Bloomington resident to present "Sketchbook" gallery


The Thomas Gallery will present “Sketchbook,” a collection of recent works by native Californian and 24-year Bloomington resident Kurt Larsen. His art is aimed at being small and affordable. Most of Larsen's work in "Sketchbook" is on sale for less than $50. The Thomas Gallery will exhibit the collection from 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday in January, or by appointment. The title of this work is "Nebulus". Courtesy Photo Buy Photos

The Thomas Gallery will premiere "Sketchbook," an art exhibit of Kurt Larsen's most recent works Friday. The gallery will be open every Friday evening in the month of January and also by appointment.

Larsen is a native Californian and has lived in Bloomington for 24 years. His work is on display around the community, including in the Scholars Inn Bakehouse and at the culinary arts store Goods For Cooks. Larsen created all of the art on display at Finches Brasserie.

"Sketchbook" is a collection of smaller works created to be more affordable with some pieces under $50. 

“It’s more about getting my art out there, rather than realizing the amount of time I have in them,” Larsen said.

Some of his works are abstract and use a variety of mediums to create textures on canvas.

"Kurt’s passion in making art is to connect his own experiences with the beauty in nature, in his life and in the way he sees the world," according to Larsen's website. "Kurt’s paintings enrich the ambiance of any room with color, form and texture."

Located at 107 N. College Ave., the Thomas Gallery has hosted Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Joel Pett and IU alumnus Wyatt Legrand.

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