Found November 17, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
from Gregg Krupa of the Detroit News, The Vladinator is performing once again, and in a whole new way. This time, Vladimir Konstantinov’s talent is on display in a medium other than hockey. He’s an artist, and his work will be on display in a gallery exhibit opening Thursday in Royal Oak. The show is titled “Animals and Inspiration.” While that also describes the way the fearsome Konstantinov patrolled the blue line for the Red Wings, it is not what his new venture is all about. “We consider them folk art,” said Ashley Cook of Gallery U, where 42 of Konstantinov’s pieces hang. “They are lots of paintings of animals done in water colors and paint blots. continued
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