What's happening

July 2017

A Life with Paint - Exhibit by Kay Kittell

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 7/1/2017 - 7/31/2017
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700

Kay Kittell lived and painted in a large rambling farmhouse north of Waupun Wisconsin, near the Horicon Wildlife Refuge. The farm itself is a sanctuary of woods, hills, pasture, alfalfa and corn fields. Kay studied art at Ripon College under Lester Schwartz. Later, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she worked under Robert Grilley, Bill Armstrong, and Dean Meeker. Later still, she studied painting with Joanne Kindt and serigraphy with Tom Brady in Oshkosh. She was strongly influenced by the New York School, Georgia O'Keefe, and Helen Frankenthaler. Journeys to California and Alaska, or just looking at scarves provided her with inspiration. For example, the series of paintings on standing grasses began with the scarves. The vertical shapes of the first "scarves" paintings evolved into the vertical shapes of the grasses, and now, ribbons and spectrums.