Saturday, September 25, 2010


World English Dictionary
icon (ˈaɪkɒn)
— n
1. Also: ikon a representation of Christ, the Virgin Mary, or a saint, esp one painted in oil on a wooden panel, depicted in a traditional Byzantine style and venerated in the Eastern Church
2. an image, picture, representation, etc
3. a person or thing regarded as a symbol of a belief, nation, community, or cultural movement
4. a person regarded as a sex symbol or as a symbol of the latest fashion trends
5. a pictorial representation of a facility available on a computer system, that enables the facility to be activated by means of a screen cursor rather than by a textual instruction

[C16: from Latin, from Greek eikōn image, from eikenai to be like]

Friday, September 17, 2010

Webb City Art and Food

Another great year at the Webb City Farmers Market Arts in the Park event. I volunteered at Spiva's table to help kids make creatures out of the veggies. Always fun.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Leedy-Voulkos in KC

The opening was fantastic. After putting up the show Thursday and Friday, I changed clothes and put on my chatty face and enjoyed the onslaught of the First Fridays crowd in the Crossroads of Kansas City. Literally hundreds of folks flooded the streets on an absolutely beautiful evening. Felt like it was a "this is your life" moment; past colleagues and friends I hadn't seen in years showed up, many just on their usual artwalk path and just happened upon my show. Sold a couple pieces. Lots of great discussions about the work, since I asked people what they thought about the work and introduced myself. Will be going back first friday of October; my MSSU art department students have planned to go to the galleries that night. I want to get some crowd shots then. This is it, this is the artist's life!