An Exhibit of Music, Art, Photography and Creative Writing
Kim Henry's mixed media pieces will be included in an exhibit at Moy River Cottage, Loughill, County Sligo, Ireland, Saturday, March 5th, 2016, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday, March 6th, 2016, 2:00 to 5:00 pm. "Heather Breeze," an exhibit of music, art, photography and creative writing, is a collaboration with Rita Normanly, Pat McCarrick and Raymond Henry.
"Latticework" was an exhibit of reduction linoleum prints by Susan Jaworski-Stranc (top row) and mixed media landscapes by Kim Henry (bottom row) that captured the form and texture of trees, orchards, gardens and fields. The exhibit ran from July 31 to September 8, 2013 at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Massachusetts. To see some of Kim's pieces from this exhibit, please click on this link.
"The mixed media pieces in this exhibit represent a new direction for my pastels. They are created with soft pastels and acrylic paints applied to an under-painting of scraps of mulberry paper. The mulberry papers come in a variety of colors and textures that are ideal for capturing the depth and fabric of the landscape. I'm able to highlight what I love most in the natural landscape: light and shadow on trees and slopes, lush vegetation and bright flowers, and glimpses of distant hills and secluded gardens."
"Jigs and Reels: Irish Tunes as Paintings" was previously on exhibit at Camilla Blackman Hall at Indian Hill Music School for the months of March and April 2011. This exhibit of acrylic paintings by Kim Henry was painted specifically for Indian Hill and celebrates Irish traditional music and the Irish landscape. Each painting takes its name from a jig, reel or slow air.
"After many years of hearing my husband Raymond play Irish traditional music on his flute, I wanted to create a series of paintings that not only captured the mood of the music, but also explained the intriguing titles of the tunes. The titles, such “Toss the Feathers,” “Dusty Windowsills” or “Drowsy Maggie,” seemed to tell the stories behind the music. For me, each title was like a distillation of the tune and conjured up a very specific and vivid image."
Although this collection is no longer on exhibit, images of the paintings and the associated Irish tunes can be viewed at this link: Jigs and Reels.