Ken Boe at Good Cakes

Good Eye
Collage paintings from the Player-Piano-Paper-Pieces
at Good Cakes Coffee Shop and Bakery
44 Main St, Bisbee AZ

Note: “Some small pieces are still available following the show, on Bisbee Good Cake’s new Local Artist’s Wall. This is the best value for me for investing in my work.”

Art Reception: Feb. 11, 2023, 4–7pm
Followed by 7pm poetry performance at J.F. Thamm Gallery, 40 Main Street

Good Eye

Poetry Performance

“As I build these Pieces, I’m just blown away. It’s the final step of adding the Player-Piano-Paper, and its random cut of lyrics, notation pattern, symbols, and color tone of the paper itself applied to the automatic painting and drawing. The peak experience for me in the long drawn out process is that moment of the paper going clear.”

Read more about my process on my Patreon page.


Micro/Macro Arts Fest

There’s a new upcoming Bisbee arts festival I will be a part of, the Micro Macro Arts Fest. It will include a psychedelic poem video by Vic Vid using my poetry and art, some of my blacklight paintings, a live poetry performance with experimental music featuring Kelly Owen on theremin, and Ben Dale on his new sculptural instrument, the Cristal Baschet. This entire lineup is happening August 28, 2022 at the Hitching Post in Bisbee, AZ.

Technique As Style / Style As Theme / Theme As Evolution Through Variation

  • Paintings by Ken Boe, Feb. 3 – 24, 2022, Closing reception & Artist Talk Feb. 24, 2022, 4–6pm
  • Union Gallery, Cochise College Douglas Campus, Douglas AZ

You may visit my exhibition at The Union Gallery through next Thursday the 24th. Union Gallery is free and open to the public at the Student Union (Building #500) on the beautiful campus of Cochise College Douglas. In this show I look back on how messing around with your own techniques over time evolves into endless possibilities for creating original art of original style and intent.

(PPPP)  The Player-Piano-Paper-Pieces 

Sense of Place
63C Brewery Gulch
Old Bisbee, AZ
February 1-29, 2020
Reception: Sat. Feb. 8, 5-9pm, with works on piano by Bisbee composer Keyth Neso from 6-9pm

Ken Boe: Kissed, courtesy Arlene Purdy Collection

Bisbee painter and poet Ken Boe and his brother Eric Carroll Ross Smith have teamed up to delve deep into a unique art project using old player piano paper rolls, bee’s wax, tree resins and other materials of painting and collage to make some subtle but cool little artworks.

Bisbee 17

This fiction, however, was allegorical (a piece of story that is metaphorical of a larger message) which was pertinent, suggesting a hidden violence to The Bisbee Deportation of 1917 we will never fully be able to measure.

Realism is a construction of tropes regardless of it’s con.