Appreciate the artwork of Kathleen Ferri with insights shared from one of the exhibition’s curators. Join Barbara L. Jones, chief curator at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, on November 6 as she offers a curatorial perspective of the exhibition Memory Scenes: A Kathleen Ferri Retrospective.
A second workshop with curator Ron Baraff on November 20 will explore the geographical and industrial aspects of her work, along with the collections objects that offer context for her paintings.
Curator-Led Gallery Talk of Memory Scenes: A Kathleen Ferri Retrospective
Kathleen Ferri first picked up a paintbrush at 58 years old. Now 95, her “memory scenes” will be collectively on view for the first time—including a number of paintings that will also receive a public debut. Kathleen’s work preserves the small-town streets of her childhood with an intuitive sense of history and the warmth of sentiment. They radiate with color and burst with joy as expressive figures make their way through downtown Turtle Creek, riverside mills, Kennywood heritage days, and more. See the Mon Valley as few have in this career retrospective, presented by Rivers of Steel and augmented with archival artifacts from the organization’s collections. Memory Scenes: A Kathleen Ferri Retrospective is curated by Barbara L. Jones, chief curator at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, and Ron Baraff, director of historic resources and facilities for Rivers of Steel.
Location & Directions
The Bost Building is located at 623 E. Eighth Avenue, Homestead, PA 15120. Free parking for visitors is available in the lot behind the building which is accessed from Heisel Street.