Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A great article about the Shawnee County Show in XYZ Magazine

Hey everyone,
Check out this link: to read a great article, written by XYZ's editor-in-chief Leah Sewell, about Friday's show at the Shawnee North Community Center!

Spring Art Print Sale!

Spring Portrait Sessions!

April News from e drake photography!

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Monday, March 28, 2011

e drake photography at Shawnee North Community Center April 1st!

The opening reception of the e drake photography show at the Shawnee North Community Center is only a few short days away! Come out on April 1st from 5 to 7 pm to see new e drake photography prints!
Hope to see you all there!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Tabitha's April Specials!!!

'Topeka Ruins' show March 24th

I'd like to thank everyone who came out to the 'Fine and Thriving' show at the Break Room March 24th! Two prints from the series found new homes! I will have another exhibit at 'Fine and Thriving' soon, more information will be following. Also, come out to the Shawnee North Community Center on April 1st for the opening reception of the e drake photography show they are holding for the month of April! The reception will last from 5 to 7 pm. Hope to see you all there!

'Carly Loves Blue' book signing at the Kansas Museum of History April 2nd!

My friend and author of 'Carly Loves Blue', Dr. Martina Thompson, will be signing copies of 'Carly Loves Blue' at the Kansas Museum of History's Store Saturday April 2nd from 1-3 pm. Topeka artist and ReThink Topeka organizer Justin Marable will also be there, signing copies of his new book 'Nico'

Highland Park Community Project

On Thursday, March 24th I had the pleasure to be apart of the Highland Park Community Project. Students and Staff from Highland Park High School, along with police officers and other city officials cleaned up the area around three abandoned home across the street from the high school. Students also painted and placed murals on the homes to give them a more decorative look. You can read more about the project from these news sources:

Zander - 12 months

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The Newest XYZ Magazine is out!

The Spring issue of XYZ Magazine is now available! To subscribe to XYZ Magazine, go to:

Muse II

Muse I

Muse IX (Mini-Muse)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Onto the Elite 8!!!

The Jayhawks stomped the Richmond Spiders as their journey to the Promise Land continues! Elite 8 on Sunday!!!

Fathers & Family Expo - April 2nd 2011

Hey everyone,
Come out to the Fathers & Family Expo, Saturday April 2nd at the Topeka Ramada Inn! This event has been put together by the Fatherhood Action Team ( and will feature various activities, workshops, games, live entertainment, and over 50 vendors! XYZ Magazine among the vendors, make you stop by and say hi! We will have activities for children to participate in. Admission is free, see you then!

Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

'Topeka Ruins' on display at 'Fine and Thriving' tonight!

Hey everyone,
Come out to the Break Room (9th & Kansas) for the 'Fine and Thriving' Art Show! The event lasts from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Prints from the 'Topeka Ruins' series will be on display along with the art and entertainment of JD Stottlemire, Erin Dugan, and the Tara's Grace Belly Dancers!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Help support Highland Park High School!

Please visit: to help the students of Highland Park High School!

This is an overview about the project from Mr. Kickhaefer:

My Students: My students are part of a repeat English class. As such, they've obviously had little success to this point, and any little edge I can give them is vital. Balance balls and stability pads have been proven to help students (especially those with hyperactivity disorder) focus and concentrate.

In a school with 85% of the students receiving free or reduced lunch fees, there isn't a lot of money for frills. Our district doesn't really consider stability pads to be "essential" materials. To help my kids break the cycle of poverty, it's imperative that I help them in every way I can to find success academically. Without education, they're doomed.

My Project: I'm not just making this up! A study published in The American Journal of Occupational Therapy showed using balance balls as chairs helped children remain seated and pay attention in the classroom. The authors said the children’s bouncing on the balance balls alleviated boredom or burned off excess energy.

Children who fell asleep on the balance ball would sit up when the ball moved, the authors said. And it prevented children from possible injury, usually from tipping a chair back onto its rear legs.

Help me help my kids! If this small step proves successful, perhaps I can get balls for more students and more classrooms throughout my school. Maybe this seed of success and heightened classroom focus will grow into something bigger, and better and provide that little glimpse of a better future my kids so desperately crave

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Zander's First Year!

