Thursday, July 30, 2015

Exhibit Pics: Bits and Bobs

Hello again! I'm finally back to post pictures from the Bits and Bobs steampunk exhibit opening. (I swear, once I have internet at home again I'll be a better blogger.)

My mom, Henry and I left NKC at 7 a.m., but still managed to miss the storytime at the library. (It was a loooong drive!) But we saw a fencing demonstration that cracked Henry up, and the exhibit itself was absolutely astounding. We also met a member of the world's largest owl species!

 The only picture Henry held still for the entire time.

 Posing with one of Kat Kaufman's creations!

 Fencing demo

 You can see the shiny new goggle strap I sewed onto my goggles!

What the bottom half of my outfit looked like. I was an airship pirate!

 Henry didn't hold still for this picture....

 ..or this one.

Thanks to Kat Kaufman for organizing another wonderful steampunk exhibit!

If you missed the exhibit, you can see GREAT images of the entire thing on Facebook. You should really take a look, because I barely took pictures and there are lots of great pieces on display! Like my mixed media piece which I didn't manage to get a good photo of...and so many more!

Related posts:
"The Art of Discovery" at Johnson County Library (Event Pics)
Steampunk Art Exhibit Opening Reception (Event Pics)
Sewing for a Steampunk Soiree

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Bits and Bobs: A Steampunk Exhibit Opens This Saturday!

I had great intentions of posting about this sooner, but clearly that didn't happen.

Regardless, Bits and Bobs: A Steampunk Exhibit will be opening up this Saturday (7/18) at Mustard Seed (214 N Main St.) in Buhler, Kansas. I have the honor of being one of the many artists whose work will be on display. In addition to a visual piece, I'll also have a steampunk/sci-fi story I wrote on display, which I'm excited to share.

Cover I designed for my story,
based on the original cover design from
when I gave the story to Matt for his birthday
earlier this year

For those of you who aren't on Facebook, here is the event info:

The art will be on display from July 18 through October 17th

Opening ceremonies will be on July 18. We will have live music, fencing demos, a tea tasting, a fundraiser, and of course art. Also, we will have Roger Toliver Photography at the event, photographing you holding a rare Eurasian Eagle Owl! We will have a library kids' story time and a workshop, sales at local vendors, and more.

Artists and presenters include: Beverly Holman, mixed media sculpture; Ruth Cohen, fiber art – crochet; Jenna Tomlin, copper artist; Katie Kaufman, costumer and jeweler; Bob Spangler, mixed media prop maker; Mikael Clear, costumer and prop maker; Pake McNally, metalsmith; Anney Day, accessories; Ana Heaton, illustrator; Julia Deniss, jeweler; Dusty Howlett, hand made pens; Brandon Schnur, ceramist; Gary Pendergrass, mixed media sculpture; May Evans, painter and author; Bill Knechtal, photographer; Tom Krekow, photographer; Mark Wickersham, fencing demonstrator; Denise Donnelly, tea maker; plus musical guests A Ship Called Revenge!

I will be at the opening from 11 am until whenever Henry gets overstimulated, and I'll be wearing my most risque Steampunk costume ever, so that will be fun. See you there!

Related posts:
"The Art of Discovery" at Johnson County Library (Event Pics)
Steampunk Art Exhibit Opening Reception (Event Pics)
Sewing for a Steampunk Soiree
Steampunk Magazine Cranks My Cogs
2 Steampunk Web Comics You Should Read