Our mission at the Winkler Gallery and Art Education Center is to act as a catalyst for arts education in our region.
Our founding artists are great examples of the possibilities of an art career regardless of where you come from.
The quotes below are some of our favorites. We hope they will help inspire more patrons to take arts education and buying art locally serious.
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"Art helps us see connections & brings a more coherent meaning to our world." - Earnest Boyer, President, Carnegie Foundation
"Logic will get your from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." -Albert Einstein
This interview was conducted and written by Board President, Craig Inzana
Every month here at the Winkler Gallery and Art Education Center, we honor one of our member artists as Artist of the Month. All of our artists produce stunning work of all varieties that pass through a juried selection progress to be displayed at the gallery. The Artist of the Month allows us to zoom in on them one at a time. For July 2017, the honor goes to Kathy Mohney.
This month, I sat down with Kathy during one of her volunteer shifts at the gallery for an interview where we talked about how she grew into art, her love for teaching, and the therapy that art can bring.
CRAIG: What do you think defines you as an artist?
KATHY: I love to do portraits-- animals. When I was first out of school I didn’t think I wanted to teach, but I had a family and needed to go back in the work force. That’s when I got my certification.
I learned that I loved to teach. It was fun. I did a lot of substituting, but I also did private lessons. I used to give summer art lessons, and music lessons. I play the piano and grew up in a very musical family.
I loved books and always wanted to do a children’s book. I had been very sick and decided I was going to do one. Whether it was published or not, who cares. I had a story I was going to do about my son Buck as the basis for the book. I have one about my grandmother too that I’d like to do. It was very satisfying to do that book though. It took me a couple of years but I managed to do it.
CRAIG: What was the process like to do that book?
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15 Inspiration Quotes About Arts Education