*Empire by Jeffrey Chuang
Thursday night, From Mice to Monsters Opened!
Feels like I've written this title a million times, either promoting it here
or on my Facebook page.
It was a bit of a thrill for me, because I have not shown work in a couple of years.
I'm also happy about my latest work, which is specifically geared toward
stories for children.
Here is a peek at the show...
Melissa Zexter studies my painting closely.
"Absolutely Fabulously Intriguing!" real quote, by real person!
Much of the work in the show is hung at a child's eye level.
Above my piece hangs one by Kristin deNeeve.
She's one of the few artists I had a chance to meet, because
the opening was quite full. I like her work and I just noticed on her site
that she received her BFA from my Alma Mater, VCU :)
Scott and Marzena marvel at Gustavo Gondolier and the Animals in Venice.
This gained some extra attention, hanging above the wine and snacks ;)
"Spyglass", hand cut paper, is by my friend, Joyce Leipertz.
It *Sold* !!!
Eye Doctor by Kristin deNeeve
Baby Penguins Everywhere by Melissa Guion
Phil Schneider, Laura Wise, Bryon Finn, Kristy Mitchell & young beauty
Fabulous ladies, Margaret Heidenry & Laura Wise
M. Zexter, captivated by Tim Main's story
The Watering Hole by Kelly Light
Kiko by Michelle Farkough
A happy artist and art appreciators :)
Tumpsy's Family by Mariko Suzuki
Mama's Watching by Susan Blanchard
The Great Bear and the Little Bear by Kristiana Parn
Here I am with two dashing young men
Mirabelle and Odille mug for the camera!
Big fan and collector, Michael Thibodeau
Confused man, stunned by the heat
and high level of illustration created for children
Above, is my invitation for the show. I made this because
I was unable to pick up the printed ones, myself, in time to promote.
My good friend, Melissa Stampley, kindly dropped off my
paintings for me because I had to work last weekend (a good thing :)
Here is the official postcard by wonderful illustrator, Boris Kulikov.
The original is in the show and is one of the illustrations he created
for "Carnival of the Animals" by John Lithgow.
Stephen Geiger looks on as his wife,
Sarah points out mice under the subway seats.
Where could the monsters be hiding?
Hope you've enjoyed my brief round up of the show.
There are many more cute fun quirky pieces on view and
a series of artist talks/demos are scheduled on Sundays at 4:40
July 15th and 22nd *Click here for info
Unfortunately, I'm not one of them :(
but, I may stop in to learn something myself :)
440 Gallery is 440 6th Ave nr 9th St in Park Slope, BrooklynSubway: F & G to 7th Ave; R to 4th
Hours: Th & Fri 4-7 pm, Sat & Sun 11-7 pm. show closes July 22nd
Oh yeah, Peter Caine couldn't make it, but Alec showed up in his place.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!