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Works of Emery artist will be at Gallery East

The paintings of Emery County artist KaeLynn Winn will be on display at Gallery East on the USU Eastern Price campus from Oct. 8 through Nov. 8.

The paintings of Emery County artist KaeLynn Winn will be on display at Gallery East on the USU Eastern Price campus from Oct. 8 through Nov. 8.

An opening reception and artist talk will be held Friday, Oct. 12, from 7-9 p.m. in Gallery East. The gallery is free and open to the public during the academic year.

Winn always knew she would return to her love of painting. Her talent for artmaking started at an early age and continued well into adulthood. "My first experience creating a painting is a treasured memory," Winn says.  "Up until kindergarten, my experience with art was limited to coloring with crayons, which I adored. 

"One fateful day I was given vivid red and blue finger paint and set free!  The juicy red and dreamy blue paint mixed before my eyes and a deep, rich purple appeared to delight my senses," she recalls.

From that point on, Winn was hooked. Her love of art and creativity motivated her seek more knowledge of many ways to draw and paint. She studied art books and 'how to' draw and paint handbooks. She checked out everything from the local library that served her artistic thirst and even took weekly lessons from a woman who flamed her interest in oil painting.

  Winn, who is known locally and among crafters for her original clip art designs, has developed her artistic skills since those early encounters with artmaking. She went on to pursue art in college, completing an A.A. Degree from CEU, followed by a number of art history courses and studio art classes at Utah State University in Logan. "In the fall of 1991 I decided I needed a break from school and moved back home to work for a while and spend more time with my sweetheart," Winn remembers. She married her sweetheart in 1991 and now, with her husband, raises her four children in Ferron.

In 2000, Winn began creating clip-art illustrations for an online company.  For the past ten years, she has produced approximately 700 hundred full color illustrations for the website.

Gallery East's Fall 2012 hours are: Monday through Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Closed Fridays, weekends, and holidays.

If you have any questions, contact Noel Carmack at 435-613-5241 or by email at noel.carmack@usu.edu.




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