paper SamsonLocal artist Kathryn Riley Parker presents Paper Cuts, an exhibition uniquely in the medium of paper at Art League Gallery. This theme was chosen to “show the medium’s capacity to add depth and texture” and is largely inspired by Lowcountry flora and fauna. Much of Parker’s subject matter inspires her with a “sense of optimism and tranquility, and I want to convey that to viewers of my art.”

She hopes that the third dimension added by paper invites viewers to take “a closer look at shapes, textures, patterns, and minute details” of the work and appreciate the potential of the medium. 

Parker, originally from Maryland, retired from a successful career as a university professor and paper Juicyacademic author in the fields of English and linguistics and relocated to Hilton Head Island in 2012 with her husband. She took her first art class in 2015 at Art League Academy and SoBA, and has been working with paper since 2016. Her work has won awards from Art League of Hilton Head and the Craft Hilton Head Juried Exhibition and is also featured in Pluff Mudd Gallery in Bluffton, SC.

Come and view her exhibit which will be on display from June 5 – 30  at Art League Gallery, including the free public reception on June 6, from 5 – 7 pm. Gallery Walk: Wednesday, June 13 from 10:30am – noon. Demonstration: Friday, June 15 from 10:30am – noon

Art League Gallery is located mid-island inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, 843.681.5060.