Charles (chuck) parson

CHARLES (Chuck) PARSON studied at the A.E. Backus Studio in Florida from 1962-66; he received his BFA in 1970 from the Kansas City Art Institute with a major in Painting and Drawing and a minor in Printmaking. He was awarded a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1972 with a major in Painting and a minor in Materials Technology. He has over 80 One-person exhibits throughout the U.S., along with an extensive participation in group exhibits ,as well as largescale installations and monumental public sculptures which have been seen in places such as New York City, Chicago, Kansas City to name a few. His art work has been extensively reviewed and feature profiles seen in local, regional and national newspapers, magazines, books, radio and television. He additionally worked for 25 years as a contract illustrator and graphic muralist for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Parson has worked all of his life as an itinerant sign man, specializing in hand lettered signs on vehicles, buildings, windows and billboards. Parson has juried local , regional and national art exhibitions including such venues as the Colorado Cherry Creek Arts Festival, The Milwaukee Art Museum Festival, The Cocoa Beach Arts Festival and the Annual Colorado Contemporary Art Competition, to name a few. He has performed workshops, classes and lectured nationally on the state of the arts and the diverse role of creativity in our culture. He has just retired this spring as a Professor of Art at an urban college in the Denver area, after teaching many years throughout the region. He is also a musician, performing on the guitar and bass.