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
More than 300 people gathered on May 6 to celebrate the vibrancy of youth creativity at the opening reception for our
Youth Art and Cultural Kaleidoscope
exhibitions. Parents, students, teachers and artists from Palo Alto,
East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park enjoyed the more than 900 artworks
created by students, grades K-12, and celebrated the creativity of
youth. Not able to join us on May 6? Check out the
Flickr album to see what you missed and be sure to visit the Art
Center this month to experience these inspirational exhibitions for
Youth Art is on view May 2-24, and Cultural Kaleidoscope is on view May 2-31.
four-week adult studio workshop, beginning May 30,
offers students the opportunity to create multi-color fine-art print
editions using woodcut printmaking. A combination of Japanese and
western approaches will be used that are suitable to practice in the
studio or home environment. Techniques include: transferring drawings
to woodblocks, carving woodblocks using knives and gouges, printing with
watercolor pigment using traditional printing brushes, and registering
blocks to print multi-color editions by hand.
Classes will consist of group demos, one-on-one instruction, critiques
and a themed group portfolio. All levels welcome!
Recent Exhibiting Artist Reflects
We asked Kate Lee Short to talk about her experience presenting her work in our recent Hear This! exhibition. Kate shared with us that she felt rewarded by visitor reactions and feedback about her work,
Oculus (the 12-foot-high installation of speakers). For the
artist, the Art Center provided a supportive environment in which to
work and gave her a stage to think about how her work could be
approachable to many audiences. Get the full story
Available at the Art Center
Interested in working at the Palo Alto Art Center? We are currently seeking a Children’s Fine Art Program Coordinator. For additional information and to
apply, go to the City
of Palo Alto web site. We are also looking for contract
art educators with a passion for teaching children. If you have
experience teaching digital art, jewelry, or sculpture to children,
please email your resume to
and join an inspired group of educators serving thousands of children
every year. We are now hiring for our upcoming summer camps happening in
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.