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
Cooley Landing with Linda Gass
This Saturday is your last chance to work with Creative Ecology artist Linda Gass at
Cooley Landing in East Palo Alto as she engages with the public to
gather inspiration for her artwork. Linda, along with art and science
educators, will be at Cooley Landing from 10 a.m. - noon,
leading members of the public through a series of free activities.
Whether you’re interested in art or science, you’ll be sure to
appreciate the panoramic vistas and delicate ecosystem of this stunning
location. For more information, go
Robinson Exhibition: Talk of the Town
“This is one of the BEST exhibits of
contemporary art I have seen in the gallery in a long time” and
“wonderful craftsmanship — indeed thought-provoking,” are some of the
comments left by viewers of our summer exhibition,
Home Grown: Walter Robinson. Stop by and check out Palo
Alto native Walter Robinson’s largest solo exhibition of his paintings
and sculptures to date, which features 24 works, including one new
large-scale sculpture made specifically for this show.
People are talking about his playful and provocative artwork — here’s
your chance to be part of the discussion!
Residency in Progress
Ever wondered how an artist creates art? Stop by the Art Center now through August 29 to see how artist-in-residence
Joel Daniel Phillipscrafts his life-sized portraits using a combination of charcoal and
graphite. Watch Joel work in his temporary studio on Thursdays from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., and Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
and be amazed by the level of detail Joel is able to imbue in his
portraits of residents of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park in Palo
Alto. Don’t miss this chance to watch a skilled artist at work!
Summer Camps a
The Art Center Summer Camps are going
strong! Highlights from this year’s summer camps include a week at the
Museum of American Heritage, where teens in the
Printing IntensiveCamp were given the opportunity to use vintage printing presses, and an
Art and Science Camp where 7-9 year-olds met and drew animals
from the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo and then created ecosystem
dioramas. Check out our
Flickr album for more photos. There are still some openings available for teens 14-18 years-old in the
Exploring Palo Alto through Digital Photography camp and the
Illustrative Watercolor camp. Join us!
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.