Jack Kenner and Ed Pennebaker: Disciplined Inspiration

Jack Kenner and Ed Pennebaker: Disciplined Inspiration

September 12, 2014

Disciplined Inspiration features the photography of Jack Kenner of Horseshoe Lake, Arkansas, and art glass by Ed Pennebaker who resides near Osage, Arkansas.

Kenner spent much of his professional life traveling the world as an accomplished commercial and art photographer, but it was the Horseshoe Lake landscapes of the Arkansas Delta that inspired the body of work he will exhibit at the Historic Arkansas Museum. “While traveling the 30 miles back and forth to my studio in Memphis, I found I could not pass by the beautiful scenes of the farmlands and lake without seeing it through my camera lens.”

Pennebaker makes illuminated art glass and sculpture using traditional offhand glassblowing techniques, and he believes in “working incessantly—cultivating concepts, discrimination and technique.” Pennebaker works with the glass to show its fluid qualities and its interaction with light. “I derive much of my inspiration from the garden and the woods surrounding my home and studio.” Pennebaker has worked from his woodland studio, Red Fern Glass, near Osage for more than 20 years.

Disciplined Inspiration continues in the Trinity Gallery through November 9, 2014.


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Jack Kenner and Ed Pennebaker: Disciplined Inspiration