ArtRage: The Norton Putter Gallery

505 Hawley Avenue Syracuse, NY

Karen’s Birthday

“Choosing to work in community as an artist came easy…In the early 70’s, with a BFA from Syracuse University in Advertising Art, I already knew I didn’t want to join the rat race of corporate advertising in NYC. I appreciated the power of visual arts to change the way people think and do things and I feared losing that control if I tried to make a living at it. Instead I volunteered to work on the Syracuse Peace Council’s Peace Newsletter, helped draw and design posters for community events and worked on the Peace Calendar committee to illustrate important themes of peace and social justice.  I was thrilled to be selling ideas and not things. I loved working with others, brainstorming ideas and reaching consensus. Join me in a show and tell of over 35 years as an artist in the community. ”

– Karen Kerney