For our September edition of Arts & Drafts, we welcome Ken Simonsen of Psymonsen Studios to the taproom for a brand new exhibit of his killer airbrush artwork. We'll have a gallery of Ken's eye-catching and mindbogglingly surreal works displayed along our walls, and Ken will be available to discuss his art while doodling away at the Artist's Table.
Speaking of doodling, we'll have our coasters available to sketch on, so bring your favorite drawing utensils. Feel free to buy, sell, and trade your creations with other artists. All ages and skill levels welcome! We'll pick our favorites and post them in our Arts & Drafts Facebook gallery.
Fire & Smoke BBQ Company will be serving up their mouth-watering BBQ starting around 5pm, so get in early for some bites before they're gone.
About the Artist:
"My name is Ken Simonsen and I’ve been airbrushing since 1988. I launched my official art career as the Art Director of Pool & Billiard Magazine, creating numerous cover and editorial illustrations in addition to magazine layout and design for several national publications.
Beginning in the mid-90s, I began freelancing as an illustrator/designer while mastering digital illustration via Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
In 2001, I returned to my airbrushing roots and opened a studio in Elgin, IL, painting everything from motorcycles and helmets to cars, trucks, guitars, and murals, and even the occasional airplane.
In 2012, I brought my airbrush skills to the canvas and started to show my work at local galleries.
My work has appeared in several publications, including “Airbrushing 101” and “The Airbrush Bible.” I am also a founding member of the non-for-profit “Oddball Art Labs,” devoted to expanding and promoting the arts in the greater Chicagoland area."
NOTE: While we are family friendly, all children must remain seated with an adult for their safety and the comfort of our guests. Food truck schedule subject to change.