MEDIA ALERT / PRESS RELEASE
BRUSH CREEK ART WALK -September 13, 14, 15
Everyone is invited!
The public is invited to come out and walk the newly completed, nearly 4 miles of walkways along Brush Creek while musicians play and painters paint.
Plein-Air Painters will have three days to complete paintings on-site along the creek. Artists will enter their finished paintings for a chance to show in the
Gallery at Bruce R. Watkins on October 3, 2013.
ART OPENING RECEPTION:
Gallery at Bruce R. Watkins
October 3, 2013
5pm - 8pm
The public is invited to view the Juried Paintings of Brush Creek on display.
Prizes will be awarded to winning artists and the paintings will be for sale.
The Juror for the second annual Brush Creek Art Walk has yet to be announced.
(Last year the Juror was Paul Dorrell of the Leopold Gallery and the Opening was held at Gallery of Art at UMKC).
Music is planned outside in Theis Park on Sunday, September 15th.
Our fabulous free Music Concert lineup includes.....Az One, Expassionates, Barclay Martin & Rick Willoughby, She's a Keeper and Making Movies Social Club at Theis Park Amphitheater, South Lawn of the Nelson Art Gallery. 2:30pm – 7:30pm - Mark your calendars!
For more information, visit our website and facebook page:
CALL FOR ARTISTS
All Artists are welcome – registration $35.
Artists can register by visiting the website: http://www.brushcreekartwalk.org/
Plein-Air Painters will have three days to complete paintings on-site along the creek. Artists will enter their finished paintings for a chance to show in the Gallery at Bruce R. Watkins on October 3, 2013. Paintings will be painted entirely on-site, "en plein air" means "in the open air", during the three day event. Four zones have been designated along Brush Creek with prizes for the top paintings awarded in each zone.
BRUSH CREEK WALKWAYS
Stroll the newly completed walkways!!
From Roanoke Road east to Elmwood, there is a near continuous trail along the Creek. Our scenic riverwalk in Kansas City is nearing completion.
Brush Creek has gone through a major transformation since the devastating flooding back in 1977. Several new bridges have been built, the creek has been reshaped, and landscaping, walkways, and fountains have created a beautiful greenway.
Photos are available upon request.
The GALLERY at BRUCE R. WATKINS
Bruce R. Watkins has graciously offered to display the selected paintings of the second annual Brush Creek Art Walk. The Opening Reception will be October 3rd from 5-8pm and the public is invited. The paintings will remain on display for three weeks until October 24th. The Gallery is open to the public: Tuesday - Saturday 10am-6pm, located at 3700 Blue Parkway.
FRIDAY NIGHT QUICK PAINT EVENT
All participating Artists are invited to join us Friday Sept. 13 from 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Artists will have two hours to complete a painting eligible for a $500 purchase award.
This year’s location will be on Brush Creek between Benton Blvd and Brush Creek Community Center. We are very grateful to this year’s sponsor – David Field Oliver through the Francis Family Foundation.
We are very grateful to our Sponsors for making this event possible:
Kansas City Missouri Parks and Recreation
The Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City
Bruce R. Watkins
The Missouri Valley Impressionist Society
Shook Hardy and Bacon
The Kansas City Star & Ink Magazine
For Questions Call
Greg Summers, Painter www.rgregorysummers.com
Anne Garney, Painter www.annegarneypaintings.com
Patricia Gray, Music Director
Heidi Downer, Director of Marketing, KCMO Parks & Recreation