Kirk Clark: Blog en-us (C) Kirk Clark (Kirk Clark) Wed, 15 Apr 2020 19:40:00 GMT Wed, 15 Apr 2020 19:40:00 GMT Taos: New Mexico

(Kirk Clark) art general Wed, 15 Apr 2020 19:38:40 GMT
Marfa Collaboration: Artists, Kirk Clark and Thom Wheeler  

Artists Kirk Clark and Thom Wheeler collaborated during Chinati Weekend in Marfa, Texas. 

(Kirk Clark) art general Wed, 15 Apr 2020 19:34:12 GMT
Local Art Showcases It is a privilege to included in showcasing local art. Art brings communities together. 






(Kirk Clark) art general Wed, 15 Apr 2020 19:22:26 GMT
Kirk Clark Paints in Mexico City

(Kirk Clark) art general Wed, 15 Apr 2020 17:52:18 GMT
Empty Barrels for Food Bank RGV

Kirk Clark participated in the Empty Barrels campaign supporting the Food Bank RGV INC . Kirk was one of six Rio Grande Valley artists to transform wine barrels into art pieces.  


This "Barrel of Fun" will be collecting food and funds for the Food Bank RGV INC through June 6, 2020 at Clark Chevrolet in McAllen, and then auctioned off 12th Annual Night at the Brew-seum presented by IMAS on June 6.


Empty Barrels is a collaborative project that aims to bring artists and communities together to raise awareness and funds to fight hunger in the RGV. the International Museum of Art & Science is proud to support the Food Bank RGV INC leading up to the 12th Annual Night at the Brew-seum presented by International Museum of Art & Science, happening June 6, 2020.



(Kirk Clark) art general Wed, 15 Apr 2020 17:20:01 GMT
Kirk Clark art now on display at UTRGV School of Medicine’s Medical Education Building  

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(Kirk Clark) art general press Mon, 13 Apr 2020 21:57:56 GMT
Kirk Clark Intuition Exhibit at Dallas Museum of Biblical Art Click here to read the article!

(Kirk Clark) press Mon, 13 Apr 2020 21:40:53 GMT
“Cosmic Connections: The Metaphysical Practice of Kirk Clark” Opens at the IMAS  


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(Kirk Clark) press Mon, 13 Apr 2020 21:40:44 GMT
Chamber McAllen Chamber Magazine Cover

(Kirk Clark) press Mon, 13 Apr 2020 19:37:29 GMT
Kirk Clark organizes “Works of the Spirit” exhibit to benefit IMAS SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR
McALLEN — The International Museum of Art & Science in McAllen announces a
special art exhibition organized by artist, philanthropist and local businessman Kirk
About five years ago, Clark exhibited with Amado Peña, a well-known artist from
New Mexico who introduced him to Legacy Art, an annual fundraiser that Peña’s
foundation uses to raise money for scholarships for underprivileged children. Clark was
inspired to put together “Works of the Spirit.”
This exhibition will feature original artwork by eight of New Mexico’s outstanding
artists, including Ronald Chee, Peña, Jim Rabby, Ed Sandoval, Jonathan Sobol, brothers
Dan and Michael Vigil, and Thom Wheeler. Clark and two other local artists, Richard
Hyslin and Joe Taylor, will also participate.
“Each of these artists has a very special and generous soul, and I am honored and
delighted that each of them has agreed to participate, and be present for, the opening of
the exhibit,” Clark said.
The artists will each donate half of all sales proceeds to the museum, with the
exception of Clark, who will donate 100 percent of the proceeds.
The exhibition features a variety of original work, with a variety of mediums to choose
from. The art work will be for sale beginning Thursday, April 10, from 6-8 p.m. at the
opening reception where attendees will be able to meet the artists, buy the art, make new
friends and support IMAS.
“My wife Jeri and I have been real believers in the International Museum of Art &
Science in McAllen for years. No other institution in the community is prepared to
provide exceptional art as well as an exceptional science experience as IMAS is prepared,
willing and able to do,” Clark said. “Through continued support of the community, the
museum is capable of reaching its full potential. It couldn’t happen without these talented
folks, our generous sponsors and our friends at the museum. Come join us.”
For information about this program, call IMAS at 956-682-0123 or visit the exhibition
Web site at www.


