Friday, April 20, 2012

I.F. artist mounts colorful show at Art Museum of Eastern Idaho

Kort Duce's show "Collective Whimsy: Cockeyed Art" runs through June 16 at the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho. Above is one of his chicken-themed acrylic paintings, "Alarm Clock."
I had the pleasure Thursday night of attending the opening of "Collective Whimsy: Cockeyed Art," Kort Duce's show at the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho.

Kort, a commercial photographer, embarked on this project in 2007 when his wife, Kortny Rolston, bought him a set of acrylic paints and a few canvasses. Five years later, he has put together a collection of extraordinary paintings that I would encourage anyone reading this to go see.

This being a business-related blog, I want to mention that he has an online store where you can buy not only the artwork but keychains, cocktail napkins, cards, etc. Here's the link: http://www.cockeyedart.com/#!

The show runs through June 16. Here is a link to the Art Museum's Web page, where you can find more information: http://www.theartmuseum.org/

And if you'd like to watch a video that Steve Smede of Idaho Falls Magazine made about the show, check it out here: http://vimeo.com/39343334