by Kathryne Husk
Kathryne Husk is an award-winning and nationally exhibited artist, poet, and activist. They were the recent subject of the short documentary “Kathryne: Uncensored”, and their artwork and poetry has been published in various literary journals and art magazines. Kathryne’s activist work has lead to numerous lectures and presentations on disability rights and issues facing the disability community. Their current focus is breaking down the barriers of how disabled bodies are viewed in contemporary art and in society, and bringing awareness to the lack of accessibility within the Kansas City arts scene.
Kat’s Medical Fund
I Love Your Hair
"Moving from western Canada to Brooklyn in the early 1990s was a transformative experience for Tim Okamura. He found himself “dropped down right in the heart, the birthplace of hip hop.” In New York City he found new subjects and refined his aesthetic mixture of realism and collage, spray paint and mixed media, to reference both narrative and the urban language of graffiti. His large portraits seek to capture an urban scene as well as aspects of social and personal identity."
Rene Leighty’s exhibit, “The Reality of Motherhood,” depicts the changes that occur in a women’s body that come naturally when having children. The artist describes her artwork as contemporary, expressive, dramatic, personal, and more importantly, demonstrates the reality of motherhood. “I used repetitive lines and shapes to display an appearance of movement and merged together a layering of multiple images in graphite and charcoal,” said Leighty. “The process is similar to the triple exposure technique in photography, with a repetition of recognizable body parts and overlapping imagery in my descriptions of a hectic life.”
"Amy Sherald (born 1973) is an American painter based in Baltimore, Maryland. Her work started out autobiographical in nature, but has taken on a social context ever since she moved to Baltimore. She is best known for her portrait paintings that address social justice, as well as her choice of subjects, which are drawn from outside of the art historical narrative. Through her work, she takes a closer look at t the way people construct and perform their identities in response to political, social, and cultural expectations.”
Interview with Amy Sherald, winner of first prize at “The Outwin Boochever 2016” for her painting: “Miss Everything (Unsuppressed Deliverance).”
Geneva Saar Ágústsson: Labeled Autistic
"Image of the artist's autistic seven-year-old daughter Geneva as an adult Madonna, with a beautiful floral arrangement for the body, and a zipper across the mouth, symbolizing the silence of autism. Three small oranges hang above her head. Surrounding Geneva are images of trees, lakes, and mountains separated by white-washed pieces of wood."
(Mixed media on aluminum)
Frank Stella (born May 12, 1936) is an American painter and printmaker,
noted for his work in the areas of minimalism and post-painterly abstraction.
My painting is based on the fact that only what can be seen there is there. It really is an object. Any painting is an object and anyone who gets involved enough in this finally has to face up to the objectness of whatever it is that he’s doing. He is making a thing.. ..all I want anyone to get out of my paintings, and all I ever get out of them, is the fact that you can see the whole idea without any confusion.. .What you see is what you see. — Frank Stella
Still Life with Open Book, 1990 – Janet Fish
“Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup.
All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped,
but with others, drink the whole bottle.” ―Paulo Coelho