(Kirk Clark) press Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:24:42 GMT
1958, Lindberg Ave & 2nd, McAllen I had a buddy, Sam.
He was one, independent beagle.
Water plant was down the dusty road two miles South.
With fishing pole in hand,
exploring, Sam led the way.
Snails make for plentiful bait.
Maybe we’ll catch bass today.


(Kirk Clark) poetry Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:23:59 GMT
Travis Jr. High – 7th Grade I was the minority here.
Panchucos made my life miserable.
Big George was my salvation.
He knew I wasn’t bigot.
Cruel gangs lurked in shadows
threatening to “clean my plow.”
Their strength was in numbers.
Gorilla, George leveled playing field.


MEMO: George was poor, Hispanic, honorable and one of my best friends. He save and my life about twice a week for my 3 years at Travis Jr. High. He is a successful prison guard at Huntsville.

(Kirk Clark) poetry Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:23:11 GMT
Birthday Party, 1952, McAllen, Age 6 Time to celebrate a birthday.
No better place than South Broadway.
The miniature carnival was there
with small narrow gauge train
toot, toot, is everyone ready?
Get you fingers and toes in.
Pony rides would come later
Then cake and birthday celebration.


(Kirk Clark) poetry Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:22:33 GMT
Eddie’s Covered Wagon, Just East Of McAllen, In Pharr Fun at Eddie’s covered wagon
combined dancing, and jumbo, broiled
frog legs served with fries.
Putt, putt golf just outside.
Save some room for watermelon
served so cold, teeth ached.
All ages enjoyed covered wagon,
next to McAllen in Pharr.


(Kirk Clark) poetry Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:21:55 GMT
Quinta Mazatlan Quinta Mazatlan, show place of
Valley, nestled in floral oasis.
Quinta was saved from destruction
by city fathers with vision.
Lush vegetation surrounds Spanish style
Ville with magnificent woodcarvings
and colorful accents of tile.
Birding center satellite Quinta becomes.


(Kirk Clark) poetry Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:21:35 GMT
The Boulders Resort Located In The High Sonoran Desert Outside Of Carefree, Arizona The Boulders, breath-taking resort created
amongst high, desert, granite rocks.
Coveys of beautiful Gamble’s Quail dart
between cottages nestled amongst foothills.
Mama javelina and two babies
scurry along pathways appearing unconcerned.
Coyote streaks by in night.
The Boulders, a magic place.


(Kirk Clark) poetry Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:21:10 GMT
Ada Nothing will be the same.
Your determination is an inspiration.
Your smile shaped by success.
Genuine joy permeates your accomplishments.
You have come so far,
touching hearts along the way.
Ada, we are so proud.
God touches us through you.


(Kirk Clark) poetry Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:20:49 GMT
Valley Land Fund Adventure To Cloud Forrest, Rancho Del Cielo Sharing a sense of adventure
we load bus for departure.
Bumpy six-hour ride ahead.
We arrive in Gomez-Farias
and meet host, Larry Lof.
We transfer to huge 4X4’s.
Ascent six miles to top.
Three hours before our arrival.


(Kirk Clark) poetry Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:20:24 GMT
On the Trail to Rancho del Cielo Truck bounces up logging road
leaving Gomez-Farias in memory.
Rancho del Cielo draws us.
Bird voices announce our arrival.
Cloud forest canopy breaks light.
Bromeliads cling to high branches
sharing blessing of tropical showers.
Black night will arrive soon.


(Kirk Clark) poetry Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:20:01 GMT
Final Destination, El Cielo Light fades as dusk arrives.
Bird voices turn to silence.
Insect sounds take their place.
Three-hour journey up mountain
marked by precipitous, rocky trail.
Butterflies burst forth quite unexpectedly,
sky color dancing through trees.
Friends share El Cielo discovery.


