Nature art displayed at Kendal

Five artists’ nature-inspired works are on display at Kendal at Oberlin, with a reception planned for 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 8 at the Heiser Lounge.

The Guild of Nature Artists is comprised of Nancy Weymouth Halbrooks, Kati Hanimagi, Beth Kelly, Susan Morse and Christopher Owen Smith. The drawing group meets twice a month to sketch from the Cleveland Botanical Garden’s artifacts, dioramas, specimens, outdoor gardens, and animal exhibits.

The art shown at Kendal was created using everything from pencil, pastel, charcoal, pen, and ink to watercolor and acrylic.

Weymouth Halbrooks is a professor of art and the art program coordinator at Lorain County Community College. She has a bachelor of fine arts degree from Indiana University and a master’s of fine arts degree from the University of Washington.

Hanimagi studied printmaking, earning her BFA at the Atlanta College of Art. She continued on to the Art Institute of Chicago to complete her graduate studies.

Kelly is a quiltmaker who received her degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art. She is currently the exhibit project coordinator at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Morse received degrees from Oberlin College and the Cleveland Institute of Art. She works primarily with colored pencil and watercolor pencil.

Smith attended the Columbus College of Art and Design and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He spent a year in two Soto Zen temples in Japan and had a ceramic and sculptural apprenticeship.

The show runs through Sunday, Oct. 8.

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Kati Hanimagi’s drawing of a bird using graphite and colored pencil. Hanimagi’s drawing of a bird using graphite and colored pencil.

Staff Report