Kerians Fine Art Blog aka K-FLOG Speaking of art….

4Mar/120

It’s all just a Story~ a traveling art show

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So I was invited along with a plethora of amazing artists to create a 24"x30" painting for an art show that sprinkles a bit of magic over some really great stories, to bring them to life once more, in art form. As I dropped my art off at the Oak Lawn Branch of the Dallas library system, I got to meet (for the second time) the mastermind behind the curtain and artist extraordinaire, Robb Conover. His eyes sparkled as he relayed his vision and how it was coming into being. There are so many people who are excited too, including KERA, the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Library and a few other media outlets. They should be too, the array of artists and books chosen are both fascinating and truly creative works.

The paintings are going to be part of a year long tour for the Dallas library. They will be going to all the branches for month long stints, including the opening of the newest library at White Rock Lake, next month. This is a truly splendid experience for both the artists and the patrons to the library as it brings a great amount of exposure to the arts and reading.

There is going to be an artists reception on March 8 from 6-7:30 at 4100 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas Tx. 75219. 214-670-1359. There will be wine and hors d'oevre.

For the kids, there will be a FREE fun day of events including face painting, games, story telling and general rebel-rousing! It will be next Saturday, March 10th from Noon to 3. The artists are being asked to dress up as storybook characters, so you know it will be a visual smorgasbord! Refreshments and giveaways will be provided.

The Oak Lawn Library is at 4100 Cedar Springs at the corner of Cedar Springs and Knight. For more information, contact Ray Sablack or Barbara Carr at (214) 670-1359

Here is a sneak peek, but not everything is here, and it's so much better to see it all in person. Hope to see you there!

Participating artists:

Adnan Razvi_________________Pinocchio
Frank Tringali_______________The Emperors New Clothes
Hati Chivaviro Munetsi________Green Eggs And Ham
Christian Millet______________Hansel & Gretel
Margo Miller________________Rapunzel
Kerian Massey_____________The Bremen Town Musicians
Andy Morris_______________Jack And The Beanstalk
Gina Marie Dunn___________The Secret Garden
Essie Graham_____________The Steadfast Tin Soldier
Cathryn Colcer____________ Rumpelstiltskin
Andrea Davis______________Cinderella
Kevin Obregon_____________The little old woman that lived in a shoe.
David Rodriguez____________The three little pigs.
Liz London_________________Sleeping Beauty
Jack Sheely________________Little Red Riding Hood
Dan Colcer______________ The elves and the shoemaker
Iris Candelaria___________The last Unicorn
Chad Evans______________The Frog Prince
Melissa Wertz____________The Princess and the Pea.
Brad Albright_____________Alice in Wonderland.
Jacque Allen Forsher_______Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Zachary Morriss___________Belling The Cat.
Cori Berg________________The Ugly Duckling
Cigi Cowgoddess_________ Beauty and The Beast
Jacqueline Marchioni______Puss-n-Boots
Robb Conover____________The Little Mermaid
Rachel White Delgado________The Little Prince..
Kailyn Kerlee Cano___________ The Three Billy Goats Gruff

17Feb/120

Shoe Junkies UNITE!

Ok, so if you know anything about me, you know I LURRRRRVVE shoes! I paint them, I wear them, I admire the costly "can't-haves-quite-yet" and the "oh-don't-even -bother-dreaming -about-them" pedi pedestals we call shoes. Heels, preferably for me. So I was gobstruck when I came onto a website devoted wholeheartedly to some of the most amazing, outlandish, garrish and even some incredibly impossible shoes. I could spend and admit, have spent hours drooling and giggling over the array that they have listed.

The purveyors are Liza Snook and Taco Zwaanswijk, whom reside in Holland. Two shoe junkies on a mission to pluck the most obscure to the most sensual shoe you will ever find, all on one site. So fill your shoe fetish at The Virtual Shoe Museum.

Here are a few samples to tide you over before you jump to thier page.

