Olathe Station Art Fair

Olathe Station Art Fair

So, the reason I drew the Ogerita trolley car in the first place was to donate its limited use to the Olathe Station Art Fair.  This is a street fair put on by Olathe Visual Artists, a group I’m a member of and serve as the webmaster for.  They had a trolley on their material last year, because it’s held on Strang Line road, which was named after a historic interurban railway line that ran more-or-less through there from 1906-1940.  Plus, the shopping center was named Olathe Station Shopping Center.  So, the trolley theme was pretty obvious.  But, unfortunately, the trolley image they used last year was not accurate.  (No disrespect to the artist, she definitely knows her way around Illustrator better than me, but she wasn’t familiar with the material.)  I knew I could do better, so I did.  The Ogerita was one of the first two trolleys on the line and ran for only two years from 1906-1908.  It was gas electric, so had no trolley pole.  But it is the cutest one, with it’s short length, rounded windows, and decorative railing.

Anyway, this is one of the new logos for this year’s fair.  It’s to be held on May 18th and 19th at the Olathe Station Shopping Center.  10-8 on Saturday and 10-5 on Sunday.  This is the second year it’s running and it was pretty good last year, especially for a brand new fair.  I think it’ll do even better this year.

Olathe Station Art Fair

I also sold (at cost) three prints of the Ogerita to the Overland Park Historical Society.  Those should be hanging in their museum somewhere by now.  They are also big on the Strang Line over there.  I was pretty happy about that.

Prints of the Ogerita are available at my Zazzle store.  And I’m sure OSAF merchandise will be available before long as well.

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“Hey, Kansas City” Art Show

Friday I took pictures of the “Hey, Kansas City” art show at Paper Birch Landing.  I think I got the whole exhibit here, but please forgive me if I missed one or two.  Cell phone camera shots, so sorry for the quality.  The show runs until the end of the month.  Go to my previous post for more information on that.  Of course, all these images are copyrighted by the artists who created them.  I think just about everything here’s for sale. So, contact the gallery if you’re interested in purchasing.

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Art Show Reception Tonight

paper-birch-landing1Tonight I’ll be attending the opening night reception at Paper Birch Landing.  The night opens the “Hey, Kansas City” show that I helped judge last month.  The reception is from 6 to 10pm and there will be wine, art, food, music and poetry.  The show runs all month.  I’ll also be at the “Artists Speak” event next Thursday (August 18th) from 6 to 8pm.

The gallery is at 3740 Broadway Suite 300, Kansas City, MO 64111.  It’s south of the Uptown Theater behind Woody’s.  Normal business hours are Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm.