Last Friday, the Jaeger Cafe hosted its first art show featuring Nyle Gordon. And according to owner of Jaeger Cafe Sharon Scott, "he is incredible."
The art show featured 18 of Gordon's portraits. There was even an unveiling of a painting of Jack Lee of Ethel.
"It was a dramatic portrait of him," said Gordon. "He was so excited to see the finished product. Everyone loves Jack Lee."
Gordon graduated from Macon County R-4 High School in New Cambria in 1980 and then attended the University of Central Missouri, where he got a BFA in drawing and painting. He worked at Hallmark Cards while living in Kansas City. After 10 years, he decided a full-time job of fine art sounded more appealing than the corporate life. Gordon and his family moved back to Ethel in June.
"We really like Ethel and love the community," said Gordon.
Not only was Gordon featured at the Jaeger Cafe art show, but in mid February, he will also start teaching art classes in the space above the cafe.
"The class is for individuals of all difficulty levels," said Gordon. "Everyone works on their own projects so adapting to all the styles of students keeps me on my toes."
Classes will be on Wednesday's from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and last for six weeks. Gordon said periodically he will even do workshops on weekends where students can do still lifes and take different approaches to their work. If interested in this course, contact Gordon directly at 913-944-9937.