(Kirk Clark) poetry Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:19:39 GMT
Shallow Roots Shallow roots stretch through soil.
Rocks and boulders block penetration.
Treetops reach toward sky.
Tropical birds dance in canopy.
Forest floor covered by history
supplying ferns with tropical mulch.
Tree debris brings flora renewal.
Breathtaking scenery comforts our souls.


(Kirk Clark) poetry Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:18:58 GMT
Silver Sky Silver sky silhouettes tree leaves.
Dusk turns to black night.
Cricket’s drone punctuated by frogs,
croaking robustly, exchanging evening calls.
Margaritas are prepared for celebration.
Rancho Cielo, cloud-blanketed paradise.
Larry Lof regales with history.
Pioneer spirit sinks Mexican roots.


(Kirk Clark) poetry Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:18:41 GMT
Speaking Softly Lush cloud forest speaks softly.
Thick canopy offers up abundance.
Bird languages speak in tongues.
Diversity of trees and plants
provide home for magnificent critters.
Cielo’s spirit speaks historic volumes
of magic place experienced by
ancients and moderns in clouds.


(Kirk Clark) poetry Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:18:20 GMT
Ancients Have Walked Here Pre-Columbians walked on this ground.
Trees and plants found here
create diversity distinct to Cielo.
Convergence of tropical and temperate,
unique to this Relic forest.
Rancho del Cielo, only two
miles wide, six miles long,
bathed by moisture filled clouds.


(Kirk Clark) poetry Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:17:59 GMT
Do You Sense The Presence? Ghosts of ancient cultures past.
Coo of white tipped dove
punctuated by raucous green jays.
Birds dart through forest canopy
while insects race for cover.
Moist clouds caress Relic forest.
A blue millipede proceeds slowly.


(Kirk Clark) poetry Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:17:39 GMT
Porous Limestone Mountain Karst, limestone guides torrential rainfall
down through mountain to rivers
three thousand feet below biosphere.
Sinkholes permeate the forest floor.
A watchful eye prevents disaster.
Fallen branches and leaves decay.
Alchemy brewed by fallen rain
continues limestone erosion over time.


(Kirk Clark) poetry Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:17:11 GMT
Mayans Discover A Magic Place Rancho del Cielo, relic forest,
two miles wide by six.
Discovered by Ancient Mayan explorers.
You sense their historic presence
in the trees and rocks.
Forest shaped by ancient’s needs,
now shared by adoring naturalists.
Web of life on display.


(Kirk Clark) poetry Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:16:38 GMT
Floristic Crossroads El Cielo, mist-blanketed forest
hidden on high Eastern slope
of the magic Sierra Madres,
a treasure trove of biodiversity.
Flora and fauna gather here
from North and South mysteriously.
Crossing the Tropic of Cancer,
we ascend into the mist.


(Kirk Clark) poetry Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:16:12 GMT
Tin Roof Speaks Nails lose their tenuous grip
as sun bears down on
tin roof, expanding in heat.
Mist first had to part,
allowing sunbeams to burst forth.
Roof speaks as if living.
Swift clouds blow over forest
quieting racuous roof in shade.


(Kirk Clark) poetry Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:15:20 GMT
Reach For Heaven Competition in cloud forest amazes.
Trees and bushes reach skyward
fighting for place in sun.
Vines take the easy route
following tree trunks to canopy.
Huge South American oaks reach
toward heaven from damp forest
floor, leaf covered and decaying.


(Kirk Clark) poetry Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:14:51 GMT
The Convergence We ascend to primeval forest
passing though four ecological zones,
traversing through many different microclimates
on our journey to paradise.
Cloud forest of El Cielo,
only twelve square miles total,
composed of nature’s mysterious union
of life 3,000 feet high.


