NX Presents September Featured Artist – Tom Baillieul

“Put On a Happy Face” What if you encountered a familiar symbol in an unexpected, even disturbing, context? That’s one of the questions posed by my most recent work. My life-long fascination with cultural symbols led me to imagine the ubiquitous yellow “smiley” face in a variety of seemingly contradictory situations. I want people to realize that the world is a much more complex place than we might wish, and things we thought were clear can take on a different meaning in a different context. I seek to create narratives about issues of importance in our 21st centuryworld. For this series I sought to build ambiguity into each painting or collage, and invite viewers to complete each narrative based on their own lives and experiences. I hope you’ll join me. For more of the artist’s work, visit:

July “OPEN” Group Show

Show dates: July 5th thru 16th
Opening night: July 11th 6 – 9 pm

Welcome to the July installment of our signature show!
Featured Artists: Rachel Konopa, Arlo Moon, Brandon Marie Selickson, Ilya LaBozetta, Brian Matheny, Tom Baillieul, Deb Baillieul, Wayne Hughes, Aaron Behnk, Roger J Williams, Kevin Russell