Exhibtions

Sundays @ One” Watercolor Painting Exhibition
-Featuring the Artists of Henry Walker’s Watercolor Class
-Henry Walker, Claire Culleton, Maureen Keller, and Tom Auld

The North Water Street Gallery. 257 N. Water St.

Saturday, September 4, 6pm Opening Reception
-Exhibit runs through October 23rd

CONTACT: 330-673-4970

GALLERY HOURS: Thursday-Saturday, 1-5pm
-or by appointment at 330-673-4970.

Images from the Opening Reception

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

HENRY WALKER Lead Painter & Coach A traditional transparent
watercolorist, Henry began painting seriously in the late 1980s when his
career as a professor of English at Kent State ended abruptly following
two cancer operations. He discovered a new enthusiasm for art,
specifically painting, and to quote, “If it weren't for art, I doubt I
would be here.” Walker's work is a frequent prize winner in both
national and local juried competitions. In 2009, he once again had a
piece accepted in the Ohio Watercolor Society and was named a signature
member. For three years running, his paintings have been accepted in the
Butler Midyear Show at the Butler Museum, Youngstown. His pieces were
prize winners at this year's Fairmont Art Show, the Artists of the
Rubber City show in Akron; the Gates Mills Show, Gates Mills, Ohio. His
work was included as part of at the inaugural Peninsula Plein Aire
competition in Peninsula, Ohio. In addition to exhibiting in juried
competitions, Henry has produced solo exhibits in Akron, Aurora,
Robinson Memorial Hospital, and locations in Maryland andNorth Carolina.
Henry holds a Master of Arts from Kent State University and studied art
at the Columbus College of Art and Design, the Cleveland Institute of
Art, and the Art Students League in New York City

CLAIRE CULLETON Sundays @ One Organizer Claire joined the English
department at Kent State University in 1990 as an Assistant Professor.
Her field of expertise is 20 th century Irish and British literature and
she currently teaches both under graduate and graduate level courses at
KSU. Culleton has experimented and casually explored painting as a hobby
since 1985. In 2008, she convinced Henry Walker to serve as a painting
mentor and invited another friend to join their weekly sessions. The
group has been meeting on Sundays since that time. Her transparent
watercolor paintings feature traditional still life and landscape
subjects. The quality of her work was recognized by juries for the 2009
and 2010 Fairmont Art Shows and included among the pieces accepted for
exhibition. Claire holds a Masters degree from University of Tennessee
and a PhD from University of Miami. She has written and co-edited
several books on Irish and British literature and literary figures for
Palgrave Macmillan.

MAUREEN KELLER Apprentice painter and student Maureen studied art and
painting at Kent State University in the 1990s while following a
different career path in her professional life. During the week, she is
an Occupational Therapist assistant at the Hattie Larlham Center in
Mantua, Ohio. She has worked in the field for 23 years. With
considerable encouragement by Henry Walker, Keller rediscovered her
paints and brushes in 2009. She ended a long hiatus from and in
mid-2009, became the most recent member of the Sundays @ One group.
Preferred subjects for her watercolor studies are landscapes and
intricate still life paintings. She works both from photographs and from
life. Though her University artwork was almost exclusively done in
acrylics, she admits having always been intrigued by the characteristic
challenges of transparent watercolor.

TOM AULD Media wonk and helper Tom joined the Sundays @ One group in
2008 as part of a vague desire to become a better painter following his
retirement as an advertising executive with an in-house agency in Akron,
Ohio. Although he was introduced to painting and art during his
undergraduate years at Kent State Univeristy, his profession required a
focus on writing and photography. Completing a career that relied
heavily on visual communications, Auld began to pursue transparent
watercolor painting and drawing. He studied drawing and painting at the
Cuyahoga Valley Art Center (CVAC), Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio with locally
recognized artists, Linda Hutchinson, Sally Heston, and Jane Slivka. He
is currently coached by Henry Walker. Auld has competed locally and had
pieces accepted in juried shows in Akron, the CVAC, Peninsula's Plein
Aire competition in 2009, and most recently, the Geauga Council for the
Arts event in Chester, Ohio.