Category Archives: Lynn Kennedy-Putt

Art in Martin Library

Art in Martin FlyerThe Martin Library of the York County Library system is hosting it’s first art event tonight. The event will feature the art of 5 members of Mixed Media Art Group. An opening reception will be held tonight, May 2 from 6-8pm at 159 East Market Street, York, PA

Featured artist will be Tina Berrier, JoAnne Finkle, Tami Bitner, Judy Kelly, and Lynn Kennedy. Each of these talented artists work their mixed media art in a variety of styles and techniques to delight the visual senses.

We invite you to come on out to view the art of these 5 talented women. There will be light refreshments and event is free.

For more information about the artists. Visit Mixed Media Art Group.

Summer Fun for M & M’s

Even during the heat of the summer, our M & M’s are busy creating new work and exhibiting throughout South Central Pennsylvania. Here are some highlights from our summer activities:

Judy Kelly at AAHJudy Kelly won 1st place for Mixed Media at the Art Association of Harrisburg Annual Student show in July.

Tina Berrier at AAHTina Berrier won 2nd place for Mixed Media for her piece Dolce, at the Art Association of Harrisburg Annual Student show in July, 

Thom Kulp at LGBT ExhibitThom Kulp was one of the featured artists at the LGBT Center’s 2nd Annual Colors of Pride show July 20.

Lititz Best of Show Linda Benton McCloskeyLinda Benton McCloskey won best of show at the 47th Annual Outdoor Show in Lititz Springs Park on July 27.

Tami Bitner at Gallery at SecondTami Bitner also displayed at the 47th Annual Outdoor Show in Lititz Springs Park on July 27 and won 2nd place for Mixed Media (for the piece she is holding in this photo).

And we have new work by other members to brag about. Have a look at some of our new creations:

General Grant by Robert McCloskeyGeneral Grant, acrylic painting by Bob McCloskey

Red Dogwood by Rick SnizikRed Dogwood, Metal leaf and acrylic on panel, 12″ x 12″ by Rick Snizik

Sand Dollar by Joan MaguireSand Dollar, Scanography by Joan Maguire

Tatiana by Mary Kandray Gelenser

Tatiana, mixed media by Mary Kandray Gelenser

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William H Bagg, encaustic collage by Elaine Brady Smith

Elements of Nature by Ann Lawson

Elements of Nature, watercolor by Ann Lawson

Around We Go by Lynn Kennedy Putt

Around We Go, mixed media by Lynn Kennedy Putt

Flowers at the Pond by Christine Goldbeck

Flowers at the Pond, digital painting by Christine Goldbeck

Rainy Day Daffodils by Sue Blosser

Rainy Day Daffodils, photography by Sue Blosser

View more work by M & M, Mixed Media Art Group on our website!

M & M Exhibit at PA State Capitol Building

Capitol-front-viewLargeThe M & M Mixed Media Art Group recently installed an exhibit of member’s paintings and photography in the East Wing Rotunda of the Pennsylvania State Capitol building in Harrisburg, PA. The exhibit will hang through the end of March and includes the following artists and photographers: Ann Lawson, Doug Tomlinson, Linda Benton McCloskey, Bob McCloskey, Susan Darling, Tina Berrier, Lynn Kennedy-Putt, Mary Kandray Gelenser, Sue Blosser, Catherine Stone, Judy Kelly, Elaine Brady Smith, Joanne Finkle, Rick Snizik, Joan Maguire, and Christine Goldbeck.

The central lobby of the East Wing of the Capitol is open to the public Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Stop by and see the talent presented by these amazing artists! For more information about the Mixed Media Art Group, visit our website by clicking here, or find us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/MixedMediaArtGroup

Meet Our Members: Lynn Kennedy

Lynn Kennedy

Lynn Kennedy-Putt

Lynn Kennedy-Putt is a forever-growing Mixed Media Artist who thrives on new art form experimentation and exploring new mediums.  She started her education at the York Academy of Art later transferring to and graduating from Antonelli Institute. For the next twenty years, she worked at several advertising agencies where she advanced to an Art Director position.  Upon the birth of her first child, she left the ad agency and began working part time as a freelance artist.  While she enjoyed the freedom and rewards of being her own boss, the majority of her work still involved the use of computer graphics and she longed for the days of experiencing her work through her hands.  Having been a long time member of the Art Association of Harrisburg, she learned of an abstract art class offered by Linda Benton-McCloskey.  Lynn found her new passion.

