Sunday, May 20, 3-5pm
CMCA Members free; others with admission
Join artist Nancy Kureth, former Director of The Twin Cities Creative Council and Co-Founder of the Biddeford Art Walk, for an intimate, fun, colorful, and insightful presentation on her friend and fellow artist, KJ Shows. Kureth is a frequent visitor to Shows’ Kennebunk studio, where Kureth “talks to the back of my head,” says Shows, as she paints at her easel. From this running conversation, the artists discuss art, life, politics, and everything in between.
“Art has the power to start conversations,” says Shows. In 2008, she began a series of unconventional portraits of artists’ shoes and to date has painted more than 120 portraits of both world renowned and obscure contemporary artists whose work she admires. The artists include Jamie Wyeth, John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha, Jenny Holzer, Ann Hamilton, Judy Chicago and Billy Childish. “The list keeps growing,” says Shows, “and every portrait forges a new creative connection.”
Nancy Kureth is a mixed media artist, writer, and curator. She founded the Biddeford Art Walk in April 2007. She has curated over 60 different art openings and events in both Biddeford and Saco. In 2017 Nancy wrote, produced, and performed in her play Vignettes. During this same six month time frame, she painted one small acrylic painting daily. Currently she is working on large scale paintings and slowly building her tiny house in Southern Maine. She surrounds herself with artists and nature so she can be inspired everyday.