Mar 2017 – Rodeo bulls continued to take center stage on my new work in the studio this month. Instead of graceful, mythic European matadors at the center, a bunch of crass, tasteless American clowns rose up to challenge the bulls.
April 2016, Union Station Kansas City –
While doing some painting work for the Lyric Opera’s collaboration on the design of the renovated Planetarium inside Kansas City’s Union Station, I walked past one of those innocuous signs promoting the Pompeii show that is currently running at Union Station. I didn’t think anything of it until I passed it a second time and looked a little more carefully at what exactly the poster was telling me.
My latest project is coming to fruition and it’s exciting that after seven years of plotting this event that finally, in the summer of 2016 the group art show of my dreams is happening! Continue reading
Feb 2016- Needing more room to create new bodies of work and all the side projects that go along with it, I moved into a great studio space tucked into the middle of Kansas City’s Arts Asylum. With a show looming on the horizon and plans to put together at least a couple of group shows throughout the year, I needed the extra space to concentrate my efforts.
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
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 and Regina are amazing, and it was quite an exsperience to paint side by side with them and paint on a large scale for the first time in many years since helping out with some large backdrops for Blue Genie back in Austin.
It was a great experience, and make sure you take a look at the pics below to see some of the work in progress! 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.
Artist Inc announced its twenty five fellows for the Artist Inc Live Workshop for 2015 in late January, and I was one of the Kansas City artists receiving a fellowship spot in the only program that will be held this year.
While temperatures dropped to almost subhuman temperatures this week, I took a walk to the nearby Harry Truman Peace Bridge to check out the Missouri River. By the time I got to the end of the bridge, I did all I could to grab my phone and take a few snapshots before walking the six minutes back home in the brutal, crisp cold.
More pictures and explanations after this break: