Going / Home / Coming at the Percolator

This is a detail of "Democrats!" at the Lawrence Percolator.

Everyone is invited to the opening reception for the exhibit Going / Home / Coming on August 13, 6 – 9 pm, at the Lawrence Percolator in Lawrence, KS. The artists whose work will be shown explore the theme of “home” with the following in mind: When do you become aware of home? In what situations do you not feel at home? How does the idea of home change over time?


My piece in the exhibit includes an anecdote from my childhood about growing up as a Democrat in a Republican state — my home state of Kansas. I made the piece by applying and scratching off various inks on a clayboard surface. I hope you’ll enjoy seeing and reading this quirky little piece.


The Lawrence Percolator is located in the alley between 9th and 10th streets and behind the Lawrence Arts Center on New Hampshire St. The exhibit runs August 13 – September 11, 2011, and is open on Saturdays and Sundays from noon – 6 pm, and on the Final Friday of each month from 5 – 8 pm.

“Scratch, Sprinkle, Cut” at the Carnegie Cultural Center

Come see my clayboard drawings in a three-person exhibit called Scratch, Sprinkle, Cut, at the Carnegie Cultural Center in Ottawa, KS. The exhibit features the black-and-white art of Azyz Sharafy (sandtoning), Angela Pickman (cut paper), and me (clayboard).


The Carnegie Cultural Center is at 5th and Main in Ottawa, KS. The exhibit runs August 5 – September 30, 2011, and the hours are Wednesday – Friday, noon – 5 pm, and by appointment on Saturdays. The exhibit reception is open to all on Friday, August 19, 5:30 – 7:30 pm.


I will offer a two-hour Scratchboard Workshop at the Carnegie on Saturday, August 27, from 10 am – noon. The cost is $20. Call to pre-register at 785-242-8478.

New Scratchboard at 1109 Gallery

Composition with Goose

“Composition with Goose,” a 12″ x 12″ clayboard drawing, will be on exhibit at the 1109 Gallery (1109 Mass, Lawrence), as part of the “Animals & Nature Dog Days Show,” August 5 – September 6, 2009.  All are invited to the opening on August 8, 7 – 9 pm.

Dime Bag Show


This is a new piece that I made for the “Dime Bag Show,” a fundraiser for Lawrence’s Social Service League, at the Percolator Gallery on August 1, 2009, 7-10 pm.  All art is made  from materials purchased at the Social Service League, including the plates and cups that I broke for this piece (12″ x 12″).  All work is priced at under $50, and proceeds go to the Social Service League.