ARTCENTRAL AT THE PALMS FOR ART WALK
Art Walk’s season opener is happening this Friday night, April 28th, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, around our historic downtown Carthage square. artCentral will be greeting guests at The Palms Massage and Day Spa, 341 South Main, hosted by Doug Osborne—Palms owner, master massage therapist and art lover extraordinaire. Be sure to visit the Palms, sip a sample of a world class OneHope fine wine and
I’m privileged to introduce David to you at Art Walk. David’s been well-rooted in art-making from his very beginnings. His father was an artistic, innovative jeweler. His grandmother and mother were both practicing artists and skilled craftswomen, too. Cradled in a home filled with creativity and artful beauty, David was always encouraged to make his own expressions and seek inspiration whenever and wherever he could. After high school graduation he made an extended European study trip to explore threads of art history he found there.
Returning to the states, as a full scholarship student, David attended and graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute where he majored in oil painting. A fan of Man Ray and influenced by Chagall and French impressionists and post-impressionists including Bonnard, Pizarro and Magritte, at KCAI David developed his own unique artistic voice that still informs his art-making today.
In the eclectic collection he presents for your pleasure at the Palms, you’ll find David’s painterly voice spoken through his lushly decorated musical instruments, portraits and landscapes including “Lake Lamar” and “Bridge on Civil War Road”.
On mandolin and guitar, with his rich baritone David will sing and play original lyrics and arrangements scripted over time on restaurant napkins and in the pages of his sketchbooks. You’ll hear some of my own favorites including “We See Candles in the Trees”
artCentral sends out an art-felt “thank you” to David and all the makers of Art Walk. For a year of visioning and planning, thank you to Wendi Douglas, Art Walk’s inspiring guru; to Doug Osborne, entertainment coordinator; to Koral Martin, artistic guide; to the hard-working committee; and to all the business supporters who make the magic happen.