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demo.....Teaching and another busy art season

Genessee Community College has asked me to return on March 23 to teach a hands-on one day watercolor workshop for students, faculty and the community in their wonderfully bucholic setting. In June I'll return to do a demonstration at the Batavia Arts Society, again in Genessee County. And I'll teach a one day workshop at the Cooney-Ward Art Center in Wyoming, NY on July 26 (contact Linda Metcalf <oneolivebranch@hotmail.com> for details).

That's more time for me in the beautiful countryside of western NY!

MK SnopaintFor the last couple of years, I've been painting with a group of plein air painters called the "Wet Paint Group". We meet weekly, rain, shine or snow, and after coffee and a discussion about art or whatever comes to mind, go out to paint a scene somewhere. Occasionally the weather may be less than ideal, but unless the temp is down near zero, we usually go. An exhibit, the result of our cummulative efforts, was initially displayed at Ohio Northern University and then moved to the Tribastone Gallery in Canandagua, NY.

An exhibition called "The Travelers Muse" at Dana Tillou Fine Arts gallery in Buffalo was followed by a solo exhibit and talk about my travel watercolors to members of the Garret Club in Buffalo. Other exhibits last year included the Buffalo Society of Artists show at Buffalo State, the NFWS show at Artists Group Gallery in Buffalo, and an extended exhibition by the American Society of Marine Artists which is traveling to five national venues.


D. Moog portraitPhotographer David Moog, in conjunction with the Burchfield Penney Art Center, is documenting the artists of Western New York in a black & white project called "Artists Seen. Photographs of Artists In The 21st Century". It is a great honor to be included among his fine work.

I love to teach classes and do painting demonstrations in every season. I taught a painting workshop at the International Center for Watercolor, part of the Burchfield Penney Art Center's ongoing programs, and I've done painting demonstrations for many local arts organizations. In addition for many years I've taught multiple one and two day painting workshops for East End Arts on Long Island's North Fork and will again this fall. Art is where you make it.

Buffalo's Holiday Open Studio event last December was a very successful weekend at "The Firehouse" gallery.

 

.....With pleasure!

BPACThe Burchfield Penney Art Center (left), has included me in their Artists Legacy Project. The ALP is an online data base celebrating the artists, institutions and movements that have played an important role in shaping Western New York's vibrant arts community. That's very flattering. They also carry my notecards in their giftshop.

It was a great pleasure to be awarded "Best in Show" at the Allentown Association 50th Anniversary Exhibition in Buffalo.

I was honored to be accepted into the Buffalo Society of Artists as an exhibiting member. The BSA is one of the oldest arts organizations in the country and I am in awe of the quality of a membership that reflects the tremendous vitality of the arts scene in Buffalo, NY.

In Buffalo Spree magazine's review of the topdowncardBurchfield Penney’s
“The Artist Among Us II” exhibition, my rendering of "the majestic Buffalo City Hall set against billowing clouds" was called the best representational watercolor among 670 pieces in the show. You can see part of that painting on the postcard
on the right.

You can also check out many of my most recent paintings if you look for "killeleart" on Facebook, and be sure to "like" it while you're there. Or you can simply click on the word Facebook at the top of this page and go directly there. There's plenty to see!

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PRIVATE LESSONS AVAILABLE - email art@killeleart.com.

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Ongoing Displays

ARTWORK ON EXHIBIT - Terra Cotta Gallery at Castello di Borghese, Rt. 48, Cutchogue, NY www.castellodiborghese.com
or call 631-734-6360.


 

Click here for some snapshots of Mike while painting and during his classes>>