About

My path to the horse:

Life is full of changes.  That is what makes it hard and what makes it interesting.  In October, 2005 my husband announced, “I am going to get a horse”.    Little did I know at that time, what had been a great life was just about to get more complicated, more emotional, messier, more painful, and infinitely richer than it had been in some time.   I realized that in life dreams do come true.

As a child I rode on a small brown horse named Friday at Mr. Alexander’s riding stables in Kingsville, Texas.  I truly believed I could look deeply into Friday’s eyes and we could share thoughts and feelings.  As a young girl every Saturday I watched Roy Rogers, My Friend Flika, and Fury on television.  While I liked the stories, I was much more interested in watching Roy ride Trigger at break-neck speed with a relaxed hand.  I wanted to have a horse who thought of me as its best friend.

I have had the great fortune to fall in love several times over the course of my life – spouse, children, grandchildren and some really great dogs have each carved a special place in my heart.   On January 5, 2006 I fell in love again.  This time it was with a gray mare Quarter Horse named Lady Azure Quick.   At last at the age of 50-something my childhood dream had come true.  I had a horse to call my own.  What I didn’t realize was the complicated journey I would be required to take to become this horse’s best friend.

As in any journey one must understand that to experience the journey completely there must be a shared communication.  Now that I had my horse I needed to learn how to communicate with her.  To hope to have a relationship with these noble animals without knowing how they communicate with one another is to hope for the impossible.   In learning to communicate with her I came to realize I was learning more about myself than about Lady.

It is this process of learning how to be with horses that I use to inspire my equine art.  When I do my art, I want to tap into that shared communication I mentioned.  I believe what makes my painting and drawing of horses unique is that I am trying to connect with the common ground between human and horse.  I am increasingly interested in the way horses relate to each other or have experiences that make me recognize I have had the same experiences or the same feelings.  That is one part of this horse-human relationship thing that intrigues me.  For example, last summer I watched Lady and her pasture mate Buddy groom each other for about forty-five minutes.  It was such a privilege to see the affection these two horses had for each other as they continually went from side to side, and neck to back.  I was watching something so personal.  Sadly Buddy died a short time later.  This is something we humans have gone through, too.  This experience inspired me to create a work of art called Saying Good-bye.  You will see this art on my website.

Profession:

I am a professor of art at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas

 

VITA

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts, 1993
Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas
Major: Painting    Minor: Art History
Bachelor of General Studies, 1988
University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, Texas
Concentration: Studio Art

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, Texas, 1994 – present
Professor of Art, Department of Religion, and Humanities

