Thursday, May 26, 2011

Next Week

I am going to be displaying my Forbidden Fruits series at Shameless Grounds, a new coffeehouse and restaurant that is devoted to providing "a non-judgmental, sex- positive gathering space that could host group meetings, classes, presentations and general merriment." People from all walks of life and sexual orientations & preferences are welcome.

Shameless Grounds
2650 Sidney St.
St. Louis, MO
June 2011
Reception: Wednesday, June 1, 7 - 9 PM

Friday, May 13, 2011

In Memory of Paul Reiter

I was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Paul Reiter today from a mutual friend. Paul was an amazing person, and perhaps the most noble and humble individual I have ever met. He always gave of himself without question to everything he did and was a strong supporter of & advocate for the arts. He extensively collected works by local artists and attended numerous exhibitions, always bringing a smile & keeping an open mind and encouraging others to do the same.

I first met Paul through the Life Blood Exhibit preview party, where he purchased one of the auctioned artworks to benefit the show. He continued to support the Life Blood Exhibit after that, following both that show and my own personal endeavors, like the Art Is Everywhere sign project, of which he was one of the first to register for a sign and kept that sign in the back window of his van where it could be seen by people all over town. He was always very giving & generous and his continuous presence & support strengthened the art community

Please read this article in the St. Louis American to learn more of Paul's unending support and passion for art, along with his loyalty to his family, the St. Louis American, and the St. Louis community as a whole. He will be sorely missed.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

This Week

I participated in the Paint Webster Webster Groves plein air event yesterday and experimented some with some new works. The event culminates in a show at the Old Orchard Gallery - this week only!

Paint Webster 2011 exhibition
Old Orchard Gallery
37 S. Old Orchard
Webster Groves, MO
May 9 - 17, 2011

I am also the Featured Artist for Art? at Altered Esthetics with my $1 Store Oil Painting. (This piece is being offered by silent auction over the course of the exhibition so viewers can actively participate in answering some of the questions it raises.) I sent one of my Art Is Everywhere signs to the gallery as well - feel free to check it out here.

Altered Esthetics
1224 Quincy St. NE
Minneapolis, MN
May 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Art of the Week: Rain Rain Go Away

I had a lovely time in Augusta for the plein air event despite the weather. I created some more conceptual paintings this year and began exploring the use of monochromatic blue to convey rain and am pleased with the result. This diptych is called Rain Rain Go Away and features both Rain and Shine versions of the same scene.