Brose this page for recent exhibits. The full listing is on my resume: O’Brien CV 2017

GRIDWORKS REVISITED!

3.17-5.12, 2017

Opening for Gallery Hop, March 17th, 5-8pm

New Editions Gallery

 500 W. Short Street

Lexington KY

We’ve done this show before but not like this! Imagine 60 plus artists, over 120 paintings, any subject matter, all 12×12 and you have GRIDWORKS REVISITED!  Join us for this fun show featuring some of Kentucky’s finest.

 

225: Artists Celebrate Kentucky’s History

 March 25 – Sept. 23, 2017

Kentucky Artisan Center

at Berea

200 Artisan Way

Berea KY

Kentucky Living article

The preservation of Kentucky stories, places and traditions has shaped its culture today. This exhibit includes over 60 works by 51 Kentucky artists who have recorded and celebrated numerous facets of Kentucky’s rich 225-year history. These works capture the essence of Kentucky – including its places, people, events, commerce, agriculture and the state’s unique flora and fauna. Accompanied by written stories and histories in each artist’s words, this exhibit entices the viewer visually and verbally.

 

Illustrated Word

 February 2017 – August 2018

Kentucky Arts Council

This show will travel to 12 libraries around Kentucky. Click the link to view the slideshow of the work of 29 artists who incorporate text as a design element and to see the calendar of locations.

 

Kentucky Visions at the Capitol

 2.1 – 3.31, 2017

Kentucky Arts Council

Capitol Annex
702 Capitol Avenue

Frankfort, KY

Click the KAC link to view the video of the work of 24 Kentucky artists on display.

Click here to read the Advocate Messenger article.

 

New Year, New Art

 1.2 – 2.25, 2017

 

reception,

Friday, 1.13, 5:30 – 7 PM

 Community Art Center

401 W. Main St. Danville, KY 40422

 

Holiday Revels

 11.22 – 12.31, 2016

Lexington Humane Society Benefit and Artist Reception

December 1, 4-7 pm

In keeping with the holiday season, during the artist reception for Holiday Revels, 40% of any artwork sold that evening will be donated to the Lexington Humane Society.

 

 MS Rezny Studio/Gallery

903 Manchester Street, Lexington KY 40508

“Let Us Do Our Best Even If It Gets Us Nowhere”, watercolor, drawing, collage by Kathleen O’Brien, 22x30″ at Horizon: Contemporary Landscape, Community Arts Center”

Horizon: Contemporary Landscape will be on view during Annual Open Studios ARTTOUR, as Community Arts Center is #6 on the map of participants!

Click here to read the article in Advocate Messenger

HORIZON – Contemporary Landscape 2016

exhibit designed to test the limits of what we think of when we hear the word “landscape,” blurring the lines between the traditional and experimental

 9.1 – 11.11, 2016

opening reception 9.9

from 5:30 – 7 pm

 Community Art Center

401 W. Main St. Danville, KY 40422

Juror, Isaac Powell, Professor at Eastern Kentucky University, chose 40 works out of over 230 submitted works from 21 states and Canada.

 

Firmly Rooted

addressing our ongoing, symbiotic relationship with plants

7.12 – 8.20, 2016

reception,

July 15, 5 to 8 pm

MS Rezny Studio/Gallery

903 Manchester Street, Lexington KY 40508

Artists from 28 states submitted over 285 artworks of botanical interpretations in a variety of mediums. This year’s juror Stuart Horodner, Director of the University of Kentucky Art Museum, selected 30 artworks to be in the exhibit.  In making his selections he “tried for some diversity of approach and simply responded to things that had a solid skillful or conceptual approach, favoring things that went a bit further than simplest of ideas.”

Click here to see the Gallery of Accepted Work.

 

Drawn to the Earth

In honor of the Earth and to celebrate Earth Month, recent visionary maps & contemporary landscapes & the Geopoetry Stanley D. Brunn, Ph.D.

3.29 – April, 2016

reception,

April 8, 5 to 7 pm

MS Rezny Studio/Gallery

903 Manchester Street, Lexington KY 40508

Advocate Messenger feature by Bobbie Curd

Events during the month:

April 16, Stanley D. Brunn, Ph.D., geographer and geopoet, discusses his upcoming book, The Changing World Language Map.

April 23,  An afternoon tea and a special viewing, followed by a discussion of Art and Poetry as the intersection of science, art, and spirituality.

At the gallery, please add your thoughts to the community journal, We Are All Geographers. In the journal, share your words & pictures on the topic of “Where on Earth are YOU?”

“February 8, 2006”,  postcard front from “Each Day in the Year of the Fire Dog”, 365 postcards front and back by Kathleen O’Brien that will be on public display for the first time. “Pollinator 1″ and” Pollinator 2″ will also be displayed.

