BMA After Hours-Art & Music

BMA (Baltimore Museum of Art) Art After Hours is back, just reserved my ticket and will be ready to step on out for a night of art/music.

Hope to see you there if you partake!

This is the BMA link https://artbma.org/…/art-after-hours-american-underground/

This is their ad below:

“BMA-Get Ready! Art After Hours Returns on December 9

Our late night art party is back for the winter season with a contemporary Juke Joint theme inspired by early-20th-century nightlife.

Join us on Friday, December 9 from 8-11 p.m. for cocktails, music by DJ Ty Alexander, appetizers by H3irloom Food Group, collage-making with artist Edgar Reyes, free admission to A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration, and more. Tickets are $20 for Members, $25 for Non-Members.”

Hauptcee Haupt-My fictitious twin brother

So yesterday was Hauptcee’s first oil painting, ‘On Second Thought….Pearls’

And this is Hauptcee, my fourth fictitious twin brother up from Blue Ridge, Georgia.

For those new to this year-long art project, I included below, the origin’s of this art project and Hauptcee for those that wish to familiarize yourself with Hauptcee and the art project. (This text was part of an Oct 10 FB post)

How it all started:

“Here’s the quick backstory. I had submitted my art to “The Huts Magazine,” an Instagram online/print publication, and it was accepted. Of course, I ordered a print copy. The four images, Biography, and Artist statement all looked good in the magazine’s two-page spread. But ahh, there had been a mishap.

My name was reversed and minus the ‘L’; rather than being Craig L Haupt, I was now Haupt Craig!

While addressing this name snafu with close friends, comments ranged from theorizing that my new name sounded like a German or Dutch Renaissance artist to progressively sillier takes, finally culminating with my announcing I was now Haupt C. — or the final version — Hauptcee Haupt.

Then why not have a slight bit more fun and sign my next oil painting ‘Hauptcee’.

That seemed like a simple progression.

Then I thought if I could have fun as the jovial ‘Hauptcee’ for an evening and a painting, why not be ‘Hauptcee’ for a year?! The next long-range Body of work/series of paintings could all be painted and signed by this fictitious Hauptcee Haupt, kind of like my fictitious ‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ ArtStory project.

So, I wanted all of you to know that in my next YouTube video tomorrow I’m going to introduce my fourth twin brother, Hauptcee Haupt. Three previous twin brothers have already been featured in earlier video episodes. And even better, my next solo art show in November 2023 will feature the new oil paintings of Hauptcee Haupt, himself. This artwork project will be the only paintings Hauptcee Haupt will produce. After his year of fame as an artiste, he’ll return to his family in Blue Ridge, Georgia, and continue working in his trade as a plumber and part time Librarian.

All this to make you aware of any references within future YouTube video and social media postings over the next year pertaining to ‘Hauptcee Haupt’ and just who the hell is Craig talking about!!

Thanks for reading and future watching!”

Hauptcee Haupt and his finished oil painting

So here it is, Hauptcee Haupt’s first oil painting: ‘On Second Thought….Pearls’ as highlighted in my YouTube Episode 81


This painting is the first of a year-long art project to have Hauptcee create eight to ten, 18 x 18 inch oil paintings to be displayed in Nov. 2023 for a November solo exhibit at @katseagallery.


This art project & Hauptcee are being documented within my YouTube video series. Hauptcee, my fourth fictitious twin brother was introduced in Ep 78.


#video #youtube #surreal #surrealism #oilpainting #pearls #face #earrings #butterfly #butterflies #design #shape
#shapes #art #artproject #artist

Art Stuff 81 – Hauptcee Haupt & a finished painting

This Episode turns the show-&-tell reins over to my fourth fictitious twin brother Hauptcee Haupt. Hauptcee brings his first finished painting to show and then highlights progress made on his second ‘in-the-works’ painting.


lol, Of course I make an appearance at the beginning for the welcoming introduction and at the end for touting my featured art projects in the next upcoming videos.


Final note: Hauptcee will be back in January to highlight the second finished Hauptcee Haupt painting.


#video #twin #twinbrother #film #youtube #editing #oilpainting #pearls #visit #display #finished #surrealism #face #art #artist

Blues Show/Dance

It has been nearly eight years since I have attended a Baltimore Blues Society Show/Dance and boy did I receive a treat for a return evening of blues music last night.


Two bands; The Lynwood Taylor Band (tp) to open and then Sol Roots and Mickey Junior
Band (btm). Both were exceptional, with a wide range of blues music, experienced clean lead and rhythm guitars and a great sound person that didn’t drown out all the band instruments/singing with a heavy hand on the bass volume.

The lead and rhythm guitars in Lynwood Taylor’s band did a 7 minute all instrumental back and forth duel/solos piece (backed by drums and bass) that was worth the price of the show itself!


#band #bands #music #dance #blues #bluesmusic #guitar #leadguitar #rythmguitar #drums #bass

At the Gallery – Giclee Prints

Another of the packet of prints on its way to @katseagallery today to accommodate this weekends ‘3 day, Fri/Sat/Sun after Thanksgiving sales’


This is one of those prints: ‘King Me’©Craig L Haupt (original in private collection)


I will also be at the katsea gallery today (Friday) morning at 10am for a few hours if anyone wants to see this ‘yours truly old artsy guy’ in person to say hi.


#art #artist #father #child #son or #daughter #checkerboard #checkers #birds #print #artprint #arcylicpainting #gicleeprint #giclee #gallery #blackfriday #sale

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from the Spaceburger Diner, having a turkey sandwich before doing a little visiting!


‘Spaceburger Diner’©Craig L Haupt, Pen & Ink, Watercolor, original in private collection

At the Gallery – more weekend sales

Also on display at @katseagallery for this weekend’s ‘Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday, and Artistic Sunday’ gallery events is another of my pen & inks.
‘On the Go’©Craig L Haupt, Pen & Ink, Watercolor
Check Towson’s Katsea galleries IG page for times! @katseagallery
I will be at the gallery, Towson, MD, Friday, 10:00am to 1:00
#gallery #display #watercolor #run #balance #artist #art #color #surrealism #surreal #dots #pen #inktober

At the Gallery-Weekend sales

Another of my paintings on display at @katseagallery highlighting several of my artworks during this weekends ‘Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday, and Artistic Sunday’ gallery events.
Pipe & Peel ©Craig L Haupt, 18 x 18 inch, oil on board
Check Towson’s Katsea galleries IG page for times! @katseagallery
#gallery #display #banana #pipe #balance #artist #art #oilpainting #surrealism #surreal #skates

At the Gallery: Black Friday Sales


To accommodate this weekends ‘3 day, Fri/Sat/Sun after Thanksgiving sales’ I’m taking a bundle of prints up to @katseagallery and along with a couple of originals.
This is one of the originals: ‘Day at the Beach’©Craig L Haupt, Pen & Ink, Watercolor
I will also be at the gallery Friday morning at 10am for a few hours if anyone wants to see this ‘yours truly old artsy guy’ in person to say hi.
#art #watercolor #watercolorpainting #watercolorart #artist #thanksgiving #blackfriday #beach #family #ocean #turtle #birds