Solo exhibit of Kat Johnston is being held at Joe Squared (a fabulous bar/pizza restaurant in Baltimore) at their new location -Power Plant LIVE! The exhibit will be up till mid-Dec. Last night’s opening was a really amazing good time! I was able to
Art exhibit at Joe Squared
meet some new people and enjoy spending time with a few of my NEW friends – I feel so thankful to be here in this Charmed City! I truly felt the Baltimore love last night! Everyone is so friendly and genuinely open and interested. I really enjoyed all the conversations I had with the attendees. It was again just a wonderful art opening and social gathering! This was my third art exhibit since moving here to Baltimore (in Sept). My first was at The Daily Grind cafe in Fells Point, second was Cafe Latte’Da also a coffee shop /cafe in Fells Point, and Joe Squared marks my third exhibit in Baltimore. ALL 3 shows have been unique experiences, different but in good ways from each other. Each one had its own distinct atmosphere and flare! I love here in Baltimore!!!
Artist Kat Johnston (Right) and Stephanie (one of my biggest fans!)
One of my friends commented on how prolific I have been , she remarked, ” everyday it seems like you are cranking out new artwork”, and she’s right! I mean not exactly everyday do I make artwork but it is very frequent that I get busy with the creative process, losing myself in the images and paint! There is nothing more satisfying to me then to be making art, it truly is the thing I was born to do! Being an artist and creating art is my ultimate highest joy! But my productivity hasn’t always been at the level it is now. I shared with my friend, that it has only been since moving to Baltimore that my productivity and proliferation has been at an all time high! I really do think it is me being in the right place (Baltimore) and the energy that I feel
Artist Kat Johnston with one of the sold pieces "Ruby Shoes"
here! Since moving into our new apartment in Mt.Vernon, I have created more NEW artwork then the total amount of work I created in a whole year (last year) living in Philadelphia. So, needless to say I am very happy, very thankful that fate and a little bit of determination has landed us here in this charming magical city of Baltimore!
Several of my mixed media collages sold at this opening, I am always so excited when my piece find new homes and take on
the next phase of their journey. One such buyer is a gentleman who actually has been collecting art for over 30 yrs. He shared with me a little about his collection, that he enjoys works on paper and has an “exhibit” up in his apartment of women artist’s self- portraits. He decided to take two of my pieces to add to his collection although they are not works on paper. I describe to him my process and the way I combine collage images , sometimes fragments of images, with painting, such as in “Killer of Innocence” – the tree (I pointed out) is half and half collage/ painted- unless you look closely you can’t tell where the collage part ends and the painting begins. He must of liked that technique or the effects that it had as a whole, because he decided to purchase that piece.
Overall I had a great time and I feel such a warm welcome here in Baltimore. Thank you to all who attended this opening and I look forward to many more future positive experiences!! Thank you Baltimore, I really felt your love!