Gallery and blog for the art of Kara Hammond

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Paisley Vapors: Making room for ideas

Oak gall, acorn cap, walnut, rust, dirt, copper oxide, titanium white on cotton rag paper, 18″ x 24″.

Making inks from various natural and found substances, attempting to forge a deeper connection to place and material.

A cup of tea, a way of centering to regroup one’s thoughts, honoring contemplation in the creative process; a process of discovery in which each successive change leads down an unseen path until the endgame is clear. Every drawing is a new adventure.

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Saturday Evening Open Studio + Some New Hands

Saturday Evenings from 7 pm – 10 pm, through the end of August, my studio door will be open to the public for visiting, drawing, and conversations about art with me and downtown artist, ArtDezo, aka Donell Williams. Masks required for the unvaccinated, recommended for the rest of us. The fans will be running. Stop by and say hello!

ArtDezo with his in-progress mural by the back door of AFAS, 7th St. and Liberty.

And the latest hands, more handmade inks along with traditional watercolor on a variety of papers.

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Billboard on Hwy 52, south of WSSU, until mid-July

It’s been a great year, having a billboard image to reach the thousands of people passing each day with a positive message. Sadly all good things must end, and so this will be coming down soon. But many thanks to:

@artpopstreetgallery @artscouncilwsfc @lamaradvertisingcompany @adamsoutddoor @associatedposters