Thursday, July 01, 2004

Jim Blanchard
Men's Adventures in the Land of Light

Johnny Ryan
Somebody Goofed


Curated by Erin Norlin, David Miller and Kipling West

Two Night Only! Friday July 9 and Saturday July 10

Opening Reception: Friday, July 9, 6:00 - 10:00 pm

Saturday hours 2-6

Roq la Rue Gallery ~ 2316 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

Thanks to the generosity of Kirsten Anderson, for two days only, Painters of Blight will occupy Roq la Rue Gallery, featuring two dozen artists paying tribute to the work of Thomas Kinkade and Jack T. Chick. Don't blink and miss it!

Renowned and beloved as the "Painter of Light," Thomas Kinkade is America's best-selling fine artist. One who purchases a reproduction of one of Mr. Kinkade's paintings may elect to have their purchase brought to life by a Kinkade-trained Master Highlighter, who adds color and definition with oil paint, truly bringing the lithographs to "light." In that spirit, artists Jim Blanchard, Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley, Robert Hardgrave, Claire Johnson, Charles Krafft, Pat Moriarity, Erin Norlin, Marion Peck and Mark Ryden (in collaboration), Benton Peugh, Robert Rini, Bonni Reid, and Kipling West have highlighted pages from the Thomas Kinkade Painter of Light® with Scripture: 2004 Deluxe Wall Calendar, in their own distinct styles.

Jack T. Chick is one of the most prolific Christian evangelists in America, spreading the good news of Jesus Christ and bad news of eternal damnation though 3" x 5", 24-page comic book tracts, and his black and white shockers form the perfrect counterpioint to Kinkade's lust pastorals. Since 1961 he has created 175 proselytizing tracts, which have had more than 500,000,000 copies published in over 100 languages worldwide. Artists Tom Bagley, David R. Drake, Jed Dunkerly, Nathan Eyring, Rod Filbrandt, Cliff Hare and Kamilla White (in collaboration), David Lasky, Deborah F Lawrence, Eric Reynolds and Johnny Ryan have each created work inspired by Chick.

I haven't seen it all, but what I have seen is awesome. Please come by and check it out.

For further information or images contact: David Miller at 206-909-6770 or

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