Art Walk Exhibit and Sale: Acrylic & Lacquer Paintings by Sky Jones

As part of Binghamton's extended First Friday Art Walk the Connelly Gallery at 205 State St, Binghamton, NY 13901-2711 will open an exhibit and sale Connelly Galleryof original acrylic and lacquer paintings by internationally known artist Sky Jones on Friday, October 3, 2008 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. This is the premier exhibit of this California collection painted between 1984 and 1997. Visitors to the Gallery on Friday evening will enjoy hot, fresh popcorn, and may bring personal property (up to three pieces) for a free verbal apppraisal by a certified appraiser. The exhibit and sale of this outstanding collection by Sky Jones, will continue through November 28, weekdays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and at other times by appointment (Telephone: 607-722-9593).

Born Michael R. Whipple in Salt Lake City, Sky Jones was graduated from the University of Utah with a B.A. in art in 1971. Working since 1984 as Sky Jones and since 1997 as Siren Bliss, he has executed artwork for movies, such as Star Trek, Meteor, The Neverending Story and Dressed to Kill, illustrations for magazines including TV Guide, Time, Look, Life, Newsweek, and People, and portraits for politicians, sports figures, and celebrities, such as Chuck Norris, Leonard Nimoy, Kirk Douglas, and Jaclyn Smith. The author of two books on art and life, The Artist's Bible in 1983 and Spirits in 1984, Sky Jones is represented in the private collections of notables such as Queen Elizabeth, Burt Reynolds and Mohammed Ali. His prints and paintings are on display in museums, corporations, and galleries worldwide. To learn more about the artist, visit his Banker's Art Museum website.

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