Sager Braudis Gallery Show

8.7.20 – 8.29.20 – Portraiture Show Sager Braudis Gallery Aug 7th – Oct 31st Columbia, 1025 E. Walnut St At Artsy.net/sager-braudis-gallery

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13th Annual Contemporary Figurative Show

This is one of my favorite shows to be a part of. I am very excited to be a part of the 13th Annual Contemporary Figurative show at the Hillard Gallery https://www.hilliardgallery.com/artwork/what-s-new/monthly-show/ In Recent years there has been an increase in the creation and acceptance of figurative art and that includes, promisingly, the acceptance of […]

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Solo Show at The Bunker

The Eyes: June 1st – 27th View Show website with live stream of the ‘1,2,3’ installation: Here > Opening Reception > 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 […]

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Exhibition | context iii

Last held August 2017, the Foundry Art Centre presents an all media exhibition focusing on the written word’s role in the visual arts. Contemporary society is saturated with media and this exhibition showcases how intertwined the literary and visual arts are. Submitting artists can utilize the written word literally, symbolically, texturally, and/or referentially. View Show […]

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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: https://www.blurb.com/b/9941685-portraits-catalog-potter-gallery

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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: https://www.facebook.com/events/340630373554363/ 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 www.hilliardgallery.com Gallery Hours: Tues-Friday 10-5, Sat 12-4 and by appointment Show runs […]

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Paying Tribute to the Muse

Showing a piece at this show! thanks Vanessa Lacy Gallery! “Paying Tribute to the Muse” is Vanessa Lacy Gallery’s March group exhibition revolving around the theme of the artist’s muse. Historically nature, lovers, children, and industry have been muses to some of our most famous artists. What inspires you to take action, to create, or […]

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Foundry Arts: Figurative works II

I was honored to recieve a Jurors choice award at this show! February 22 – April 5, 2019 OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, February 22, 5:30 – 8:00pm THE EXHIBITION Portraiture has played a major role in the history of mankind. Leaders and saints from Sumerian times to modern times have their likeness immortalized in art. Since […]

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In Progress

In Progress is a sneak peek of two upcoming larger bodies of work: a “Portrait Series” and the much anticipated “Family Series” which explores loss, alienation and family.

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11th Annual Human Form Show

Show opens April 6th, 2018 Excited for this show. So many great artists, its an honor to be a part of.       Show opens April 6th, 2018 opening reception is 6-9pm Hilliard Gallery 1820 McGee St Kansas City, Mo 64108 816-561-2956 www.hilliardgallery.com Gallery Hours: Tues-Friday 10-5, Sat 12-4 and by appointment Show runs […]

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P&M Artworks

It was such an honor to be in the show … thank you Patricia B Glenn and Michael J Pronko MD … u are beautiful people! This talented young man was a featured artist for the P&M Artworks #SecretSalon held in January. Please take moment to look carefully at the work of #BenParks as the […]

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Press from Pitch regarding The Wires Collaboration

“The Lawrence Arts Center’s Nine Forty Live series has showcased innovative local and regional musicians for the past five years. But its reputation perhaps leans on tried-and-true singer-songwriter bookings more than it does on classical or concert music. The series is open to all genres, but you’re less likely to run into John Cale than […]

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Lawrence Arts Center

It was a pleasure to have a piece showing at the Lawrence Arts Center and have an interactive performance happening at the same time.

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Lawrence Performing Arts Center

Final prep for a collaboration with The Wires … I am projecting the process of painting 4 pieces for the ‘Seasons’ concert at the Lawrence Art Center on Sat. Feb 11th The intertwined process of underpainting and glazed layers in the video projection are affected by the live performance of both musicians, visually illustrating the […]

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Showing New Work At Leedy Voulkous

Secret Salon through February 25, 2017 (including First Friday, Feb 3). presented by P & M Artworks Leedy Voulkous Art Center 2012 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108 https://www.leedy-voulkos.com/

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Exhibition of New Portraits and Figure Paintings

Feb. 2014, Opening Feb. 7th Brooklyn, NY The Cee Flat Gallery   View work online

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‘Divine’ Exhibition, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center

Opening January 3rd Showing Jan-March Leedy-Voulkos Art Center 2012 Baltimore Ave · Kansas City

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‘Money’ Exhibition

April 5-27th Opening Reception April 5th Friday – 5-9pm Leedy Voulkos Art Center 2012 Baltimore Ave  Kansas City, MO 64108

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the Wires

A video installation projection, themed around ‘The Wires‘ music and performance. April 20th at The Brick in Kansas City 1727 McGee

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