2014 - Welcome to the New Year with New Artists, New Shows and New Artwork!

KAT CUNNINGHAM ~ WOMEN IN THOUGHT

Women in Thought opens December 3 in Gallery One with an artist’s reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The show will be on from December 4 through 30. For further details about Kat’s work go to www.katcunnungham-artist.com

Artist Kat Cunningham wonders, “Do we really see what is there?”

After I finished my memoir, Kat’s 9 Lives of Self-Discovery, it was fresh in my mind the many places I had lived and traveled to, and how many choices I had made that affected my experiences.

As an artist, I had photographed the women in these areas because I saw some aesthetic value. The light and color was exciting or the historical textures were rich. As I looked back on them in that phase of my life, I wondered if what I was shooting was the real story. Were the costumes, trappings, the excitement of the environment, the honest story? What were the women really thinking?

I also see a correlation between where I was as an artist then and how I view life as an artist now. The early work – collaged detail – and the desire to tell the whole story in an illustrative way, was the commercial artist still showing through.

Today, art imitates life as I have moved to a more simplistic form of shapes and allowing the audience to figure out the story for themselves. Strong color is still prevalent in my work; but symbolism, especially with animals and nature, plays a greater part now. The message moved from content to emotional response.

I now see myself in their shoes, feeling I know what they are thinking. The tourists’ eye has moved from separation to oneness. They are living the same life I am. They have the same concerns and issues as I do. We are all connected in this web of decision making. Women in Thought represents that emotional and artistic shift from how I view my subject matter to my media choices of collage, the depth of Encaustic and experimentation of abstract acrylic images. The medium has become the message.

Women in Thought opens December 3 in Gallery One with an artist’s reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The show will be on from December 4 through 30. For further details about Kat’s work go to www.katcunnungham-artist.com


Florence Events Center Photo
Exterior of the Florence Events Center

2014 ~ FEC Gallery Schedule

  • January ~ Walls: Oil Paintings by John leasure; Gallery Five: Viewfinder Photography Club.
  • February ~
  • March ~
  • April ~
  • May ~ Yachats Art Guild in Gallery One; and Come See What We See—A Coastal Celebration thru June in Gallery 5.
  • June ~ Come See What We See—A Coastal Celebration thru June in Gallery 5.
  • July ~ Gallery One: Portland Printmaker Kelli MacConnell; and in Gallery Five: Exposure 2014
  • August ~ Gallery 5: Exposire 2014 continues...thru August
  • September -
  • October ~ Ron Hildarbrand and Claudia Ignatieff; Reception Oct 11, 3 - 5 pm
  • November & December ~ Celebrate Arts 2014 CANCELLED

Interior of Gallery One
Florence Events Center Interior Gallery One and Exterior