Lynn has participated in the Harrisburg Cow parade and Kitefest events through the Whitaker Center and has won numerous awards over the years.  She is married with two school age children.

How do you describe yourself as an artist?

I am an experimental artist.  I am ever changing and growing in my painting.  I love trying new mediums and techniques.

Where do you create your art?

I create art in my basement.  My husband finished our basement several years ago and I have a room that I can leave the paints and everything else out.  YES, it is messy!

"Intense" by Lynn Kennedy

“Intense” by Lynn Kennedy-Putt

What is your favorite medium?

Being a mixed media artist, it is hard to pick out one medium of choice, because I love experimenting with so many.  One of the most versatile mediums I use is acrylic paints.  There are so many possibilities you can do with them.  I also like that they dry fast!

What are your favorite tools?

My hands are my favorite tools! I always have to have my hands in the paint.  My fingerprints are on all my paintings.

What motivates you to be creative?

Going to museums and art shows motivates me to be creative.  Seeing other creations, and being around creative people really inspires me.

Can you describe your medium and style?

The mixed media artist that I am, I love using a variety of different mediums and styles. I love abstracts, portraits and collage.

Describe your dream studio or creative space:

I feel I have my dream space.   Just having a room that I can create art in and not worry about how messy things get is my dream space.  Of course, it could always be a little bigger and more organized.

Do you have a favorite technique that you use a lot in your work?

I love texture and metallics.   I always seem to put one or both into a painting.  I try not to think too much when starting a painting or else it would take me a while before I start one.

"Drifting Away" by Lynn Kennedy

“Drifting Away” by Lynn Kennedy-Putt

How did you get into this type of art?

When my daughter was 12, I wanted to bond with her.  I knew she liked abstract paintings from taking her to museums.  I thought it would be fun to take an art class together. I signed us up for a mixed media class that Linda Benton McCloskey taught.  My daughter won first place in the student show at the Art Association of Harrisburg.  My daughter and I tend to argue when we paint together.  I have come to realize that arguing is bonding with her.  We bond a lot!  I enjoy doing art with her.  It has brought us closer.  She has a good eye for composition and design. I ask her opinion about my paintings and she makes good suggestions.

What are your favorite things about your work?

I like never knowing what the final painting is going to look like until it is finished.  I like being pleasantly surprised!

"Fulfilment" by Lynn Kennedy

“Fulfillment” by Lynn Kennedy-Putt

What artists do you relate to?

I seem to go to impressionist and modern paintings when in a museum. Gustav Klimt, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent and Chidi Okaye are some of my favorite artists.

What are your goals for the future of your art?

Goals for the future are to paint a little every day…or at least once a week.  Being a graphic artist for the past twenty some years I want to paint for myself and not for others.

Read more about Mixed Media Art Group by visiting our website: www.mixedmediaartgroup.com

M & M’s in Gallery Walk


This Sunday, September 9, from 11:00am till 6:00pm the Mixed Media Art Group (M & M’s) will be participating in the 24th Annual Harrisburg Gallery Walk in Harrisburg, PA.  A variety of mixed media art and photography from our members will be on display at the Pine Street Presbyterian Church, 310 North 3rd St. (side entrance, Third & South St. into the “Gathering Place”

Gallery Walk is a long time tradition in Harrisburg, sponsored by the Art Association of Harrisburg.  The walking tour includes 21 locations in galleries, restaurants, and businesses throughout the city. You can obtain complete tour information and locations by clicking here.

The other exhibition sites to visit on Gallery Walk include:

The John Harris/Simon Cameron Mansion
St. Stephen’s Mission Gallery
Penn National Insurance
Whitaker Centre For Science & The Arts
CASA Gallery @Capital Area School of the Arts
The Gallery at Walnut Place
Gallery@Second
Mangia Qui & Suba
The State Museum of Pennsylvania
Susquehanna Art Museum
Historic Harrisburg Resource Centre
Midtown Scholar Bookstore
Fenetre Gallery at HACC Midtown
North Gallery
Little Amps Coffee Roasters
The Governor’s Residence
Mitrani at Home