There will be a free screening of the documentary film "Work At Hand" Friday, November 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Columbia College Chicago Film Row Theater, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., 8th floor.
The Chicago premiere of the documentary film "Work At Hand" will be presented by Chicago Filmmakers in two free screenings on Saturday October 20, 2018 at 7:00 PM and 8:30 PM at 5720 North Ridge Avenue, Chicago, IL. Both screenings are free and open to the public.
Michael was one of the members of an Artist Panel September 29th presented by the Hofheimer Gallery, Chicago, IL that was an Art Expo After Hours Event. The question at hand was “Abstract Art and Its Relevance in Chicago Today” Pictured left to right: Susan Aurinko, Judith Roston Freilich, Charles Gniech, Michael K. Paxton and Gallery Owner/Director Teresa Hofheimer.
Paul Krainak, artist, educator and writer wrote a thoughtful review of “Pillars of Dust” for his Inland Art column in the October 2018 issue of the Community Word published in Peoria, IL.
The one-person exhibition “Pillars of Dust” opened September 28th at the Heuser Art Center of Bradley University, peoria, IL. These large-scale paintings and works on paper will be on display until November 6, 2018.
Here is the show card for the one-person exhibition “Pillars of Dust”
“Pillars of Dust” a one-person exhibition of large-scale paintings and works on paper will be presented at the Heuser Art Center Gallery of Bradley University, Peoria, IL. The show opens September 28, 2018 and runs through November 6, 2018. The documentary film “Work at Hand” will be screened before the opening and Michael will also meet with graduate painting students during the day. Partially Funded by both the Illinois Arts Council and a Part-time Faculty Development Grant form Columbia College. Here are a couple of links to both Bradley University Art Department and Galleries websites. https://www.bradley.edu/academic/departments/art/news/story.dot?id=37a76887-d484-4487-b91e-f732d15201d0
I am very pleased that Work at Hand is an Official Selection for the 17th Annual Great Lakes Film Festival announced yesterday, September 8, 2018.
Looking forward to the September 21st screening, 7:00pm, at the historical Wealthy Theater in Grand Rapids, MI
The documentary film Work At Hand now has a Screenings page where upcoming screenings and venues are listed. At the moment there are (3) on the books. Additional venues, dates and times will be added as they become available.
I am happy to announce that there will be a showing of the documentary film "Work At Hand" Friday, September 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Wealthy Theater, 1130 Wealthy Street SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan. A discussion of the film with the filmmakers and artist will follow the screening.
I am pleased to announce that my one-person exhibition of large scale paintings and works on paper titled "Pillars of Dust" will open September 28th at the Heuser Art Center Gallery of Bradley University, Peoria, IL and run through November 6th. A planned showing of the documentary film titled "Work At Hand Michael K. Paxton" will also be screened. Shown is a studio snapshot of one of the works to be on included in the exhibition.
As part of their Thought-Provokers Series Voyage Chicago has just published an artist interview with me that featured images of my most recent work plus this photo taken by Jeanne Nemcek of me standing in front of my latest large-scale painting in progress.
Along with the tribute to my work as a Figure Drawing Instructor in Line Work 8.5, I was also included with a couple of drawings in the main issue of Line Work 8. Shown here is one of them of my late Mother Pauline.
I was both very surprised and humbled by the staff of the recently released Line Work 8 Box when I found a dedication in the form of a separate publication, Line Work 8.5. Here featured not only a very thoughtful tribute page to me a an instructor, but also my work on the front and back covers, a few of my drawings inside and most importantly the work from my Figure Drawing II class from which this whole issue sprang. What an honor to have know and worked with these young artist.
Now online on neotericArt, an online art magazine my answer to One Question "What it the film Work At Hand all about?" Thanks goes to Norbert Marszalek for this support for the film and my work.
The website and trailer for the full broadcast length documentary film "Work At Hand Michael K. Paxton" in now online. The website was developed by Jeanne Nemcek and Christina Timmins and features not only the trailer for the film, but bios of the filmmakers Director Peter Hartel and Editor Libi Hake, along with production and post production stills and a contact page for comments and inquires.
I am pleased and honored that Linda Matney Gallery has posted a page of a few of my recent works on paper to their Artsy page. Thanks to Director Lee Matney for the effort.
I am pleased to be included in the group exhibition The Art of The Eye that opens March 31st at the new Kenosha Creative Space, WI. I will be showing one of my newest works on paper that is based on a slide section of the effects of Black Lung on coal miners from my native West Virginia. Shown Round Drawing, 2018, 26" x 20", graphite,watercolor, acrylic and flashe on paper. Judged and Curated by Diane Levesque and Kristen Bartel, I also send a big thank you to David Jones and Marilyn Propp.
I am pleased and honored to have been awarded with the ILLO 2017 Faculty Member of the Year, by the Design Department, Illustration, Columbia College, Chicago. Pictured here is my wonderful Figure Drawing II students surrounding me holding the award. This award really belongs to all of them.