Work in Progress Update

So I’m enjoying the new studio. It made for a nice walk Friday morning and getting to work in front of all the passerbys is pretty cool. Someone actually stopped, knocked on the window and we ended up talking for a bit.

So, anyways, on Friday I added the first layer to the vines, darkened the background, and added a second layer to some of the rocks. I’m going to try to get them to blend into the background a bit more.

I’ve been working on a few drawings as well, and I should have some pics up in the next few days.


Ze Studio & Work in Progress

Well, I am moved into the new studio and happily working away. However, I’m going to have to get a schedule of when things are going on at the Sprint Center. Bon Jovi was in town again last night and I gave up looking for parking and went home. Anyways, here’ s a pic of the new place. I’m at the front of the building so I get lots of street traffic, which is cool.

Also, here’s a few pics of a new piece I’ve started. I haven’t finished the first layer yet, but hopefully I’ll get oily goodness over the whole thing in the next few days. ๐Ÿ™‚ Struggling with a name for this one still…

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Open Studio Party Tonight!

Reminder: Open Studio Tonight!!

Just wanted to remind everyone about the party tonight in celebration of my studio residency through the Urban Culture Project. As part of the UCP’s Third Friday Events, we are having open studios tonight,(and every third Friday thereafter). For a listing of all of the UCP’s events tonight, see here.

Bonfils Artist Studios
125 East 12th Street
(just west of 12th & Grand, on the south side of the street)
KCMO, 64106
Friday, April 18

Please join us!
Thanks to everyone!

The First of Many…

Welcome to what I hope will be an important part of this site. The point of this blog is to dispell the myth that I simply disappear into an arty abyss between exhibitions. Here, I will also be posting works in progress, which will provide greater insight into my processes and thinking. For those following my work, you will also be getting the first preview of pieces yet to see their first show. I will also be posting updates on new exhibits and projects as they happen, making this blog the best way to stay up-to-date with what Iโ€™m up to. Comments, questions, criticism, and advice are always welcome and I hope to make this blog an active place for discussion. So letโ€™s begin, shall we? ๐Ÿ™‚

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Well, apparently, I get to start this blog with great news. I’ve recently been accepted into the Urban Culture Project’s Studio Residency program. So I now have a free studio space for a year and I move in this weekend!

For those of you who don’t know, “the Urban Culture Project transforms empty spaces in the core of downtown Kansas City into dynamic arts venues. UCP pairs local artist with architects to transform vacant storefront spaces into vibrant sites with high-quality, challenging exhibitions of contemporary art, live performances, cross-disciplinary events, and studio residencies. UCPโ€™s Third Friday monthly events feature exhibition openings and events at all the spaces, drawing significant crowds and vital activity to the downtown loop.”

So that means every Third Friday, I will be having an Open Studio from 6-9 at Bonfils, 125 East 12th Street, KCMO, 64106. Thus, I logically conclude that my first Open Studio in my studio should be a party/christening (though there will be no smashing of bottles; I think they look down on that). So write it down folks:

The Studio Christening
Friday, April 18th
6 – 9pm (though knowing my friends, ???) ๐Ÿ™‚
Bonfils Artist Studios
125 East 12th St., KCMO 64106
(just west of 12th & Grand)

For those who remember the Scott Fitness party, there will be similar libations, though maybe not in such quantity. So feel free to bring “refreshments,” but we have to keep it in the building. Let’s not get me kicked out on the first go. A good plan, I think.

So come help me celebrate the fact that I now have room to work!!