Friday, March 3, 2017

"New Mark Leary Mobiles Headed To Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art"

An incredible permanent and rotating collection that brings together today’s most important, expressive, and engaging contemporary art … available to EVERYBODY … for FREE? That’s the brilliance of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art ( in Kansas City, MO. Founded on the belief that art can change lives, the Kemper Museum is one of the country’s premier most inspiring and transformative art destinations. I’m so excited to have eight new mobiles headed there soon to spin in their fantastic Museum Shop. If you’re in Kansas City, please do yourself a favor and visit the museum – it’s closed on Monday and free every day it’s open. I promise you’ll be glad you did.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

                                    Mark Leary Mobiles @ Boulder Furniture Arts

When 7 out of 10 residents own a bicycle, and the city’s main bike path is often snowplowed before the roads, AND it has more used bookstores per capita than any other U.S. city, can you understand why I’m so excited to have a new selection of my mobiles spinning soon in Boulder, CO?

The fine folks at Boulder Furniture Arts (, especially Design Consultant Extraordinaire, Hannah Rogal, are simply amazing – both in their creations and their collective mission and vision (and they’re just super nice, too); merging storytelling with fabulous craftsmanship. I’m honored to be a part of their newly-opened second showroom location in Boulder.

As I type, a small army of mobile-packed boxes are speeding on their way a mile-high up into the Rockies. If you’re in Boulder (and aren’t zipping down one of the amazing singletrack trails that are all within a stone’s throw), I enthusiastically encourage you to check out the second-to-none imaginative and crazy stylish furniture at Boulder Furniture Arts and say hi from me.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Hanging Art Mobiles Bring $2K for Oya No Kai

 "Live at the Oya No Kai Auction 2016 - Revolution Hall

Yatta! Yatta!

Recently, I was honored to help two second-grade classes at Richmond Elementary School create a couple ginormous mobiles for the school's yearly fundraising auction.

The annual event to help the Japanese Immersion Program’s Interns and Cultural Exchanges is Oya No Kai's biggest fundraiser of the year.  

I had a blast conducting four hands-on mobile-making sessions with over 100 kids. It was a TON of fun ... and nobody except for me got injured! The resulting two 50+ blade mobiles brought a collective $2K to the school's immersion program. Right on!

The colorful mobiles (seen in their packaging below) celebrated the auction's sugared-up, candied theme. With names like Sunset Melon Sherbet and Frosting with Sprinkles, it's a good thing you couldn't eat these 4' high x 6' wide painted metal spinners! Talk about a sugar high!

It was a LOT of work, but I'm happy to have helped my friends, the mission of the school, and get to spend some time watching little minds exercising their creativity. Woot Woot!

Apparently, I'm now an honorary dad of 100+ kids!