The City and the Hills – A Juxtaposition of Art Genres

This Friday, October 27, 6-9PM, The Leopold Gallery presents two distinct artists, both providing expertise on their respective but differing palettes.

Dupo, Illinois (East St. Louis) native Jane Pronko has spent over 40 years capturing the lights, signs and shimmer of urban cityscapes in oil.  Her featured pieces depict the movement and presence of that which is often overlooked on the commute through New York’s central park or Kansas City’s Crossroads.  The unforgettable architecture and the city’s shadows behind splashes of streetlights and stop signs make her an icon among her peers.

A resident of Prairie Village, Pronko’s work is well represented in various public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe.

Leopold’s second featured artist moves out of the city to rustic hills and rolling prairies.  Landscape artist Brad Teare makes undulating valleys and sky come alive with his Sandzen-like style.  His thick applications of oil provide movement and depth that carries the eye deep into the horizons of his work.

Coming to Leopold via Utah, Teare grew up in Manhattan, Kansas where he spent many years on the rivers and prairie, capturing an early love for landscape and natural beauty.  Teare’s blog, Thick Paint, chronicles his experimentation with a variety of mediums and techniques and has over two million worldwide viewers.

Both artists have garnered renowned repertoires and have been globally collected.

The Leopold Gallery is at 324 W. 63rd Street in Brookside.  Leopold Gallery has been in business 26 years and has served as consultants for H&R Block, Warner Brothers, the Chiefs, Saint Luke’s Health System, the Royals, KU Medical Center, the Mayo Clinic, Texas A&M, and many others.

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