Art Book / Catalog

Now Available!

New Art Book / Catalog

Released February 2019

Just published an Art Book/Catalog of the Potter Gallery show. The exhibition was on display September of 2019.

Lullabies Till Dawn

An Illustrated Songbook and Original Art

Art book, music and original art available now!

Benjamin Parks

Artist Statement

My work is an exercise in capturing the essence of a soul. I paint subject matter in a state of being unmasked emotionally. I look for unguarded moments where the true nature of a person is visible. Emotional in nature, I paint these real moments on large scale canvases. As I am painting I transfer my own emotional experience into the process while also being affected by my perception of the subject. This ranges from my imagination of a stranger to real interpersonal relationships with close family members. Each step and layer of paint mirrors a life experience. Not all layers of paint are visible, yet they affect the outcome of the whole just as the subconscious mind affects our outer lives. My goal through painting is to bring the subconscious into awareness.


Latest News And Events

Solo Show: Ceremony

March 6th: Kansas City First Fridays Solo exhibition of portraits. Including the debut of 4 new paintings. Event Link: > SEVEN1five Artspace 715 Kirk Drive, KCMO Refreshments & Drinks provided by Seven1Five  

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Third Friday Artistry w/ Ben Parks & Lace Chamber

February 21st Event Link > Come Join us at The Wellness Wheel in celebration of Ben Parks and Chamber Lace. You will also have an opportunity to meet the Wellness Providers at The Wellness Wheel along with many local entrepreneurs that will be setting up shop throughout the center. This is a perfect opportunity to […]

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Art Book Available from the Potter Gallery show

Just published an Art Book/Catalog of the Potter Gallery show. The exhibition was on display September of 2019. Order it here > A printed or PDF is available. Link:

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Look Me in the Eye, Portraits of Kansas City

Excited to have a piece in the exhibition: “Look Me in the Eye, Portraits of Kansas City”   At the Epsten Gallery September 15 – November 29, 2019 Opening Reception: 1 – 4 PM Sunday, September 15th 5500 W 123rd St. Leawood, KS 66209 65 works by 65 artists curated by Elisabeth Kirsch and Mike […]

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Portraits: A Solo Show at The Potter Gallery

Portraits, Paintings by: Benjamin Parks Opening Reception: Sep. 27th, 5-7pm Event > Show runs: Sep. 23-Oct. 25th Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm Presented by The Potter Gallery, with support from the Department of Art, and The Missouri Western State University School of Fine Arts. Potter Art Gallery  

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Sep. First Friday’s Opening: Hotel Indigo Crossroads

The official opening of Benjamin Parks exhibition at Hotel Indigo Crossroads will be September 6th as part of First Friday’s. View Event >    

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W 39th Street: Art From Here

I am showing a piece at the Smalter Gallery. The show is entitled W39th Street: Art From Here Opening Aug 2nd: Join us on First Friday for a celebration of artists connected to W 39th street. I put out an open call for artists who love 39th, work on 39th or live near 39th […]

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Piece featured in ‘Visit KC’ New Video

I have a piece featured in the ‘Visit KC’, ‘The New Midwest: Forward Momentum’ This was filmed while the piece was on display during the Figurative Show at the Hilliard Gallery

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Artist Spotlight: Sharon Charmley and Benjamin Parks I Figurative Works II Award Winners

Thank you Foundry Arts Center for the write up!! Artist Spotlight: Sharon Charmley and Benjamin Parks I Figurative Works II Award Winners March 27, 2019 Sharon Charmley How did you first become involved with art? I have always been interested in art, and I can recall that even in elementary school, I was the kid […]

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12th Annual Contemporary Figurative Art Show

Excited to be a part of this exhibition! Show opens April 5th, 2019 12th Annual Contemporary Figurative Art Show Press Release For Immediate Release Show opens April 5th, 2019 opening reception is 6-9pm Hilliard Gallery 1820 McGee St Kansas City, Mo 64108 816-561-2956 Gallery Hours: Tues-Friday 10-5, Sat 12-4 and by appointment Show runs […]

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