December 15, 2013 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
712 Leavenworth Street, Manhattan KS 66502
Mark’s moving out of his current house, but first, he’s making it into a six-hour art gallery!
Mark is also a figuratively-speaking starving artist. He would prefer not to make that literal, and would love to be able to continue eating in 2014!
So stop by on Sunday between 3pm & 9pm to look at original art, and buy really cheap art. Guess what! Those two arts are the same art. And you don’t just have to look & buy! You can talk, too. And eat and drink. Wow. It’ll be great.
Where: 712 Leavenworth Street. We’re the 2-story mint-green house adjacent to the corner-apartment building’s parking lot. Mind the crumbling stone steps.
Drink: We’ll definitely have mixers, but only MIGHT have actual alcohol so BYOB unless you’re feelin’ lucky. …punk.
Food: We’ll have crackers, hummus, grapes & other nibblers, but if you want me to cook you dinner, this is not the night for it. There are probably some rabbits in the back you can catch.
Dress: Casual classiness is encouraged, but by no means enforced.
Art on display:
Pen works – observational drawings done while I was bell-ringing for Salvation Army last year. Buildings, telephone poles, and (after I’d put on my gloves) really messily-drawn cars. Some matted, all original & cheap.
Oil works – paintings! Some finished, some not. Some local, some not. Some done en plein air, some abstract. None framed. All purchasable or reservable (for those not quite finished), with an even-cheaper limited-edition print-order option for all.
Prints – High-quality reproductions of past paintings and ALSO some of my best photography, including this set: http://www.markahrens.net/visualarts/naturalwit/1.php
Some matted, some not.
Prints-to-Order – I’ll have my laptop out & cycling through past paintings and photographs, which you can order as prints! Unfortunately, prints would not arrive until mid-January. Call it a post-Christmas present to cheer up the January doldrums.
Improptu sketching / One-dollar-commissions – I’ll likely have a pad & pen/charcoal in my hand the entire afternoon/evening, so if you show up, there’s a decent chance I’ll do a random sketch of you that you can have. If you actually want me to FOCUS on you (or someone else!) and do a good job, it’s a $1 commission.
Parking: If you’re just stopping by for a bit, the street will have to do.
If you’re hanging out for a little while (which is fine as long as you’re nice and don’t smell funky!), you should be able to park right behind our house. Go down the alley between Leavenworth/Osage and 8th/Juliette. Park practically & considerately, please.
Throw any questions on the wall below.
Invite anyone who you think would enjoy it.
See you there!