Saturday, August 15, 2009

Pictures from "Sirens" Opening and Other News

Last First Friday my show "Sirens" with special guest Jamina Bone (my apprentice) opened at Hilliard Gallery in the Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City, MO. Above is a picture of Jamie and I at the show. Below are some more pictures from the show; some were submitted by my friend Jeff. (Thanks Jeff!) Keep reading below all the pictures for other news.

For various reasons, I have decided to move my studio. I won't be going far though; just one building to the east! I hope to make this a quick and painless move, but I have lots of new plans for the space. First off, I will have enough space to hold open figure drawing/painting sessions with plenty of room for several participants. I hope to offer instruction-free figure sessions for $10/person, and expand upon classes and workshops I have offered. I stopped offering classes in my studio some time ago because there wasn't a lot of room with all my large paintings hanging around.

Secondly, I hope to add to the growing art community in KCK by helping to create affordable spaces for artists. I am working with the building owner to make the entire 2nd floor of this building into artists' studios. For now I am going to refer to it as 'Art on Armstrong,' since the building is located at 738 Armstrong, and if this works out then perhaps we can take over additional affordable spaces in downtown KCK.

I am planning a big studio-opening bash next 2nd Friday, September 11th. More on that soon, but mark your calendars! Meanwhile, if you or someone you know is looking for art space in downtown KCK, contact me or call 913-262-0036 and ask about the artist's space at 738 Armstrong.

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