My friend, accomplished figurative ceramist Misty Gamble, teaches Foundations at the Kansas City Art Institute agreed to model for me wearing her powder-blue faux fur jacket. She was super-animated and great to work with and for. I don’t really know ‘why’, but it seemed to me that a deep green paper color would suit this [...]
Miguel Rivera is chair of printmaking at the Kansas City Art Institute. He is a wonderful teacher – gentle and thoughtful. He has a great face and as soon as we met I asked if he’d model for a portrait. You can learn all about Miguel and see some of his work on his web [...]
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Rebecca Miller (director of the Pool Art Center Gallery) and I first met about twenty years ago while she was a student at the Kansas City Art Institute. I was teaching karate twice a week there and she was one of my better students. During the several years she practiced with me, we became good [...]
For various reasons, very modest exhibition catalogues are sometimes worth noting in Print Quarterly. This is the case with Figuring it Out: Prints and Drawings by Mike Lyon (Manhattan, KS, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, 2009, 8 pp., 10 col. ills., free), which includes an essay by Bill North. For this photorealist printmaker has made use of his knowledge of computerized technology to create a series of digitally based colour woodcuts.
Figuring it Out: Mike Lyon Drawings and Prints at the Beach Museum of Art, Manhattan, Kansas opened April 14 and runs through July 19, 2009. Exhibition CATALOG PDF download also see the Beach Museum’s web site blurb from the Beach Museum of Art web site: Figuring it Out: Prints and Drawings by Mike Lyon April [...]
These two stools, successors to the Torii Stool, were made as a pair for the 2001 Kansas City Art Institute fund-raising auction where they were sold for $2,250. I was very pleased. Wedged through tenon construction — very beautiful where the legs join the seat, I think. A pair of stools.25 inches high 11 inches square [...]
My first stool is all cherry wood, with a deeply sculpted seat. Looks like it would be dangerous, but it’s really quite comfortable. The top is painted a beautiful, deep, ultramarine, and the legs have been lightly stained red. Not bad for a first attempt, but not nearly as nice as the second. The second stool has a [...]