Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

February ~ Painting and Poetry Project

Kathryn Henneman, Artist and CL Gillmore, Poet continue to collaborate with their February presentation of Painting and Poetry.  To read about it in Gillmore's recent newsletter click here.

by Kathryn Henneman

"The Dance"
by CL Gillmore

A tentative waltz—sway, rise and fall.
Forward, side, back—a reflective recall.
Letters and words now carefully framed.
Each thought rehearsed again and again.
No turn or nod is left up to chance.
Steps have become a well-practiced dance.
Cues and timing both cautiously guarded.
The familiar rhythm lost and discarded.
Each dancer wary of crossing that line.
A closed position of mutual resign.

How far the distance traveled in a beat?
A tentative waltz left incomplete.

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!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Arizona's Birthday Celebration on Valentine's Day!


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.  It has been reprinted for this special celebration,  see above!

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

Art of the Day ~ "The Flight Back"

Art of the Day ~ "The Flight Back"
By Kathryn Henneman

Friday, February 10, 2012

"The Vessel" on Display

Henneman's present works include,
"The Vessel"

She recreates spaces that we can enter mentally and visually
in a way that seems to have no parallels in contemporary art.
Henneman has evolved a technique of painting whereby
layers of pigment are applied one over the other, forming
thick strata of paint. How many coats of paint ?!!
The entire process is lengthy and deliberate.

Just like Kathryn, a deliberate artist.

The Vessel will be on display during Modernism Week
in Palm Springs at the residence of Lance O'Donnell.

Check this out on the home tour.

Art of the Day ~ "A Fairy Tale"

"A Fairy Tale"
~by Kathryn Henneman

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Art of the Day ~ "Bien Venue"

"Bien Venue"
By Kathryn Henneman

All of Kathryn's art pieces are for sale.  For sizes and pricing contact Kathryn at

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Veni, Vidi, Vici

I came, I saw, I conquered.

So many of my friends ask me where do I get my inspiration from... well I received my inspiration from my Grandfathers cigar box for my recent painting that is a layered piece Art on Art titled...

"Veni, Vidi, Vici"
~ by Kathryn Henneman

All of Kathryn's paintings are for sale.  Contact Kathryn at

Monday, February 6, 2012

Henneman New Collection: Back of the Moon

Kathryn believes that the eye can consume art as food is consumed by the mouth.
“There is a certain heat in my work.
I see paints as salsas, as secret sauces and the canvas as a banquet table,” she said.

Henneman New Collection: "Back of the Moon"