Pianos on Parade

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…

What’s Opera, Doc?

For three weeks in April, I helped out scenic painter extraordinaires Gen Goering and Regina Weller on the Lyric Opera’s 2015 production of Tosca. Over the three weeks, we painted over 5,000 square feet of flooring, along with three large backdrops, faux sculptures, and countless pieces of sets, walls, fireplaces, and other architectural elements. Gen…

ArtistInc Pecha Kucha

  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…

Mail Art Special!

Special Chance to Receive Some Postcard Art! Here’s your chance to receive a drawing on a postcard from Michael Schliefke! As a token of my appreciation for visiting and reading this website, for a limited time I will be making a whole series of drawings on postcards, and I will be sending them out to…