By Abby / Kai Keevil
Now through the end of January the Woodbridge Town Library is presenting art of Abby / Kai Keevil in the Meeting Room on the first floor. The show is open to the public free of charge.
The art includes acrylic paintings, pencil drawings and sculpture. One large piece is composed of forty pencil drawings. Entitled United Diversity, it demonstrates the beauty of difference and the universality of humanity. Fanciful creatures are arrayed around the room on black display stands, constructed of wire, paper mache and acrylic paint. Other pieces are singly-hung paintings. Several are portraits in acrylic, one is of a dancer’s foot in pointe shoes, and another of a tight-rope walker’s feet, heading out on the wire.
Abby / Kai is a resident of Woodbridge, and an 11th grader at Hopkins School in New Haven. Abby / Kai has studied art for a number of years, and when attending Beecher Road School in Woodbridge, greatly appreciated art instruction with Ms. Linda Acheson who was the art teacher there. Abby / Kai has also taken art classes at the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, and at Buck’s Rock Performing and Creative Art Camp in New Milford, Connecticut. Liz Smolinski, a dedicated artist and a teacher at Amity Regional High School has provided private art instruction to Abby / Kai. Abby / Kai currently studies art with Mr. Miller, Ms. Labelle-Young, and Mr. Zhou at Hopkins School, and is in the fine art track there. Pictured is a selection of four pencil drawings from the piece entitled United Diversity.