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“A Return to Play” exhibit by Karen Kinney (King Library)
Start Date: 8/1/2017 All Day
End Date: 8/30/2017

Event Description:
The exhibit “A Return to Play” showcases a series of small drawings by artist Karen Kinney. The drawings, consisting of layers of acrylic washes and intricate ink patterns, create miniature worlds full of color and detail. They represent a return to beginnings with creativity, as they are a visual departure from Karen's more recent work. They are characterized by exploration and a childlike spirit, and were created at the same time that Karen was writing her first book about the creative process. As such, they represent the birth of something new into the world. The book that is inspired by these drawings is entitled "The Reluctant Artist: Navigating and Sustaining a Creative Path," and was just released in June. It is intended to encourage creativity in artists and non-artists alike.
Karen Kinney is a mixed media artist living and working in Los Angeles. Her detailed and textural work has been in numerous solo, group, and juried exhibitions, both nationally and internationally. Her art was purchased for the Lionsgate film "The Lincoln Lawyer" and resides in private collections across the country, including those of actor Bob Odenkirk and NPR's Guy Raz. In addition to small-scale work, she also creates large installations using an assortment of recycled materials. Her book "The Reluctant Artist" can be found on Amazon.
Location Information:
SJSU Main Campus - King Library

SJSU Main Campus

SJSU Main Campus - King Library
Room: DiNapoli Gallery
Contact Information:
Name: Karen Kinney
Phone: 310-314-5268
Email: karen@karenkinney.com
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