Bahamian artist to be featured in upcoming show
Anthony “Big Mo” Morley from Nassau, The Bahamas will be the featured artist in the De Soto Arts Council’s Art of Tropics and Water show July 18th and 19th in De Soto, Kansas.
Morley, who has had extensive exhibits in The Bahamas has also shown in Florida, but this will be his first in Kansas.
His realistic oil paintings are inspired by the ocean and the beauty and people of The Bahamas. Most of his art is colorful and sometimes combines the natural look of the islands with subtle inclusions of his African background and love for the colors of Junkanoo (an annual celebration marked by extravagant parades on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day).
“I strive for art communication,” Morley said. “I want my work to convey what I was feeling at the time. There is a message in almost everything I do.”
Morley will be joined in this show by members of the De Soto Arts Council - fine artists Gil Rumsey and Kathy Horniman and photographers, Carrie Dvorak, Danny and Linda Lane, Dick Stine, Michelle Winburn and Jim Walker. All art work will depict the Tropics or other water scenes.
The show runs two days, Friday, July 18th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, July 19th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The exhibit will be held in the De Soto Arts Center, De Soto City Hall, lower level, 32905 W. 84th St., De Soto, Kansas 66018.
Friday evening enjoy the Calypso Bluz Tropical Steel Drum Duo will perform from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will also be a drawing for art items donated by participating artists.Read More