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Michael Trenhaile Exhibit

June 3, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

‘I’m an artist first and a songster second.”

On New Year’s Day, 2015, I had a stroke that nearly killed me.  But I survived after being in a coma for 13 days.  While I was in the hospital, I couldn’t write songs, poetry or really anything at all.  I could not speak. Communication was difficult.   Ashley Boe, (my ex-wife and my very good friend), strongly encouraged me to draw.  I didn’t know it, but that was the ticket – drawing!

A few years go by. Luckily, I am surrounded by my kids; (I have six, ranging from age 9 to 24).  They call me,” Father” or “Step-Father.” I live at an apartment with a roommate and can visit the kids on a regular basis., Mostly what I do is draw and play music. I have been continuously practicing my art since the stroke occurred in 2015.

Specifically, art is the main source.  It’s simple – I follow my muse, draw, play my guitar, and go from there. Several days will go by and nothing comes up as far as artistic inspiration.  Then it hits me, and I will draw until I am finished.  Music is next but the art is my first choice, at least for the present.  I figure that music and my artistic life will go backward and forward – it never ends.

Please join me at:

Hot Shops, Studio 323
1301 Nicholas St, Omaha, NE 68102
June 3, 2022 from 5 PM – 8 PM and
June 4, 2022 from 3PM – 8 PM


June 3, 2022
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hot Shops Studio 323
1301 Nicholas St.
Omaha, NE 68102
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The Nicholas Street Gallery rents for $600/month. The Hallway Gallery rents for $300/month.
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