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Kathy Rees Johnson
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Attended University of Cincinnati College of Design, Art and Architecture and the University of Kentucky, College of Fine Arts
Lives in Lexington, KY
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Third Aeolian Advent
Third Aeolian Advent, 5 x 8", mixed media All the ideas for this posting came together, appropriately, in the inky-dark of an early December morning. I've been cogitating on the sixth chakra, also called the Third Eye, and the Aeolian mode, the sixth of the...
Third Aeolian Advent, 5 x 8", mixed media All the ideas for this posting came together, appropriately, in the inky-dark of an early December morning. I've been cogitating on the sixth chakra, also called the Third Eye, and ...
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A Generous Patriotism
Mary Alice Klingensmith--a hopeful young citizen This past Halloween we were blessed with an abundance of Trick-or-Treaters. Within thirty minutes, we knew we would have to increase provisions, so I made a run to the closest Kroger. This was on foot because...
Mary Alice Klingensmith--a hopeful young citizen This past Halloween we were blessed with an abundance of Trick-or-Treaters. Within thirty minutes, we knew we would have to increase provisions, so I made a run to the close...
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In just the last few days, I have received multiple reminders of the importance of beauty in our lives. Even today, with the announcement of the winners of the Nobel prize in Physics, there were multiple descriptors of the "b...
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hello kathy how are you doing?i just sent you invite on hangout accept it so we can talk and get to know our selves better,hope to chat with you soon.
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Redbud--the Kentucky Colors Harp
A couple of years ago, I was thinking about a new chapter in life and I set my heart on having a green harp. That was not possible at that time and so I ordered a lovely harp, custom-made across the Ohio River in Sunrise, Indiana, and enrolled in a therapy ...
A couple of years ago, I was thinking about a new chapter in life and I set my heart on having a green harp. That was not possible at that time and so I ordered a lovely harp, custom-made across the Ohio River in Sunrise, Ind...
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Visions Differing
One Day Wonder Workshop at MS Rezny Studio/Gallery We are deep in the season of opinions--loudly voiced opinions--and it is wearying. That is why it is good to remember that, in truth, we all have different opinions. We all see the world differently. We can...
One Day Wonder Workshop at MS Rezny Studio/Gallery We are deep in the season of opinions--loudly voiced opinions--and it is wearying. That is why it is good to remember that, in truth, we all have different opinions. We all...
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Accidental Inspiration
Mother, Mother Are You There? 7 x 5", mixed media  I've been thinking about my recent affinity for combining musical and visual elements in creating. While on a walk, I struck upon the possible roots of  this inspiration. When I was about ten years old, my ...
Mother, Mother Are You There? 7 x 5", mixed media I've been thinking about my recent affinity for combining musical and visual elements in creating. While on a walk, I struck upon the possible roots of this inspiration. Whe...
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Back to the Church of Bartok
Bartok Harmony, Opaque watercolor and Cray-pas, 8 x 10" Growing up, my family belonged to the Unitarian-Universalist Church. At some point, after I had started playing the viola, a small instrumental (mostly/entirely strings?) ensemble was formed. It was ca...
Bartok Harmony, Opaque watercolor and Cray-pas, 8 x 10" Growing up, my family belonged to the Unitarian-Universalist Church. At some point, after I had started playing the viola, a small instrumental (mostly/entirely stri...
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yes...
Maybe not YES! but yes... Of course, I was hoping for a "YES!" result from the presidential election. A hopeful day morphed into a state of stunned disbelief. But some remarkable and surprising outcomes have taken place. These actually started before electi...
Maybe not YES! but yes... Of course, I was hoping for a "YES!" result from the presidential election. A hopeful day morphed into a state of stunned disbelief. But some remarkable and surprising outcomes have taken place. Thes...
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"The World Will be Saved by Beauty"
In just the last few days, I have received multiple reminders of the importance of beauty in our lives. Even today, with the announcement of the winners of the Nobel prize in Physics, there were multiple descriptors of the "beauty" of the discovery of exoti...
In just the last few days, I have received multiple reminders of the importance of beauty in our lives. Even today, with the announcement of the winners of the Nobel prize in Physics, there were multiple descriptors of the "b...
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A Playful Interlude
Our haul from the Open Yourself to Play Art Workshop In my last blog I wrote about building Redbud--the Kentucky Colors Harp.  For five weeks I took over David's woodworking space, so I was delighted when the tables could be turned and David could invade 'm...
Our haul from the Open Yourself to Play Art Workshop In my last blog I wrote about building Redbud--the Kentucky Colors Harp. For five weeks I took over David's woodworking space, so I was delighted when the tables could be t...
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Just a reminder that we all see things differently--and this can be beautiful!
One Day Wonder Workshop at MS Rezny Studio/Gallery We are deep in the season of opinions--loudly voiced opinions--and it is wearying. That is why it is good to remember that, in truth, we all have different opinions. We all...
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Blessed Perception
Universal Color,  12 x 12", watercolor/pastel* I listened to a fascinating Interfaith Voices  program. The discussion was on near death experiences. The descriptions were compelling and appealing. The close proximity to death had the feel of a rich hyper-aw...
Universal Color, 12 x 12", watercolor/pastel* I listened to a fascinating Interfaith Voices program. The discussion was on near death experiences. The descriptions were compelling and appealing. The close proximity to death ...
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Everyday Wonders
Introduction

Standing in the woods, I am surrounded by companionable complexity. There are layers and layers of life, seen and unseen; known and unknown. And yet, much of life is bound by order and repeated pattern.  My art work celebrates that sweet spot between chaos and order. In fact, it is created through a bit of chaos and order, made possible by mixing media: watercolor and pastel, and acrylic and oil pastel. You may see my work at MS Rezny Studio/Gallery, 903 Manchester Street, in Lexington, Kentucky's Distillery District (msrezny.com).  

     I enjoy sharing my ideas about life and art by teaching. My objective is to help others develop their own visual vocabularies; reliably creating the work they want to create.  I offer classes and workshops using watercolor and pastel. The timing of classes and  workshops is responsive to demand, and located at MS Rezny Studio/Gallery.  I will post information on upcoming classes and workshops on this blog. You may email me: kathyreesjohnson@gmail.com

  

     

    

Education
  • University of Cincinnati College of Design, Art and Architecture and the University of Kentucky, College of Fine Arts
    Design, 1973 - 1975
  • University of Kentucky
    Art History, 1975 - 1977
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Gender
Female
Other names
Rees
Work
Occupation
Artist. My work is on display at MS Rezny Studio/Gallery
Skills
Painting with watercolor/pastel, acrylic and mixed media. Predominantly landscapes, but also figurative art.
Employment
  • self
    Artist and Teacher, 1995 - present
    From time to time, I teach classes and workshops: Experimenting with Watercolor & Pastel (a 4-session class) and One-Day Wonder Workshop (also using watercolor & Pastel) Information on upcoming classes will be posted on my blog
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Currently
Lexington, KY
Previously
Lexington, KY