Alonso Rey Sanchez (b.1968 – d.2017) joined K Space around 1997, coming from Lima, Peru! He didn’t know a lick of...
Soon after joining K Space Art Studios in 1998, Michelle Smythe became involved in running the first-floor gallery with other K Space Studio artists. When the Schaudies moved to Austin, they passed the management of K Space Art Studios and K Space Gallery to Michelle. She and key studio artists established the non-profit organization K Space Contemporary in 2001. Smythe managed the studios for 15 years and has been the Executive Director of K Space Contemporary since its inception. Smythe oversaw the opening of the new gallery space on the bottom floor in 2007 and its recent expansion.
As Director, she organizes K Space events and fundraisers, curates exhibitions, and supervises mural projects and educational programming. Smythe co-founded the wildly popular Dia de Los Muertos Festival and helped establish 1st Friday ArtWalk with the Corpus Christi Downtown Management District. She has exhibited her artwork in venues across the US, painted several public murals, juried regional, national and international exhibitions, and performed numerous speaking engagements. Smythe continues her art practice in her home studio in Rockport.