10:00 A.M. Refreshments | 10:30 A.M. Program. Founded in 2016, The Tallgrass Artist Residency is a unique program that offers individual artists/artist teams time and space to retreat and research in a rural, tallgrass prairie setting. Though the experience is rural, it is not isolating. Artists are provided lodging at Matfield Station in the small community of Matfield Green, Kansas—20 miles from Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and home to a growing number of artists and community builders. The Tallgrass Artist Residency is a partner program of the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission. Founder of the Tallgrass Artist Residency, Kelly Yarbrough is based in Manhattan, Kansas, and is both an artist in mixed media drawing and an arts administrator whose efforts in community program development are directly inspired by our state’s native tallgrass prairie.