Juxtapose

 2.8 – 4.2, 2016

 

reception,

Friday, 2.12, 5:30 – 7 PM

 Community Art Center

401 W. Main St. Danville, KY 40422

New Year, New Art

 1.4 – 1.30, 2016

 

reception,

Friday, 1.8, 5:30 – 7 PM

 Community Art Center

401 W. Main St. Danville, KY 40422

 

Let us do our best even if it gets us nowhere, watercolor, drawing, collage by Kathleen O’Brien, 28x36″

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Drawn to Kentucky: Works on Paper

 11.20 – 12.30, 2015

gallery hop 11.20

from 5 – 8 pm

 Arts Place Gallery

161 North Mill Street, Lexington, KY 40507

Monday – Friday: 10 – 5 pm. Saturday: 12 – 5 pm

Over 40 pieces by well-know Kentucky artists demonstrate a wide range of paer-based media: drawings, Prints, photographs, watercolors, collage and artist’s books. From intimate to monumental in scale, these works also reveal a variety of subject matter and approaches.

Curve of the Earth, Birth of Thunder, watercolor collage by Kathleen O'Brien, 22x30"

Horizon: Contemporary Landscape, Community Arts Center post card with Curve of the Earth, Birth of Thunder, watercolor collage image by Kathleen O’Brien, 22x30″

Horizon: Contemporary Landscape will be on view during Annual Open Studios ARTTOUR

HORIZON – Contemporary Landscape 2015

exhibit designed to test the limits of what we think of when we hear the word “landscape,” blurring the lines between the traditional and experimental

 10.1 – 11.15, 2015

opening reception 10.8

from 6 – 8 pm

 Community Art Center

401 W. Main St. Danville, KY 40422

See the artwork in the show.

 

KAC Breeders Cup Festival

21 artists have work on display for this four day event.

It is an honor to be one of the invited artists, showing thirteen framed artworks, Giclee prints and cards.

Kentucky Crafted @ the Breeders’ Cup Festival

The Livery, 238 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY

October 28 – 31, 2015

White Horse 1 and White Horse 2 by Kathleen O'Brien

Beyond the Horse

Bluegrass artists redefine the horse in a contemporary way

that moves beyond literal representation.

tribeca trunk

116 Old Lafayette Avenue, Lexington, KY 40502

October 14 reception

 

Elderberry Harvest, painting collage  by Kathleen O’Brien

Elderberry & paper bead necklace, Kathleen O'Brien

 Elderberry Necklace by Kathleen O’Brien

Fertile Ground

celebrates women’s roles at the forefront of community local food culture

10.2 – 11.7, 2015

reception 10.2 from 5 – 8 pm

Berea Arts Council

139 North Broadway Suite B, Berea, KY 40403

I will be a part of the artist talk for the Fertile Ground Preview exhibit on September 27, from 2 – 3 pm at the Madison County Public Library, Berea.

 

 

Talisman for Children by Kathleen O’Brien

notBIG(3)

third bi-annual small arts competition

 8.11 – 9.11, 2015

 MS Rezny Studio/Gallery

903 Manchester Street, Lexington KY 40508

From 380  international artworks juror Nathan Zamarron,  chose 45 to be exhibited.  Talisman for Children, pictured to the right.

To see the 45 artworks in the show click here .

Here are a few reception photos by Melissa Hall.

Talisman for Western Bluebird, collage detail & Talisman for Oceans, necklace for Postcard

Talismans

Bead Jewelry and Artifacts as Power Objects

 3.15 – 4.18, 2015

 MS Rezny Studio/Gallery

903 Manchester Street, Lexington KY 40508

Click here to watch a two minute video.

Statement Talismans Exhibit

"Sun Worship" drawing Kathleen O'Brien

On a Wing

9.15 – 10. 31, 2014

Rich Gallery

Woodford County Library

115 North Main Street, Versailles, KY 40383

A visual experience of Sunwise Farm & Sanctuary – drawings & collages inspired by feathered & winged friends, the plants they pollinate & feather objects as still-life talismans.

Pollinators 1, Kathleen O'Brien in More&more exhibit

More&more

7.1 – 31, 2014

M S Rezny Studio/Gallery

903 Manchester Street, Lexington, KY 40508

38 artworks selected by juror Jenine Culligan of Huntington Museum of Art

I am pleased that “Pollinators 1″ was awarded Honorable Mention Award in this show .

Birds of a Feather collaboration

Birds of a Feather

Works on paper and found object sculptures

with guest artist, Lesley Patterson-Marx

5.2 – 31, 2014

MS Rezny Studio/Gallery

903 Manchester Street

Lexington KY 40508

Birds of a Feather,  is a collaboration of Lesley’s silkscreen with Kathleen’s drawing and collage.

Uncommon Wealth Exhibit

The exhibit was part of the 30th anniversary celebration of the Kentucky Arts Council’s Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship. 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  toured the state for six months beginning at the Lyric Theatre in Lexington,Kentucky, in January 2014.

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