October Artist | Bob Walkenhorst
Artist’s Reception TBD
Exhibition Opens: October 22, 2019
Exhibition Closes: November 30, 2019
As lead singer and songwriter for the critically acclaimed rock band, The Rainmakers, Bob’s songs and performances have been part of the soundtrack of people’s lives for the past 30 years.
But Bob is also a painter. With formal training from University of Central Missouri and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Northwest Missouri State, Bob began exhibiting paintings in shows around Kansas City in the 1980’s, and in several national art shows across the U.S. “But then the Rainmakers happened, and my painting efforts got put on hold for about . . . 20 years!”, says Bob. “But times change, and one day you find that it’s time to paint again.”
Bob’s paintings are very connected to his songs. Scenes of farmlands, woods, and people from the Midwestern United States, and from the small town where Bob grew up, are his favorite subjects. “Songs are about words and sounds,” Bob says, “but paintings are about silence, about finding a language that doesn’t use words.”