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A compilation featuring some of last month’s illustrations. Striving to draw each day proved well for me and I am happy with the pieces I completed. Some will be made into prints which I will have for sale soon. A busy weekend lies ahead, find me selling and exhibiting my work at these two art events happening next Saturday in downtown Hammond, Indiana.
4th Annual DHC Arts on the Ave Sept. 15th from 11M-7pm in downtown Hammond at the corner of Hohman Avenue and Sibley Blvd.. Live music, food, beer/wine garden, vendors, and more!
Arterial Motives- A group exhibition of Hammond artists opening Sept. 15th, 11am-7pm curated by Felix Flex Maldonado Jr. at the The HUB of Innovation - 5233 Hohman Ave., Hammond, Indiana.
PS: I post almost daily on Instagram and haven't been very active on this blog. My Instagram features the same content I would be posting here anyways. Give me a follow:)
Midwest Blues, 5’ x 6’, mixed media on canvas, May 2017 // My piece for the Fragile Soul title track “Midwest Blues” for inclusion in the lyric booklet off their newest release “The Runaway”. This was such a unique, collaborative, and passionate project all around. Nothing is quite like it. I’m thankful to have been provided this opportunity to chip away at something new. I caught some feels off this track and man, the album is full of them. ————————————————————————
Go preview “The Runaway” at https://fragilesoul.bandcamp.com. Copies and new merchandise are available for purchase. These guys just keep on growin’ and goin’...take a listen and join the ride. 🎶https://fragilesoulmusic.com/music
For sale at Sip Coffee House 2
My hand painted skimboard titled “Esteban’s Enemy”: A homage to the shark that ate Steve Zissou’s friend Esteban in the Wes Anderson film The Life Aquatic.
SLAC presents 'Sport' at Sip 2 in Highland!
2815 Jewett Ave.
Taken at the opening reception of Charles Rowling's Funkytown at Paul Henry's Art Gallery. The show came down on April 26th.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11AM - 5:30PM. Located at the address below:
Paul Henry's Art Gallery
416 Sibley St
Hammond, Indiana 46320
(Please do not use these photos without my consent and proper credit)
Photos from the Monkey Tree, Creatures from the Shadows, exhibition opening on 4/7/18 at Aeon Gallery. Up now through May 26th. Visit http://theaeongallery.com/monkey-tree-artists for further info. and bios on all the featured artists.
I am thankful for Zmiya and Cheryl, Aeon Gallery owner/operators, for including me in the exhibit. I am also thankful for Sophia Rapata, for introducing me to their beautiful gallery located in historic downtown Richmond, Illinois. My first visit to the gallery was for the opening of the Rapture Exhibition on 4/28/17 which Sophia asked me to tag along to. It was a memorable and new experience for me. I am very fortunate to have this unique opportunity and to know such talented people. There is so much great work in the show and I look forward to seeing it all again for the exhibit closing.
My piece Widow's Web is available for purchase at http://aeongallery.bigcartel.com/product/widows-web-by-casey-king
Other work featured in the show is for sale at http://aeongallery.bigcartel.com.
You should really go check it all out in person though...
10331 Main St. Richmond, IL 60071
Wednesday - Sunday
2pm - 7pm
I have new work in the upcoming “Monkey Tree: Creatures from the Shadows” exhibition opening April 7th, 8 PM at @aeongallery.
Visit http://theaeongallery.com/monkeytreeshow for the full lineup. Exhibit runs through May 26th. I am thankful for @zmiyasin + @cheryl_aeon for the opportunity and to @sophiarapata for introducing me to their gallery located in historic Richmond, Illinois. A truly unique space situated in small town America. Come witness👀
10331 main st.
Richmond, Illinois 60071
(Admission: $5 donation at the door
All artwork is for sale (unless marked otherwise). Cash and all major credit cards will be accepted.
Exhibition will run through May 26th. 2018
The gallery will be open to the public during regular business hours Wed-Sun 2-7pm throughout the exhibition
Aeon Gallery is an artist owned and operated gallery)
I have one piece on display and for sale in Fiscally Unviable up now at Studio 659 in Whiting. The show features the work of Indiana University Northwest Fine Arts students and runs through April 14th. ( Photos below from the opening reception on 3/1/18)
Check out all the work in person at:
1413 119th St.
21 3/4” x 27 1/8”
Acrylic on found wood
Featured in “Fiscally Unviable” up now through April 14th at Studio 659 in Whiting, Indiana. This piece is symbolic of artistic endeavors. I finished it just after midnight of New Years Eve 2017 as a means of forging forth. Art making is a freedom I am thankful for and I believe art can hold real weight in the world.
View images from the show at: http://studio659.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Fiscally-Unviable.pdf
Check Facebook page for hours/info: https://www.facebook.com/studio659/
Photos from the Pen and Ink opening reception on 3/3/18 at Union Street Gallery in Chicago Heights, Illinois. The two pieces in the first photo sold to a collector of mid-century modern, googie architecture related things. Those same two pieces I turned into screenprints on wood for the Re-Cycle show up now at Wildrose Brewery in Griffith,Indiana.
The second piece is the original inking for what became the back cover of Elliot Gress's Naptown Collective Gradations Zine. It is inspired by the Woodmar Mall signed which was recently demolished in Hammond, Indiana. You can still purchase a copy of the Gradations Zine at http://thenaptowncollective.bigcartel.com/product/gradations-z.
That is artist Sophia Rapata with me in the last photo. Her solo show at Fluid Coffee Bar in Valparaiso, Indiana wrapped up the night before. She has prints of her artwork featured in her show for sale at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SophiaRapata. She'll have original pieces for sale soon. She wore the coolest jacket for the show...should have won "best jacket of show".
I am keeping the original inking for myself but I may make some screenprints of my Naptown piece and place them up for sale.Keep an eye out...