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All a Buzz-buzz at Mod-a-go-go

Posted in Announcements, Art Shows, Holidays, Steve Stones with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2015 by Steve Stones Art
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Photo Courtesy of Mod-a-go-go.

Steve Stones is participating in the Annual Halloween Group Exhibit at Mod-a-go-go.  Some of the pieces were formerly on display at the Carnival of Chaos Haunted House, which has recently closed its doors. Were glad these paintings can still be enjoyed!

Steve Stones at Mod-A-Go-Go

Digital flyer courtesy of Mod-a-go-go.

 

Castle of Chaos Haunted Attraction SOON to Open Doors!

Posted in Announcements, Holidays, Steve Stones, Things Steve Enjoys! with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 6, 2012 by Steve Stones Art

The Castle of Chaos, located at 1134 West Riverdale Road in Riverdale, now features three haunted attractions! The Castle of Chaos is due to open its doors next Friday, September 15. During the month of September, the hours of operation will be from 7:30 – Midnight, Friday and Saturday nights only. During the month of October, the hours of operation will be from 7:30 p.m.- 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 7:30- Midnight on Friday and Saturday Nights. The Castle of Chaos is CLOSED SUNDAYS.
Steve Stones has several nostalgic, carnival-type paintings, which were inspired by the Carnival of Chaos attraction and will be on display. The Carnival of Chaos features several interesting passages which can be appreciated in 3-D.
The Castle of Chaos also includes Seven Deadly Sins, and new haunted attraction, Screamatarium.

If you’re interested in volunteering your time and talents to the Castle of Chaos, please follow the link on this sentence!

Happy haunting!

Steve Stones Will Have His Work on Display at The 38th Annual Statewide Competition Exhibition

Posted in Announcements, Art Shows, Steve Stones with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2012 by Steve Stones Art
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Steve Stones’ art piece, The Incredible Spidora, is the actual study for the larger painting, which can be seen at The Carnival of Chaoson Riverdale Road.

It’s time for the 38th Annual Statewide Competition Exhibition! The exhibit will be held  at the Eccles Community Art Center, located  at 2580 Jefferson Avenue.

Stones entered his piece, The Incredible Spidora,  because it references carnival circus themes and has a fun, nostalgic quality. Stones also entered  his work entitled, The Figi Mermaid, which is from the same series, and  he felt the two paintings would compliment one another. Although The Figi Mermaid wasn’t accepted into the competition, the artwork was a favorite among many patrons of the Ogden Arts Festival, which was held earlier this June.

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Steve Stones’ piece, The Fiji Mermaid, was a popular item of discussion at the 2012 Ogden Arts Festival; however, didn’t make it into the 38th Annual Statewide Competition Exhibition.

The 38th Annual Statewide Competition Exhibition can be seen from July 2 through September 1, and an opening reception announcing the winners will be held at the Art Center on  Friday, July 6 from 5-9 p.m.

Inspiration Behind the Two Headed Hula Girl Revealed!

Posted in Fan Questions, Steve Stones, Things Steve Enjoys! with tags , , on December 6, 2011 by Steve Stones Art
"The Two Headed Hula Girl." 2011. Acrylic on canvas. Approximately 7 feet by 4 feet. Hanging at the Carnival of Chaos Haunted House in Riverdale, Utah.

"The Two Headed Hula Girl." 2011. Acrylic on canvas. Approximately 7 feet by 4 feet. Hanging at the Carnival of Chaos Haunted House in Riverdale, Utah.

Steve Stones’ art fan Al Jones asked where the inspiration for two of Stones’ paintings came from. Here are some answers for you, Al:

For Stones, inspiration often derives from items he collects, movies, music, other people’s artwork, and anything in his surroundings.

Stones frequents thrift stores in order to locate reasonably priced materials he may potentially use in his artworks. During one of these thrift store excursions, sometime prior to creating The Two Headed Hula Girl for the Carnival of Chaos haunted house on Riverdale Road, Stones found and purchased an unusual blonde haired bobble headed doll, whose face happened to be a picture frame. Stones had wanted to use the doll in some of his works, and his golden opportunity arrived when he had agreed to create paintings for the Carnival of Chaos.

