Monthly Archives: December 2017

robin vanhoozer

The KCAC Artist Lifestyle is back this week with long time KCAC member and friend Robin VanHoozer (@robinvanhoozerart)!

Robin received her Masters of Arts in Painting from the University of Missouri at Kansas City and has been pursuing a successful arts career ever since! Her focus has over time shifted from painting to encaustic works and most recently shifted to encaustic 3D work. Robin’s works have a free flowing and abstract feeling to them that often give the viewer a sense of ethereal imagery floating along in the currents.

We are very excited to see what Robin has in store for us this week, so here are a few words from her about her current work and artistic inspiration…

“Just as we must live in both a “real” world and in the world of our minds and imaginations my work interlaces what I see and what I imagine.  I strive to find the link between the reality and my inner being.  Woven throughout my work are glimpses of what I see and what I can imagine. Building a visual tapestry by collecting a texture, a shape, a color, or a particularly nice line is a powerful tool in my art making. The constant transformations that occur over the course of creating inspire me to observe the extraordinary in the ordinary.

The use of encaustic wax in my art practice allows me to explore multiple layers of translucency.  Materials such as thread often become part of the tapestry in the layers of wax.  The transparent and translucent layers allow me to choose what I reveal or conceal.  When I enter my studio I weave what I have captured, glimpsed, or noticed from the corner of my eye. The evolutionary path I travel with each image is a unique perplexity.  The revelations that are unveiled surprise and delight.”

We just can’t wait to see what Robin has in store for us, so here are a few images of her artwork and past Instagram photos to get things kicked off…

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Be sure to follow Robin on her KCAC Instagram journey starting tomorrow Thursday, December 14th – Tuesday, December 19th!

If you missed any of our previous Artist Lifestyle Artists you can always catch up on the KCAC Instagram (@kcartistscoalition) to see what has been happening or search social media with the hashtags: #kcartistlifestyle #kcacartistlifestyle

troy colby

The KCAC Artist Lifestyle is returning and this time we are strolling a bit West to Lawrence, KS to join up with photographer Troy Colby (@troycolby)!

Troy is a KCAC member and we fell in love with his introspective photography that looks at the world through his son’s eyes. We thought that the raw documentary style of his photos needed to be shared with our Instagram community, so we asked and he said yes!

We are very excited to see what Troy has in store for us this week, so here are a few words from him about his work and artistic inspiration…

This will pass. I promise you, is an on going lyrical document project that centers on my youngest son. Easton, my 10-year-old son, is a high-strung child that deals with anxiety and migraines. These issues can make for some very rough days for the both of us. My project This will pass. I promise you. is a collaboration, although he is not always a willing subject. I am documenting his life in a raw emotional way. In doing so it allows for me to find understanding from these emotions.

Easton’s emotions can change rapidly, so I have my digital camera ready to capture these moments at the exact time they happen. The images are processed as black and white. I find that removing the distraction of color, brings the intensity of his emotion into focus. I am furthering the narrative by using various mixtures of light and different compositional aspects. In doing so, I can emphasize his stress when needed or his calmness as well.

The work has become a way for me to deal with fatherhood and the stresses that come along with it. The process of making the work has also brought me an insight and understanding of these moments in our lives. I have learned to be in the moment while being watchful and remaining compassionate. This allows me to be in a state where I can be a better father.”

We are very excited to see what Troy has in store for us, so here are a few images of his artwork and past Instagram photos to get things kicked off…

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Be sure to follow Troy on his KCAC Instagram journey starting tomorrow Thursday, December 7th – Tuesday, December 12th!

If you missed any of our previous Artist Lifestyle Artists you can always catch up on the KCAC Instagram (@kcartistscoalition) to see what has been happening or search social media with the hashtags: #kcartistlifestyle #kcacartistlifestyle