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
for Hear This!
Join us this Sunday, April 12, as we say a fond farewell to of our exhibition,
Hear This!. At 1:30 p.m., and again at 3:30 p.m., five Bay Area artists will premier new compositions inside Kate Lee Short’s The Oculus, a 12-channel, 275-speaker installation. Participating artists/composers include:
Jon Leidecker, and
Anja Ulfelt. And if you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to take a peek at
lift/HEFT: New Sculptures by Lauren DiCioccio & May Wilson in the Glass Gallery, which also closes Sunday. See you there!
On Thursday afternoon, Art Center staff and friends gathered to remember and honor artist Susan O’Malley by reenacting a portion of her
Community Advice project which Susan created for our grand reopening exhibition,
Community Creates. We walked up and down Embarcadero Road and Newell Road, stapling Susan’s
It Will Be More Beautiful Than You Could Ever Imagine poster to
telephone poles and sharing memories of Susan. Other Bay Area arts
organizations and friends of Susan are similarly remembering her by
hanging the poster in and around their neighborhoods.
Keep an eye out for them, and if you see one, we hope it will brighten
Art for Everyone
Join Judy Gittelsohn, director of Art for Well Beings, in a beautiful new studio at Mitchell Park Community Center for our
Art for Everyone workshop! Projects will include landscapes, still
life, abstract painting, and portraits and professional artist’s images
will be used as prompts and inspiration. Open to everyone, there will
also be a special emphasis on addressing people
with special needs. Class begins April 16 — spaces are still available!
Great Still Life Photos
Become a master of composition, lighting and lenses with this hands-on
Still Life Photography adult studio class. Subject matter, props and
backdrops will be presented with different classic and modern lighting
techniques. This is also a great class for painters! Class begins May 3, so sign up now!
The Palo Alto Art Center is your place to discover art.
The Palo Alto Art Center, Division of Arts and Sciences, City of Palo Alto is funded in part by grants from
Silicon Valley Creates and the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation. The Palo Alto Art Center Foundation gratefully acknowledges support from
the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Yellow Chair Foundation, private donations, and members.