Despite his growing fame, the artist remains elusive, responding to requests for newspaper interviews with a resounding, “NO!”
After all, he’s just 6 years old.
For Keegan Jordan of Ridgway, it’s all about the art. After attending a number of exhibits at the library with his family, Jordan announced to his mother Jill that he too would like to have a show.
And so “Wildness Unfolding” was born.
The Jordans emailed friends and contacts, and momentum began to build. When the exhibit opens on Feb. 14, it will feature the work of 12 talented young locals between the ages of 3 and 8.
“The only requirement we had was that every piece had to be 100 percent child-generated,” said Jill Jordan. “The kids just kept coming up with great things – from drawing and painting, to paper sculptures, jewelry and cardboard box creations.”
Although the Ridgway Library has welcomed many art exhibits over the years, this is the first proposed by a child, noted Library Director Kristen Moberg.
“We are so excited to support the children and share their love for art and their love for the library with our community!” she said.
The youthful but prolific artists will display a minimum of two pieces, with some showing as many as 12.
“They named each of their pieces,” Jill Jordan noted. “Sometimes it gives you a clue as to what the piece is about; other times, it’s just neat to view the world through their eyes.”
Daughter Gillian Jordan, age 3 1/2, will also have artwork on display.
“She has done some paintings,” said her mother. “They’re very colorful.”
The show will be kid friendly, with an opening reception scheduled for Feb. 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. The exhibit will remain in place until March 14. For more information contact the Ridgway Public Library at 626-5252.