Artist Preview: KAY JURICEK

Hello THAC Friends & Family!

Today’s post features a fun Q& A session with artist Kay Juricek, whose work is featured in ‘The Art Of Water Exhibit‘ featured through our our entire production of Anything Goes in the Stanton Art Gallery at THAC.  See how this full time painter  feels about women in art history, Picasso’s overexposure, and what advise she has to offer struggling artists in 2014. Mark your calendar for our Artist Reception scheduled  Sat. 11/22/2014 (5:30 – 7:30 PM). Cheers!

COREY BROWN | @COREYLENBROWN

CBROWN@TOWNHALLARTSCENTER.ORG


ARTIST PREVIEW •  KAY JURICEK

Kay Juricek
Kay Juricek

LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…

NAME: Kay Juricek

HOMETOWN: Crete Nebraska, raised on our family farm.

EDUCATION: B.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1980. M.S. in Library and Information Science, Columbia University, New York, N.Y. 1984.

DAY JOB: I paint full-time.


WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…

COLOR: All of them!

BOOK: Carl Hiaasen is always good, Lawrence Shames as well. Smart, funny and environmentally concerned. Too many others to list.

BAND: Quite a few, but at the moment its the Infamous Stringdusters.


THIS OR THAT…

DOGS OR CATS? Cats

HEELS OR FLATS? Flats

COKE OR PEPSI? Neither

SPRING OR FALL? Spring

SUNRISE OR SUNSET? Both

BEACH OR POOL? Yes


ANSWER ME THIS…

WHAT IS ART? WHAT MAKES AN ARTIST? To be a artist you have to have an inexhaustible desire to improve yourself, to paint better, to draw better, in spite of tremendous odds and certain rejection by juries, galleries and publishers. You have to have unshakable tenacity to keep working in the face of numerous roadblocks and repeated rejection. If you can do these things, then you have a very good chance at succeeding as an artist.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU CONSIDERED YOURSELF AN ARTIST? Always.

DO YOU HAVE FORMAL TRAINING? EDUCATION? Yes, an Bachelor of Fine Arts  degree from the University of Nebraska,  Lincoln, in painting and printmaking, and have taken classes and workshops from Denver artists Bruce Gomez and Kevin Weckbach.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MEDIUM? Pastel and oil paint.

WHO/WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST INSPIRATION? Artists I admire are Russell Chatham’s prints, Maynard Dixon’s landscapes, Rockwell Kent’s oil landscapes, Richard Diebenkorn’s New Mexico and California series, among others.

FAVORITE PERIOD? PIECE? Lately, Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park series, Karl Rungius’ animal paintings, early 20th century California Impressionism.

IN ART HISTORY, WHO HASN’T RECEIVED ENOUGH CREDIT? Women artists. We don’t have too much historical information on past artists, the situation now is getting better.

WHO HAS TOO MUCH ATTENTION? Jeff Koons, Picasso, pop artists and minimalism.

ANY ADVICE FOR THE STRUGGLING ARTISTS OF THE WORLD? Work hard at it. Just because you get rejected doesn’t mean you stop. You have to develop a tough skin, because everyone gets rejection. What matters is that you don’t let rejection stop you from your pursuit to become a better artist. You have to have an optimistic, relentless drive that will not allow you to be deterred from your passion. Also, technology is your friend. Use it to start a website, share photos of your work, try to keep up with it.


To view more of Kay’s work please visit: www.kayjuricek.com

 


STANTON ART GALLERYMON – FRI  | 10 AM – 5 PM

WWW.TOWNHALLARTSCENTER.ORG/STANTON-ART-GALLERY

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, FREE

ARTIST RECEPTION: NOV 22, 2014 (5:30 – 7:30 PM)


ANYTHING GOESNOV 14 – DEC 28, 2014

WWW.TOWNHALLARTSCENTER.ORG/ANYTHING-GOES

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“The Art of Water” Exhibit

Hello THAC Friends & Family!

The Stanton Art Gallery will feature a brand new exhibit through our production of Anything Goes! We always try to feature artists’ work that coordinates with our main stage attractions creating a consistent theme at Town Hall for every run-of-show. Though the  story has been adapted through a number of revivals since it’s Broadway Debut in 1934, Anything Goes is set aboard a magical ocean liner where unpredictable events unfold for the ships passengers and their evolving romantic complications! Keeping things nautical, “The Art of Water Exhibit” features various ‘water scenes’ by professional artists Kate Wyman, Joanne Sisun, Colette Brooks and Kay Juricek. Watercolors, Oil Paintings, and Pastels, this exhibit is sure to intrigue observers of all mediums. Visit the ‘Upcoming Exhibit Page at townhallartcenter.org as well as their personal websites (listed below) for more info about these amazing artists!

The Gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, NO CHARGE. “The Art of Water” Exhibit is scheduled form November 6, 2014 – January 5, 2015. The majority of the pieces are priced from $200 – $500, every piece is for sale. Be sure to stop by the Artist Reception on Saturday, November 22, 2014  (5:30 – 7:30 pm), it is open to public! Stay tuned to the THAC BLOG, I’ll be posting a fun Q&A Session with artist Kay Juricek tomorrow, Cheers!

COREY BROWN | @COREYLENBROWN

CBROWN@TOWNHALLARTSCENTER.ORG


MORE ABOUT KAY JURICEK?

www.kayjuricek.com


MORE ABOUT KATE WYMAN?

www.sundancerarts.com | 303.933.2767


MORE ABOUT COLETTE BROOKS?

www.artisanaccents.com | coletterbrooks@msn.com |303. 949.3398


 MORE ABOUT JOANNE SISUN?

www.jks-oils.com


STANTON ART GALLERY

MON – FRI  | 10 AM – 5 PM

WWW.TOWNHALLARTSCENTER.ORG/STANTON-ART-GALLERY

NO CHARGE, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

ARTIST RECEPTION: NOV 22, 2014 (5:30 – 7:30 PM)


ANYTHING GOES  

NOV 14 – DEC 28, 2014

WWW.TOWNHALLARTSCENTER.ORG/ANYTHING-GOES

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