Dear Friends and Family,

Real Art Ways depends on you. And we need you now.

In September, in years past, we’ve hosted fundraising events—at Real Art Ways. We’ve netted $100,000 each year.

This year we can’t be together in person. But we can be together in spirit. And we believe we can generate $100,000 to support our work.

We won’t be able to do it together in one night. So we’re taking 30 nights—the month of September—to meet our goal.

Thanks to our sponsors, the good news is... we’re nearly halfway there! And the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has agreed to match your contribution dollar for dollar.

You will make it possible for Real Art Ways to survive, and thrive. Please help us meet our goal.

With gratitude,

Will K. Wilkins and The Real Team

Kyle Andrew Phillips: Standing Room at Real Art Ways

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Kyle Andrew Phillips: Standing Room


Real Art Ways presents Standing Room, a series of large scale paintings by Brooklyn based artist, Kyle Andrew Phillips.

Utilizing the trompe l’oeil technique and inspired by artists such as Peter Doig, Andy Kaufman and Marc Sijan, Kyle Andrew Phillips explores the concept of time spent with art in the gallery setting. He invites the audience to linger with the work which depicts local people in the Hartford community. From his artist statement, he says, “The average time it takes a person to look at a painting is 15 to 30 seconds… How can one experience [the work] longer?”

About the Artist
Kyle lives in Brooklyn and has been exhibiting in group shows in New York and Connecticut. His work is in public and private collections throughout the area, including the New Britain Museum of American Art and the Episcopal Church in Connecticut. Kyle attended of the University of Hartford Art School where he graduated with honors and multiple awards.