Monday, January 30, 2012

"Partners" ~ For Your Birthday

Happy Birthday, Alana
From Henneman Fine Art Studio
I created this custom, one-of-a-kind
abstract painting for you.
I know how much you love to dance
away. Thus, the title, 'Partners'
and Bas

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Christmas Tree Hunting in Historic Arizona

Another picture I found of the family shopping for Christmas trees in the nearby Christmas tree lot at Encanto Park in Phoenix in 1950.  Celebrating the past 100 years of Arizona!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Historical Photo Project In Celebration of Arizona's 100th Birthday

In honor of Arizona's 100th Birthday Celebration, I am asking friends to post their historical photos of your life, events and locations in Arizona.  With your permission, I will display copies of the photos at our booth at the Arizona Statehood Celebration on February 14th !  Here is my first photo for the project.  Family day at Encanto Park in Phoenix, 1950.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Modernism Week

 "Life Ignites Life"
~ by Kathryn Henneman

Modernism Week is an exciting 11 day celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture, and culture in Palm Springs, California. This design aesthetic originated in the 1940s, 50s and 60s and was typified by clean, simple lines which came to define desert modernism.

Modernism Week is filled with a variety of events including architectural tours, films, lectures, an architectural symposium, educational events, and chic, fun parties in cool mid-century modern homes and boutique hotels. 

For more information visit the extensive website at

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Easels Awaiting 2012 Paintings

It is usually my style to give titles to my work after they have been created.

However, I would love for all of you to be involved in this creative process with me.

Please suggest titles that I may use for my paintings and I will select from the

titles submitted by you.    I will gift a print of my work to the lucky winner.

Be creative in your submissions as they will be inspirational in my final art expression.



Friday, January 20, 2012

Happy 100th Birthday Arizona


Tuesday, February 14, 2012
 Arizona Statehood Day Expo 2012

Mary L. Holden and I collaborated on a Minibuk, "Yavapai" which we introduced at the 26th Annual National Hispanic Women's Conference in Phoenix, Arizona on October 6 & 7th, 2011.

Mary presented "Yavapai" to the Arizona Centennial Commission, and the Arizona Historical Advisory Commission, and they have officially approved of our book.

We have been invited to showcase our accomplishments, and have taken a Booth for Statehood Day, February 14, 2012, set up on the House and Senate Lawns at the Capitol Complex.

Mary and I are both Arizona natives and I was born in Prescott, thus the inspiration for the title, "Yavapai."

There will be many wonderful activities on the 14th. The Happy Birthday Arizona Celebration begins at 9am and the USPS First Day Issue Celebration will be on the Main Stage. Performances, birthday cake, legislative events and many other exciting activities will be available to guests.

We look forward to seeing you!

Mary L. Holden, Editor

Kathryn Henneman, Artist

ps:  We will keep you posted regarding our location and the details of the day.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

"100 Candles"

"100 Candles"

This painting was created for Local First Fall Festival, November 2011.
My longtime friend and art patron, Nina Sartini, bid on and won this auction item.

Reproductions of "100 Candles" will be made available for purchase at my booth on
Statehood Day at the Arizona Capitol
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 from 9 am - 3 pm

Kathryn will be available to hand sign all prints.

Reproductions of Kathryn's art are available by visiting her webite at

Sunday, January 1, 2012

January ~ Painting and Poetry Project

We hope you are enjoying our monthly project.  Our gift to you.

"All Things New"
by Kathryn Henneman

"Silver and Gold"
by C. L. Gillmore

Shepherd in the new, usher out the old
One shines silver, the other glows gold.

Seasons once passed at a gentle pace,
But soon rush by like a downhill race.
The dreams and schemes of yesterday
Trail on the wind as legacy.

Oh, bittersweet days of lost Decembers,
Moments we begged never to remember
The faces and places of what was to be.
Now pray to recall each memory.

Spring stirs beneath winter's gray covers,
Hope awakens summer and quietly hovers.
The tears and fears from every sorrow
Strengthens us now so others may borrow.

Shepherd in the new, usher out the old
One shines silver, the other glows gold.

--C. L. Gillmore

Read more of CL Gillmore's poetry on her website at

Kathryn's paintings and Cheryl's poetry will soon be available in note cards and will comprise a twelve-month calendar for next year...2013!