KENT – South Kent artist Allison May Gennings’ exhibit, “Transitions” will be shown at the Kent Memorial Library gallery, through Dec. 30.
Gennings grew up in Novia Scotia, Canada where her parents and sister still live. She attended Acadia University in Wolfville, Novia Scotia and received a bachelor of recreation management in 1999 with a focus in outdoor experiential education. She is also a certified Massage Therapist and a certified Bowen Therapy practitioner, according to a statement.
Gennins lives at South Kent School with her children, Jack, 5, and Maya, 6, her husband Todd, a history teacher and hockey coach, and their Bernese Mountain dog, Beni. She is the executive assistant at Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue in Dover Plains, NY, as well as part of the equine therapy team, according to the statement.
Lucky Orphans has 50 rescued horses in sanctuary, offering equine group therapy programs for veterans, first responders, people in addiction and recovery, youth at risk, and individual sessions with a clinical social worker. Visitors are always welcome.
“I work with time and space and a stream of consciousness, where one mark and color in relation to the whole, determines the next move,” Gennings said. “The journey is the goal; as one piece finishes, another begins. My work is influenced by time with the rescue horses at Lucky Orphans, a self exploration of recovery and yoga, the discoveries of being a woman and a mom, and the energies present in our continually changing social culture and the unprecedented challenges we face individually and collectively.
“Working with color, the process is about connecting, disconnecting, and reconnecting,” she said. “My influences are the outdoors, energy and colors, herbs and flowers, horses, the ocean, human relationships, being a mom, yoga, and working with the mind and heart.”
Adults must wear a mask or shield. There is no charge to attend; registration is required. Visit kentmemoriallibrary.org for more information.