Ever take a boring paint and wine class where you sit in a room with twelve other strangers and paint some horrible painting of a bad sunset with a crappy silhouette of Bartle Hall? Why waste your time and money on that when you can actually drink, paint, learn some stuff about art and have a load of fun while finishing a painting you’ll like at the end?
An open studio will be held on Saturday, July 28th from 11-5 in the River Market neighborhood. This is an opportunity for art lovers in Kansas City to get to know the work of Michael Schliefke.
February, 2018 – I spent the first half of the month finishing up a bunch of work for my show at Hank Charcuterie in Lawrence, Kansas. The show opens on Final Friday on February 23rd. You can take a look at all the information about ‘Bulls On Parade‘ here, and continue reading to see what I’ve been up to in studio.
Here’s a look back at one of the crazier art events Ian Shults and I put together for Blue Genie Art in Austin, Texas. The Danger Derby is a no-rules pinewood derby race featuring a 120′ track fraught with dangers the entrants must overcome – a firepit, blowtorches, swinging anvils and swablades. Continue reading
After I finished up my painted piano for the River Market, I got an email about doing a second piano for the Pianos on Parade program. This time it was for Avila University, which is about to celebrate their 100th Anniversary next year. Below you can see some pictures of my work, which incorporated the school colors, the Anniversary logo, as well as some of the buildings on the campus, from the past and the present. Continue reading
I am excited to participate in the Pianos on Parade event that is hosting a grand opening at Union Station on Saturday, May 23!
I visited the Keys 4/4 Kids warehouse in the West Bottoms, selected a piano, and started a little of the base painting, in addition to adapting my design for the final paint job to the dimensions of the piano I selected. Continue reading
On Monday, April 27, the eighth and final session of the ArtistInc Live program was held before a full house in the AIA building in downtown Kansas City. There, 25 talented Kansas City artists from a wide variety of artforms and mediums gathered as a group one last time to deliver 5 minute Pecha Kucha speeches.