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Custom Art Gallery with Featured Artists Every Season

The Lodge at Woodloch is intimately aware of the beauty of nature that surrounds us. Mother Nature provides an ever-changing muse for art and inspiration. Together with Kiesendahl + Calhoun Fine Art, Ltd., comes a custom-curated art gallery hall featuring local, regional, and international artists that help magnify our philosophy of personal awakening.

Karen Jenkins

Painted during the pandemic, Karen Jenkin’s House at Night emanates a kind of surreal quality that is both welcoming and mysterious. With light emanating from within, we can only imagine what is going on behind the windows of this voluminous house. This artist examines interior spaces, places which, particularly in this past year, augur both confinement and safe refuge. The inside-outside dynamic has been her focus for years, but now seems particularly poignant in terms of spatial and personal relationships. Being contained we have been challenged to navigate in new ways which has led some of us to discover how we are built. Jenkins says: “My work combines architectural elements with contrasting interiors. The paintings explore color, texture, and light, and the interplay between inside and outside. The architectural structure has a “conversation” with the more free-flowing, organic or ephemeral elements – the shifting patterns of light inside, or snippets of landscape glimpsed through a window or door. In addition to the formal concerns in my work, there is a psychological goal. I intend the contrasts between inside and outside; light and dark to function as metaphors for our human experience – the inner and outer self. Windows and doors can open on new and hopeful horizons or to the murkier unknown; panes of glass can reveal, obscure, alter or restrict vision.”

After earning a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, Jenkins studied at the New York Studio School. Her work has been on exhibit numerous times with Susan Eley Fine Art and other galleries in New York City and the Hudson Valley.
 House at Night, 43” x 40”, oil on canvas

Kay King

We are thrilled to welcome Kay King back to the Lodge, where she has enhanced our gallery space numerous seasons in the last twelve years. As a plein air painter, King finds inspiration in her local surroundings of Bucks County, Pennsylvania and the landscapes of France and Italy. Wherever she is, when she returns to the studio, she reconsiders and continues experimenting with color and application, a dual process which surprises and invigorates her work.

As an artist, King tries to live the quote by the Persian poet Rumi: “Let the beauty you love be what you do…” Experiencing visual stimulation as a visceral entity, the artist translates this experience into work that dances with lush brushstrokes, color and light. The result is that we are transported by this journey of evanescent lightness and depth. 

After earning a degree in art education from Kutztown State College, King continued her graduate studies at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Trenton State College in New Jersey, Maryland Institute, the Institute at San Miguel de Allende in Mexico and Florence Academy of Art in Florence Italy. She has participated in juried exhibitions in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and had several solo and group exhibitions throughout those states and in Maine.
 Manganese Light, 20 x 20, oil on linen

Any questions or interest, please contact:
Kiesendahl+Calhoun Fine Art, Ltd.
www.kiesendahlcalhounart.com
914 325 5496 Nancy Bloch
914 844 6296 Camilla Calhoun