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October Art Highlights

October went by really quickly! Not only were we able to see some great art here in Dallas and on a road trip to Springfield, MO., we also dropped off our first batch of K.Co Art Guides to our very first hotel concierge partner, published our first Dallas Art Travel Guide on Etsy, designed and launched a Custom Art Adventure service, and are now fully operating in K.Co 2.0 mode! It's been a bit like trying to steer a barge and we are still in learning as we go in some ways, but I'm happy with our progress and hope that our new clients and connections are happy, too. That's what it's all about!

Now, on to the Art Adventures!

Stained Glass Windo at The Philbrook, Tulsa.
"Slumgallion (The Venerate Outpost)" by Karl Unnasch at The Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK.

"Slumgullion (The Venerate Outpost) at Tulsa's Philbrook Museum of Art was my very favorite thing to see this month. This will definitely go on any Best Of... lists for me at the end of the year. It was such an interesting piece, and so beautifully made. The stained glass, in particular was something to see - each colored piece was a different object. The Philbrook in general is a museum that I keep a close eye on, because its programming and exhibitions are really innovative and high-quality. Only a short drive from Dallas, so I hope to visit again in the new year. "Slumgullion" is a permanent installation, so I highly recommend visiting, walking through the Philbrook's magical gardens, and checking it out for yourself.


Bead-crafted red cow.
From "Ubuhle Women:Beadwork and the Art of Independence", Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO.

Our trip through Tulsa ended in Springfield, MO. While we were there to visit friends in a pretty structured weekend, we did grab some time for a mini-adventure. Part of K.Co' s mission is to prove that great art is everywhere. To support that, we purposefully seek out art wherever we find ourselves. The Springfield Art Museum was a fun discovery. It's not huge, but its exhibits were interesting and great to explore on a quick stop in a busy afternoon. This show, "Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence" was really interesting in person. The skill and craftsmanship here is really something special.


Colorful plastic figures decorate a geometric rhino sculpture.
Shawn Smith "Harmony of Decay" at Craighead Green Gallery. Dallas.

Shawn Smith's "Systems and Omens" show at Craighead Green Gallery was a definite standout this month. I loved the pixelated quality and intricate construction of his work.


It seems that innovation was the theme of my October Art Adventures. Another new favorite was "Womb" by Jennifer Steinkamp at Talley Dunn Gallery. The gallery transformed several huge rooms into immersive nature scenes, with Steinkamp's interactive video projection covering entire walls. It is always so cool to see all the different directions where art can go.

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