Karen Kent: Whoo?

New Canaan Library

January 10, 2019 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Owls, in all their majestic, and sometimes mystical, glory are the sole subjects of the captivating exhibition Whoo?, featuring the arresting art of Karen Kent, opens at the Library's Curtis Gallery on Thursday, January 10, and runs through Sunday, March 3. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, January 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; a Q & A with the artist will begin at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Owls have long been considered mythical creatures in multiple cultures. In her work, Karen Kent brings owls down from their supernatural pedestal. Using mixed media, Kent shows the viewer owls that are exuberant and approachable, sometimes even humorous. With bold, expressive brushstrokes and mixed media touches Kent’s magnificent art gives each owl a distinct personality that grabs the viewer again and again.

“I strive to make paintings that are intuitive, open to interpretation and above all, to express beauty through color, line and form,” states Kent. “While I am working, I am transported to places that combine my collective memories with imaginings of the ethereal world of ideas, structures and surrounding environments.”

Curated by: Annamari Mikkola and Christle Chumney

Contact Name: Katherine Blance

Contact Email: kblance@newcanaanlibrary.org

Contact Phone: 203-594-5012

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This event is free of charge.

Venue

New Canaan Library
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840

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Parking on premises, on surrounding streets and adjacent parking lot.

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