ART @ SUITE 100 ANNOUNCES
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RAISING FUNDS & AWARENESS FOR AGENCIES SERVING FIRST RESPONDERS AND THEIR FAMILIES FACING INJURY OR DEATH OF A LOVED ONE IN THE LINE OF DUTY.
04 JUNE 2017 – 2:00 P.M. TO 5:00 P.M.
4010 Washington, Suite 100, KC MO
M. CORINNE CORLEY / THE CORLEY LAW FIRM
JIM LLOYD & JIM MacLAUGHLIN / LLOYD & MacLAUGHLIN LLC
MATTHEW LEISMAN / WESTPORT ADVISORY GROUP
TED HUGHES / THE HUGHES LAW FIRM
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Anderson was born and raised in Independence Missouri, the youngest child of two professional Educators. His father taught Chemistry and Physical Science; his Mother was a High School librarian. He spent most of his adult life employed as a Professional Firefighter for his hometown and is now retired after a 32-1/2-year career.
As an Artist, Anderson is self-taught and experimental, wide-ranging in where he lets that experiment take him. Starting with photography in 1999 at the age of 40, he at first focused on Boudoir and Glamour. Later, finding his truest voice, Anderson remained with the Human Form as subject but with those forms incorporated within Conceptual Fine Art. Now he feels that storytelling and mood must be the central message of the Art he creates around human beings. He feels that they should not be presented as personally provocative or gratuitously but rather as self-possessed and empowered, captured in ways where they can be seen as desirable rather than enticing.
When asked his preferences in choosing subjects, he answered, “My only criteria is they must come across as a healthy Human Being. Living under their own control, in that captured moment. I saw so much hurt, sickness and violence as a Firefighter I simply do not want to enshrine that in my Art. My images help to replace some of the ugliness I saw with visions of something healthy and beautiful.”
At the urging of close friends in the Arts community, Anderson began to experiment with a wider range of Art forms. In 2012 Anderson added Illustrative overlay of his photographs with Watercolors, Acrylic Abstract Painting and Digital creations of Abstract Art. Those soon followed by Sketching with Graphite in 2013. In recent times, his embrace of experimentation in photography has placed him at the forefront in using projectors as both 2D & 3D lighting sources. Anderson has become even more known for capturing the human form underwater. He is often considered one of the most distinctive of stylists in those two genres.
Now his life in retirement revolves around service to those suffering with addiction issues in his community and following his artistic dreams. He counts himself “blessed to have a secure source of income that allows me to live fully as an Artist but never a starving one!”
Wes Casey is a Sculptor and Registered Nurse currently working in a Level 1 Trauma Emergency Department in Kansas City, Kansas.
West Casey — Artist Statement:
My work is a reflection of nature, science, and a love of natural history. Most of the subjects for my sculptures come from my observations in nature. My process involves researching the form, history, and evolution of each subject as well as its folklore and myth in order to blend together the two concepts. From there I make multiple sketches and models as reference points and to better know the piece.
My earliest work as an artist was as an illustrator and my sculptures work as an illustrative representation of form and movement. In creating the sculpture, the challenge then becomes translating the illustration into a three-dimensional object that still maintains a sense of weightless fluidity within a static form.
The exploration of each subject and its form dictates the medium in which it is constructed depending on the story that I want to tell. This requires using both traditional and non-traditional mediums and techniques. There by ripped and torn tarpaper comes to represent wind worn feathers and sleek muscle is depicted by glossy ceramic or segmented steel. Hammered copper becomes bone and shell. Cable, barb wire, and rope transform into fur and hair, while twisted and braided metal rods come to form branches or horns.
The assemblage of many of my sculptures by stitching and sewing segments together into a whole is a technique developed over many years. My mother was a seamstress who made all our clothes and she taught me how to sew as a small child. After experimenting with sewing fabric and leather, I transferred these same techniques to metal, paper and ceramic to bring my images to life.
John Howe’s Artist Statement:
I am a 19-year veteran of the Independence Missouri Police Department. I started the Kansas City veteran portrait project because my grandfather was in World War II and was taken prisoner of war. He died when I was 12 years old so I was unable to do this project with him.
The Kansas City Veteran Portrait Project is a self-funded project that brings light to the amazing stories that our military veterans have. I interview and photograph the veteran and provide them with a print at no charge. The goal is to capture the history in their heads before it is gone
RETIRED KANSAS CITY FIREFIGHTER & WOODWORKER
Robert Sapp was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He was on the Kansas City Missouri Fire Department for 10 years before he lost his eyesight due to an accident. His woodworking journey soon started 28 years ago after his accident, where he was fortunate to find something he enjoyed doing as much as he did firefighting. With his mind’s eye and love of design, Robert has self taught himself the art of woodworking. Over the years, Robert’s woodworking skills have grown and his unique creativity has led to the building of bedroom sets, cedar chests, kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities and many other quality woodworking pieces. In the recent years, Robert has started turning wood and making artful miniature boxes and bowls, where creativity and woodworking join hand and hand. Robert was awarded first place by the Woodworking for the Blind in its First Artful Small Box Challenge. His love of design and blind creativity give him a unique advantage as a blind woodworker to make his clients desired project a reality and a true conversational piece of art.
Art @ Suite 100 supports local and regional artists by providing a venue for them to show and sell their work without having to pay a fee or give a percentage of sales in commission.
At the June 4th event, these artists will be selling their work as well as helping us raise funds for several area 501(c)(3)s which assist First Responders and their families impacted by death or injury in the line of duty. Please join Art @ Suite 100 for this first-ever event:
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