Monthly Archives: February 2011

Open Studios February 18, 6-9pm!

Urban Culture Project’s Third Friday Art Downtown Open Studios on February 18, 6-9pm features:

CITY CENTER SQUARE / 1100 Main, 5th floor: Visual Artists Terry Campbell, John Carroll Davis, Christina Dostaler, Abbe Findley, John Hilger, Misha Kligman, Carmen Moreno, Sean Starowitz, Cheryl Toh, Anthony Baab, Clayton Skidmore, Frank Norfleet. PLUS live performances: Phonologotronic (a quartet of lap steel, bass clarinet, drums, and guitar featuring performing studio resident Russell Thorpe) at 6:45, and several dance and video works by performing artist resident Leralee Whittle at 8pm.

TOWN PAVILION / 1100 Walnut, 6th floor: Visual Artists Brandon Barr, Diane Burchett, Katherine O’Hara, David Rhoads, Phil Shafer, Russell Shoemaker, and Jeff Tackett. Plus, a sneak peak at an open rehearsal of WE!, a Rocket Grant-funded cross-disciplinary, collaborative, installation-based performance co-directed by Performing Studio Resident Jane Gotch and musician/composer/producer Mark Southerland.

PARTNERSHIP PLACE / 906 Grand, 13th floor:
Visual Artists Erika Lynn Hansen, Cory Imig, Paul Anthony Smith, Nicholas Naughton, David Carlisle, Julie Malen and Luke Rocha.

Walking tours to the studios leave from Paragraph at 6:30 + 8pm. And don’t miss Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire, an exhibition of new work by Lee Piechocki and Aaron Stork at Paragraph, and Dual Singularity, a multi-media installation by Brandon Barr and Justin Rulo-Sabe at Project Space, 21-23 East 12th Street!

Sike Style art show in Warrensburg.

This last weekend was the closing reception for my show Where it’s At.
It hung in the small student gallery on the campus of the University of Central Missouri.

This show is about bringing some “urban mythos” to the campus through my street art inspired pieces. The title of the show has two pop culture references. The first is the saying: “It ain’t where you’re from it’s where you’re at” and more directly from the Beck song Where it’s At

The central influence for my art are my experiences growing up as a young kid in Brooklyn. Those times are long gone I’ve owned up to the fact that after living in Missouri for 20+ years, you can still claim Brooklyn as home but can’t deny that Missouri is…”Where it’s At.” Kansas City is where I live and make my art so I this show I debuted the Missouri canvas boards with two different designs. One spray painted and the other with a wheat pasted collage.

Missouri Painting

Missouri Collage
You can get a sense of the rest of the exhibit through this slide show. I will be showing some of the pieces from this show in KC this year sometime so stay tuned.


 The stage is set for domestic theatre,
as the yearning heart and idiom of home come under scrutiny.
A new installation by Jeff Tackett
Urban Culture Project Open Studios–Friday, February 18th
6-9pm, Town Pavilion Studios