Prairies and Playgrounds

Featuring New Works of  Michael J. Marx and Kristine Allphin

Studio K Gallery

 112 W 3rd St, 

Grand Island, Nebraska

Opening Reception

Friday October 4, 2019

6:00 - 8:30

Please join us for an evening of food and drinks. 

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Kristine Allphin

 Although Batik is a challenging medium, Kristine's goal and purpose as an artist are to push it's limits to a level of fine art. She utilizes her knowledge of illustration and design and experimentation of non-traditional batik materials to produce the many complicated color blends and combinations.


Kristine's  experience in illustration and composition bring an original style, sensitivity, and craftsmanship to her batik work. She has won numerous awards and exhibitions including Stuhr Museum and Nebraska Arts Council and Museum of Nebraska Art and Lauritzen Botanical Gardens. She was featured in the April 2016 issue of Art and Architecture Magazine as an emerging artist to watch. Her work has been purchased for use on Hollywood movie sets, corporations, hospitals and private collectors as far away as Canada and Sri Lanka 


Michael J Marx

 Michael J. Marx is a California-based PMC sculptor who specializes in unique and original works. He has been working with PMC since 2000 and believes that “Sanity is the Playground of the Unimaginative”. His work is currently being shown at multiple Northern California art galleries. Born in Massachusetts in 1969, he lived there for 18 years before becoming a born-again Californian in 1987. He currently resides in Alameda, California where he has lived since 2000. He primarily works in PMC with occasional forays into mixed-media and polymer clay