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Artist Heather Ryan Kelley Profile (2019)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Art

Place Covered: Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-09-20

Duration: 00:07:48

Subjects: Arts | ARTISTS | Painters | PAINTINGS | Kelley, Heather Ryan | Joyce, James, 1882-1941


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Kelley, Heather Ryan Interviewee


This segment from the September 20, 2019, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” features Dorothy Kendrick’s profile of Heather Ryan Kelley, a painter from Lake Charles, Louisiana. She discusses: the tradition of vanitas painting; developing her own symbols for her paintings; her series of paintings inspired by the writings of James Joyce; the stories behind several of her paintings; and her artists’ books. Host: James Fox-Smith