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BREATHE: Paintings + Prints by Kathy Wariner, David Wariner and Jessi Zazu Wariner
Proceeds from Jessi’s work supports her commitment to social action and women’s health missions.
Harpeth Hall School presents an exhibition of original paintings by Kathy Wariner and David Wariner, and prints of original paintings by their creative and courageous daughter, Jessi. Jessi Zazu Wariner passed away on September 12, following a very public career in music with Those Darlins, and a public battle with cancer. Kathy and David have lovingly agreed to exhibit their work alongside Jessi’s for this exhibition. Proceeds from sales of Jessi’s work support foundations that honor Jessi Zazu’s life’s work including her social justice and public health missions.
There will be an opening reception on Sunday October 15 from 3-5 p.m.
The intimate abstract faces by Kathy Wariner were painted this summer, a response in part to the hours and hours and days of sitting in the oncology waiting room with her daughter, Jessi. Kathy says each of these faces has a story. Painted in a minimum of four to six or more layers each, the faces aren’t about skin color. Kathy says she never understood why people are identified by their skin color. She says she sees us in paint colors like yellow, red, white and blue—not black, white or brown—so evident in a hospital waiting room where cancer can affect anyone, independent of skin color.
Jessi\’s father, David Wariner, has a reputation for his outstanding scratchboard illustrations. A master of light and shadow, this exhibition includes more personal paintings in a variety of styles including plein air and abstract. David has exhibitions planned for the new year in Indiana and back home in Nashville.
Prints from Jessi Zazu’s “Undefeated” paintings and prints from her sketchbook are on display at the Marnie Sheridan Gallery. The original paintings hang in the Radiation Oncology Department at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center where Jessi received treatment. Jessi developed a strong bond with her medical team at Vanderbilt, including Dr. Diandra Ayala-Peacock. They both saw a need to brighten the room where patients, like Jessi, needed a little beauty and encouragement on difficult treatment days.
Free Admission. Free Parking. Free Reception, 3:00 - 5:00 pm.
Access Marnie Sheridan Gallery from the south entrance of Harpeth Hall School, via Esteswood Drive. Enter parking lot off Esteswood Drive. Gallery located inside McMurry Center for Arts & Athletics.
Contact: (615) 297-9543
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Exhibition runs until November 10, 2017. Please visit! Open Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, when school is in session, and by appointment. Please call 615.297.9543 with any questions. Please park in Visitor Parking and obtain a Guest Pass at Souby Hall (the school's administration building).