For artist Nathan Parten, inspiration didn’t spring from exotic scenery or travel but instead, from his little girl, Mollie. “It started when she was a year-and-a-half and wanted a sketch book 'like Daddy’s,” says Parten of his tow-headed 4-year-old. “She got upset when she received a coloring book because there were already drawings in it.” She wanted to create her own.
That’s how Nathan and daughter Mollie began working together; they would find solitude after supper in the living room, painting side-by-side, often coming up with whimsical images. Now, this single dad is showing their imaginative work in a show entitled The Mollie and Daddy Project at Tsunami restaurant in Cooper-Young. The reception takes place Thursday, September 6th, from 6 to 8 p.m. The public is invited.