BIO

 

                                  "ART IS FUN - EVEN WHEN LIFE ISN'T!"

Cynthia Chandler lives in Leawood, Kansas. The Interurban Arthouse in Old Overland Park is where her studio is located. It is there that she paints and creates mixed media pieces reflecting subjects that intrigue and delight her.

Cynthia has a B.A.E. from the University of Kansas and an M.F.A. from SMU in Dallas, Texas where she was the first Meadows Fellow. She has worked for Hallmark Cards, served on the Board of Directors at the Arrowmont School of Arts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, taught art at the Los Angeles Childrens Museum and is a member of the Kansas City Artists Coalition.

She has continued her education with workshops at the Scottsdale School of Art, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, The Kansas City Art Institute and most recently with well-known Kansas City artists Philomene Bennett and Patrick Saunders.


STATEMENT

                                           ART IS FUN--EVEN WHEN LIFE ISN'T

 

I like to make things.  I enjoy life and believe in art that entertains, delights the eye and engages the mind. My work involves nature, family or a sense of place infused with a playful spirit. I paint or stitch images of life I find charming, fascinating and worthy of a closer look. "Life moves pretty fast.  If you don't stop and look around once in a while you could miss it." I couldn't agree more, Ferris.

 

 

 

 


RESUME


JURIED SHOWS

2018    Interurban ArtHouse, Bits and Pieces Show, Overland Park, Ks.

2018    R.G. Endres Gallery, State of the Arts Show, Prairie Village, Ks.

2017    Arti Gras Leawood Arts Council, Leawood, Ks.

2013    R.G.Endres Gallery, State of the Arts Show, Prairie Village, Ks.

2012    R.G. Endres Gallery, State of the Arts Show, Prairie Village, Ks.

2008    R. G. Endres Gallery, State of the Arts Show, Prairie Village, Ks.

2007    Sabatini Gallery, Topeka Public Library, Topeka, Ks.

2007    Ernie Miller Nature Center, Shawnee Mission, Ks.

2005    Sabatini Gallery, Topeka Public Library, Topeka, Ks.

2005    Ernie Miller Nature Center, Shawnee Mission, Ks.



EXHIBITIONS

2019       Interurban Arthouse, Overland Park, Kansas -- Art From The Heart Show

2019       Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church, Overland Park, Kansas -- Spring Art Show

2019       Foo's Restaurant, Leawood, Kansas -- Three Artists Show

2018       Interurban Arthouse, Overland Park, Kansas -- Group Studio Artists Show

2017       Foo's Restaurant, Leawood, Kansas -- Three Artists Show

2016       Foo's Restaurant, Leawood, Kansas --Group Show

2013       Eva Reynold's Gallery/Patrick Saunders Summer Group Show      

2013       Philomene Bennett's Spring Group Show

2012       Kansas City Artist Coalition Public Hanging Show

2012       Roland Park City Hall Spring Group Show

2011       Philomene Bennett's Spring Group Show

 

SOLO SHOWS

2019       Leawood Pioneer Library, Leawood, Kansas -- Solo Show

2015       Pezettino's Restaurant, Kansas City, Missouri --Solo Show

2015       Foo's Restaurant, Leawood, Kansas -- Solo Show