“Sundays at 1” Watercolor Painting Exhibit, Sat Sept 4, 8pm
Standing Rock Cultural Arts
257 N. Water St.
Kent, OH 44240
WHO: Standing Rock Cultural Arts presents
WHAT: “Sundays at 1” Watercolor Painting Exhibition
-Featuring the Artists of Henry Walker’s Watercolor Class
-Henry Walker, Claire Culleton, Maureen Keller, and Tom Auld
WHERE: The North Water Street Gallery. 257 N. Water St.
WHEN: Saturday, September 4, 8pm Opening Reception
-Exhibit runs through October 23rd
GALLERY HOURS: Thursday-Saturday, 1-5pm
-or by appointment at 330-673-4970.
http://www.standingrock.net for updates
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
HENRY WALKER Lead Painter & Coach A traditional transparent watercolorist, Henry began painting seriously in the late 1980s when his career as a professor of English at Kent State ended abruptly following two cancer operations. He discovered a new enthusiasm for art, specifically painting, and to quote, “If it weren’t for art, I doubt I would be here.” Walker’s work is a frequent prize winner in both national and local juried competitions. In 2009, he once again had a piece accepted in the Ohio Watercolor Society and was named a signature member. For three years running, his paintings have been accepted in the Butler Midyear Show at the Butler Museum, Youngstown. His pieces were prize winners at this year’s Fairmont Art Show, the Artists of the Rubber City show in Akron; the Gates Mills Show, Gates Mills, Ohio. His work was included as part of at the inaugural Peninsula Plein Aire competition in Peninsula, Ohio. In addition to exhibiting in juried competitions, Henry has produced solo exhibits in Akron, Aurora, Robinson Memorial Hospital, and locations in Maryland andNorth Carolina. Henry holds a Master of Arts from Kent State University and studied art at the Columbus College of Art and Design, the Cleveland Institute of Art, and the Art Students League in New York City
CLAIRE CULLETON Sundays @ One Organizer Claire joined the English department at Kent State University in 1990 as an Assistant Professor. Her field of expertise is 20 th century Irish and British literature and she currently teaches both under graduate and graduate level courses at KSU. Culleton has experimented and casually explored painting as a hobby since 1985. In 2008, she convinced Henry Walker to serve as a painting mentor and invited another friend to join their weekly sessions. The group has been meeting on Sundays since that time. Her transparent watercolor paintings feature traditional still life and landscape subjects. The quality of her work was recognized by juries for the 2009 and 2010 Fairmont Art Shows and included among the pieces accepted for exhibition. Claire holds a Masters degree from University of Tennessee and a PhD from University of Miami. She has written and co-edited several books on Irish and British literature and literary figures for Palgrave Macmillan.
MAUREEN KELLER Apprentice painter and student Maureen studied art and painting at Kent State University in the 1990s while following a different career path in her professional life. During the week, she is an Occupational Therapist assistant at the Hattie Larlham Center in Mantua, Ohio. She has worked in the field for 23 years. With considerable encouragement by Henry Walker, Keller rediscovered her paints and brushes in 2009. She ended a long hiatus from and in mid-2009, became the most recent member of the Sundays @ One group. Preferred subjects for her watercolor studies are landscapes and intricate still life paintings. She works both from photographs and from life. Though her University artwork was almost exclusively done in acrylics, she admits having always been intrigued by the characteristic challenges of transparent watercolor.
TOM AULD Media wonk and helper Tom joined the Sundays @ One group in 2008 as part of a vague desire to become a better painter following his retirement as an advertising executive with an in-house agency in Akron, Ohio. Although he was introduced to painting and art during his undergraduate years at Kent State Univeristy, his profession required a focus on writing and photography. Completing a career that relied heavily on visual communications, Auld began to pursue transparent watercolor painting and drawing. He studied drawing and painting at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center (CVAC), Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio with locally recognized artists, Linda Hutchinson, Sally Heston, and Jane Slivka. He is currently coached by Henry Walker. Auld has competed locally and had pieces accepted in juried shows in Akron, the CVAC, Peninsula’s Plein Aire competition in 2009, and most recently, the Geauga Council for the Arts event in Chester, Ohio.