Sunday, August 21, 2005

The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, Pennsylvania

"Local Talent: Show Spotlights Works of Regional Artists"

by Ruth Rice

Excerpted from article:
Another pastel artist in the regional artists exhibit is Cory Jaeger-Kenat of Hastings, formerly of Billings, Mont.

Her three pastels on paper are titled "Uncommon Dream", "What It Is To Paint", and "Internal Workings #2: Beneath the Lace."

These works are about three years old. Jaeger-Kenat now works in acrylics.

In her artist statement in the show brochure, Jaeger-Kenat said her work deals with the most private rooms in a woman's mind and her sacred beauty in all stages of life. Her pieces focus on who women truly are, rather than the pretty objects we have made them out to be.

Jaeger-Kenat has been working in the arts for 10 years as a painter, educator, and artist consultant.

She graduated top of her class in 1995 from Montana State University at Billings with a bachelor's degree in psychology and an art minor.

Her studies focused on the healing qualities inherent in art, and she continues to create art that affects people and stimulates conversation.

She came to the area about a month ago with her husband, who is originally from Hastings. Wanting to find out about artists in the area, Jaeger-Kenat did some online research and found Bottleworks.

"I've never had such a nice reception," Jaeger-Kenat said.

"I walked in to see the place, and they found out I was an artist and asked about my art. I love Johnstown."
Cory Jaeger-Kenat's pastel "Uncommon Dream" is among the works on display in the Showcase of Regional Arts.