Join us Friday, October 7th, 2022, for the opening reception for Karen Boone’s Earthen art exhibit in the Mary Anderson Center at Mount Saint Francis.
October 7th, 2022 6-8PM
Mary Anderson Center Gallery
Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality
101 St. Anthony Dr.
Mount Saint Francis, IN 47146
Earthen Exhibit Info
I have always loved being outside hiking and backpacking. Because of that strong connection to nature, I changed my art-making habits. Instead of using toxic chemicals and harsh cleaners, I forage for clays and charred wood, grind them with a pestle/mortar, then mix them with walnut oil to make paint. I use organic cotton canvas, plant-based gesso, and recycled surfaces like cardboard. Making my own art supplies is soothing, like a meditation before I begin to paint. I make small sketches in the wilderness, then make large abstract landscapes and sculptures in my studio in Borden, Indiana. One of my greatest joys is sharing my art, with the hope that I might inspire others to love and protect the earth.
Meet The Artist
Karen Boone was born and raised in Louisville, KY, and graduated from Sacred Heart Academy and UofL. She has a master’s degree from Basel School of Design Switzerland. Karen has worked as a graphic designer for Pentagram Design NY and San Francisco for many years, as well as for 2 years in Tokyo, Japan. She has had her own graphic design/fine art studio, Boone Design, for 25 years. Karen is a 3-time KY Derby Festival poster artist. She shares her studio and home with her partner, and adventurer, Rick Runyon, on 10 acres in Borden, Indiana.