‘Sailing Away’ is a show of new oil paintings takes place on April 14th and 15th at the Schliefkevision studio. Evoking the myths of Charon and siren, this collection of new oil paintings sets a tone of loss, remembrance and struggle in a random and often unforgiving world.
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My Stupid Human Trick
The summer of 1996 was largely the same as every other one I spent during my college days. I worked a summer job at an oil painting warehouse, touching up hundreds and stretching thousands of ‘original’ oil paintings from China. I ran a few times a week, and would have a few beers every so…
Things to Do in Kansas City!
Many people ask ‘What is there to do in Kansas City?’ And any true Kansas Citian would respond, ‘Well, what isn’t there to do in Kansas City!!!’ So if you’re a tourist planning to visit KC, throw on a Kansas City heart shirt and blend in with the locals! If you’re a local and are…
I’m a firm believer the only reason anybody would ever roll out of bed before 9am is to catch a flight to a better place. Over the past few years (pandemic willing), I’ve broken my personal pledge on a monthly basis. What could possibly get me up at 7am to venture across town to be…
Artspeak Radio – KKFI Interview
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.
2022 Kansas City Holiday Market!!!
Coming this winter – a holiday art market in Northeast Kansas City!
Goya/Chagoya at the Nelson-Atkins Museum
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.
TJ Templeton at Smalter Gallery, KCMO 9/22
‘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.
A Revealing Look at Thomas Hart Benton
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…
Northeast Open Studio Tour – 1st Annual
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…