out by post – one a day for an entire year.” He entitles this extension of a previous project with short fiction as “Endurance & Memory.” You can find a web version of the project at marksluce.wordpress.com. Luce plans to get around town, introduce himself and take unplanned portraits of people at work or at home. A reception is planned for Friday, July 8, 530 to 7PM. Mark Luce also will host a workshop where kids, 5yrs old and up, will go on a walking tour of downtown, take pictures and put them together for a slideshow. He will instruct them on becoming more aware of their surroundings as they take pictures. The free workshop will be Saturday, July 9th at 10AM, max 12 kids who must have individual phone cameras or digital cameras. Mark Luce has a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Kansas in Lawrence and is presently an Upper School Teacher and Department Chair at the Barstow School in Kansas City, MO. Luce is an instructor in the Dept of English at the University of Kansas. He has been a long-time book reviewer and writer for a variety of outlets. He has had many Awards and Honors. His exhibitions were the “Notional Topography” photographs at The Invisible Hand Gallery, Lawrence, Kansas, Oct 2011 and “Endurance and Memory” photographs and fiction at the Barstow School April 2010 at the Bourgeois Pig, also in Lawrence.