GPAC CELEBRATES THE VISUAL ARTS BY EXHIBITING A DIVERSE COLLECTION OF ARTWORK BY EMERGING AND PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE REGION LIKE Kerry Peeples.
IN THE LOBBY GALLERY December 3 - January 3
WITH AN ARTIST'S RECEPTION ON
December 14 FROM 5:00 - 7:00PM. EVERYONE IS WELCOME.
Kerry Peeples—This is My Time: Clouds, Ghosts & Other Musings
There was a child went forth every day;
And the first object he look’d upon, that object he became;
And that object became part of him for the day,
or a certain part of the day, or for many years, or stretching cycles of years.
Growing up in a creative home instilled a love for making and exploration. As long as I can remember my siblings and I were given the freedom and space for self-expression and reflection. That has surely guided me to this beautifully rich life. I am forever grateful.
Much of my life has been driven by my love of nature (specifically fishing) and the creative process. Stalking trout and stalking landscape images are much the same; both allow me to get closer to, or as Walt Whitman suggests, “become a part of” whatever I am seeing. Like so many of the rivers I fish, I wind my way through creative experience, finding pathways to peace and deeper meaning. When I create it is a pilgrimage, a seeking center, a becoming; finding a place where I meet God and together we make a joyful mess. While mostly painting in oil and encaustic, my path often explores fabric, enamel, water color, paper and clay. My subjects range from nature to liturgical arts. All an act of connecting, praise and thanksgiving.
Memphis is home; I live here with my husband and our young adult son. My formal training includes an undergraduate degree in Art from Berea College and a Masters in Art Education from the University of Memphis. Primarily exhibiting in the mid-south, my work has been purchased for both private and corporate collections.