(Kirk Clark) poetry Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:14:23 GMT
Old Growth Forest Old growth forests feel mysterious,
holding wisdom from the past.
Northern trees and Southern trees
meet in this special biosphere.
Sugar maples and huge oaks,
sweet gum and hickory
spread roots over forest floor.
Cloud forest’s diversity, God’s blessing.


(Kirk Clark) poetry Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:13:50 GMT
The Tayra, A Giant Weasel The tayra, an efficient hunter
moves swiftly through dark forest.
It investigates every scent discovered
in search of ultimate prey.
Tayra, the giant weasel, killer
seems to have insatiable appetite,
as it moves through forest
prepared to devour all prey.


(Kirk Clark) poetry Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:13:20 GMT
The Eastern Overlook View from Eastern overlook, gorgeous.
Cloud forest canopy frames view
of fertile valley far below.
From checker board of land,
man carves out an existence.
Cloud forest’s torrential rain falls,
seeping through porous, fractured limestone,
feeding valley at mountain’s base.

(Kirk Clark) poetry Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:12:08 GMT
View From The Escarpment Thousands of dragonflies soar by
in search of cloud forest
prey, instinctively dodging for cover.
Tropical butterflies dart through canopy.
Drone of tarantula wasp heard
as orange wings buzz overhead.
Bumble bees search out nectar
amongst iridescent, pungent flower clusters.


(Kirk Clark) poetry Thu, 27 Feb 2020 18:36:32 GMT
Time To Say Goodbye To El Cielo It’s time to go home.
We walked down through clouds.
Steps taken over rocky terrain.
Sharp rocks penetrate slippery mud
making each step important decision.
Dare not lift our heads
for fear of taking fall.
Tropical birds serenade our departure.


(Kirk Clark) poetry Thu, 27 Feb 2020 17:59:47 GMT
Hawks Soar Over Rancho Del Cielo Hawks soar over Cielo escarpment.
No movement goes without detection.
Curved wings slice through sky.
Predator’s flight made in unison,
dancing the dance of death.
We sit motionless observing nature
as birds disappear into clouds.
Today, Cielo shares it’s blessing.


(Kirk Clark) poetry Thu, 27 Feb 2020 17:59:15 GMT
“Way of the Cross”

(Kirk Clark) press Thu, 27 Feb 2020 17:02:53 GMT
Kirk Clark Unveils “Grace” Series at Toni Livingston Gallery

Multi-talented artist and businessman Kirk Clark unveils his latest work, The “Grace” Series. We caught up with him recently at the launch party at the Toni Livingston Gallery where friends and admirers were treated to a very special night. The “Grace” Series is Mr. Clark’s first endeavor of female nudes, which you would never suspect. His very own special approach to the work is his fusion of art and business in that he owns and operates one of the region’s top car dealerships. So what is his approach? Backgrounds of automobile paints and then if that wasn’t enough of a twist–he uses kitchen spatulas instead of brushes to apply the strokes of his subject. Get ready to enjoy a truly original work.

(Kirk Clark) press Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:52:57 GMT
Hiking Down From El Cielo Hike down from El Cielo
much more than we expected.
First time walking through clouds.
We start up a steep hill.
I didn’t remember this part.
Logging road drops sharply away.
Rock filled trail hard walking.
Gratefully, I hear truck coming.

(Kirk Clark) poetry Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:30:00 GMT
Journey Into Paradise Light breaks through forest canopy.
Fern leaves glisten in mist.
Beams touch emerald, green moss
which clings to decomposing stump.
Bird shadows mark rocky trail.
Careful steps taken over rocks.
Path climbs through old forest.
Giant oaks speak in silence.

(Kirk Clark) poetry Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:29:36 GMT
Mala Mujer Mala mujer takes no prisoners.
Avoid plant at all costs.
Needles sharp as glass shards.
Nettle tongue only thing worse.
Critical comments mark black heart.
Stinging words pierce one’s soul.
Unkind pronouncements best be ignored.
Mala Mujer best left alone.

(Kirk Clark) poetry Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:29:06 GMT