Passionate about exploring emotion, self-taught artist Kinney says, “Passion, pain, pleasure, and sadness all play a role in our lives. I believe that the suppression of emotion plays a major role in the progression of depression and anxiety in today’s society. In my work, I hope to accent the emotions often suppressed and highlight the beauty in emotions deemed ‘ugly’.”
Along with the art exhibit, two spoken word artists will perform at the event, Amy Yudaken and Valerie Wells. Their performances will begin at 6:45 p.m.
Maine Moonlight Dinners will be catering the event. Purchasing select prints automatically enters the buyer into a raffle to win a free reservation for two at an upcoming Maine Moonlight Dinner. Red sangria and mojitos will be available.
Kinney, a 26-year-old painter based in Thomaston, is originally from Weehawken, N.J. A self-taught artist, he says,“Therefore, I have no restrictions, limitations, or boundaries in my creativity.”
Gallery hours are 5-8 p.m.on Friday, July 6.