Alexandria Museum of Art show (La.)

My painting, “Lotus Landscape”, 2015 will be exhibited at the Alexandria (La.) Museum of Art in September. This piece has been previously exhibited at Eastern Kentucky University. I’m very pleased that it will be traveling to Louisiana. The show runs September 2 through November 19, 2016. An artists’ reception and a gallery talk featuring this year’s juror, Francis Pavy will be held on September 2, 2016.

painting by Kenneth Hayden, Louisvile, KY USA

8″ x 16″, diptych on two panels, acrylic and graphite.

Alexandria Museum of Art
933 Second Street
Alexandria, Louisiana 71301

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CV, July 2016

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“Firmly Rooted” exhibition in Lexington, Kentucky USA

Original art by Kenneth E. Hayden, Louisville, KY USAOasis, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 50" x 40"

Oasis, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 50″ x 40″, ©2016 Kenneth Hayden, Louisville, KY USA

 

A piece from a new series of paintings commenting on gun violence and the lives lost will be  included in the juried exhibition, “Firmly Rooted” at the M.S. Rezny Studio/Gallery, Lexington, KY USA. “Oasis“, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 50″ x 40” utilizes a combination of realism and abstract elements to express the anger, confusion, and hopelessness that can accompany acts of uncontrolled hatred or retaliation. Following my motif of the past few years, I continue to include the lotus in these works; here serving as a means of reflection and as a totem for peace, understanding and alternatives to violence.

Of the more than 285 artworks submitted from across the nation  Juror, Stuart Horodner, Director of The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, chose 30 artworks to be a part of the show. In making his selections Mr. Horodner said that he looked 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.”  Mr. Horodner was previously artistic director of the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. And he has held positions as visual arts curator at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, Ore.; was director of the Bucknell University Art Gallery, Lewisburg, Pa., and was co-owner of the Horodner Romley Gallery, New York.

Exhibition dates: July 12th – August 20th, 2016
Artists reception and awards:  July 15th ,2016, 5-8pm.

M.S. Rezny Gallery
903 Manchester St, Suite 170
Lexington, KY  40508
Phone:
859 252 4647
http://www.msrezny.com/#!firmly-rooted-2016/m9ncm

 

 

 

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2016 Owensboro Art Guild Juried Show

Lotus Study, Blue/Orange, 2015, by Kenneth Hayden, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, acrylic and graphite on canvas, 48" x 36"

Lotus Study, Blue/Orange, 2015 acrylic and graphite on canvas, 48″ x 36″

 

**UPDATE: I was honored with a Merit Award for this painting.

2016 is getting off to a good start. I just received notice that my painting, “Lotus Study: Blue/Orange #2”, 2015, was accepted into the 2016 Owensboro Art Guild Juried Show to be held at the Owensboro (KY) Museum of Fine Art.

From the Art Guild:
“Juror, Dr. Miwon Choe was very impressed with the number and quality of this year’s entries and had a difficult job to narrow the show from such a large and diverse group of outstanding artworks. Only 59 works were chosen from the 129 two and three dimensional works entered by 66 regional artists.”

The opening reception is Saturday, March 5 from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm Central Time. The exhibition closes April 29. Complete information on the museum’s hours, exhibits and collections is available on their website: http://www.omfa.us/

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Chautauqua Update

acrylic on canvas, 50" x 40"

“Study of Two Lotus Blossoms”, 2015, acrylic, graphite and charcoal on panel 24″ x 20″

My painting, “Study of Two Lotus Blossoms”, 2015, has received a Merit Award from juror John P. Begley. It’s one of two paintings that were included in the Chautauqua National Exhibition, “What If?” at Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky.

The exhibit opened January 25, 2016 and closes February 19, 2016. The show is mounted in the Giles Galleries, the Department of Art and Design, 521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, Kentucky 40475.  All gallery shows and events are free and open to the public.http://art.eku.edu/fred-parker-giles-gallery

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Installation Views from Huntington Museum of Art

Painting on left by Louisville, KY artist Kenneth Hayden, "All That Glitters", 2015, acrylic and mica flakes on canvas, 7' x 5'

Painting on left by Louisville, KY artist Kenneth Hayden, “All That Glitters”, 2015, acrylic and mica flakes on canvas, 7′ x 5′

Painting on left by Louisville, KY artist Kenneth Hayden, "All That Glitters", 2015, acrylic and mica flakes on canvas, 7' x 5'

Painting on left by Louisville, KY artist Kenneth Hayden, “All That Glitters”, 2015, acrylic and mica flakes on canvas, 7′ x 5′

I just received two installation views of my painting, “All That Glitters”, currently on display at the Huntington Museum of Art in the juried show Exhibition 280 which runs through February 14, 2016. My thanks to Linda Sanns the Registrar at the museum for providing these images.

If you are interested in experiencing the exhibit in person here is the location information:

Huntington Museum of Art
2033 McCoy Road
Huntington WV 25701
304-529-2701

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Exhibit Announcement

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll have two paintings included in the Chautauqua National Exhibition, “What If?” at Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond. The exhibit, curated by juror John P. Begley, opens January 25, 2016 and closes February 19, 2016. An opening reception will be held January 28 from 5:00-7:00pm. The show will be mounted in the Giles Galleries, the Department of Art and Design, 521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, Kentucky 40475. All gallery shows and events are free and open to the public.http://art.eku.edu/fred-parker-giles-gallery

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Last Painting of 2015

Here’s a bad cell phone photo of a painting with a rare appearance by me in the shot!
“Birth of Venus (after Botticelli)”, 2015
acrylic on linen
70″ x 60″

Birth of Venus (after Botticelli), 2015 acrylic on linen 70" x 60"

Birth of Venus (after Botticelli), 2015
acrylic on linen
70″ x 60″

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Horizon: Contemporary Landscape exhibit

A link to an article discussing the 2015 Horizon: Contemporary Landscape exhibition at the Community Arts Center.

http://kathleen-obrien.com/artist-friends-at-horizon-contemporary-landscape-reception/

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Lotus Landscape – new painting

painting by Kenneth Hayden, Louisvile, KY USA

Lotus Landscape, October 2015, 8″ x 16″, acrylic and graphite on two panels, diptych.

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