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Director Tim Keny and wife Karen Keny are honored to exhibit eight works of art from their personal collection at Picker Art Gallery at Colgate University, of which Tim is an alumni. Please enjoy viewing selections from the exhbition catalogue.

Colgate Alumni Collect is on view March 21-June 30, 2019.

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In a New Light: Alice Schille and the American Watercolor Movement, on view June 14 to Sept. 29, 2019, at the Columbus Museum of Art (CMA). The exhibition honors the Columbus native’s 150th birthday and her contribution to the American watercolor movement, offering new critical insights on this remarkable artist. In addition, the illuminating exhibition explores Schille’s travels, teaching and her steadfast advocacy for women’s suffrage. In a New Light is organized by CMA with Guest Curators James Keny and Tara Keny with the assistance of CMA Roy Lichtenstein Curatorial Fellow Daniel Marcus. 

Thank you to the Santa Fe New Mexican and Pasatiempo for highlighting Alice Schille, Poetry of Place at Nedra Matteucci Galleries in their publications. 

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"Medium of masterpieces"

By Peter Tonguette / For The Columbus Dispatch

"The show is also distinguished by the presence of several big-name figures in 20th-century American art, including Grant Wood and Edward Hopper.

Among several masterpieces on display is Wood’s powerful lithograph “February,” which presents a trio of horses gathered near the edge of a wire fence. One of the horses — the leader of the pack, perhaps — is positioned in the snowy foreground, its unseen eyes sizing up the viewer."

February, 1940 Grant Wood, Lithograph

Art & Antiques October 2018

Santa Fe Exhibition 

“Out of the Box,” the title of the current show at Keny Galleries, refers in part to an impressive piece of art.

That would be “Cat in a Crate,” by Stanley S. David, an actual crate that looks as though it holds a white-and-black cat inside. In reality, the cat and the wooden slats that contain it are painted in oil on canvas on the front side of the crate. The boxed cat, who indeed looks like he’d like to get out, represents a rare example of the trompe l’oeil genre — which literally means “to fool the eye” — in three dimensions.

"Keny Galleries exhibit has 150 years of works by 34 artists linked to Ohio"

"The exhibit at the German Village venue highlights 34 artists -- from Edward Potthast (1857-1927) to Elijah Pierce (1892-1984) -- who rank among the best to have been born in, or have a connection to, the Buckeye State.

The show spans an ambitious 150 years and features a variety of works. Besides numerous oil paintings, it includes lithographs, photographs, woodcuts and sculptures."

Watercolorist Alice Schille kept impressive company.

The painter, a Columbus native who lived from 1869 to 1955, was much admired for her artistry and ability. Her work was shown in tandem with noted colleagues and contemporaries in exhibits at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Art Institute of Chicago, among other notable venues.

“She would be exhibiting alongside Childe Hassam, Maurice Prendergast, John Singer Sargent -- major figures -- and literally winning the top prize in those shows,” said James M. Keny, co-owner of Keny Gallerie in German Village.

Keny Galleries 2018                                 300 East Beck Street, Columbus, Ohio                                 614-464-1228

Tim Keny at home with quilt