Well the Mother Figure show is wrapping up June 5 at Public Works Art Center in Summerville www.publicworksartcenter.org/ and I was honored to be included in this creative show exploring moms and motherhood. The community involvement with a message wall and photo wall made it very special.
The energy that community brings to a project is always an unknown and my submissions from a previous show also included helping hands and some unknowns. Part of my Women's Work solo show in 2017 included a call to women far and wide for "selfies" complete with hashtags and trinkets of love for a drawer assemblage. The response could not have been better. My collaborators were generous and creative with their submissions.
May 2021 seemed like the perfect time for a reunion so twelve of us gathered for lunch, conversation and a trip to Public Works Art Center to see their contributions in another context. It was nice to connect the team members with others they didn't know. What a great bunch and I hope we can work together again.
Here's a blog post for the Mother Figure show at Public Works -
And a blog post from the original show, Women's Work -
I've been getting little love notes from ICloud that I've reach maximum storage and for a low, low price I can save even more images, documents and videos. So I thought I should sort through to see what can go, and I found this little gem! It's a video of the selfie portion of my solo show, Women's Work, in 2017. Great memories, and the best part? The 27 wonderfully creative women who sent me their own little story including hashtags. Please excuse the low tech execution.
Everything happens for a reason. Indeed. After wrapping up my show and affiliation with the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery at the end of September, the timing was perfect for a homecoming. Coastal Coffee Roasters has a new dedicated art space ( room for 19 of my paintings) and I was in the right place at the right time for this new pop up venue that will host new art on a regular basis, so stay tuned. Lots of art right here in the Ville. Coastal Coffee Roasters / 108 East 3rd North St, Summerville, SC
Karyn Healey is an oil painter in the Lowcountry of South Carolina working on figurative, landscape, and architectural paintings in a variety of styles. Exploring social justice issues and social realism through collage, acrylic and oil paint are the focus.