Birds of a Feather


works on paper and found object sculptures

with guest artist, Lesley Patterson-Marx

from Nashville, Tennessee


 May 2 - 31, 2014

reception may 9, 4 - 7 pm

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MS Rezny Studio/Gallery

903 Manchester Street

Lexington KY 40508

msrezny.com      859 292 4647


Monoprint demonstration with

Lesley Patterson-Marx on May 10, 12:30 - 3.

Make a print to bring back and draw on with

Kathleen O'Brien on May 17 or 24, 12:30 - 3.


Birds of a Feather, shown on the right, is a collaboration of Lesley's silkscreen with Kathleen's drawing and collage.


 

"Triad, Mystery of Numbers", Kathleen O'Brien
"Triad, Mystery of Numbers", Kathleen O'Brien

RE: Rethink Recycling

exhibit has been extended
through April, 2014.

Community Art Center
401 West Main Street
Danville Kentucky 40422
859 236 4054


Mystery of Numbers
series of collages
is on display, as well as a few
found object sculptures
from the mid - 1980's
that I wrote about on my blog.

©Kathleen O'Brien, Song for Rainbow Parrot, watercolor, drawing, colllage on Arches on panel, varnished, 20x16x2
©Kathleen O'Brien, Song for Rainbow Parrot

As a 2012 Fellowship recipient, my Song for Rainbow Parrot was chosen to be in Uncommon Wealth by the juror, Jenine Culligan, Senior Curator, Huntington Museum of Art. The exhibit is touring the state.


March 7 - April 5
Berea Arts Council
116 Main Street, Berea, Kentucky

April 14 - May 15
Rowan County Arts Center
205 East Main Street, Morehead, Kentucky
 
May 24 - June 22
Huff Gallery at Spalding University
853 Library Lane, Louisville, Kentucky

The exhibit began at the Lyric Theatre in Lexington, Kentucky. Then from January 21 - February 22 was at
Glema Mahr Center for the Arts
2000 College Drive, Madisonville, Kentucky


Please join the Kentucky Arts Council in celebrating the 62 artists of the Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship Uncommon Wealth. The exhibit is part of the 30th anniversary celebration of the arts council's Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship.



Garden of Healing, Garden of Hope is a mixed media collage diptych...
"Garden of Healing, Garden of Hope", Kathleen O'Brien, collage diptych, 44x30"
"Garden of Healing, Garden of Hope", Kathleen O'Brien, collage diptych, 44x30"

Garden of Healing, Garden of Hope is a mixed media collage diptych is on permanent display at UK HealthCare Chandler Hospital, Lexington, KY. It was commissioned for the Teresa Garbulinska Annual Premier Concert Series which is an annual feature of the Lucille Caudill Little Performing Arts in HealthCare Program, UK HealthCare.  In 2011 the concert featured violinist Midori. A limited edition of Giclée prints was created for gifts to the donors of UK HealthCare.

 

Statement;

Walking my Corgi on a late June morning I found 2 four leaf clovers, which alerted me to a cheerful day ahead. When the project to create artwork for the Midori concert was explained I immediately felt akin to it. The idea to paint, draw and collage a “Garden of Healing, Garden of Hope” came to mind. I resonate with Midori’s concepts about sense of place and peace being a state of mind, one that resides inside. I set about to conjure images that would convey a sense of comfort, peace, healing and hope to the viewer; gardens for the heart. A lovely woman, Minori, taught me how to write the Kanji for healing and hope. Peony and lotus are symbols for healing, as are leaves of arnica, yarrow and Clary sage, Reiki symbol and healing hands. Chrysanthemum and almond blossom are symbols for hope as well as origami crane, poppy, rose and hoya petals. Drawings of violin shapes bring music to the gardens, mica reflects light and the clovers share their luck. It is an honor to be a part of the Teresa Garbulinska Annual Premier Concert Series, and a meaningful one. My father was a pianist whose love was Chopin. He and my mother met in Japan, where I was born. Through this artwork I share peace with you.

 

© Kathleen O'Brien, "3 Worlds" detail, This World, 22x15, MM Collage, one of many shown at the "Realms of Wonder" exhibit, April 2013 at MS Rezny Studio/Gallery, Lexington, KY
© Kathleen O'Brien, "3 Worlds" detail, This World, 22x15, MM Collage, one of many shown at the "Realms of Wonder" exhibit, April 2013 at MS Rezny Studio/Gallery, Lexington, KY
"Dear Bullfinch", Kathleen O'Brien, MM Collage
"Dear Bullfinch", Kathleen O'Brien, MM Collage



art sale soiree,

Hosted by Lynn Thoré

Music by Dexter Payne 
June 28, 2013

Boulder Colorado 80304

an evening of art, appetizers and music