3Feb/120

El Corazon 2012

2012 El Corazon, White Rock Lake Dallas TX

The opening to El Corazon is tomorrow night in Dallas. I am thrilled to be part of such a wonderfully curated show! The talent and imagination is immense. I feel so honoured to be a part of something so well put together. Here is the invite with list of Artists. I took a few parting shots as I dropped off my artwork. I cannot wait to see it all put together Last year it was magnificent!

Show Runs from Feb 4-March 3

Opening Reception Saturday February 4th, 7-9pm

The artists featured in the exhibition are:
ARTners Group, Kerian Babbitt-Massey, Awadh Baryoum, Carley Blackman,
Angie Bolling, Eunice Bridges, Debbie Buie, Rebecca Collins, Liz Conrad, Ray-Mel
Cornelius, Patricia Curry, Katrina Doran, Lori Dudley, Gina Marie Dunn, Brett
Dyer, Jacque Forsher, Tyra Goodley, Cindy Gray, Rebecca Guy, Kimberly Harris,
Hayden Harris, Anna Hernandez, Lizzett Herrera, Antoaneta Hillman, Suzan
Kumar, Katrine Kyhnel, Joanna LaGrone-Headrick, Rachel E. Lord, Eli Lorenz,
Roberta Masciarelli, Julia McLain, Julie Mortillaro, Teri Muse, Lauri Osburn
Thomas, Becky Phillips, Evy Pitcher, Adam Ramirez, Marty Ray, Richard Ray,
Alfredo Rodriguez, Lesley Rucker, Lowell Sargeant, Kate Schatz, Armando
Sebastian, Heather Shoulders, Pam Stern, Linda Stokes, Diane Torres, Juan Torres-
Zavala, Melissa Jane Wertz and David Zarazúa II.

 

LOCATION AND HOURS:
The Bath House Cultural Center is located on the eastern shore of White Rock Lake at
the end of Northcliff Dr. off of Buckner Blvd. at 521 E. Lawther, Dallas, TX 75218.
Hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM. The center is open
until 10:00 PM on nights with theatre performances. For general information about
cultural programs at the Bath House Cultural Center, please call (214) 670-8749 or visit
the center’s website at www.bathhousecultural.com

3Jun/111

Eat, Paint and Wine…it’s all about a good time!

I'm starting a new adventure and it includes you! Well, if you want to anyway!

This weekend will be my first class in teaching people how to paint. We will be starting off with Van Gogh's "Starry Night."

Eat, Paint, and WineIt will be held in the Flying Fish Gallery, but I am planning more classes in the immediate future. My class filled up in less than a few days. I am planning a nice little menu of Hors D'ouvres. Not to be missed! Not to mention my super snarky wit and humor...ok well, the dip is good.

Here is a list of what will be served, so please pair your wine accordingly.

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Sat, June 4th Apps Menu

cabbage wrapped shrimp with a mango pineapple chutney
tomato and mozzarella cheese salad with fresh basil
fresh veggies from the garden with a fresh dill dip
assorted olives  and olives stuffed with blue cheese and a blue cheese crumble with crackers
assorted cheese tray with grapes

Passionfruit Punch with a mint and lemon garnis

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You may have missed this class, but please check my web page for more available dates.
I will be adding more shortly!

17May/110

279 Artisan Trail show pics

It was a beautiful and cool weekend filled with classic cars, amazing artwork and fun. I got to see the new schoolhouse that was moved to Ben Wheeler from Emory. They did an amazing job refurbishing that place! Unfortunately I forgot to take pics of it, but I did get to take full advantage of the upstart car show going on at the same time as the artisan show. I didn't get many pictures but here are the ones I did get!

13May/110

Painting of the week- Pinstripes and rust

Pinstripes and Rust-Kerian Massey
Pinstripes and Rust-Kerian Massey

I just finished this painting last night for the art show this weekend. I love painting old rusty cars.

