December 6th - December 29th | Featuring Artists HMK Watercolors (Heather Kadlec Shack) & Don Mendenhall
Opening Reception December 7th 7-10pm
Heather has always expressed herself creatively, but did not become an artist until after she suffered a severe ischemic stroke in 2011. Heather lost use of her dominant right hand, so she learned to paint left-handed. Painting with watercolors is not only her passion now, but an outlet to express herself since she no longer can verbally or through writing.
Heather's creativity is fueled by her love of photography and art. A watercolor subject may come from a photograph she's taken after being inspired by composition, lighting or shadow. Or it may evolve from a sketch based on a memory etched in her mind. Though her passions are landscapes and urbanscapes, Heather also enjoys painting animals, people and landmarks. She is inspired by beautiful scenery, her travels, the areas in which she lives, and her favorite sports and teams.
Don Mendenhall makes use of fine art photography with his work in human resource development, life coaching, art shows, and contemplative writings. Shadow and light, falling and rising, questions and answers, barriers and pathways, fear and courage are excellent themes for photography and the living of life. It is in the practice of waiting, until the essence of the subject makes itself known, that provides a contemplative quality for his signature style.