More than thirty-five artists and I have contributed art to The Painted Donkey! It’s a party and a silent art auction to support the Kansas Democratic Party. The event is Thursday, September 8th at the Carnegie Building (9th and Vermont in Lawrence, KS) from 7-9 pm. Tickets are just $15. All of the contributed art will be roughly the same size and a list of artists will be available. But there is a “blind auction” twist — you won’t know which artist made which piece — so you’ll have to guess. Representative Barbara Ballard will be the Master of Ceremonies for the event. Should be loads of fun. Bids start at $100.
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.