Due to overwhelming popularity, Cupcake will be hosting a second Cut Arts event, this time in both locations! If you missed our first event and haven't heard all the buzz about this company in the media, here's a taste.
Master scissor artist Karl Johnson of Cut Arts, Inc. has never met a proﬁle he canʼt render, a scene he canʼt capture, or an image he canʼt memorialize. Karlʼs silhouettes are all hand cut, original works of art. Each one is created live by simply looking at his subject matter and cutting out an exact likeness freehand with scissors. These are not computer generated and that's something hard to believe with the detail and precision that attends each piece.
Silhouette art is a rare craft that was handed down to him by his father when he was a young boy. One of the reasons his work is so exacting comes from being blind in one eye. Because he was born deprived of the binocular vision we all take for granted, he has learned to judge the distance of an object by examining their shadow and rendering images from them. Each creation is extremely detailed and meant to become a treasured piece to be showcased in any part of the home. Since the age of nine he has cut hundreds of thousands of images, and worked with both small scale portraits to large projects with big name designers. (Jonathan Adler, Amy Coe, Irvine & Fleming, among others.
He was recently selected by Martha Stewart as one of the best wedding ideas in 15 years. A recent appearance request came from Marc Anthony to create silhouettes of Jennifer Lopez, and her guests, at her 40th birthday party in NYC. In addition to celebrity homes, he has been asked to create silhouettes of guests at events held at both the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Universal Studios, 20th Century Fox, movie premiers, Galas, Charities, etc. Karl's work may be seen adorning the walls of many Hollywood notables such as Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Jennifer Garner, Alicia Keyes, Leah Remini, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Tori Spelling, Tom Hanks, and the entire cast and crew of the hit show "How I Met Your Mother." His work has also appeared in numerous TV shows and movies, including the current Natalie Portman film Black Swan.
Watching him in action is truly amazing and you won't believe how fast and precise he can complete each piece. Check out this video of him in action. Isn't it incredible?!
The event will be held on Tuesday, June 7th, from 1 pm to 5 pm in our Santa Rosa location and on Wednesday, June 8th, from 1 pm to 5 pm in our Healdsburg location. The cost is $25 per portrait, $15 for a duplicate and an additional $16 if you'd like it framed. Appointments can be made in 5 minute increments. To schedule an appointment, call or stop by one of our stores or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This event was very popular the last time, so call as soon as you can to ensure you get a slot.
Healdsburg: 707-433-3800 Santa Rosa: 707-579-2165