KATHY KAUNITZ JONES
This exhibit features the artwork of Kathy Kaunitz Jones. She will give a lecture pertaining to her art work preceeding the reception on Thursday, September 4. The lecture will start at 3 pm and the reception will follow at 4:30 pm. Kathy is a painter and a teacher, she has a Master of Fine Arts in Painting and a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts from Central Michigan University. Kathy is currently teaching figure drawing at the Midland Center for the Arts. She was an Assistant Professor at Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, and also taught in the Art Department at Saginaw Valley State University and Northwood University in Midland. For six years she taught a Fine Arts class for adults with mental illness through the Give Me Shelter program for Midland/Gladwin Community Mental Health. Kathy studied at Central Michigan University, Saginaw Valley State University, Delta College and Hong Kong University in Hong Kong, China.
I consider myself a colorist. The focus of my painting is the relationship of color and energy. Color is a universal language. Each viewer brings his or her own meaning to the colors in my paintings. With energy as my primary interest, I explore other areas that have energy as a focus. Geometry has links to energy through the triangle and diagonal lines. Other universal shapes have ancient ties to energy - the mandala as a symbol of self, the spiral as a symbol of journey. Much of today’s art reflects the dark and pessimistic nature of life in our world. I believe art can be a positive force, helping to raise the viewer to a higher emotional level by providing that positive energy as a focus
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photos by Alison Bur
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