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Art opening & reception, Kathy Skoza

408 Fine Arts Factory
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Join us for the watercolors of Morris artist, Kathy Skoza on Friday, May 4, 2018 6:30-8:3pm in the Music Suite 408 Paintbox Gallery. Free and open to the public, light refreshments.

“I was raised in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. My parents were vegetable farmers and we sold retail and wholesale. My sister and I never had to worry about a summer job, but we still got to go traveling with our aunt and friends.

I’ve been interested in horses and art since I was young. My dad took us to get our first ponies when we were 12 and 13 so we could take care of them for sure.

I used to draw, paint and do art projects in grade school and took art in high school. I minored in Art at college and used this in my teaching experiences. Later I took watercolor classes at The Clearing in Door County and drawing classes at Joliet Junior College.

I have lived in Morris for over 30 years now. I came to take the job of Career Education Coordinator, got married and then was at home and adventuring with our family. My husband, Dan, and I both like to travel and take photos. I still have horses and enjoy them as subjects as well as landscapes, flowers and some portraits. I did art projects with my children, but didn’t do much of my own work until I got back into it through watercolor classes taught by John Blazekovich here in Morris. This group continued to grow and is now The Morris Watercolor Guild which has instructors each month and free painting on Friday afternoons. We’ve had Suzanne Hetzel, Lennox Wallace and recently David R. Becker-all TWSA members. Local instructors-Bob Holmes and Adrienne Pike-Ottawa Art League and Mary Truesdale as well as Jean Farrel from Kenosha and Ed Burton from Bloomington, Ill.

I’ve also done workshops with Frank Francese through TWSA, Carol Carter in St. Louis and Sandra Strohscheim from Michigan. I look forward to participating in more.

I hope you enjoy this collection”, ~ Kathy Skoza