Flying Pig Studio & Gallery, was owned by artist Eric Abraham, who moved to Lucas, Kansas in 2004. The whimsical fine porcelain studio occupies an older limestone building next to Brant's Meat Market and is within walking distance of the Garden of Eden, World's Largest Collection of World's Smallest Versions of World's Largest Things, Grassroots Art Center, Florence Deeble's Rock Garden, and the Garden of Isis.
Eric passed away on September 7, 2013, but his daughter is working to preserve the gallery for the public. None of the Flying Pig Gallery's remaining Eric Abraham pieces will be offered for sale (though a few pieces are available at galleries in Manhattan and Lindsborg), but an artist in residency program will be established. In the mean time, the gallery is open part time and the Grassroots Arts Center staff gives tours at other times.
The building used by the Flying Pig Studio & Gallery was a former farm implement store and automobile dealership. In addition to the gallery and studio, it provides living space and a place for Eric to display his collection of old cameras and 150 old radios.
Although the Flying Pig Gallery is located in the Grassroots Capital of Kansas, Eric Abraham was not a self taught artist. Eric has a bachelor of fine arts from the Kansas City Art Institute, and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Nebraska.
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