Sports Artist: Anthony “AO” Oropeza Kicks-Off Home Opener with a One-Night Only Baseball Themed Art Exhibit - Featuring KC Royals Baseball Players at Local Eatery - April 2, 2016, 6:30 pm – 10pm.

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Sports Painter: Anthony “AO” Oropeza Kicks-Off Royals Home Opener with a One-Night Only Baseball Themed Art Exhibit - Featuring KC Royals Baseball Players at Local KCMO Eatery - April 2, 2016, 6:30 pm – 10pm.

Kansas City, KS – March 5, 2016 - AOART5 LLC and Studio & Strong Ave. Studios are pleased to announce that on April 2, 2016, Kansas City Sports Artist - Anthony “AO” Oropeza will exhibit a number of his most recent sports painting pieces – featuring the Kansas City Royals, at local eatery Rico's Tacos Lupe located at 802 SW Boulevard in KCMO, west of the CrossRoads District. The exhibit will be from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm.

About the Exhibit Oropeza's Home Opener Art Exhibit plans to display a collection of both finished and unfinished (Works in Progress - WIP) pieces. This exhibit will feature a collection of current baseball works including pieces of catcher - Salvador Perez, center fielder - Lorenzo Cain, third baseman - Mike Moustakas, third baseman - Alex Gordon and first baseman - Eric Hosmer. The exhibit will also display pieces of Derek Jeter, Chipper Jones, George Brett and the late great Roberto Clemente (WIP).

The show will be centered around AO's most recent piece and one of his largest Royals pieces yet - “World Champions – Hoz & Moose”. The piece stands at 5 ft x 4ft, featuring both Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas in a joyous celebration embrace after a Worlds Series game win in 2015. The piece is scheduled to be shipped soon after the exhibit and will no longer be available for viewing at any of AO's future art exhibits in KC.

The public is welcome to come view and discuss his work, process and future plans with his sports art. “I am really glad to show a few of my recent Royals pieces especially after their World Championship run last year. I am a huge baseball fan and a bigger Royals fan, and to be able to display my Royals work to my social media friends and other loyal Royals fans to start off the season, it is pretty exciting”, Oropeza said.

About The Venue Rico's Tacos Lupe is popular boulevard eatery and will open its doors for this one-night only event. There will be food specials available to purchase.

About “AO” Oropeza is a full-time web development coordinator and in the evenings works in his KC home-studio creating and producing his sports paintings, comic book art along with offering web consulting, marketing and branding services. Oropeza is also a writer, producer, publisher and creator of a bilingual comic book created for kid's to promote reading (AMIGOMAN™). His comic book publication allows him to visit area schools to speak to students about what he does as an artist in creating, designing, writing and publishing his work.

AOART5 and Strong Ave. Studios AOART5 and Strong Ave. Studios are Oropeza's art and design studios. The studios focus on primarily Sports Art, Comic Book and Character Art and Web Design Consulting. The studios hope to produce other kid's stories of other local KC authors in the future.AO also works with various charitable organizations in the US.

Studio Contact Information: Phone (913) 205-5093 Email: contactaoart5@gmail.com Web: www.AOART5.com FB: www.facebook.com/AnthonyAOOropeza Twitter: @amigomancreator Insta: /strongavestudios

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