Making a Statement

Christopher Mockenhaupt and his wife, Etta<br>JC AMBERLYN/Miner

Christopher Mockenhaupt and his wife, Etta<br>JC AMBERLYN/Miner

Christopher Mockenhaupt and his wife, Etta, show off one of his pieces of art named "Remember Darfur" at Beale Street Gallery of Fine Arts on Sept. 5. Mockenhaupt is a truck driver and 10-year resident of Kingman who works on his art when he can. Using various media ranging from watercolor and gouache to oils and mixed media sculptures, he hopes to raise awareness and discussion of social issues and forbidden topics through his colorful, contemporary artwork. Five pieces of artwork are included in a silent auction that runs the duration of the show. Proceeds from those works will to go to various charities including Cornerstone Mission, Crisis Pregnancy Center, Sarah's House and a family in need in the Butler area. Beale Street Brews coffeehouse in downtown Kingman houses the gallery, which is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. The art gallery rotates artists monthly. Mockenhaupt's art show will run through Oct. 5. Call Beale Street Brews at 753-4004 for more information or contact Mockenhaupt directly through e-mail at mockenhauptchris@gmail.com.