Students from the Harvey School were treated to a “meet the artist opportunity” Thursday, Jan. 16, with painter Kathy Feighery for an up-close view of creation and technique. It was the second installment of this year’s new Visiting Artists Series which brought Feighery to the school at the invitation of the fine arts department.
Feighery, of Cold Spring, made the presentation to students and teachers from both the middle and upper schools. A wife and mother of one, the artist not only spoke about her career as a painter and her methods, but also shared details about her family life and its influence on her creations. Her audience asked the artist questions about her paintings.
“The students seemed fully engaged throughout the presentation,” said Fine Arts Chair Angelika Rinnhofer, “and seemed to take a special interest in the artist’s new series focusing on herd animals. Ms. Feighery’s sincere and unpretentious personality made it easy for the students to connect with her, and to find out about her painting technique and her life as an artist.”
The Visiting Artists Series is held in the gallery of The Walker Center for the Arts at Harvey, an independent college preparatory school for students in grades six through 12 in Katonah.