Lindsey Kernodle and Heather Byers of Wichita will be the Artists-in-Residence, Tuesday, April 6 to Sunday, April 11 at the Red Barn Studio Museum, 212 S. Main St., Lindsborg, “For this residency,” Lindsey Kernodle says, “my hope is to work side by side with my friend, Heather Byers. While our styles are quite different, she and I overlap in our subject matter and how we layer people, plants, architecture and animals in our pieces. We especially overlap in our love for plant-life. I am a trained scientific illustrator (at the Sedgwick County Zoo) and would love to demonstrate my very detail-oriented techniques for capturing plant subject matter scientifically.” Kernodle intends to create new pieces that reflect on the Covid-19 pandemic and how it has changed society. “We can no longer gather to hear musicians. We can no longer meet strangers while out at a coffee shop or out at a park. Many small businesses are shuttering. Mental health problems are a secondary epidemic. To represent this, my medium would either be acrylic or woodburning. My concept is to use overlapping images of people and place to show the before and after of this transformative time for our planet.”
Of her residency, Heather Byers says, “My hope is to work side by side with my friend, Lindsey Kernodle. We have overlap in our interests in that we both use portraiture and plant/animal images in our work. I think a residency would be a fantastic opportunity to take a break from the bigger, louder pieces and really focus in on technique by working smaller.”
In 2017, Byers did a series called “100 Faces.” She would like to revisit that idea with her evolved art style and do another 100 faces using a mixture of paint and fabric collage on small canvases (6”X6”.) She says, “I’ve done more work with plants and flowers and plan to incorporate some of that imagery in my portrait painting as well.” She, also, says she spent most of 2020 focused on large murals and public art. “That is ultimately the direction I would like to continue pushing my career in the arts. I think a residency would be a fantastic opportunity to take a break from the bigger louder pieces and really focus in on technique by working smaller.”
The public is welcome to come to the Red Barn Studio Museum Tuesday through Friday, 10AM to 5PM and Sat and Sun 1PM to 5PM.
Sponsor: Raymer Society
Contact: Cristina Armbruster
Phone: 785 227-2217