Current art exhibits at HMCPL

Jerusalem!

Artist: 
Tatyana Igumnova Hankinson
Date: 
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 4:15pm - Friday, May 30, 2014 - 4:15pm
Location: 
Main Library
Artwork available for purchase: 
yes
Medium: 
Mixed media - watercolor, collage, and pastel

Tatyana Igumnova Hankinson was born in the former Soviet Republic, in what is now the country of Uzbekistan. If you picture the small country North of Afghanistan, South of Kazakhstan and West of China, it is there. She was three years old when she started drawing. Tatyana's parents enrolled her in Art School as soon as she was old enough, at the only Art School in the city where one had to pay for classes. Five dollars per month for classes four times per week was a lot of money for her family. The teachers taught the basics in art and a desire to challenge oneself all the time.

After Tatyana moved to United States in 2002, she finally got the opportunity to do what she always wanted to do: create.  She writes:

I paint what touches me, what I fall in love with. I work in oil, acrylic, pastel and watercolor because I see future paintings in different media depending on what I am going to paint. If you look at my art you will see how much I like what I am doing. I hope you will fall in love with my subjects also!

This mixed media exhibit portrays Jerusalem, a favorite place for Tatyana.  Working in watercolor, pastels, and stained collages, she evokes the dusty, sunny personality of a faraway land.

Past Exhibits

Artist
Students on Display Alabama A&M University Visual Art Department Feb 1 2014 - Mar 30 2014
The Flamboyant & Eclectic Huntsville Cynthia Massey Parsons Oct 1 2013 - Nov 30 2013
Beautiful Places, Beautiful Lives Caroline Wang Aug 5 2013 - Sep 28 2013
Colors of Light Joe Fikes Jun 1 2013 - Jul 31 2013
Panoply Posters Various Apr 1 2013 - Apr 30 2013
Transitions Continued Students of the Alabama A&M Art Department Feb 1 2013 - Mar 31 2013
R-tistic Spraays Jackie Wilson Dec 3 2012 - Jan 28 2013
The Imaginati John (Jahni) Moore Oct 1 2012 - Nov 29 2012
Night Lights Starr Weems Aug 1 2012 - Sep 27 2012
Committee at Large The Committee Jun 1 2012 - Jul 30 2012
Huntsville and Beyond: Artistic Photography by Don Broome Don Broome Mar 30 2012 - May 31 2012
Huntsville Art League artists Hal Conkhite and Janice C. Byers Mar 1 2012 - Apr 30 2012
Celebrating African-American Artists various Feb 2 2012 - Mar 31 2012
Paintings by Gary Anderson Gary Anderson Oct 3 2011 - Nov 30 2011
Photography by Shen-Wu Chang Shen Wu Chang Aug 1 2011 - Sep 30 2011
Wade Wharton artwork on display Wade Wharton May 1 2011 - Jul 31 2011
Joe Fikes Photography Joe Fikes Jul 1 2010 - Sep 6 2010
"Phantom's Guardian Angel" Illustrations Patricia Eldridge May 10 2010 - Jun 30 2010
Americana Phyllis Varney Mar 1 2010 - Apr 30 2010
Scenes from Everyday Life Phyllis Varney Mar 1 2010 - Apr 30 2010
"Tour Around the World" Caroline Wang Jan 1 2010 - Feb 28 2010
Still Life and other works James Beaupre Sep 1 2009 - Oct 31 2009
Creations in Watermedia Doris Sisk Jul 1 2009 - Aug 31 2009