Sunday, September 29, 2013

First Thursday will be exciting in October, with new artists and new work. I'm looking forward to seeing Visiting Artist Carol Roberts' oil paintings. I remember first seeing her work at the Art Center of the Ozarks about 10 years ago. She is a great colorist/realist/impressionist. We're expecting something special from Robert Lemming, our newest artist at the Underground. I'm smoothing the first wall in our gallery to accept Rose DiSalvo's applique. She is a Visiting Artist from Chicago.
I have some figure work in the main gallery this month.
                                                                                                                 MM Kent

Detail - "Choice" by MM Kent

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Great Opportunity

The Illinois River Salon promises some fine landscape paintings from a group of highly skilled and dedicated artists. I feel fortunate to be associated with these rascals at Heart of America Artist's Association. Todd Williams and John Lasater IV have pioneered the group for five years, starting with the Rendezvous at Peel Mansion for two years, Plein Air events which drew as many as 30 regional artists into that great setting in Bentonville. Todd was the featured Visiting Artist at Fayetteville Underground in March 2013.

Other members of this group include Erika Nelson, first place winner in this summer's Women Take Flight National Juried Competition at Fayetteville Underground, Judy Maurer, regular participant in the Friday Portrait Group and Quick Draws at Fayetteville Underground, and Carol Roberts, who will be the new Visiting Artist at the Underground in October. 

The Salon show this year will be short, so the best opportunity to see it is at the opening on October 2nd.