I just finished this painting last night. The man who owns this car refurbished it in a way that preserved the beautiful patina the rust left on the car. He sanded it smooth, just the way it was, so that the paint and rust were level and the he matte clear coated it. After that he pinstriped it and gave it it's name "Ratrod." It was love at first sight, from it's gleaming cherry rims to it's custom non-paint job.  Coolness encapsulated on 4 wheels.

This will be on display at the Flying Fish gallery and I will also be listing it on my website and Etsy.

29Apr/110

More info on the 279 Artisan Trail Art Jam

Second Saturday Art Jam

Mardi Gras Style!

EDOM TO BEN WHEELER, TEXAS
MAY 14, 2011
Shops open 10 a.m.
Dining & Entertainment til 11 p.m.

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Bring your masks and beads!

Mardi Gras

Photo by Lee Deforke Jr.

LIVE DEMONSTRATING ARTISANS
Stop by by and watch me create my next piece de resistance at the Flying Fish gallery.

Artists, galleries, antique shops, garden centers, restaurants, music venues, and more along Farm Road (FM) 279 show off their wares, provide hands-on opportunities for visitors to create art, and demonstrate artist techniques to include knitting, jewelry-making,
coppersmithing, painting on silk, oil figure/portraits, and flame-worked glass.

LIVE MUSIC
Live “porch” music throughout the day in both the
Edom and Ben Wheeler downtown areas.

SATURDAY EVENING features:
Crawfish Boil with
Zydeco Stingrays, 8-11 p.m., Moore’s Store- Ben Wheeler
Zydeco-Stingrays
Local favorite Tommy Aduddell, 7-10 p.m., The Forge- Ben Wheeler
Tommy Aduddell

Musical storyteller Chuck Brodsky, 7:30 p.m. The Old Firehouse-Edom

Chuck Brodsky

Come Join the Fun!

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21Apr/110

Second Saturday Art Jam, May 14, 2011

Second Saturday Art Jam, May 14, 2011
2•7•9 Artisans Trail hosts Second Saturday Art Jam, May 14. I will be one of two featured artists at the Flying Fish Gallery. Enjoy art, a crawfish boil and Cajun music jams by the Dallas-Based Zydeco/Cajun band The Zydeco Stingrays! Come check out the show and the towns of Ben Wheeler and Edom. They are becoming great little art meccas in their own right. Hope to see you there!

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Jungle Thug by Kerian Massey
Jungle Thug by Kerian Massey
30Jan/110

17th annual El Corazon Exhibit at the Bath House

It was a warmer than usual January evening at the Bath House Cultural Center.  I was excited as this was is my first gallery showing in Dallas. There were tons of people and an enormous buzz to the place. Elbow to elbow, we made our way through the show and found some really amazing art.  There was an a student area for school age kids. I loved it because they even had their explanations of their art written out.

WE had a blast, met some really cool people and enjoyed a really great show. I hope I get to do it again next year!

4Mar/100

EXTREMELY BUSY

This is the Carr family from Mieola, they will get thier EHM house tomorrow

This is the Carr family from Mieola, they will get thier EHM house tomorrow


I just finished as a project lead for Extreme Home Makeover, creating a mural in one of the rooms. I am so excited as this family only has one degree of separation from myself, as they are friends with a family friend! I have been told on more than one occasion about how wonderful and deserving they are!
I was thrilled to be asked to take the lead in such a monumental project in such a short time, but with the skilled artists who volunteered, I was blessed from the start. We worked hard, met family members and got to actually see Ty. Our project took a bit longer than expected, but with such a complex thing it wasn't a surprise. When we were finished, I was just floored.
I got to meet some really wonderful women and expanded my world of cool people to know in east Texas, and I got interviewed by Ty. Who could ask for more? Well, I could. What it all boils down to, is the look on that family's face when they come into the room. What a wonderful feeling to be a part of something so generous and grand! I could be a full time philanthropist and it would be so wonderful!
If asked to do it again, I would, in a New York Minute!