I am excited about this years exhibition and welcome you, your family, friends and the Greater Kansas City community to the 18th Annual Dia de Los Muertos exhibition and festival. This year we welcome Francisco Franco (S.F., CA) as the 2016 Featured Artist, and Kansas City based artists Luis Merlo & Hector Perez as our featured Window Altar along with many local artists in the group art show. So join us October 7th for one of the biggest First Fridays of the year!
6p to 9p-ish
Light snacks and liquor for a donation.
￼Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery
915 W 17th St
Kansas City, MO 64108
I will be showing a brand new piece, a 16×16″ sugar skull on a wood surface.
BURN UR SOUL is a collaborative art show with nationally recognized Burn353 and myself VisualSoul on Aug 5th First Friday at Mod Gallery in the Crossroads Arts District. Burn353 is in town from Illinois just for this show, he is a true multi-disciplinary artist with skills encompassing street art, wood fabrication, and custom character creation.
We will have plenty of art for sale and at ready to move prices, as I am making art on paper and other works specifically to get into collectors hands. This is one show not to be missed, as both Burn353 and myself will be hibernating and focusing on shows for 2017. Sure we will put a piece into a group show here or there for the remaining of 2016, but you won’t see a room full of our art like this show on August 5th!
Come out to Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery for a cool Luchador art show tonight. I got one piece in the show and will be lingering around the venue this evening, lots of art going on, so hopping to several spots.
917 W 17th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
Started on a new mural for a friend’s living room wall, 9×5 feet with a natural purple base coat to start. Here are some progress pics, will show more soon.
Basically hibernated for the winter and reflected on the past art year and how I wanted 2016 to go. Feeling more focused now, as I allowed myself some breathing room and time to recharge. It’s so tempting to say yes to opportunities that come my way, but I want to say yes to the right opps.
Flat out, I used to think that art shows were a sign of success, and they are in proper context, but I want to get back to painting some bigger narrative pieces, and experiment with new concepts. Balancing this with continuing efforts to make my art more affordable & accessible to a larger audience.
Excited to focus on my merchandise hustle and refinement of packaging. Lots to do, feels good to strive towards these goals.
Here is a recent sketch of the late great Fred G Sanford, was watching the show Sanford & Son the other day cracking up, so naturally I sketched his craziness. Rough warm up and then a more refined version, just scribbling really to keep loose… “YOU BIG DUMMY” hey I will post some other spontaneous spazz creations here soon!
A super dope two man Art Show featuring the incredible Burn353 & VisualSoul super slaying the visuals to get ur mouths droolin. In addition to big art, we will have mini art, Shirts, Sticker Slaps, Buttons, Prints, and Zines for all price ranges.
This is Burn353’s first showing in KC, as he is Nationally known from coast to coast. Come give him sum eye ball love and enjoy this great event space that MOD Gallery has put together.
We will have sumptuous beats by DJ Ray Velazquez and a cash bar.
Red Bull Energy Drink
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Tallgrass Brewing Company
Go visit Burn353’s website to see more of his art.