Thursday, September 06, 2007

"I got to Kansas City on a Friday..."

That song, from the musical Oklahoma, is my 4 year old niece's favorite song..... she sings it with the accent n' everythin'. I am off to Kansas City at the crack of dawn tomorrow.

Today is a paperwork and packing day : (
(I have to pack up an entire show in Kansas City and bring the art home in my carry-on) but if all goes as anticipated and I don't feel like sleeping tonight, I might get some oil painting done so it can dry while I am gone.

If you know anyone in Kansas City, drop them a line, and tell them to come to the art opening tomorrow night:

"Raised in Craftivity"
opening Friday September 7th
Greenlease Gallery at Rockhurst University
1100 Rockhurst Rd, Kansas City
gallery talk 6:30-7pm
opening reception 7-9 p.m.
show runs through September 29th
Curated by Maria Buszek, author of "Pin-up Grrrls: Feminism, Sexuality, Popular Culture"

"The exhibition "Raised in Craftivity" spotlights the work of contemporary artists working in craft media to celebrate, challenge, and subvert our expectations of these media and cultures with which they are associated....

The work on display in "Raised in Craftivity" suggests that it is unsurprising that such old-fashioned, handmade images and objects should resonate with artists and audiences in our high-tech world: in today's "information age", the sensuous, tactile "information" of craft speaks... of a direct connection to humanity that is perhaps endangered, or at the very least being rapidly reconfigured in our technologically-saturated, twenty-first century lives."

(click on postcard image to enlarge)

It is "First Friday" night in KC, and it is also the last day to catch my solo show, "Undressed", at the Belger Art Center.


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