Friday, March 26, 2010

"Home/journeys" Video Documentary

The Raleigh Television Network is featuring a video documentary on the upcoming Miriam Preston Block Gallery exhibit I will be featured in next month. Entitled "Home/journeys: Interviews with Kenneth Eugene Peters, Kathy Brancato and Tim Kiernan," the video runs approximately 22 minutes and will air periodically on the RTN during the run of the exhibit.

To watch the video, click HERE.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Blue House

For the next several weeks I will be featuring canvases that will be on display in the upcoming exhibit "home/journeys" at the Miriam Preston Block Gallery. I'll focus on works that have not appeared on my web site and have never been exhibited publicly.

This painting, "The Blue House," was completed in February 2009. It is another canvas in the series I developed last year based on houses and street scenes from Cumberland, Maryland. I visited Cumberland over the Christmas Holiday in 2008, and found a wealth of source material for paintings. To date I have completed eight canvases based on Cumberland imagery. Many of these pieces will be displayed in the "home/journeys" exhibition.

"The Blue House." Oil on stretched canvas, 24 x 30 inches. Completed February 2009.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Block Gallery Exhibit Update

It's less than four weeks until the opening of my next exhibition, "home/journeys," at the Miriam Preston Block Gallery in Downtown Raleigh. The exhibit will feature paintings by Kathy Brancato and myself, plus mixed-media works in cases by Mikel Robinson. I will be submitting 16 canvases, many of which will be on exhibit for the first time. During the past two weeks I have been prepping and framing the works, and I'm feeling very confident of where I stand this far out.

On Friday, March 5 the Raleigh Television Network sent a crew to my home to interview me in my studio in advance of the show. A 30-minute spot highlighting the three artists featured in "home/journeys" will broadcast several times on the RTN cable channel here in Raleigh during the exhibit's run (April 8 to May 24).

The Miriam Preston Block Gallery is located inside the Raleigh Municipal Building, 222 West Hargett Street, Raleigh NC 27601. The opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, April 8 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.