I'm Kenney Mencher. I'm an artist who left a tenured professorship in 2016 to pursue making art full time. This blog is about art, art history, with a emphasis on human rights. I make homoerotic art featuring bears, otters & other gay wildlife.
This week at the Palo Alto Art Center
Meet our new Director
After an extensive search, we are delighted
to announce our new Director of Education, Lucy Larson. Lucy comes to
the Art Center from the San Jose Museum of Art where she has served as
the Director of Education since 2009. Defining
one of her goals as providing “the youth in our community with the
opportunities to practice and deepen their artistic skills so they
continue to view themselves as artists throughout their lives,” we
believe Lucy to be an ideal fit to manage our children,
teen and family programs and are excited to begin working with her in
early May. Please join us in welcoming Lucy to the Art Center team!
Family Day is this Sunday!
Spring has sprung and so has our free
Spring Family Day at the Art Center this Sunday, March 29! Join us at the Art Center from 2-5 p.m. as we present hands-on artmaking projects for the whole family. Enjoy drawing activities inspired by our current exhibition,
Hear This!, as well as a musical performance by students from Palo Alto’s
School of Rock. Want to get in on the action first? Members receive exclusive early entry to the activities beginning at 1 p.m. Become a member now by going
Enroll in our new Beyond Black and White: Color Pencil Workshop this spring
and discover the power and beauty of drawing with colored pencils.
Working from photographs, students of all levels are invited to capture
form and light with color! Class members will experiment
with a variety of materials and techniques such as blending, hatching,
and burnishing as they develop their compositions. The workshop begins April 8, and there is a materials fee. Sign up now!
Hop on Board
for Oliver Ranch Tour!
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation on Saturday, May 9, for a private tour of the beautiful
Oliver Ranch in Sonoma County, featuring 18 remarkable site-specific
art installations by such noted artists as Ann Hamilton, Richard Serra,
and Andy Goldsworthy. Because cars are not allowed into the ranch, we
will provide a coach bus leaving the Art Center
at 6:45 a.m., and returning at 4 p.m. Cost is $125 Foundation members; $175 non-members. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are included. Space is limited, so
The Palo Alto Art Center is your place to discover art.