Location: Hilliard Gallery 1820 McGee St. Kansas City, Mo 64108
Show Dates: First Friday August 7th , 2015 and Runs through September 26th
The Hilliard Gallery, in the crossroads art district, Kansas City, Missouri
Contact; Bob Swearengin
All are familiar with the self-portrait, artists have been creating them for years. Early Master's portraits allowed us to not only see their likeness, but also allowed us a peek into their existence, into their souls.   Portraits took time, were commissioned and were meant to bare the subjects’ soul.  What if we could see beyond the face, the aesthetic beauty or even beyond the aged wear of the face, through the eyes and into a person’s depth.  What image(s) would a soul convey?  We put forth this question to the artists, to see what they would convey the soul to be.  The requirements are of two parts.
 The First piece-size is artists choice. This work should not contain the exact likeness of the artist, but rather, should attempt to answer the question of what does your soul look like? The artist has reach deep inside, research theirselves and ask what does my soul look like?  How does one portray their soul without it being that image you see in the mirror?        
  The second requirement is a small 8x10" self- portrait in any medium and style, portraying your likeness. This piece will hang along side or accompany the first piece.
The show will be the completed works done just for this show.  It should be very intriguing what the works of art will show.