Kat Alexander has long admired Emily Greenlaw's artistic handiwork and was inspired to collaborate with such a precise and creative crafts woman. Emily does cross stitch and intricate embroidery while Kat paints and stitches as a means of decorative mark making. Together they created "I Made It! -a collection of artful hobbies" as a way to encourage and support each other's hidden talents. They don't consider themselves formal artists, nor do they claim this experiment to equal art, but they are tremendously proud of the process and the product. Please come see their work on display at Waterman's gallery!
Opening reception with snacks and drinks: Monday, July 11 from 4:00 - 5:00pm.
Exhibit runs from July 11 - 24.
About Kat: Kat Manock Alexander isn't new to making artful things. She has a degree in painting and another one in fashion design and comes from a family of artists. While Kat's passion is to make things, those things aren't limited to objects. Her most recent works in progress are her kids, her yoga community, dancing, and house renovation. She lives on North Haven year round.
This new series of Kat's work continues to explore her favorite themes of pattern, color, and texture inspired by nature. She reimagines edited sections of decade old work, finds new understanding of her own aesthetic evolution, and honors a simplified configuration of old ideas. Kat sees beauty in the repetition and discipline of stitching. Her paintings connect a visible layered history with a new coat of paint and a fresh approach.