I am supposed to be catching up on my schoolwork so I can take a week off for a hike on the Appalachian Trail, but I couldn’t resist the download for the Ubuntu upgrade. It looks like every geek on the planet has the same idea, because the download is going VERY slow. I won’t get to play with it until I get back from the hike.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, Ubuntu is a popular version of Linux. It is a free, open source alternative to Windows and Mac OSX.
Yesterday, I was at Art Off Pike, in Covington’s rapidly growing Arts District. The City of Covington has been actively tring to get artists to open studios and galleries in their historic neighborhood. I love Augusta kentucky too much to consider leaving, but there is a certain appeal when a city’s policy recognizes the value of having artists in their community. Very tempting…The organizers were very friendly, and there was a very fun and festive vibe throught the entire show. There were live bands, dancing and tasting of locally brewed wines in the streets of Covington.
Thanks to all the nice people who came out and supported the arts. It was a very nice show.
WOW! Despite the unseasonable 92degree weather, it was a busy and successful show. Thank you everyone who endured the heat and supported my art.I’ve been working hard to fill the orders I took at the show…I will have them out on monday at the latest.
The success of Hyde Park has caused some problems. I am participating in Art Off Pike in Covington, as well as having my art on display at the old winery in Augusta this Saturday. I do not have nearly enough artwork. I’ve been working around the clock to put everything together.
This is why it’s taken so long to write a post about the art show.
A week goes fast when you are keeping busy….or maybe I’m just getting old.
Last wednesday, I met Sue Gorman for plein air wednesday. We painted a covered bridge on North Pole road (it’s just outside Ripley, Ohio). A deer came close to the site where we were painting, but ran away as soon as I got my camera in focus.
I did, however, get some snapshots of a pair of artists in their natural environment!
School’s in full swing (week 6). It’s taking a lot of time I would really rather spend being an artist.
I went down to Augusta and painted Rosemary Clooney’s house.
I spent a day cutting wood into picture frames. I still have to putty and paint.
Monday, I drove to Flemmingsburg to paint and visit my friend and opera singer, Jessica Cain.
Tuesday was school for the first half of the day, followed by an afternoon of studio painting!
Hope you all had a great week!
Oh , I heard my painting for fresh art sold for $800 at the auction. It was a great painting, but I’m surprised (in a great way) it did so well!
For those who missed the retrospective of Judy Federer’s paintings at the Augusta Art Guild, I’ve posted a lo-fi video of the building’s dedication.
I am going to have to go back and see her paintings. The building was not big enough to hold all of her friends who came to celebrate her art. People were sprawled around the building, and I couldn’t navigate through the crowd to view all 88 of the paintings on display. Judy was special, we are sure going to miss her
I just suffered a major consequence of trying to do too much at once.
I missed the Belleview Art Show. Don’t tell the show organizers, but I thought the show was on Sunday. Something just wasn’t working right in my brain. Hyde Park’s artshow is on Sunday, and I guess I was confused.
I made the mistake because lately, I have been trying to do too much. School full time, A job, commission work, getting ready for the show…you get the idea.
To make myself feel better, when I picked my van up on saturday (I thought the show was on sunday) It ran for about 15 miles, and then it broke down! So my official excuse for missing the show was car trouble…it’s semi-true, and much less humiliating than the truth.
My apologies to everyone who came to see me at the show. This has been a real wake up call, and opportunity to get my priorities in check.
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Ken is a self-taught artist from rural Kentucky, whose work includes painting, printmaking, and pottery. He considers himself to be a 'lifetime learner' and he uses art as the vehicle to explore and learn more about the world around him. Much of his work reflect his optimistic views on rural folk culture, river life and simple pleasures.
You can visit Ken every Final Friday of the month at studio 400 at the Pendleton Art Center in downtown Cincinnati. He can also be found picnicking near his home in the Historic Village of Old Washington, KY.