Author: Kaki

Wildlife Viewing Area Closed – a February Show

Had a great time at the First Friday opening for Wildlife Viewing Area Closed at The Gallery @ 5th & Water on February 3rd! Lots of friends came out to have a look and enjoy the good company. Many thanks to all who supported the work! Had quite an adventure at the end of the evening – someone stole my bag. Now, I don’t usually carry a bag but I had my wallet, cell phone, keys and checks for The Haven and for me in that bag. And a fabulous lime green coat, which I LOVE. The dim-witted criminals took it right off a table and beat feet out of there. They could have gone to the train tracks and surveyed their loot under cloak of night. They could have stuffed my bag in one of their backpacks and waited til they got home to find out about the score. But, no! They walked one block away and spread my precious stuff all over the grass to examine the goods. They were so preoccupied by this excitement that they failed to look around and, therefore, to notice the two Charlottesville Police Department officers watching them from 15 feet away! So, my bag was stolen and returned intact in less than 30 minutes!! It was just enough to get my heart a-racing, I’ll tell you what!

Anyway, here are some images from the show:




Home Shows…

So, New City Arts Initiative held a show on the theme ‘home’ for the benefit of The Haven for November First Fridays. (New City Arts Initiative is so freaking cool, people.) The show was held at the WVTF gallery on Water Street and included artists like Patrick Costello, Maureen Lovett, Jesse Wells, Mike Ryan, Lisa Ryan, Ashley Walton, and Maggie Stein. I was lucky to have three pieces in the show, too! The show served as a preview for The Haven’s annual art auction fundraiser – There’s No Place Like Home. We had a great evening last week with over 140 pieces of art and homemade craft, fabulous food, and lots of good juju. These three new pieces were successfully auctioned to the benefit of The Haven:


The Garage Show – Take Two

So, in a wonderful, crazy twist of fate, I got to a have a second show at The Garage for October First Friday! I took the September show down and put up 20 new pieces. Some pieces were part of a series started in September, others were new ideas. We had a nice, steady flow of visitors and went through two chunks of Jarlsberg (my favorite), a wedge of brie, a melty tube of peppered goat cheese and some edam. Good cheese is important, I think.

I am delighted to report that 19 pieces sold during the First Friday opening – all to good homes.

Some animals that showed up in this show – firebirds with red eyes, snakes, rhinoceros, elephant, giant yellow bird, tiger, clownfish, wild hares, humpback whale, poisonous dart frog, pufferfish, African wild ass, polar bear, squirrel, white tail deer, black swans, owls, a newt and one very precious pink extinct antelope.

Thanks to all who stopped by!

Here are some images from the show:


My new website!

This is where I will post new work, talk about what I see, ask questions of the universe and share tiny, beautiful facts about the animal kingdom. I hope you’ll come back often to see what’s happening! On September 2, 2011, I had a show at The Garage. I called it In the Country, Under the Sea. My friends Moe and Patty helped figure out what it should be called. Stephen thought it should be called I like birds. And snakes.Its true, I like birds and snakes. And they show up a lot in my drawings. Sometimes they are based on real birds, sometimes they are completely made up, and sometimes they are ghosts.

The Hook offered this review of the show:

Here are some images from the show.

Fox Walking Octopus, pen & ink on paper, sold
Albino White Tail, pen & ink on paper, sold