‘Kathy Fincher: Selected Works, Capturing the Spirit of Childhood’ opens at the Hudgens Center for the Arts on Thursday, March 1. The exhibit will be on display through May 12 in the Georgia Gallery, and is sponsored by The Primerica Foundation.
The captivating paintings of Kathy Fincher have found their way into the hearts and homes of families across America for over 20 years. Considered one of today’s leading inspirational artists, and perhaps the most licensed children’s painter, Fincher’s artwork has been used for prints, books, calendars, cards and journals, and produced in life-like figurines, water globes and, more currently, in Montana Bronze.
Fincher’s exhibit at The Hudgens is the largest display to date of her original works, and also showcases her licensed products, sold in gift stores across the country as well as internationally. A large selection of her products is also available for sale in The Hudgens’ Gift Shop. Fincher’s painting of “The Dream Keepers” was presented to President George W. Bush in the Oval Office, and now hangs in the Bush Library.
Fincher combines the discipline of classical art training with the freedom of impressionism to create her own style of “romantic realism.” Because of her ability to combine her romantic painting style with her storytelling, she is frequently referred to as a “feminine Rockwell.”
There will be an Opening Reception for this exhibit, along with the other three current exhibits at the Hudgens, including ‘Bloom!,’ ‘Blossoms!,’ and ‘Buds!,’ on Saturday, March 3, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. There will be brief remarks at 3:00 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.
On Wednesday, April 18, Fincher will lead a tour of her exhibit during ‘Artist to Artist: An Evening for Gwinnett’s Art Lovers, Leaders & Learners,’ scheduled for 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Co-curators Linda Lindeborg and Ann Morrow will lead visitors though the Bloom! exhibit and talk about the works on display there. Join us for this special free event.
A two-part professional development workshop, led by Fincher, will take place on Fridays, April 20 and 27, from 10:00 a.m. to noon both days. The first session will focus on licensing, including information on the art industry and opportunities. The second session, Discovering Yourself, will focus on helping the artist to develop their personal ‘voice’ or style. The workshops are free, but space is limited. Guests must rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, April 15
Saturday, April 21 will be a ‘Flower Power’ Family Day at the Hudgens, featuring a scavenger hunt through the new exhibits, plus guided hands-on activities relating to the floral exhibits from 10:00 to noon. Admission will be free all day; the Hudgens is open from 10:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The Hudgens Center for the Arts
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA 30097