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Wednesday, 29 March 2017 to Saturday, 6 May 2017
Saturday, 1 April 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Y:ART Gallery is thrilled to announce the opening of its eleventh show: The Landscape Show. The opening reception for the exhibition will be held on April 1st, 2017 from 6pm-9pm.

The Landscape Show showcases the peacefully captivating work of five accomplished artists; all of whom finding joy in one of history’s oldest art forms. From nature to cityscape, watercolor to oil, traditional to contemporary, all of the artists distinctly exhibit their expertise. Collectively, the group forms a notable body of work that is sure to provide a fresh and unique perspective on the traditional art of landscape painting. Featured artists include:

James Hennessey

Ken Karlic

Renee Henderson

Sam Robinson

Stewart White

Artist ( Description ): 

James Hennessey has lived in Baltimore, Maryland since 1965. Originally from the Chicago suburb, Oak Park, Hennessey earned an Undergraduate degree from the Illinois Wesleyan University, later earning a Graduate degree at the University of Colorado Boulder. During his Graduate candidacy, Hennessey was selected to represent Colorado at the Yale Summer School at Norfolk Connecticut. In 1960 he began his career in teaching at the University of Illinois, at Champaign-Urbana.


In 1962, one of his works was included in the Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) Exhibition: “Recent Painting U.S.A., The Figure.” Later that year Hennessey was awarded “The Rome Prize” by the American Academy in Rome. He was then in residence for two years in Rome, exhibiting in multiple galleries in the city as well as having a solo exhibition in Milan. Hennessey joined the faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1965, gaining an extensive exhibition record with works displayed in numerous galleries across the east coast.


Ken Karlic describes his watercolors as being “controlled chaos” — an accurate drawing gives way to a spontaneous painting to create a beautiful mess. He finds himself creating work with a sense of calculated urgency, capturing the essence of how something feels rather than how it looks, allowing the sheer physicality of his subject to be expressed with paint. Karlic allows the materiality of the paint to inform his creative decisions, by inviting marks, scratches, drips and splatters into the picture plane.


Karlic studied architecture, painting, and graphic design at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, where he received a BFA in graphic design in 1986. He is a founding partner of the Baltimore firm Splice Design Group, an instructor at Chesapeake Fine Art Studio, is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Plein-Air Painters Association (MAPAPA), and a Signature Artist Member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society.


Renee Henderson is a Maryland Native, briefly moving away to study commercial art at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She has been a graphic artist for 30 years, 25 of which have been based in Baltimore—where Henderson draws much of her inspiration. Working in the fields of illustration and design have resulted in her practice utilizing the mediums of acrylic, oil, and watercolor. Now living in Bel Air, Maryland, she finds herself painting country scenes in both acrylic and oils, focusing on layers that allowing colors to show through.


Henderson has won numerous awards from the Hartford Artist Association Juried Show, earning first place in acrylics in 2015 and 2016, as well as receiving an honorable mention in 2014. Additionally, in 2015 she exhibited in the MFA Stroke of Genius Juried Show.


Sam Robinson is a fluently realistic painter, creating paintings that are informed by the surrounding landscape. With his home and studio located on a portion of property inhabited by his family since 1860, the rural location allows for Robinson to easily access subject matter to paint. Painting on location, he is frequently seen at Plimco Racecourse and Sagamore Farms, and often painting Plein Air at a variety of locations in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and the Eastern Shore.


Robinson graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in painting in 1978. He is currently a Member of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association (MAPAPA), a member of the Portrait Society of America, where he has received Best Portfolio twice, Certificate of Merit in the International Portrait Competition and an Honorable mention in the members only Self-Portrait Competition. Additionally, Robinson was featured in Gary Pendleton’s book “Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic.”


Stewart White is a Baltimore based watercolorist, focusing on creating work En Plein Air. With a background in architectural illustration, his paintings exist as a painterly depiction of his extensive knowledge of design. He describes himself as a “transparent watercolorist” in the purest traditions of watercolor painters, fully utilizing the fluid nature of the medium. White studied at the Pratt Institute, then served 3 years in the United States Army, afterward he attended the University of California Berkeley where he received a BFA.


White is the President of the Mid-Atlantic Plein-Air Painters Association (MAPAPA) and is currently a member of the American Impressionists Society (AIS), a signature member of the National Watercolor Society (NWS) and a signature member of the American Watercolor Society. In 2009, White was the Grand Prize winner of the Easton Plein Air Festival, and Plein Air Magazine’s Grand Prize Salon.

Venue ( Address ): 

Y:ART Gallery & Fine Gifts is a labor of love, brought to life by Julia Yensho on October 10th, 2015. The gallery exhibits primarily Baltimore-based artists creating exceptional one-of-a-kind artworks. Y:ART’s gift shop specializes in carrying original sculptures, paintings and quality hand-crafted jewelry. This unique space is open for artist showings and workshops, and the gallery is also available as a venue for private social gatherings. Our hours are Wednesday-Thursday 12pm-5pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm.


For reproduction requests, photographs, interviews with the artists, and general inquiries, please contact the gallery at 443-928-2272 or

Other events from Y:ART Gallery & Fine Gifts

The Holiday Miniature Show
12/05/2018 to 01/12/2019
Art10Baltimore Exhitibition | Opening Reception
02/07/2018 to 03/10/2018
The Miniature Holiday Exhibition
11/22/2017 to 01/13/2018
Nancy Scheinman Solo Exhibition | Opening Reception
10/11/2017 to 11/18/2017



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