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Steve Stones' Painting "The Headless Man." Approximately 7 foot by 4 feet. Acrylic on canvas. Displayed at the Carnival of Chaos Haunted House in Riverdale, Utah. 2011

Among some of his first paintings for Carnival of Chaos, Stones had created The Headless Man. Stones wanted to produce something else for the spook alley that would offset The Headless Man and bring balance to his work. Remembering his thrift store treasure, the  blonde haired bobble headed doll, Stones decided she would be the perfect compliment for The Headless Man, and added his imagination by painting The Two Headed Hula Girl!

Al Jones also wanted to know the inspiration behind Stones’ recently censored painting, Santa’s Naughty Book, so be sure to read the next blog entry.

Hall☠ween is Creeping Up!

Posted in Steve Stones, Things Steve Enjoys! with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2011 by Steve Stones Art

Haunted houses, ghouls, witches, goblins, and sweets are sure to be had this upcoming Halloween!
Spook house goers only have a few days left to come down to the Carnival of Chaos and see some awesome works on display. As a special treat, Steve has added three more works to the Carnival of Chaos series.

"The Two Headed Hula Girl." 2011. Acrylic on canvas. Approximately 7 feet by 4 feet. Hanging at the Carnival of Chaos Haunted House in Riverdale, Utah.

“The Two Headed Hula Girl.” 2011. Acrylic on canvas. Approximately 7 feet by 4 feet. Hanging at the Carnival of Chaos Haunted House in Riverdale, Utah.

"The Killer Clown." 2011. Acrylic on canvas. Approximately 7 feet by 4 feet. Hanging at the Carnival of Chaos Haunted House in Riverdale, Utah.

“The Killer Clown.” 2011. Acrylic on canvas. Approximately 7 feet by 4 feet. Hanging at the Carnival of Chaos Haunted House in Riverdale, Utah.

"El Diablo." 2011. Acrylic on canvas. Approximately 7 feet by 4 feet. Hanging at the Carnival of Chaos Haunted House in Riverdale, Utah.

“El Diablo.” 2011. Acrylic on canvas. Approximately 7 feet by 4 feet. Hanging at the Carnival of Chaos Haunted House in Riverdale, Utah.

“Monster Sex Fiend (In 3-D)” Censored Once More

Posted in Announcements, Steve Stones with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2011 by Steve Stones Art

Steve Stones’ “Monster Sex Fiend (In 3-D)” has been censored twice in the Ogden area.

Those of you who’ve been following Steve Stones’ art for the past few months know that his work entitled “Monster Sex Fiend (in 3-D)” was censored at the North Ogden Arts Festival last August; however, despite its notoriety, the artwork sold a few weeks later. Stones repainted a variation of “Monster Sex Fiend (in 3-D)” of a larger scale and hung it on display at the Carnival of Chaos haunted house located on Riverdale Road.

Stones stated that he felt the piece was in line with a theme of the spook alley, which is “The Seven Deadly Sins.” However, Stones was surprised when he received a phone call requesting that he retrieve “Monster Sex Fiend (in 3-D)” after complaints were lodged due to the word “Sex.”
Management members overseeing Carnival of Chaos didn’t want to give the overall impression that the haunted house was advocating sex; therefore, “Monster Sex Fiend (in 3-D)” was immediately removed from the wall.

Remember folks, while enjoying your experience at the Carnival of Chaos, please keep in mind that even though you may see simulated murders and other psychotic anti-social behaviors, paired with  concepts of greed, wrath, sloth, pride, envy, lust and gluttony, that Carnival of Chaos does not advocate sex.

More Steve Stones’ Work Added at Carnival of Chaos

Posted in Announcements, Steve Stones with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2011 by Steve Stones Art

We’re happy to announce that three more original artworks by Steve Stones have been added to the new haunted house  Carnival of Chaos located on Riverdale Road. As you can see, Steve has put many hours into these wonderful projects.
Carnival of Chaos is still needing volunteer actors, so if you know of anyone who has a talent for acting and likes to emerge from dark corners while yelling, “BOO!” be sure to have them contact Andrew Wilson for an audition.

“Welcome To The Carnevil.” 2011. Acrylic on canvas. Approximately 7 feet by 4 feet. Displayed at the Carnival of Chaos Haunted House – Riverdale, Utah.

The Figi Mermaid - by Steve Stones

“The Figi Mermaid.” 2011. Acrylic on canvas. 30 x 40 inches. 2011

“The Dancing Skeleton.” 2011. Acrylic on canvas. Approximately 7 feet by 4 feet. Displayed at the Carnival of Chaos Haunted House – Riverdale, Utah.

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