A crowd gathered at 9th Street Studios last night for the first ever art exhibit by Adam Lynskey.
Lynskey demonstrated his process of fusing the arts through something he likes to call percussive art.
"I've been painting for a long time and I've never really shown it. Last year at Art and Soul I showed like five pieces, and people, you know I got a pretty good response," Lynskey said.
The manager of 9th Street Studios, Stephen Taylor, saw some of his pieces and encouraged Lynskey to put on a full show.
"It's been a hit. Hit the wall. Hit the floor. Hit the ceiling. Hit everything," said Stephen Taylor.
Lynskey is not only an artist and a drummer, but teaches at Wichita Christian School as well.
The idea of playing the pieces instead of just painting them came after trying to think of a cool present to give his students.
"One year I decided to try something different and I actually took one of the drumline exercises that we played and I played it on a canvas. That's what all the graduating seniors they get, basically, this visual representation of something that was important to them in high school," Lynskey said.
Since then Lynskey said he's almost completely transitioned to this other style of art.
"For me, everything's about the evolution of where the art goes. Half of these pieces, I don't know what it's going to look like before I start. I don't know what it's going to look like even halfway through because I do leave a lot to chance," said Lynskey.
He said sometimes his art pieces aren't exactly what he had in mind.
"You know, I think there's something beautiful in just giving up and not trying to control everything," Lynskey said.
The Beaten Art and Other One Hit Wonders event not only showcased Lynskey's new style of art but also helped raise money for an important cause close to his heart.
"My ex-wife right now is battling breast cancer. She just had her first round of chemo. And as anyone knows, when you're battling cancer you end up stacking up medical bills so, this is a way to help her," Lynskey said.
All of the paintings are for sale and the money will go to a medical fund set up in her name.
If you're interested in buying one of Lynskey's paintings, you can contact him at email@example.com.
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