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Art’s Bizzarre with Elise Thompson

I am participating in the monthly Art’s Bizarre art show at The Leapin’ Lizard Gallery in Covington, Kentucky with my friend and fellow painter Elise Thompson on the evening of Sunday July 17.  Music by DJ Gerald.  It is free an open to the public.

Sunday July 17
7:00pm – midnight

Leapin’ Lizard
726 Main St.
Covington, KY 41011

http://www.leapinlizardgallery.com

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First Place 2D Artists of the 21st Century Exhibition

My painting, “My Mother in the Evening”, won first place in the 2D category in the Artists of the 21st Century exhibition at the West Tennessee Regional Art Center in Humboldt, Tennessee! The Juror was Andrea D. Rudloff, the Community Relations Manager at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, TN. Andrea is also a professional visual artist and was recently appointed to a three-year term on the Kentucky Arts Council Board by Governor Steve Beshear.

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April Fools!

Self-Portrait as Mary Magdalene, 12" x 14", Egg Tempera, $450

I am pleased to be included in an upcoming Juried exhibition entitled Fools. The show will be held at Passages Gallery in Cincinnati and will feature humorous, dark, and deceptive art from regional artists including fellow NKU graduates, students, and my former painting instructor Kevin Muente.

My painting, “Self-Portrait as Mary Magdalene” is loosely based on a painting by Bernardino Luini, a painter who worked in Leonardo Da Vinci’s workshop. My painting was made using egg tempera paints, a technique that requires mixing pigment with egg yolk and painstakingly overlaying many fast-drying strokes. Until Leonardo and others realized the benefits of using slow drying oil as a medium in the 15th century, egg tempera was the chosen medium of painters.

Passages Gallery at Goodman is a new not-for-profit art gallery housed in a historic, 1920s, former elementary school in North College Hill, Cincinnati. The gallery’s mission is to bring art to the students and community of North College Hill.

Fools Opening Reception
Free and Open to the Public
Saturday April 9th, 6pm-9pm
Passages Gallery
1731 Goodman Avenue
North College Hill, OH, 45239-4844

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Passages-Gallery/124280864290817

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Artist of the 21st Century: West Tennessee Regional Art Center

My Mother in the Evening, Oil on Canvas, 36" x 36", $550

My painting, “My Mother in the Evening”, has been selected to be included in the Artists of the 21st Century exhibition at the West Tennessee Regional Art Center in Humboldt, Tennessee. The exhibition will contain works from artists in Tennessee, Kentucky, and surrounding southern states. My painting was selected by the juror Andrea D. Rudloff, the Community Relations Manager at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, TN. Andrea is also a professional visual artist and was recently appointed to a three-year term on the Kentucky Arts Council Board by Governor Steve Beshear.

Artists of the 21st Century
Opening Reception April 7, 5-7pm
Exhibit runs from March 30 – April 21
West Tennessee Regional Art Center
Humboldt, TN

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Northern Kentucky University BFA Thesis Show of Paintings

On December 2nd at Northern Kentucky University there will be an art opening for an exhibition featuring myself, several graphic designers and a ceramicist. Fifty feet of wall space in the main gallery at Northern Kentucky University will be set aside for my paintings. It is open to the public, all ages, family friendly, free, and with free food! The gallery is a beautiful, well-maintained space–one of the nicest and largest in the area. I am extremely excited to have so much of my hard work on display in such a great setting.

This is my senior thesis show, as I will finally be receiving a bachelor of fine arts with an emphasis in painting in December, after some long breaks over the years to tour and record music albums. The show will include some paintings from the Alchemy album art that I had on the walls for the music video premiere last month, as well as newer paintings that have never been exhibited.

I have truly put my heart and soul and whole body into painting over the last few years. I hope that you will consider coming out to see the culmination of hundreds of long days and late nights splattering, pouring, tightly rendering, wiping away, thinking, starting over, wanting to give up, and finally feeling satisfied at the completion of each new work.

The exhibition opens December 2nd with a reception from 5 – 7 p.m. The exhibition continues until December 10, 2010. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information contact me joehedges at joehedges.com or the gallery director David J. Knight at Knight at nku.edu or 859-572-5148. Parking is available in the Welcome Center Garage.

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