Notable events and artists Emma has had work shown at or created work for:
ILLINOIS SKYWAY COLLEGIATE CONFERENCE 2014
AMERICAN GRIZZLY ALBUM COVER DESIGN “LOVE SOMEBODY ELSE” 2017
SHREDDED MAG (FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHY) 2017
COUNTRY ON WESTERN (MUSIC FESTIVAL) 2018
SOUTH CITY REVIVAL “SINGER IN A COUNTRY BAND” SINGLE COVER 2019
INNERTOWN PUB (PABST BLUE RIBBON SPONSORED EVENT) 2019
THE FLOODS (DIY SPACE IN PILSEN CHICAGO) SOFAR SOUNDS SESSION 2018
COUNTRY ON WESTERN (MUSIC FESTIVAL) 2019
SOUTHSIDE SHINDIG (MUSIC & ARTS FEST) AUGUST 10TH 115TH BOURBON STREET
Emma will be displaying work in the Beverly Art Walk 2019 at the Beverly Art Center.
No ticket is required for entry. For more info on the event visit: https://www.beverlyarts.org/events/2019-beverly-art-walk/
ABOUT ME & MY STORY
I began using collage to cope with situations and feelings that distressed me. I tend to make sense of my emotions by using art. That is why I deeply value art as a therapy. I think my work, at its core, is honest and raw. The vulnerability and honesty that I share is , I believe, what resonates with people the most. I deeply value this. I think Katie Ingegneri, of Houseshow Magazine, sums up my collage work best in this interview from August 2018:
“I’ve always loved seeing collage work by various artists, but Emma’s immediately grabbed me as she combined retro imagery with powerful, timeless narratives relating to gender, sexuality, feminism, and the timeless concerns of what it means to be a woman, whether in 1940 or 2018. She forces the viewer to confront sexism and find uncomfortable resonance in the many forms it continues to take.”
View my interview with Katie at: https://medium.com/houseshow-magazine/notes-from-the-chicago-scene-the-collages-of-emma-kennedy-79ada4565608
WHAT AM I CURRENTLY UP TO?
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