a letter to my 15 yr. old self

a letter to me. this was written and shared to the 15 yr. old soccer / futsal team that i coach. i have edited out the specific player references, but thought it applied to everyone . ++++++ a letter to me, the 15 year old kenT who has no idea what is ahead of him […]

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press kit

kenT is available for live, in studio appearances for crossfit + canvas to both perform and inspire. set time for this caffeine laden, high intensity sampling of the jarring collision between art + repetitive movement can be as little as two minutes but is optimal at 4-5. kent will remind you that you have the […]

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crossfit + canvas on nbc universal

Erika Edwards Published: 06/05/17 05:14 am EDT. Updated: 06/08/17 02:31 am EDT. CHARLOTTE (NBC News) – There’s no still life in Kent Youngstrom’s North Carolina studio. The artist never sits when he’s painting, and only gets into a groove. “When the music’s loud, and I’m moving, and I’m not thinking about what I’m creating,” he […]

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Kent Youngstrom’s New Art Series CrossFit + Canvas

QC Exlcusive Maganize by Ashley Carlini When you meet Kent Youngstrom, he usually introduces himself as “an artist, but not the tortured kind.” It’s easy to see why; he takes care of himself, eats right, works out, and is never afraid to get out and go play. His new series, CrossFit + Canvas, is an […]

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how to hang art

yep. 57″ on center from the floor for all of your art! click here to see charlotte today video.

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i can paint that!

yes. you can paint your own masterpiece. click here to see full charlotte today video

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awkward with me

what’s my why? i am the guy who is not like the others. i don’t have a fancy business title or job description. i must prove myself everyday by making something and hopefully creating an obsession you’re compelled to exchange money for. sometimes i feel like i can’t afford my own work. or that what […]

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in case you wanted to know

one of my favorite question + answer sessions from v4 of four magazine. What is your present state of mind? anxious.   Art found you and kind of drove you to it in a hugely organic way. Describe this phenomenon. we found each other.  i was bouncing around between interior design, graphic design and art.  […]

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questions anyone?

i often joke in my workshops that everyone is allowed two questions each + that if anyone needs more they will have to buy one from their neighbor. so for this week i’m handing out free question coupons.  i’m opening up the bank.  ask as many questions as you want.  how do i make texture?  […]

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how high should i be?

high enough that the middle of me meets the middle of you.  no, i have never tried that as a pick up line. HANG ALL OF YOUR ART 57″ ON CENTER. . . 57″ is the standard eye height.  think shaquille o’neal and nicki minaj sharing a house – balance that out and you have […]

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