Art & Art Activities at Little House
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The subject matter that I photograph is common to everyday life, early evening at the coast, a forest in the fog, or early mornings in the garden. No exotic locations or unusual lighting set-ups, just natural scenes set in public places.
I like to create a mood with my photographs. The mood will generally lend to a dreamy, ethereal feeling. Working in the rain, fog, early morning, and at twilight help to achieve that feeling. The use of soft focus in part or all of the photograph, long exposures, de-saturating the color or working in black and white are some of the tools I use to accomplish the look and feel I’m after.
All or some of these components are what I use to convey my personal creative expression to my photographs.
Jenny Hopkinson studied Visual Arts and Sculpture at Emerson College, Forest Row, England, where she plunged into the exciting worlds of woodcarving, stone carving, clay modeling, and metalwork, as well as painting. Recently she has been adding a three-dimensional feel into her paintings by Including sand, wood, and textile.
She grew up in Cardiff, South Wales, and Buckinghamshire, England, before coming to the San FranciscoPeninsula as an editor, and later as a tutor in English as a Second Language.
Her artwork has been shown in both group and solo exhibitions, achieving several awards. She is a member of the Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, and her portrait "Young Man of the Mountains" won First Place there. Another of her portraits is published in the art and poetry book Migraine Expressions, A Creative Journey, from Metro Press.
During her years as a high school student she was fortunate to be able to participate in the museum art classes offered by ToledoUniversity. Kain studied art at the Cleveland Art Institute and ArizonaStateUniversity. She completed her BFA at San Jose State College where she first embraced the multifaceted world of printmaking. Two years of independent study with master printmakers Kenjilo Nanao and Misch Kohn followed at Cal State Hayward prior to earning an MFA in printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Carol Summers - Master Print Maker
Carol Summers is considered by many art historians to be among only a handful of master printmakers alive today. Summers worked as an artist throughout the entire second half of the 20th century and has continued into the first years of the next, outliving most of his mid-century modernist peers. Initially trained as a painter, he was drawn to color woodcuts or woodblocks as they are more widely known around 1950 and it became his specialty thereafter. Over the years Summers has developed a process and style that is both innovative and readily recognizable. His art is known for its large scale, saturated fields of bold color, semi-abstract treatment of landscapes from around the world and a luminescent quality achieved through a printmaking process he invented.
Artist’s statement: "I think an artist is a kind of inventor searching for a way to body forth his dreams or fantasies, his visions or caprices. The notion that there is a right way to make a print strikes me as exactly backwards, since any method tends to dictate a specific result....One of the charms of the woodcut for me is its very simplicity - it is essentially blotting ink from one surface into another, and so admits of endless variation."
Selected Museum Collections:
Accademia degli intronati, Siena, Italy
Art Institute of Chicago
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris
Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Bradley University Museum, Peoria, Illinois
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Cornel University Museum, Ithaca, New York
De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts
Detroit Institute of Art
Kurstmuseum, Malmo, Sweden
Kurstmuseum, Basel, Lugano, Switerzland
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C
Los Angeles Count Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
National Museum of Modern Art, New Delhi, India
New Britain Art Institute
New York Public Library
Philadelphia Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Seattle Museum of Art
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1961 ~ The Contemporaries, New York
1964 to 1966 ~ Museum of Modern Art, Traveling Exhibition
1965 ~ Lowe Art Museum, Miami, Florida
1966 ~ De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts
1967 ~ San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1967 ~ Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Washington, D.C.
1967, 1976 & 1980 ~ Associated American Artists, New York
1971 & 1983 ~ Fendrick Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1974 & 1982 ~ American Embassy, New Delhi, India
1975 ~ Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
1976 & 1978 ~ ADI Gallery, San Francisco
1976 & 1983 ~ Graphics 1 and Graphics 2, Boston
1977 ~ Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
1975, 1979 & 1984 ~ Kauffman Gallery, Houston, Texas
1983 ~ University of California, Santa Cruz