I hate the sound of my own voice, so interviews are always a slippery slope for me. In the middle of November 2022, I was asked to appear on Artspeak Radio on KKFI.
Coming this winter – a holiday art market in Northeast Kansas City!
Goya/Chagoya is currently on view at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Goya, the 18th century Spanish painter, is paired with the contemporary Mexican-American painter Enrique Chagoya. This makes for an interesting show spotlighting politics, satire and similar artistic outputs.
‘Abundance’ is the new show of mixed media works by Tj Templeton at Kansas City’s Smalter Gallery. The show opened on September 2, 2022. The show is filled with some wonderful mixed media paintings contrasting the haves and have-nots.
Continuing its lineup of jaw dropping shows, the Kansas City Central Library is now exhibiting ‘An Artist At Home in America: Michael Mardikes’ Photographs of Thomas Hart Benton. Lara Kuykendall writings accompany the exhibition. The show is up until May 15, 2022, so find some time to pay a visit! Continuing its lineup of jaw…
On Saturday, April 30 the first annual Northeast Open Studio Tour takes place! Organized by Rebecca Koop of Back Door Pottery, a variety of studio spaces will be open all day, including the very site you’re reading now, schliefkevision. The tour kicks off at The EGG for its grand (re)opening featuring the work of local…
It’s been a while since I’ve painted anything of scale. So when I took on painting a mural on the side of the building that houses my studio, I was unprepared for the physical nature of the assignment.
July began with a visit from a good friend and his son and ended with a visit from family. It was nice to have people around, but being a good host during a pandemic is a tough task. I traveled through more of the city than I have in almost two years. I also caught…
In response to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, I’m now offering my painting and drawing lessons as private Skype classes in lieu of in-person classes.
The big day is coming! The culmination of two and a half years of work will finally debut on November 7, 2019. ‘Don’t You Blow Your Big Top‘ opens at the Foundation Event Space in Kansas City’s West Bottoms.