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Union Station, Kansas City, Mo. ca. 1935, (Graphite on Bristol, 11" x 22 1/2")
Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
Drawing in Progress (Blue Springs Scene ca. 1930)
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2014 Schedule:
April - Solo Exhibition, Westport Historical Society, Harris-Kearney Houes,
4000 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City, MO (
May 2nd-4th - Brookside Art Annual, Kansas City, MO (29th Annual)
May 30th-June 1st - Prairie Village Art Fair, Prairie Village, KS (59th Annual)
June 6th - First Friday Open Studios, Kansas City's Crossroads Arts District
June 20th-22nd - Lakefront Festival of Arts, Milwaukee, WI (52nd Annual)
July 4th - First Friday Open Studios, Kansas City's Crossroads Arts District
July 26th-27th - Downtown Aspen Arts Festival, Aspen, CO (12th Annual)
August 2nd-3rd - Beaver Creek Arts Festival, Vail, CO (27th Annual)
August 9th-10th - Downtown Frisco Arts Festival, Frisco, CO (8th Annual)
September 5th-7th - Art Westport, Kansas City, MO (35th Annual)
September 12th-14th - Zona Rosa Arts Festival, Kansas City, MO (11th Annual)
September 27th - Overland Park Fall Festival, Overland Park, KS (54th Annual)

"Aspen Outhouse at 10,000 ft."
St. Elmo, Colorado 

5"x15", Zinc Plate Etching

St. Elmo, Colorado is a ghost mining town first established in 1880 and deserted since the 1950's.  At 10,000 ft. , less than a half a mile below the tree line (where trees can not survive due to the altitude), the Aspen groves surrounding the town struggle to grow and only the tallest limbs, twisting and turning their way to sunlight, survive.

This etching shows an aspen grove with one tree front and center to serve as a study for all of the twisted, broken, and gnarled limbs.  One of the outhouses from the nearby mining town was located adjacent to one of the groves and emphasizes the height these vine-like trees must reach, often competing with other trees sharing the same roots (connected by a vast underground root system, Aspen groves are considered to be the largest living specimens on earth).

The left image is the finished etching plate with the image drawn into the soft ground (the brown resin like coating) prior to it being dipped in acid.  The right image is a manipulated image of the etching plate to represent a preview of what the final print should look like.  Actual prints are soon to follow!

Thanks for looking!
Come see what's new each First Friday Open Studios at
"Bauer Machine Works", 115 W 18th Street, KCMO
January 3rd / February 7th / March 7th / April 4th / May 2nd / June 6th /
July 4th / August 1st / September 5th / October  3rd / November 7th / December 5th
   Etched Plate     Projected Final Print
before Acid Bath
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