I’m in my new studio; as Michael Shay deftly wrote to me…enjoy your new home. The Wyoming Technology Business Center, room 210, has become the only place I will be producing art. To date, I’ve created three pieces here. More work has been started, and by the end of summer 2015 a body of work will go on display at the WTBC building. Fred Schmechel, my former student and a Business Counselor at the WTBC who is working to build the arts incubation program, will curate my show.
Art is beginning to stir things up in the world of technology businesses. The people I have met in the WTBC have been warm and receptive to me as the artist in residence. Like Fred said, ”I like to come to work and help people. It’s good to be around geniuses.” Fred is right, the people I have met here are exceptional and dedicated to their pursuits in technology businesses…their dedication is inspirational!
I have three large oil paintings hanging in the second floor hallway and one piece made its way to an office. My work is a radical presence on the walls; large abstract, colorful paintings of an alley outside my studio window recording different seasons of the year. I have received nothing but compliments on my paintings from my WBTC neighbors. Other paintings in the WTBC building are by Bob Seabeck , a realist artist depicting regional images, antelope, buffalo, sunsets and prairies, and another artist from Montana who specialized in western imagery as well. My stuff is quite a departure from the other paintings, but in an innovative culture like a technology incubator it is common to take chances on new ideas, and work hard for a high resolve.
If you would like to visit my new home/studio, please give me a call and we will arrange a time for a visit.
All the best,