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Paint Day in Art Alley

Over the weekend I had the exciting job of coordinating a community paint day in Art Alley for Downtown Paragould. This was the kick-off event for what we envision to be an ongoing and ever changing mural work for our local downtown. It was lovely to see groups of all ages come out to help paint a 90ft wall of EIGHT murals all in one day. I never would have dreamed we would have finished so fast. We finished all the designs in about 3 hours. Yes, you read that right, THREE hours. Of course, our Main Street Paragould board (which I am on) worked to have everything prepped, backgrounds painted and designs drawn out. I never would have dreamed we would have SO MANY great volunteers.

You can see the murals in the alley between Peak Fitness and Rockstyles Hair Salon.

 

“Alliance” Now On Display until July 23

I am very honored and excited to be a part of the show, “Alliance” at the Bradbury Art Museum, in collaboration with NEA Artist Collective. The show showcases artists from Northeast Arkansas and the surrounding region. It will be on display June 2 – July 23, 2022. The gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday from 12-5 PM.

Oasis Arts & Eats Fest 2022

Yesterday was a hot day in the sun, but a great day to see art at the Oasis Arts & Eats Fest in Downtown Jonesboro. I love it when I get to see people experiencing the Chrees for the first time, as well as those coming back to see my new work. I was very stressed for the weather but it ended up being a beautiful, sunny day!

Little Debbie Mural Commission

Was asked to paint this Little Debbie mural on the side of a little renovated old store in our little town here in Arkansas. She’s a big girl, but I was able to finish it in a weekend with a whole lot of help from my mom and my dad helped a little. She really stands out in the sleepy neighborhood on S. 4th Street in Paragould, Arkansas.

Paragould Art & Stroll 2021

Great show at this year’s Art & Stroll in Paragould. I was thrilled with the local reception of my Chrees and it was very encouraging to see.

New Sigil Stamp

I carved a little stamp of my personal sigil to use on the backs of my framed art and I just love it. It reminds me of the stone one I had made as a seal in Korea, but I am too afraid to use that one because I don’t want to mess it up. Heh.

Great Showing at Oasis Jonesboro

I am so proud and overjoyed at the showing I had on Saturday at the Oasis Arts & Eats fest in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Not only did I have a great reception to my work, I got to see and actually HUG my friends for the first time in a long long time (all being fully vaccinated).

It was also my first showing with nothing but chair-tree pieces. I was truly shocked and amazed at the reactions. It left me clear that I am on the right track as an artist. I am looking forward to more art shows and festivals.

“The opposite of happy little trees.” — patron at Oasis Arts & Eats

Oasis Arts & East Fest – Catch me outside!

That’s right! I’m all vaccinated and to celebrate I will be at the 2021 Oasis Arts & Eats Festival in downtown Jonesoboro on May 1st.

About the Event

Oasis is a celebration of creativity in all its forms. The festival showcases local and regional visual art, poetry, music and food. This fabulous event will feature tons of local artists who have created handmade crafts, as well as professional food vendors. This event is a collaborative effort between the Foundation of Arts, The Downtown Jonesboro Association, and The Department of Art + Design at Arkansas State University, and NEA Artist Collective.

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9th Annual BAAC National Juried Exhibition

The Batesville Area Arts Council is pleased to host the 2021 BAAC National Juried Exhibition, on display through June 5, 2021. The exhibition consists of 26 pieces from 21 artists across the United States. The juror for this year’s exhibition is Landon Perkins, an interdisciplinary artist from Tallahassee, FL and a Preparator at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR.

You can view all the artwork online by clicking the link below, or stop in during gallery hours: Tues. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Online Gallery

This is my piece from the show:

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NOW OPEN: Maxwell Moon Store

Well, I finally got the courage to do it. I have officially opened an online store dedicated to my art. I am excited and very nervous. Please click the link below and visit my online store. You might see something you like or you know someone else would like! The holidays are coming up and from now until December 15th (the last day to ship for ~Christmas arrival) you can get 20% off everything in the store by using code HOLIDAYS.

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Printmaking Weekend

It’s been a while since I’ve done any kind of printmaking, but over the weekend I went a little print crazy. I was only planning to do one 3 color print, but I got a little carried away and did two additional prints. Radiate, Consequence and Exposed. All are 6×4″ linocuts using the pink blocks that I have never used before. While they are excellent to cut, the printing was a bit difficult because of their flexibility. I think I would use these again in the future but maybe in conjunction with the typical wood-backed blocks for smaller, fully-cut details. Or possibly back the pink blocks.

At any rate, it was a learning experience and I am already looking forward to more printing in my future.

Figure Drawing Virtually with the Brooks

I had the pleasure of joining a virtual figure drawing class last night, hosted by the Brooks Museum of Art. It was an interesting class and reminded me of being back in college, all those many years ago. We started off with quick drawings, 1 minute, 5 minutes, and worked our way up to 10 and 15 minutes. I am looking forward to joining another virtual art class.

Here are a selection of the drawings from the event:

Now streaming on Twitch

You can now join me live in my studio several days a week on Twitch TV. Here I will be painting, drawing, and sculpting while chatting with viewers. I wanted to find a good motivation to get and stay in the studio, and the Twitch art community is very accommodating.

I am looking forward to improving my live streams, and getting more comfortable talking about my conceptual work.

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BAAC 2019 National Juried Art Show

Very proud to be accepted to this year’s Batesville Area Arts Council National Juried Show. It was beautiful and it was nice to get to attend the opening.

The show runs from April 23 – June 8, 2019 so please go check it out if you can!

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Art at The Garage

An exhibition of original artwork by many local artists of Northeast Arkansas. Free event during the Downtown Jonesboro Association’s Alive After Five! There were a lot of ASU students, current and former at the show. It was like a little reunion with fellow classmates I had not seen in years. Looking forward to more of these shows with the NEA Artist Collective.