Art Without a Home

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Artist Joe Kunicki works on a piece at Volunteers of America.
Artist Joe Kunicki works on a piece at Volunteers of America.
Joe says this one is still in its early stages.
Joe says this one is still in its early stages.
One of the many artworks by Joe Kunicki.
One of the many artworks by Joe Kunicki.

While you may not recognize the name Joe Kunicki as a well seasoned renowned artist, his art certainly does speak for itself. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter recently sat down with Joe, who's currently homeless and staying at the VOA Sheridan Community Shelter.


Joe Kunicki has been painting and drawing for over four decades and he doesn't intend to slow down anytime soon -- this, despite not having a home to call his own.

Kunicki says that what keeps him inspired is the possibility of getting his artwork exposed.

Part of Joe's travels over the years found him living in Glacier National Park. Although short on art supplies, Kunicki explains how he continued to do what comes naturally to him.

Kunicki says that he tried to get the “Motor City Madman”, otherwise known as Ted Nugent, to help him out with some of the illustrations for the Gibson guitar company.

Joe said that once he finds a place to live, he plans to focus on bringing attention to his art by continuing to contact the Gibson Guitar Company about his six hundred-some illustrations.

He also said that he will continue to hone his craft by doing landscapes and more western art.

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