Notes from the Secret Salon and What to Watch for this Fall

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Each year, P&M Artworks presents a Secret Salon featuring Kansas City artists.  "A number of these artists were relative secrets, meaning they were our secret indulgences, our secret delights and we were thrilled to introduce them to our patrons," said Patricia Brown Glenn, the co-owner of P&M Artworks along with her husband, Dr. Mike Pronko.  In addition to being patrons of the arts themselves, Patricia and Mike work to promote local and regional artists across all art mediums through the P&M Artworks Website and through the shows they hold at the Leedy Voulkos Gallery pictured here.

(photo credit, David Shaughnessy ): 

The 2017 Secret Salon featured Tim Pott, Benjamin Parks, and Bernadette Esperanza Torres, each a unique representation of their respective medium.  

Tim Pott

A professional photographer since 1993, Tim Pott has a distinctive style and artful edge that sets him apart in advertising, commercial and corporate photography.  His fine art images go even further in distinguishing him as a visionary of the everyday world.  It is these fine art pieces that will be featured in the P&M Artworks Secret Salon. 

Benjamin Parks

Benjamin Parks, whose primary focus is painting large scale portraits and figurative work, is also involved in interactive digital design, music, installations and sculpture. As a visual artist, he has shown many original works in galleries and art spaces throughout the country, including the Leedy-Voulkous Art Center, the C Flat Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, the Keyhole Gallery, the Underground Gallery and various other venues.  Parks' large-scale portraits, the focus of the Secret Salon, are not to be missed. 

Bernadette Esperanza Torres

Bernadette Esperanza Torres is a storyteller in clay. Her sculptures are autobiographical narratives with sculpted Mexican/Italian female figures, flora, and animal imagery. 

As a daughter of a florist, flowers are as intrinsic to Torres' sculptures as the stories she tells. Descriptions do not do the complexity and sensuality of Torres’ work justice, one has to see them up close.

Patricia Brown Glenn notes of the show, "To have brought photography, oil painting, and ceramics together in one small gallery was a visual feast.  These three artists, in their respective mediums, merge into a playful composite of beautiful and thoughtful pieces. To have made this experience available for ourselves and for others is always our objective.  The secret is out."

But there is a secret yet to be revealed: 
P&M Artworks will be holding a fall show featuring a soon to be announced artist.  Stay tuned to for the announcement coming soon! 

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