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Announcing New Public Artwork!

Hilton Home2 Suites

I’ve been hiding a little something under my hat! But now I’m thrilled to announce that I was awarded a commission for permanent artwork on the exterior of the new Crossroads Hilton Homes2 Suites on the corner of 20th and Main St in Kansas City, MO. If you’re in the neighborhood – perhaps passing by on the streetcar – be sure to take a peek! (You can’t really miss it. It is approximately 130’x10′!)

“I am honored to create large-scale images for the Crossroads Arts District, a cultural center that has nurtured me and seen me mature as an artist over the last three decades. Big sky images brought down to street level will offer hotel guests one of the unique and intrinsic qualities of Kansas City—the ocean of land surrounding it. And for Kansas Citians, it will serve as a reminder that our city has flourished not in spite of, but because of, the sweeping landscape, and that there is still a lot of room for growth and daydreaming.” -Chris Dahlquist

A big thank you to Mid-America Arts Alliance, Sunflower Development Group, and True North Hotel Group for this opportunity and for adding to the creative ecosystem in Kansas City.

Read the full press release from Mid America Art Alliance

Chris Dahlquist’, Room to Daydream installation, September 2017


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Peace of the week, Feb 11

It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going away, so that when I’ve gone and come back, I’ll find it at home. — Rumi

 

MIle Marker 331, 22x34

 

Please contact me if you are interested in adding this or any other piece to your collection.

Weekly Peace – January 7

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” —  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mile Marker 166, 35x51

 

This piece is available now at the Perlow-Stevens Gallery in Columbia, MO. Please contact the gallery if you are interested in adding this piece to your collection.

Storytime with Kina

We are so lucky!

 

Kina Crow

I’d like to introduce you to another great friend and my favorite story teller, Kina Crow. Her stories take the form of sculptures and paintings that tell volumes with the simplest of gestures and the fewest words. At first glance,  they are witty and funny and we have a chuckle. Then we begin to realize that Kina is very gently poking at a truth much deeper, and in the process giving us all permission to laugh at ourselves.

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Pick of the week, Nov 5

Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf. — Albert Schweitzer

 

Mile Marker 313, 16x22

Please contact me if you are interested in adding this or any other piece to your collection.

I love your cans

Thanks to everyone that came out to the Love Rust show last week. What a great time! Our neighborhood, Columbus Park, is the best, isn’t it!?

 

I had so much fun sharing images from my photographic sketchbook, and sharing everything I learned at Hallmark about photographing flowers, that I thought I would share some more with you. These are some of my favorites of the ubiquitous jalapeno cans in Guanajuato, Mexico that were outside of the scope of the Love Rust show. Continue reading »

Photograph of the week, Oct 15

“On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty.
Today is such a day.”
― Rumi

 

Mile Marker 286, 35x51

 

Please contact me if you are interested in adding this or any other piece to your collection.

Pick of the week, September 24

“No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.” – Booker T. Washington

 

Mile Marker 276, 22x34

 

If you are interested in adding this or another piece of artwork to your collection please contact me.

Pick of the week, September 4

“It is better to travel well than to arrive.” – Buddha

 

Mile Marker 289, 29x16 (x4)

 

(A little reminder to myself as we begin our drive from Portland to St Louis!)

If you are interested in adding a piece of artwork to your collection please contact me.

 

Pick of the week, August 20

“The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” –   Gilbert K. Chesterton

 

Mile Marker 166, 35x51

 

If you are interested in adding this or another piece of artwork to your collection please contact me.