Over the next month, I will share Q&A interviews with artists and writers participating in the Pendaries Art League 16th Annual Art Show to be held July 6 – 7, with an opening reception on July 5. There will be a robust body of work by talented creative spirits. Consider it Christmas shopping in July for a unique gift for yourself or someone special in your life. And you will be supporting the arts in the best possible way, by purchasing something created with love and dedication.
From the artist: Kathy McCoy has been a soldier, artist , museum director, published author, performing arts director and lecturer. She holds a B.F.A. in sculpture from Northern Arizona University. She worked primarily in bronze and showed professionally in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona. Kathy was selected as the inaugural artist to show at the DeGrazia Gallery of the Sun in Tucson, now a National Historical District.
Kathy returned to her home in the southeast to complete studies in Applied Anthropology at University of Tennessee and Georgia State University. She became the founding executive director of the Monroe County Heritage Museums in Monroeville, AL, the home of Harper Lee and Truman Capote. At that time she began her journey from visual arts to performing arts. She founded, directed and toured nationally and internationally the production of To Kill a Mockingbird, which was selected as a Millennium Year production at the Kennedy Center.
Kathy continued her visual arts artistry as a performing arts director in Pell City, Alabama until her retirement . At that time she returned to her “roots” and began finding her way back into visual arts. Kathy now spends her time between Alabama, Florida and LeDoux , New Mexico.
Below are Kathy’s responses to questions about the Pendaries Art League Show scheduled for July.
Q. What art medium do you work in?
A. Oil and ink.
Q. Why that medium?
A. I like the flows and colors.
Q. What inspires you?
A. Natural surroundings, animals, people.
Q. What is your preferred work environment?
A. New Mexico!
Q. Who do you most admire and in what ways were you influenced by the individual?
A. I am not influenced by one particular artist but, like all artists I believe, I am influenced by the works of many ,many artist , past and present.
Q. What do you most want visitors to the show to know about you as an artist?
A. I have been both a visual and performing artist all my life.
Q. Other than this show, where can you work be purchased?
A. Black Belt Treasures, Camden, Alabama, and ARTSCAPE Gallery, Pell City, Alabama. Both are cooperative galleries.
Q. Is this your first year as a P.A.L. participant and what appeals to you about being in this show?
A. This is my second year for PAL show. I love meeting the other artists and working together for three days in a beautiful environment.
Q. What is your one-line invitation to the Pendaries Art League show?
A. Come one, come all to the best little Art Show in the most beautiful valley anywhere!
The profound beauty of New Mexico is so overwhelming that one has to stop and take notice. And being an artist , I have the passion to interpret that beauty through my oil and ink paintings, whether they be on canvas, tiles or anything with a surface!
You are invited:
1 Lodge Rd, Rociada, NM
Pendaries Art League Show
Friday, July 5, 2019
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, July 6, 2019
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, July 7, 2019
10:00 am – 3:00 pm