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Union Station Kansas City

Cheryl and Troy Review Pompeii

Union Station Kansas CityApril 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. 
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Arts Asylum Studio

My New Studio in the Arts Asylum

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.
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Pianos on Parade

Pianos on ParadeI 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

What’s Opera, Doc?

Cory Weaver/ Lyric Opera KC

Cory Weaver/ Lyric Opera KC

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 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

ArtistInc Pecha Kucha


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 Kucha speeches.

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Frozen Ice on the Missouri River

The Missouri River just north of the City Market at Kansas City, Missouri in January, 2015:
Missouri River - Kansas City

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:

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