We are just one month away from Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 2! It runs on May 17-19 in Kansas City, Missouri in the Grand Ballroom of Bartle Hall. There is no other show this year that I am looking forward to more than this one. SFAL2 is all about the artists. It’s about real people and the art that they create, all of who are accessible in an inviting atmosphere. SFAL2 is open to the public. Anyone can go! Plus, there is original artwork to view and purchase.
The ticket prices are very reasonable. It’s only $40 for a 3-day pass and $20 for a single day entry. I like how the organizers have made the show welcoming to a diverse group by keeping the entry price low. I have always felt that it is important to make events accessible to young people, students and to those that don’t have a lot of money. It’s the best way to share our passion with others, and to introduce the arts to new people.
The 3-day ticket is an exceptional deal. It gets you into the show on the Friday Preview Night and Opening Night Party, plus a guaranteed seat at the Spectrum Awards Ceremony at the Midland Theatre on Saturday, May 18th. You can’t get the 3-day pass onsite–only in advance through the website. (A link to purchase tickets and for full show information is at the bottom of this post.)
I’m thrilled to be in a position to exhibit at SFAL2. It’s always a privilege to meet new people and those who have supported us. We hope we can give back a little by leaving you with a memorable visit, and properly show our appreciation in person.
I’m excited by the opportunity to host a terrific group of artists at our Flesk Publications booth (#500). Much of how I run Flesk is by focusing on the relationships and the artists. This show, I feel, falls very much in line with what I feel is the most important part of this industry–the people. With this in mind, I’ve asked some really great individuals to join us at the Flesk booth.
To start with, Gary Gianni and Mark Schultz, two gentlemen I came to know when I began publishing in 2002, and who have been wonderful to work with, will be available for autographs and to talk to.
Brom will be with us on Friday and Saturday. And things are looking good for us to have an advance copy of The Art of Brom book to preview.
Bill Carman will be doing a painting demonstration throughout the show. He has an uncanny ability to talk and paint at the same time. We encourage you to ask questions and take advantage of this opportunity to learn from this master painter.
Craig Elliott will be signing and sketching, plus he can fill you in on the latest paintings and films he is working on. Craig has completed a few stunning recent fine art works. He will have prints of them available.
Special guest to the show, Peter de Sève, can be found at our booth as well. Peter is well known for his covers for The New Yorker and his character development work for the Ice Age films. His imagination is among the highest level that I’ve seen.
These six artists will have original art, prints and books available. In addition, we will have a full line of all of our Flesk titles for you to peruse.
You can pick up the special event commemorative book celebrating the work of the six show guests from us. These artists are: Jon Foster, Peter de Sève, Tara McPherson, Charles Vess, Michael Whelan and Terryl Whitlatch. I’m working on a group signing at our booth on Saturday. The Details will follow soon.
Mike Mignola, who was previously announced as being at our booth, had a personal matter arise and will not be able to attend.
As we get closer to the show I will continue to provide updates and fill you in on the events that we will run.
See you soon!
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Gary Gianni website
Mark Schultz Facebook page
Bill Carman blog
Craig Elliott Gallery website
Peter de Sève website