|Excerpts from newspapers reviews
Circle of Arts to host event for Artist Laureate
The Charlevoix Circle of Arts will host a reception for Kay Smith, a well known Chicago-based artist and Artist Laureate of Illinois
from2-4 pm on Saturday, Aug 21. .......Smith is well known as being the artist who was commissioned by the Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park,Illinois to illustrate
the life of Ernest Hemingway in watercolor paintings for his centennial birthday in l999.
...during the reception, Smith will answer questions about her work and give a painting demonstration.
Charlevoix Courier, Charlevoix, Michigan 2010
Historical painter to visit Circle of Arts
An artist who has been described as the foremost living painter of the United States historical sites, landmarks, and events, will be in Charlevoix this weekend.
Kay Smith will hold a lecture and demonstration from 2-4p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Circle of Arts.
Petosky News-REview, Petosky, Michigan 2010
Rave Reviews for Kay Smith
A Brush With History
Kay Smith paints the pages of our past in watercolor hues .
Kay Smith, who lives in and works in Chicago, is in Decatur this week giving lectures at Millikin University about her exhibition in Kirkland Hall, "In the foot steps of Columbus".
The Herald & Review, Decatur, Illinois 1992
Brush Strokes of Genius,
Kay Smith gave a lecture on Lincoln and the Civil War illustrated with slides to a full house at the Fayette County Historical Museum.
in Vandalia on Sunday. The Museum hosted a tea for the artist following the lecture.
Vandalia, Illinois 2009
History in Art--
Watercolorist Kay Smith is currently featuring her artwork at the Canton Museum of Art depicting the historic scenes and events spanning 500 years in American history.
She will give two lectures while the exhibit is here. Mrs. George Ryan, First Lady of Illinois, Shirley Madigan, chairman of the Illinois Arts Council , and Rhoda Pierce of the Illinois
Arts Council were present for the opening as was Ohio Senator Ralph Regula and Mrs. Regula.
The Review, Akron, Ohio 2000
Awash in History
Kay Smith, Illinois Artist Laureate,has logged 300.000 miles to illustrate our country's great moments in watercolor.
Chicago Tribune, 1994
Kay Smith, well-known, historical site painter,will travel to France this month to paint Omaha Beach for Amvets.
Kup's Column, SunTimes. Chicago, Il. 1994
Local woman followed her calling to the life of an artist
Using watercolors to capture the spirit of Americans, Lincoln Park artist Kay Smith is a leading authority on the country's historical sites. With more than 250 paintings of historic
buildings, battlefields, and national landmarks, Smith frequently lectures on American histaory and is currently displaying om DePaul University's Richardson Library. She will share secrets
or her craft starting this JAanuary by teaching a 10 week course at the Old Town Triangle Art Center, 1763 N. North Park Ave.
Lerner Papers, Chicago, Il. 1996
History as art
What sets Kay Smith's historic watercolor illustrations apart from others of the genre is that Smith is first and foremost an artist. Her research and watercolor techniques are flawless.
Kay Smith's visual interpretation makes learning about history a treat.
The Zephyr, Galesburg, Illinois 2009