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Kelly Walker Gallery Exhibit

Walker Kelly was born in New Jersey and raised in Kansas. Her heritage is rooted in the coal mines of Pennsylvania, and the farm lands of western PA. It was not until the past decade that Walker would come to understand the significant impact her roots played in the understanding of her visual language. Walker studied Painting and Sculpture at the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI). Walker interned at The Belger Arts Center and The Leedy Voulkos Art Gallery. Through those internships Walker developed community relationships and an appreciation for collaboration. Walker moved from Kansas City to Salina Kansas in 2015 where she has served as the Art Director for Sunflower Adult Day Services and the Creative Art and Life Skills Director of The Ashby House. Walker served on the Salina Downtown Arts and Entertainment Board of Directors and was an artist volunteer with Healing Arts. Walker’s mark making, color choice and choice of textures tell a story. Her pieces, as she describes, are her expressions of each relationship she has formed. There are those she has lost, and those that remain. Some seem never ending, while others a passing experience. Walker has grown from found object art to significant choice making and from intuitive, to intended art process. Walker enjoys the dichotomy found in much of her works. There is simplicity and complexity, light and darkness within all of Walker's art. As within her, the duality continues as she discovers more about herself, while learning more so what she is not, and her art language is becoming more easily deciphered. Walker states the push and pull within her works are representational of her ongoing self evolution.

November 06, 2022 - November 28, 2022
8:30am - 9:45pm
Theatre Salina
303 East Iron Avenue
Salina, Kansas United States