Kathy Halton: Garnered (Opening Reception)

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Kathy Halton: Garnered (Opening Reception)

June 4, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Opening Reception: Friday, June 4th 2021, 5-9PM

This event will be held at the new gallery, No. 5 Butchie Alley, brought to the great city of Philadelphia by artist and InLiquid member, Terri Saulin.

Book Opening Reception HERE

To garner = to gather, or collect, or to acquire by effort (archaic)

Lines, shapes, colors, nature, stories, and memories, are garnered and used to create these works. They are generally layered and complex in form, using a combination of drawing, painting, printmaking, and collage, to render a finished piece. In terms of process, [I set up a snare to trap myself, then fight my way out, going deep, beyond first impressions, garnering my reactions to what’s happening, and then wrestling myself to the finish.]*

The painting “Infinite” is made with acrylic paint and a collection of woodblock images; both collaged and printed directly onto the surface. A blockprint tells a story at a point in time and then can be used again to harken back or bring forth a new story at a different time in history. The prominent image in this piece is of the garter stitch, which tells of the bandages knitted by my mother for patients in a lazaretto.

And with time, joy, and effort, the garnering continues!

*BIngram, 2021

No. 5 Butchie Alley is thrilled to present their first exhibition, open to the public. They will be welcoming visitors to the Opening Reception of “Kathy Halton: Garnered” in groups of ten, in twenty minute intervals.

This is an in-person event. Masks are required.

Walk-ins are welcome, but may be asked to wait depending on safe numbers. Please use the link here to schedule your time on Friday, June 4th, 2021, 5-9PM.

Gallery hours are currently by appointment. Regular visiting hours will soon be updated on the website June 3rd, 2021.


No. 5 Butchie Alley
1175 S. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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