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Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural: Tracy Teeter – The Main ARTery

The main artery is vitally important in the circulatory system of every person. It carries nutrients and life-giving oxygen that is vital to the human body. Today we’ll learn about a different type of artery. This one is literally about Art. The Main ARTery is a catchy name for a remarkable art gallery in a rural region of Kansas and it’s the topic of this week’s Kansas Profile.

Tracy and Lynn Teeter
Tracy and Lynn Teeter

Tracy Teeter is owner of The Main ARTery in Ulysses, Kansas. She grew up at Ulysses and studied commercial art at Garden City Community College and Emporia State University before working in the restaurant business at various locations around the country. In 1995, she returned to Ulysses and went to work for an attorney. She also met and married her husband, Lynn Teeter.

Tracy practiced painting pastels on the side. In 2005, she befriended a local frame shop owner and fellow artist named Jeani Gustafson. After seeing her friend’s artwork, Tracy said, “Let’s do a show together.” The two joined with other artists to plan and produce an art show in Ulysses.

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