The above picture shows the first year of my nephew Zander! It's been at great joy to be around him for his year and the many more to come!

Monday, March 21, 2011

e drake photography prints at the Shawnee North Community Center!

Ten new prints will be on display and for sale at the Shawnee North Community Center during the month of April! Come out to the opening reception April 1st!
The Shawnee North Community Center is located at 300 NE 43rd St
Hope to see you there!

'Topeka Ruins' on display at 'Fine and Thriving', March 24th!

Hey everyone,
Images from the 'Topeka Ruins' series will be on display at the Fine and Thriving event at the Break Room (909 1/2 S Kansas) on March 24th from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Other artists and entertainers at the event include, JD Stollemire and the Tara's Grace belly dancers. Dinner will be served at the show, please call 785-215-6633 to make reservations.
See you then!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

XYZ Magazine: Discovery Center Update!

Check out this link: to see the progress of the Kansas Discovery Center! Also, check out this link: to subscribe to XYZ Magazine!

April Show Preview

During the month of April, new prints from e drake photography will be on display and for sale at the Shawnee County North Community Center! Above, three of the ten new prints for the show. I'll will send out more information about the opening reception of the show in the next few days!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Kansas Senate Passes Resolution in Support of the Kansas Arts Commission!

Check out this link: to read about the Kansas Senate passing a resolution in support of the Kansas Arts Commission! Contact your legislators and let them know to support the Kansas Arts Commission!

XYZ Magazine Spring Sneak Peek!

Hey everyone,
Check out: to get a sneek peek of the Spring issue of XYZ Magazine! Also, check out: to get XYZ sent directly to your home and recieve a speical mini-issue inside the magazine, filled with cool stuff for kids this summer!

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Trail Crossing series

A beautiful Saturday morning led to a great adventure with my sister through Topeka's Governor Trails. Some of the images taken during that adventure at now apart of the new series, 'Trail Crossing'. The images can be viewed at: and

Wine Cellar II

A new collection of images from the popular 'wine cellar' series can be seen at: and! Thanks to my good friends Tab and Chad, along with the Davenport Winery!

Topeka Ruins - Menninger Grounds

New images in the Topeka Ruins series of the Menninger Grounds are up at:

New Images!

Check out new images, like 'jazzman'(below), at: and!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Two great products from Tabitha Drake - Stylist

Hey everyone,
Check out these great specials from my wife Tabitha.

Biolage Shampoo Kits (pictured left): I have a limited quality of Biolage Shampoo kits. In each kit, you'll recieve a shampoo and conditioner along with trial sizes of Biolage body lotion and body wash all for only $20!!!

Shatter (pictured left): Come get a manicure and the latest polish style using the O.P.I. Shatter nail polish! The picture to the left shows the effects of the Shatter polish once it has applied.

Call Tabitha at (785) 817-6133 to take advantage of both of these great deals!

Tabitha's officially moved in!!!

Hey everyone,
Tabitha is officially moved into the new Allure Hair Studio South, located at 3411 S Kansas Ave (north of Carlos O'Kelly's)! You view her full service menu at:
Call her at (785)817-6133 to book your appointment today!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Get your last minute votes in for Uncle Sunny's!

Hey everyone,
The vote for's Reader's Choice Award ends on Monday the 7th. Get your last minute votes for Uncle Sunny's Special Blend Barbecue at: ! You can vote once per day. Help bring the title home to Topeka!
EJ Drake

Thursday, March 3, 2011

e drake photography now has hair and make up services!

e drake photography has teamed up with Tabitha Drake to offer hair and make up services to further enhance your portrait experience! You can check out Tabitha's full salon menu at:

In the Galleries: March 2011

Hey everyone,
Check out these two galleries to view e drake photography prints!
Prints from the 'snow day' series are on display for the month of March at the Tinkham Veale Gallery (9th and Kansas). A print of the image 'Serenity' is on display at the Topeka Guild Art (Fairlawn Plaza Mall).

Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Clark!

This past Saturday, I had the honor to photograph the union of Mr and Mrs Clark! It was a beautiful ceremony and I wish both of them the best of luck!

The Newest Seveneightfive is Out!

The newest issue of Seveneightfive is out! Check out: to get an issue delivered right to your door!