2017 Brookside Art Annual – Tomorrow!

Brookside Art Annual in Kansas City starts tomorrow and I’m super excited to be exhibiting there! I’ve got some new work that I’m excited to show! I’ll be in booth 45 under the big tent. Hours are Friday, May 5, 5pm-9pm | Saturday, May 6, 10am-9pm | Sunday, May 7, 11am-5pm. The weather looks like its going to be perfect!

Michael Gulezian In Concert with Art by Angie Pickman

March 25, 2017 | Social at 7pm | Concert at 7:30
Cider Gallery • 810 Pennsylvania St. • Lawrence, KS
Suggested donation $15 • Cash Bar
I hope you will join me in welcoming my friend, musician Michael Gulezian, all the way from Arizona, to The Cider Gallery in Lawrence for an intimate concert of his amazing guitar music on Mar. 25, 2017. I will also be exhibiting, at this event, a selection of recently completed paper cuttings. I have been a fan of Michael’s music for many years and was lucky enough to meet him as he toured through Kansas City in 2015. He was introduced to my cut paper art and animation not long after that, and he liked it! Enough to want to collaborate! We’ve since been working together to make an animated music video for a song off his forthcoming album. It is my great honor to be able to present my art alongside his on this one night during his current tour. A huge thank you to The Cider Gallery for making this event possible.
Michael Gulezian (gu-LAY-ze-in) is one of the most highly acclaimed solo acoustic instrumental guitarists of our time. He is a phenomenal technical guitarist with the rare ability to transcend his own virtuosity, creating music that touches and moves people at the deepest level. He’s been called the musical link between John Fahey and Michael Hedges. Artists as diverse as Michael Hedges, Willy Porter, and Henry Kaiser have claimed him as a primary musical influence; young lions such as Erik Mongrain and Andy McKee are quick to acknowledge him as an inspiration. In concert, Michael is all warmth and humor … and though it’s visually breathtaking to watch him perform, a concert with Michael is more than a display of cutting-edge virtuosity – it is the passionate communion of master musician engaged with his audience in the mystery of self-revelation, creating music of atmospheric power, ecstatic joy, and haunting beauty.  If you enjoy the artistry of musicians such as Leo Kottke and Michael Hedges – guitarists who amaze us with what ten fingers and one guitar can do – then you will love Michael Gulezian. For more information visit: http://www.timbrelinemusic.com
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Angie Pickman, Lawrence, KS, is a nationally recognized cut paper artist that combines the art of traditional paper cutting with collage to create intricately detailed works of art and animations. She received her master’s degree in 2004 from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, which is where she first learned of the art of silhouette animation artist Lotte Reiniger (1899 – 1981). Her love of nature and the tranquility of the rural terrain, as well as Reiniger’s style and technique, inspired Pickman to set off on the artistic path that she continues today. She exhibits at galleries and art fairs nationally, does illustration, animation and design work, conducts public presentations on her art, and teaches various art classes and workshops. Most recently, her work has been featured in Midwest Living and Martha Stewart Living magazines, and her animation work premiered on PBS in the summer of 2016 in the documentary “Daughters of the Forest”. Find more information visit: http://www.ruralpearl.com

Valentine’s Day Paper Crafting & Shopping Event at Rural Pearl Studio


Bring out your kids, or your inner kid for some free Valentine Paper Crafting activities at Rural Pearl Studio on Saturday, Feb. 11. I’ll also have some new holiday appropriate paper cuttings available for sale, plus a large selection of Valentine-centric greeting cards and prints on the shelves. Complimentary wine for the adults and juice for the kiddos plus some edible treats! Looking forward to your visit! Entrance is on the east side of Delaware Street between 8th and 9th Streets. Look for the Rural Pearl signs.

Also – Rural Pearl Studio has partnered with a local “Valentines for Veterans” endeavor and will be collecting homemade valentines for patients at the Leavenworth VA Hospital. If you’d like to make one (or as many as you’d like) on Saturday, I’ve got lots of supplies! If you want to make your own at home and drop them by, I’m happy to pass them on to be distributed on Valentine’s Day!

Little Armored One – Cut Paper Art


11 x 14 inch paper cutting. I’ll have the original on display during the Lawrence Artwalk this weekend! My studio will part of this annual event in Lawrence, KS. I’ll be open on Saturday from 10am – 6pm and on Sunday from 12pm – 6pm. Lots of originals, cards, and more on display and available for purchase. More info in the events section!

Rural Pearl Holiday Open House Dates Set!


Saturday, December 17 from 10am – 5pm
SUNDAY, December 18 from 12pm – 4pm

Come see my newly expanded studio space (construction begins Nov. 1!) and find yourself surrounded with
• New Paper Cuttings
• Original Art at year end prices
• Prints & Greeting Cards
• Other Giftables
• New 2016 Series Angel Ornaments
• Food & Drinks
• Paper Cutting Activities & EntertainMent


Together Through High Water


“Together Through High Waters” – 8 x 10 inch paper cutting. Sold. Prints available here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/467517519/together-through-high-waters-8-x-10-inch?ref=shop_home_active_1