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“Carousel Dreams” Opening Reception
November 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kiki Michalek will introduce a new series of paintings, celebrating the art of the carousel. “Carousel Dreams” is a collection of original work showing animals with different themes. “Celestial Ride”, the first in the series, is a large piece (over 5’) with the Stars, Sun and Moon as a central theme. The next in the series is an equally large canvas with Therapeutic Riding as the keystone to its creation. With over a dozen drafts for the full group of paintings, Kiki is working on smaller watercolor compositions which will be on display and visitors will have a sneak peek at some of the original graphite drafts.
Michalek’s love of nature and animals combined with her nostalgia for the fine craftsmanship of days gone by are the foundation of her carousel paintings. “To me, a carousel is more than the motion and the bright lights with the gloss and commotion. I strive to honor the fine craft of master designers and carvers in my paintings of carousel animals, celebrating the art, the quiet beauty of the animals and the detail that was so abundant in the original carousels. When I look at the animals and surroundings, when they are still, that is when I see their true beauty.”
Kiki Michalek works out of her studio, Air Borne Creations year-round. She is a freelance painter of over 30 years and specializes in commissioned pet portraits, automotive art and wildlife art.
For more information, visit her web site at www.airbornecreations.com or call 203-913-3883