An opening reception will be held on Third Thursday September 19, 5 – 7 pm.
City Art is pleased to announce our newest exhibition from artist Kathy Rorie entitled “INSIDE OUT”. An opening reception will be held on Third Thursday September 19, 5 – 7 pm. The exhibition will remain on display in the main gallery until October 12, 2019.
Kathy Rorie has had a natural love for art since early childhood. Her paintings range from representational to completely abstract. She enjoys experimenting with all media but works mainly in acrylic. Her paintings and handmade paper under glass are instantly recognizable because of her unique style. Her large abstract paintings are distinctively hers, but set a mood reminiscent of the abstract expressionism of the post war modern art period of the 1950’s.
Kathy was a teaching artist for the Blumenthal Performing Art Center’s Education Department in Charlotte, North Carolina for twelve years where she received Kennedy Center Training. She has been the instructor for adult and children’s drawing and painting workshops at the McColl Center in Charlotte. She taught watercolor painting classes for Anson Stanly Community College. She has conducted workshops and painting classes for all ages including a series of painting classes for an Alzheimer’s Unit and painting classes for the blind. She has also performed demonstrations for various art groups and organizations.
She has received over 50 awards and grants including North Carolina’s Arts and Science Council’s Regional Emerging Artist Award and Art Prospect International Top 100 Artists in La Jolla, California. She is a charter member of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
“I begin my paintings with no predetermined direction. After building a surface a mood or atmosphere usually develops that I want to explore. These images seem to reflect memories from my childhood; books that I have read or places that I have visited throughout my life. Each painting is different, one having nothing to do with the next but coming from the same place.
I have loved art as long as I can remember and it has always been a major part of my life. I would be pleased to ignite an interest in art in anyone.” -Kathy Rorie
City Art Gallery is located at 1224 Lincoln St. in the historic Congaree Vista area in Columbia, South Carolina. Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. until 6 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Wendyth Wells, City Art Gallery, at 803-252-3613. Visit online at www.cityartonline.com