About

Toni Brou grew up in southwest Kansas, learning to love the creative process while watching her dad tinker at his workbench, making what he modestly dubbed "junk art" from found objects. Toni went on to earn a BFA in Graphic Design and Illustration from The University of Kansas. After a series of tragedies, she adopted the mantra, "the sun always rises" while forming smiling sun faces out of modeling compound. When her father died, the suns became bigger, and she started incorporating found objects (hubcaps are a favorite) as a nod to him. The inclusion of re-purposed items in Toni's assemblages is also a tongue-in-cheek reference to hope, redemption and transformation. Since 2011. CBS Sunday Morning has shown about two dozen of Toni's original smiling sun assemblages as the show fades to commercial.

GRAPHIC DESIGN and ILLUSTRATION
Clients have included:  Called to Greatness, Campfire Boys and Girls, Golf Course Superintendent's Association of America, The University of Kansas, Kansas Alumni Magazine, Catalyst Magazine

UPCOMING EVENTS:
November 29-30, 2019
Bizarre Bazaar, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence KS

Solo Exhibit, May - June 2019:
Wheatfields Bakery
 
904 Vermont St, Lawrence KS

PREVIOUS GALLERY AFFLIATIONS, EXHIBITS, & JURIED EVENTS
A Store called STUFF, KC MO
Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham, AL
Earth Song Creations, Salida, CO
The Gift Itself, Green Bay, WI
Funky Chicken Art Project, Dahlogena, GA
The Eclective, Topeka, KS
The Garden of Eden, Lucas, KS
Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota, MN
PM Gallery, Columbus, OH


Fall For the Arts Festival, Lincoln, NE
Mulvane Mountain Plains Art Fair, Topeka, KS
Art in the Park, Lawrence, KS
Bizarre Bazaar, Lawrence, KS
Lawrence Art Guild Holiday Art Fair, Lawrence, KS
LUX Center for the Arts Holiday Art Show, Lincoln, NE
Final Fridays artist at various downtown Lawrence, Kansas locations
Participated in numerous solo and group exhibits

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Contact me via email: brou.toni@gmail.com

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