Merry Christmas! I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas weekend full of love and joy. Here is a silly drawing of a snowman I doodled because I’m too lazy to draw Santa Claus. Next year I’ll be better prepared and make a real Christmas card like a real artist. Until then… Enjoy some hot chocolate and have a wonderful day.

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I’m happy to announce that I’m teaching an art class at Mark Arts this winter called Creativity 101. Details below.

 Creativity 101

$145/$130

Monday, January. 9th – Monday, March. 13th, 2017

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This course will consist of in–class assignments and creative exercises designed to stimulate creativity and experimentation. Students will work in a variety of mediums, styles and subjects including portraiture, abstraction and still life. This class is ideal for the beginner as well as the advanced.

 Enroll online at http://www.markartsks.com/course/creativity-101/.

Register online by January 3rd and save $10 with coupon code WINTER2017.

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This Friday (December 9th) will be your last chance to see CHROMA at the Vertigo 232 Art Gallery. I also plan on giving a brief artist talk at 7:00 pm. There are plenty of paintings available for purchase and prices are always negotiable. I would love to see all of my paintings find a happy new home.

CHROMA: Abstract Paintings By Dustin Parker – Vertigo 232 Art Gallery – 232 N. Market Street Wichita, KS (Located on the second floor of Hewitt’s Antiques and Shopkeeper Mall) – CLOSING RECEPTION – Friday, December 9th – 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm – ARTIST TALK at 7:00 pm. – https://www.facebook.com/events/1372001632831340/.

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Check out the album cover art that Mike Gangwere and I created for Standing in the Colour’s “Singularity Remixed” album. Standing in the Colour is one of my favorite local bands and I’m honored that they invited me to help remix the album art.

The album will be released on 12/16 and it will feature remixes by

Ian Stewart (CLEME)
Andrew J Stephens (Scattered Lodges)
Dallas Holloway
Skyler Marshall
Kyle Cramb (The Coma Calling)
UJ Pesonen
Kevin Wildt (KVNWLDT)
Daniel Davis (Living Ghost)

David Lord

Learn more about Standing in the Colour at
15284036_10154782890256692_3460499070711837551_n.jpg“Singularity Remixed” album art by Mike Gangwere and Dustin Parker

Here is a sneak preview of CHROMA. The exhibit features 61 new paintings and a few dozen leftover paintings from previous exhibitions.

CHROMA: Abstract Paintings By Dustin Parker

Vertigo 232 Art Gallery – 232 N. Market Street Wichita, KS (Located on the on the second floor of Hewitt’s Antiques and Shopkeeper Mall)

Final Friday, November 25th – 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE – www.facebook.com/events/628392890674327/

See Dustin Parker’s work at www.DustinParker.com

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I will be one of the featured presenters tonight at Wichita Art Chatter at the Wichita Art Museum. The other presenters will be Curt Clonts, Susan Mayo, Janice Thacker and Katie White. The fun begins at 6:00 pm. Details below.
 
Wichita Art Chatter – Wichita Art Museum – 1400 W Museum Blvd – Friday, November 18th – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Featured Presenters – Dustin Parker, Curt Clonts, Susan Mayo, Janice Thacker and Katie White.
Part open mike, part thought cocktail, part happy hour on a Friday night, join the crowd as caffeinated ideas unfold. 20 slides for 20 seconds each – say what you mean, get to the point, and then sit down. WAM presents a lineup of local artists, musicians, and designers – creative types of every stripe, in streamlined offerings about what’s up and on their minds.
Presented with the WAM Contemporaries and supported, in part, by S. M. and Laura H. Brown Charitable Trust. Friday, March 11. Cash bar reception at 6:00 pm; program at 6:45 pm; mingling at 8:00 pm. Free admission for WAM members; general admission $10 at the door (includes one drink ticket). Dinner available before and after the program at the Muse Cafe. Reservations recommended at 316-268-4973
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