Artist Has Balls, and They're Taking Him Places
Gregory Story has balls, and they're taking him places on the nation's fine arts festival circuit.
WallBalls, three-dimensional ceramic wall sculptures created only by Story, are so popular
among collectors that sales in his first three shows this year have doubled, bucking economic
trends. His next stops: Lakefront Festival of Arts in Milwaukee and Cherry Creek Arts Festival in
(PRWEB) May 6, 2010 -- Gregory Story has balls, and they're taking him places on the nation's fine arts fair
WallBalls, three-dimensional ceramic wall sculptures created only by Story, are so popular among collectors that
sales in his first three shows this year have doubled, bucking economic trends.
"I'm leading the economy into recovery," he jokes with visitors to his art show booth, where WallBalls soar over
decorative ceramic bottles and totems, the earth-bound ancestors of his wall sculptures.
WallBalls adorn multi-story foyers, climb stairwells and span any space suitable for two-dimensional works as
well as unconventional spaces, such as windows and door surrounds, Story said. Artful use of lighting and
shadows lends a potential fourth dimension to his sculptures.
Their strong sales even at the recession's worst in 2009 allow Story, an art fair veteran, the freedom to be
selective this year, so he's set a course for top shows.
He will log more than 10,000 miles on the art fair circuit this year, exhibiting at Lakefront Festival of Arts June
18-20 in Milwaukee and Cherry Creek Arts Festival July 3-5 in Denver. When summer shows are behind him,
Story will fix a hopeful eye on invitations to The Plaza Art Fair in Kansas City and Bayou City Arts Festival
Downtown in Houston this fall.
Life on the road suits the Texas-based artist recently profiled by The Dallas Morning News. Story left a good job
as a museum special events director to preside over his own exhibitions at fine arts festivals across the country
and in galleries in his home market of Da