Skip Navigation


Virtual Job Fair to Highlight Hundreds of State Agency Opportunities Jobseekers are encouraged to attend the upcoming State of Kansas Agencies Virtual Job Fair from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 27. This month’s virtual fair, hosted by KANSASWORKS, will feature many exciting employment opportunities available across the state’s 98 government agencies. Currently, there are more than 700 vacancies across the state. Governor Kelly Travels to Japan, South Korea to Create More Jobs for Kansans This week, Governor Laura Kelly traveled to Japan and South Korea to participate in the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association (MWJA/JMWA) Conference. While there, she met with business leaders to continue building on Kansas’ historic economic development success and create new job opportunities for Kansas workers. Kansas Commerce Department Hires New International Director Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland announced today Laura Lombard has been named the agency’s new International Director. Lombard brings 15 years of experience in international relations and business development to the position, most recently serving as President and CEO of Kansas Global Trade Services in Wichita. Governor Kelly Announces Funding to Grow Small Business Exports Governor Laura Kelly today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) awarded $200,000 to the Kansas Department of Commerce to expand the state’s robust export sector, which hit an all-time high of $13.97 billion in 2022. The agency’s International Division oversees the administration of the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) award, enabling eligible businesses to leverage these funds for conducting focused activities that promote export growth. View All


Business Regions Made in Kansas Our Department Publications Initiatives & Incentives Transparency Database About Us Notices Contact

April Spicer

Email:[email protected]


I am a full time visual artist, in Marysville, KS. My main work is fine art oil paintings of automotive art, focusing on cars in the show atmosphere and custom commissions for others. I prefer to work large; my oil paintings have been as large as 48×76″. I also do sign painting and mural work. I have very much come to enjoy creating public art. I have been a part of the implementation of Marysville’s “Black Squirrels on Parade” and have painted six of the current 34 sculptures on display. We are now having a third and final round of squirrels to adorn our town (known as Black Squirrel City) and have been asked to paint some of these as well. I have completed several murals in our community, as well as many indoor and outdoor murals with students during my 16 years teaching at the junior high and high school level. My latest mural is a 20×40′ on the outside wall of a business on our Main Street. Murals tend to be a collaborative effort in the planning of the design, with input from the community or sponsoring group or indivduals. Design work is usually a back and forth effort from all parties until a final approval is satisfied. Wall prep can be done ahead of my painting or included in the quote. I use high quaility artist acrylic mural paint, Nova Color. Final varnish is optional.

Community Activity Information

Murals can be a collaborative effort if desired, including different age groups in the painting application. I could present about the process from start to finish.

Educational Activity Information

Educational activities would be determined by the nature of the mural. I have experience working with kids from Kindergarten age to high school seniors.

Program Fee

My current fee is $40 per hour or $10-30 per square foot depending on the complexity of the design and the wall material to be painted on.
Not included in the price is design work, paint and materials, rental of lift or scaffolding, mileage and accommodations.