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Be Present with the Elements: Water, Wind, Earth & Fire 

Ken is returning to his initial love of oil painting and hand crafted sculpture to redefine the art of living with open presence. By paying attention to how we interact with and learn from an ever changing natural environment continually being shaped by water, air, earth and fire we can return to "Wow!" 

Many of his oil paintings are colorful adaptations of iPhone photographs Ken takes while walking: capturing fleeting patterns amidst the surroundings. His sculpture is a meditation on contrasts: solid and fluid; burned and raw, open and closed. It is made from hand-built clay that is stained and fired for long periods in sawdust and sticks to produce unpredictable results.

Ken earned a B.F.A in painting and sculpture from Syracuse University and worked in New York City for five years as a practicing artist before establishing his home in Little Rock in 1977. In the 1970s, he had one-man and group shows at Artists Space and Hansen galleries in NYC. His sculpture installations were included in “New York Artists 1976” at the University of Wisconsin Art Center, and his graphic work won the Forbes Magazine purchase prize at the National Arts Club in New York City. His drawing and sculpture were included in the New York Art Yearbook, Vol. 1, 2 and at the 1977 “10th Annual Drawing, Prints and Crafts” exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center. Ken’s sculpture was reviewed positively in Arts MagazineThe Village Voice, and Milwaukee Sunday Journal during the NYC years--1974-77. Starting in late 2016, Ken had shows of new work at the Arkansas Repertory Theater's gallery in Little Rock and in Fayetteville at Community Creative Center.

In 2017, Crystal Bridges Museum assistant curator Dylan Turk selected two of Ken's paintings for South Arkansas Art Center's annual juried exhibition.

                                                                Ken's art celebrates mindful presence and wonder. 

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Top Picture Credit: Ken Hubbell: Be Like Water: Sparkle - Oil on Canvas (2016)