showing at the drury

Several of my ceramic sculpture will be part of the group show, “Synesthesia of Song” at the Drury on C-Street Gallery, associated with  Drury University, with an opening this coming Friday, March 2nd and continuing through March 30th.
I love the theme of this show as my sculptural creativity derives from music and fits right in!

Drury on C-Street Gallery is located at:
233 E Commercial St, Springfield, MO 65803

commission piece for HNC Living Foundation

I gratefully accepted the opportunity of creating a commission piece for this year’s MASK’S for AID benefit auction to be held Saturday April 8th at the Starlight Theatre located in Kansas City, Missouri. Commissioned artists were instructed to “transform a radiation mask into something beautiful” and given an actual radiation mask used by a cancer patient.
My piece is titled, “Throw Your Pain in the River…to be washed away slow” from the song, “The River” by PJ Harvey. This title helps convey the peace and release from pain that I wish for the former user of my radiation mask and the sculpture itself offers a visually soothing oasis.
Upon completion my ceramic sculpture depicting flowing water will utilize different shades of blue glazes and light to emphasis movement – the movement of air, the movement of water, and symbolically, the movement from pain to peace.
The Masks for AID benefit auction is attended by more than 400 business and civic leaders from across the Kansas City community and all the monies raised will stay in the Kansas City area assisting head and neck cancer patients through the HNC Living Foundation’s financial assistance program. Those wishing to sponsor this benefit auction or help in any other way may call 913-402-6028.

me on buddha brunch

This is one of only two videos of me in existence and I must say this video was a whole lot easier to make than the one I made popping out a baby.

Watch to see a short tour of my studio and hear about my dedication to sculpting. Also, check out other Buddha Brunch interviews by Ned Kelley on Patreon, YouTube, and WordPress. Ned’s interviews feature inspiring teachers and artists. Thank you Ned for encouraging everyone to shine!

Postscript: Ned Kelley recently received the “Benjamin Award”, for his uplifting & informative videos, presented by the Prayer Team of Unity of Olympia, located in Olympia, Washington.