Kara Hendershot is a mixed-media figurative painter residing in the Northern Warehouse Artists' Co-op (NWAC) in Lowertown, St. Paul, MN. Hendershot is active in the Twin Cities arts community through the exhibition of her work, the development and promotion of local arts organizations, and project collaborations with fellow local artists. Hendershot on several local boards including the Board of Directors of NWAC, Saint Paul Art Collective, and Altered Esthetics Gallery in Minneapolis. Hendershot also serves as a mentor for Free Arts Minnesota, a youth organization. Hendershot was awarded the Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board in 2013 to support the study and creation of a new body of work that explores the theme of estrangement through storytelling.
Describing her technique, Hendershot says that her work “explore[s] the quiet, solitary, and widely misunderstood side of human existence."
Hendershot explains that "Though the root of my work is from a specific, personal experience, it is important to me to allow the viewer to have a personal dialogue with my work. I search to create a larger universal story about indifference and compassion, estrangement and attachment, and loss and hope.”
You can visit Kara Hendershot's studio in the Northern Warehouse during open-studio events including the St. Paul Art Crawl in April and October, and select Lowertown First Fridays events.