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I have officially begun production on a new series of paintings for a solo art exhibition called THE MASK BECOMES THE FACE at Watermark Books & Cafe.

THE MASK BECOMES THE FACE: Paintings By Dustin Parker
Watermark Books & Cafe 4701 E. Douglas, Wichita, Kansas
Exhibit Date: November 29 – December 24, 2013
Reception Date: Final Friday, November 29, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
More info: www.watermarkbooks.com or www.dustinparker.com 

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I drew a portrait of comic book artist and writer, David Mack (Kabuki, Daredevil)

Discovering David Mack’s Kabuki: Metamorphosis was a mind blowing event that redirected the trajectory of my creative explorations away from “traditional” superhero comic book illustrations and toward an expansive universe of paint splatters and pencil squiggles. David Mack’s work was a bridge between Spider-man and Picasso. David Mack’s work inspired me to start painting. David Mack’s work lead me to discover other amazing artists like Kent Williams, Ashley Wood, Dave Mckean, Bill Sienkiewicz and many others.

For more info about David Mack visit www.davidmackguide.com or www.davidmack.com.

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I just received the terrible news that my high school art teacher Gordon Zahradnik and his wife Rae were killed in a car accident yesterday. Mr. Z was an incredible artist, teacher and friend. He taught me formal order. He introduced me to NPR. He taught me the importance of presentation. He taught me the importance of having a disciplined work ethic, He taught me how to paint. He encouraged me to think outside the box and experiment. He taught me how to look at art. He taught me how to speak about art. He taught me the importance of formal critiques and collaborating with other artists. He taught me to embrace happy accidents. He taught me how to be a “better” artist. I can never repay him for what he gave me. I am extremely lucky to have known him. Mr. Z will be greatly missed. I know many of my fellow Northeast Magnet Alumni feel the same.

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Chuck Palahniuk was AMAZING! I sat in the front row directly in front of Chuck’s podium. He read 2 amazing short stories, ZOMBIE and CANNIBAL. There was a ton of Flaming Lips style beach ball + glow stick action. I almost passed out inflating my beach ball and the industrial strength sharpie fumes didn’t help. But most importantly I got to meet Chuck and he autographed the poster I designed for the event. (My master plan worked perfectly muwhahaha!) The night was perfect. Thanks to Watermark Books & Cafe for allowing me to design the poster and giving me the red carpet treatment. And thanks to Chuck for being a huge inspiration and source of both entertainment and insight. And thanks to Wichita State University for hosting the event. I am now officially one of Chuck’s bunnies…

Chuck Palahniuk BunniesMe – Chuck Palahniuk – My Brother Alex Cendrowski