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STRETCH’s works have been on display in private and corporate collections throughout the world. The sculptures vary in scale from small approachable pieces to environmentally dominating. The choice of materials STRETCH uses in his pieces - glass & steel - work against each other, causing tension while maintaining a high level of dialogue. STRETCH is a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute. He completed his masters at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, VA. Both Dale Eldred and Jim Leedy mentored STRETCH into the growing Kansas City art scene. STRETCH has since worked with many renowned artists including Mark di Suvero and John Henry. STRETCH has worked with numerous artists on public commissions – for airports, college campuses, and city sculpture parks around the world. Recently presented an Urban Hero Award, STRETCH plays a major role in the community. He served as vice president of KC’s oldest non-profit artist coalition (KCAC), has been a board member for Review Magazine and the Crossroads Community Association and recently joined the Board of Directors for the International Sculpture Center. He owns a restaurant called Grinders, and a deli, Grinders West, a gallery called ZONE, and most recently developed a monthly art auction called Art Bidz. STRETCH, in association with Pipeline Productions, has developed the sculpture park behind Grinders into a live music venue known as The Crossroads KC @ Grinders, which promotes artists, musicians, and benefits for non-profit organizations.