When January arrived, bringing 2022 with it, I had no idea what lay before me as an artist. Local artist Christina Rice and I were co-jurors for the Inaugural Portrait Artist Exhibit at 600 Broad. We curated a show featuring the works of many talented artists. The reception was packed with art lovers. It was a magical night. Christina and I stepped aside and chatted a bit. The idea of a future art show fell into our conversation, and after the reception was done and I was on my way home, I felt that things were about to get crazy. Little did I know how crazy it would be.
Looking back, it is truly a blur. Over the course of the year so far, I have participated in 7 group art shows, one of which was the Project Happy Water Fundraiser in March. To have been asked by Leonard Porkchop Zimmerman to join him in donating a piece of art for this project was the highlight of my art career to date. I can never thank him enough for asking me to be a part of such an important event!
So what does this have to do with Prince, Brenda Lee, and Hulk Hogan?
A lot. I've still got art shows on the calendar that are coming up rather quickly. The next big thing is Back to the 80s on Broad which will celebrate all of what made the 80s great. Prince will be a part of that show. That reception will happen on Friday, September 2 at 600 Broad in downtown Augusta.
As for Brenda Lee and Hulk Hogan, the two pieces currently sharing time on my easel, they will be a part of my upcoming solo art show at Augusta & Co. I'm so thrilled to announce that the show Voices of Augusta will open on Friday, January 6, 2023 with a reception and festivities! The show will feature original interpretations of famous faces from Augusta. There will be 9 portraits in this show, ranging in size from 12x12 up to 24x48. I hope you will mark your calendar and keep an eye out for news as time marches closer.
Oh, yeah, and there are even more shows coming up after that. Can I retire yet? HA!
Till next time...peace, love, and guitar strings!