Saturday, January 9, 2010

Kenny Harris: A Month in Istanbul

Opening this evening at Koplin Del Rio Gallery in Culver City, Kenny Harris is showing plein air paintings from time spent recently in Istanbul, Turkey. There are not only cityscapes, street scenes and mosques, but also cloud studies and intriguing interiors.

After graduating cum laude from Colorado College in art and studying at Charles Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy, Harris continued his studies at the Art Students League in New York City under Frank Mason, who died last June at the age of 88.

Harris was also a participant in the reality show "Art Race" in 2008, in which two artists traveled across the U.S. with only art materials and their talent to use in exchange for food, transportation and a place to stay. Not easy!

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