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The Artistic Flair of Mike Savage

The works of well-known Kansas City artist Mike Savage were featured in a seven-week-long exhibition in March and April in the Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art at Central Methodist College.

Titled "The Artistic Flair of Mike Savage," the exhibition opened March 27 and continued through May 17. A reception for the artist was be held Sunday, April 1.

Geist labeled the exhibition of Savage's works as "eclectic" - a variety of themes from landscape to still life. Nearly 40 of his paintings, all acrylic on canvas, will be on display. Savage himself says " ...I have a profound love of everything around me. From table scenes of casual everyday objects, to rooms that inspire a warm feeling, to the endless emotions that a landscape can invoke."

Savage adds that the most important element of his paintings is a strong composition. "This is achieved with a fairly comprehensive study and then the eventual drawing on canvas," he adds. "From here, is where my imagination and style come into play." Savage says that he uses primary colors - yellow, red and blue - to create an outlined image around a base drawing, which then "represent a theoretical basis for [each] work."