Kansas Art Week

Hilary Lorenz Installation Photo

Hilary Lorenz Installation Photo

I am so excited. “In the Spirit” my exhibition of 20 linocut collage drawings is currently being hung beautifully at Pioneer Bluffs. The opening is  Saturday from 2-5 and it is during the Fall Festival. Check out all the activities! I want to do some geocaching!

Hilary Lorenz Installation Photo

Hilary Lorenz Installation Photo

Tonight I head to the Kansas City Art Insitute where I will spend the morning giving a talk and critiquing students. I am looking forward to seeing my friend Laura Berman, the best printmaker/artist in KC!

While at the KCAI,  Conrad and Homer get to hang out with the dog sitter. I already prepared them by taking a nice long swim this morning at Chase Fishing Lake in the beautiful Flint Hills of KS. Hopefully they will be a bit calmer after our 12 hour yesterday.
Chase fishing

The Gallery at Pioneer Bluff Exhibition Opening


Hilary Lorenz: ‘In the Spirit’ and April Flanders’ “Advance” will open October 4th from 2 to 5pm at the Gallery at  Pioneer Bluff, Matfield Green, Kansas!


This series of mixed media drawings began during my artist residency at Outpost Studios in Matfield Green, KS and was completed in Abiquiu, NM. When I arrived in Matfield Green, after driving from NYC (along with my two Labradors), I felt as if I had driven into a giant, secret bubble where blue sky meets endless green hills. For as far as I could see it was only green and blue — no trees, no buildings, nothing to interrupt this endless vision. It was magical.

The exhibition can be visited from October 4 until December 21 2014 Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10:00 to 5:00 or by appointment (620) 753 3452 – (620) 953-2035

Matfield Green is 2 hrs southwest of Kansas City, 1 hr northeast of Wichita.

Take the Cassoday exit from I-35 or follow Highway 177 from Manhattan south.

You will find The Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs 1 mile north of town

on the east side of Highway 177 (a national scenic byway).

Drawing #20 Done!

"Shine On" watercolor and collage 10" x 14"

“Shine On” watercolor and collage 10″ x 14″

Spirit animal of the week? That’s right, it is the firefly. This is watercolor collage drawing #20, it will be sent to the framers to meet the other 19 tomorrow. It is a real wacky one, the fireflies  are hand colored linoleum block prints  slightly raised off the surface of the paper as it they are flying. Super Cool! These fireflies are here to remind you to, “shine your light.”

Two pieces have already sold from my studio. They will still be in the exhibition for all to see. These smart collectors knew to buy one now because once at the gallery with the commissions added on, the price rises, and then only climb for there.  So if you even think you might want one, talk to me now. hilary@hilarylorenz.com

Drawings Shipped to Framer, Lean-to close to done.

8' x 6' Ink drawing of Lean-to by Hilary Lorenz

8′ x 6′ Ink drawing of Lean-to by Hilary Lorenz

My lean-to ink drawing is  on it’s way to completion. This will be going into my exhibition at Wave Hill in October. It is big, about 8 feet long and I hope to have it done in the next couple of days. On Friday I shipped all 19 drawings (the of which are already sold!)  to the framer. I have the best framing in the world, Rabbet Art Gallery in New Brunswick, NJ. Dot, always takes great care of my artwork. I went to a few framers in Santa Fe,  but I decided to keep loyal to Rabbet. I am completely confident that they will frame it and have it waiting for me at the Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs when I get there on October 2. 

I had the chance to hike and run last weekend. A friend and I went to Chicoma Mountain, highest peak in the Jemez Mountains, no trail and a 26 mile forest road to drive in on  made it a great adventure. The highlight of the day was seeing an Elk. Funny thing is, the prior week an Elk was my spirit animal.  The day before the hike I went on a run along the Rio Grande Gorge from Pillar to the Taos Bridge, stopped 3 miles short of the bridge. I ended with 16 miles, but it was a rough run. It should have been easy but with all the direct sunlight it was  just too hot for me.  

Today everything is bright and beautiful here in Abiquiu, NM, three more weeks and I start my drive east for all these shows. Until then, you will find me in my studio. 

StoneTrigger Press Hilary Lorenz

StoneTrigger Press
Hilary Lorenz