KRIS ROLLER & FRIENDS

KRIS ROLLER & FRIENDS:

A WINTER WONDERLAND OF WOMEN

March – May 2017

Kris Roller, Mary Pettet, and Teresa Harrison bring a wonderful winter event to Art @ Suite 100 in a magical mixed media display.

KRIS ROLLER

See Me For Me, 24" x 30", Mixed media: acrylic paint, charcoal, colored pencil, watercolor, and candle wax.
See Me For Me, Kris Roller, 24″ x 30″, Mixed media: acrylic paint, charcoal, colored pencil, watercolor, & candle wax.
Kris Roller

 

Kris Roller on art:

To speak frankly: Art has no definitive medium, style, nor meaning.

I switch off between mediums constantly, including having multiple per piece.

I don’t always  stay with multimedia, some pieces are stronger by themselves: a photo, a painting, a sculpture. So, always, when asked what I work with I’ll say ‘anything I can get my hands on’. Finding the right item is like putting the finishing touches on your soul. It’s difficult to give someone your soul, especially if there’s still something missing. So think of this mass of Art as not a theme of style or medium, but as the individuality of the soul. Art must speak to your spirit; as it has come from the spirit of another.

 

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MARY PETTET

Winter Wood by Mary Pettet, Acrylic on canvas 16" x 20"
Winter Wood by Mary Pettet, Acrylic on canvas 16″ x 20″
Mary Pettet
Mary Pettet

 

Mary Pettet is a visual artist, singer/songwriter, performance artist,  and mental health professional. She has said, “With art as my language, I attempt to respond to that for which I have no words. Some of my paintings carry images that I have been creating since I was a child. According to family reports, I have been drawing and coloring the pictures of women’s faces inhabiting the center of blossoming flowers since I was eight-years-old.” Mary has most recently been creating paintings that explore and celebrate images from myth, folk tales, and nursery rhymes. She grew up in Independence, MO and lives with her husband Timothy in Kansas City, MO.

 

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TERESA HARRISON

Gentle Giant, Teresa Harrison, Pencil drawing matted and framed to 22" x 28"
Gentle Giant, Teresa Harrison, Pencil drawing matted and framed   to 22″ x 28″
Prisms in the Wind, Teresa Harrison, Acrylic painting, 30"x 40"
Prisms in the Wind, Teresa Harrison,   Acrylic painting, 30″x 40″

The inspirations for my paintings and drawings come from very different places. When I’m drawing my trees, my focus is on the detail of structure, light, and shadow–and a passion to honor their beauty and their gift of life. When I am painting, I am releasing my rampant scattered thought processes to a sea of prismatic color–moving frustration to comfort. My drawings offer me peace and grounding. My paintings, like the light through the prisms in my windows, express both my chaos and the joy of color.

Whatever inspires the viewer is what connects us all as complex beings. I am always fascinated and inspired when viewers share their interpretations of my work–their responses reveal deeper parts of themselves and often new perspectives for me. This is how art enlightens and elevates us all.

—  Teresa Harrison   

Teresa Harrison
Teresa Harrison

Teresa Harrison has always been creative, experimenting in art, writing, and music. In elementary school, she was writing stories and playing the cello. In eighth grade, she had a poem published in a national magazine. But it wasn’t until a late return to college that she really indulged her inner artist and ultimately received her BFA with distinction in metalsmithing from the University of Kansas. However, after graduation, she continued to branch out into many different artistic realms, including painting, sculpting, photography, and writing.

Teresa lives in Shawnee, Kansas, where the resident cat permits her to indulge in her artistic pursuits as long as they don’t interfere with mandatory feeding, petting, and play.

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AND FEATURING A SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY:

TIMOTHY PETTET, POET — And the launch of his new work,

“ACCIDENTAL DANCER”

Timothy Pettet

 

 

 

 

 

Entertainment for the March 3rd Opening will be provided by:

THE ACCIDENTALS

All art displayed @ Suite 100 is for sale unless otherwise noted.

Art @ Suite 100 does not charge artists’ fees or take commission for the proceeds of sales from the Art @ Suite 100 shows.  The professionals of Suite 100 sponsor Art @ Suite 100 to nurture local and regional artists, and twice a year, to raise money for certain local charities.  Art @ Suite 100 is honored to host local and regional artists in our gallery space.

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