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
Sketches: an exhibition of equine art and poetry, K. Hall and D. Day, 2017, Bernice Coulter Art Studio Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas
Sketches: an exhibition of equine art and poetry, K. Hall and D. Day, 2013, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas
Bound and Determined, an exhibition of equine art, 2011, Fort Worth Community Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas
What Texas Means To Me, 2009, Austin Art Space Gallery and Studios; Juried exhibition, juror Jerry Seagle
Complementarity: another way of seeing, 2006, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas
Complementarity: another way of seeing, 2006, Collin County Community College, Plano, Texas
Texas Woman’s University Painting Alumni Exhibition, 2005, Denton, Texas
Complementarity: another way of seeing, 2005, North Lake Community College, Irving, Texas
Exhibition Advisory Committee Group Exhibition, 2005, Fort Worth Community Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas
Sighted Images, 2004, Fort Worth Community Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas
Complementarity: another way of seeing, 2004, Cedar Valley Community College
In Search Of Eden, 2004, Handley-Hicks Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas
Deindividuation, 2004, Fort Worth Community Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas
Campfire Girls Artists’ Christmas, exhibition and fundraising art auction, 2002, Fort Worth, Texas
EXCHANGE: Faculty and Student Art Exchange, 2002, University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana
SELECT – Faculty and Student Exhibition, 2001, Eunice and James L. West Library, Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, Texas
Art Academy Faculty and Staff Exhibition, 2001, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas
The Myth and Lore of the Apple, 2001,, Handley-Hicks Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas
After A Decade, 2001, Weber State University, Weber, Utah
SELECT – Faculty and Student Exhibition, 2000, Eunice and James L. West Library, Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, Texas
Texas Wesleyan University Faculty Exhibition, 2000, Eunice and James L. West Library, Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, Texas
Migration, 2000, Handley-Hicks Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas
Art Sounds, 1999, Handley-Hicks Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas
Technologically Isolated, 1999, Texas Wesleyan University art faculty collaborative installation, Fort Worth, Texas
I Witness, 1998, Handley-Hicks Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas
Faculty Art Exhibition, 1998, Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, Texas
Handley-Hicks Gallery, Group Exhibition, 1996-97, Fort Worth, Texas
Dallas Visual Arts Center Membership Exhibition, 1996, Dallas, Texas
Faculty Exhibition, Texas Wesleyan University, 1996, Fort Worth, Texas
Thompson Gallery, Group Exhibition, 1995, Fort Worth, Texas
13th Annual Art in the Metroplex, 1995, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas
Faculty Exhibition, Texas Wesleyan University, 1995, Fort Worth, Texas
Group show of figurative artists, 1995, Handley-Hicks Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas
Sighted Images Walk Up Gallery, 1994, Fort Worth, Texas
An Exhibition of Paintings at ‘Grand Art Faire’,  1993, The Grand Kempinski, Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Rites of Passage: based on the writings of Joseph Campbell, Master’s Thesis, Exhibition, 1993 Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas
11th Annual Art in the Metroplex, 1993, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas
Gallery Night, Fort Worth Artists and Company, 1993, Fort Worth, Texas
D-Art Membership Show, D-Art Visual Arts Organization, 1993, Dallas, Texas
Okane Gallery, Group Show of Houston Artists, 1988, University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, Texas
One Woman Show, Texas A&M-Kingsville, 1986, Kingsville, Texas
One Woman Show, Texas A&M-Kingsville, 1984, Kingsville, Texas
Okane Gallery, Group Show of Houston Artists, 1984, University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, Texas
Membership Show, Art League of Houston Competition, 1984, Houston, Texas
W.A.S.H. Gallery, 1982, Houston, Texas
Okane Gallery, Two-Person Exhibition, 1982, University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, Texas
Works on Paper, Art League of Houston Competition, 1981, Houston, Texas
3-D Show, Art League of Houston Competition, 1981, Houston, Texas
Print and Graphics Show, Art League of Houston, 1981, Honorable Mention, Houston, Texas
Open Competition, Art League of Houston, 1981, Houston, Texas
Okane Gallery, Two-Person exhibition, 1980, University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, Texas
Forty Walls Gallery, Group show of Texas Artists, 1980, Houston, Texas

COMMISSIONED ART  /  PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Groves, Paradise, Pennsylvania
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hagwood, Torrington, Wyoming
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Phelps, Burleson, Texas
Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Shepard, Johnson County, Texas
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Novacek, Joshua, Texas
Mr. and Mrs. Alain Bellet, Dallas, Texas
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Souders, Paradise, Texas

PAPERS , PRESENTATIONS, PUBLICATIONS
Hall, K. and students enrolled in ART 2313, DIY Project: Students Design Fine Arts Course,
University College Day, Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, Texas, 2012
Aries, drawing Saying Good-Bye was chosen to be included in 2009 publication
Hall, K.E. and Hall J. P. Cross Species Education: teaching the two legs like the four legs.   A lecture presentation on the commonalities of horse training and a liberal arts education at University College Day, Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, Texas, 2007
Hall, K.E. and Hall J. P.  Discovery Through Service – the healing power of the horse.
A lecture presentation at University College Day, Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, Texas, 2006.
Hall, K. E.   Students Talking In Class.  A lecture presentation at the School of Visual Arts Eighteenth Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists,  New York City, New York. October, 2004.
Hall, K.E., Colley, P., Cunning, K., Brown, E., Tompkins, D.  Art Educator’s Advisory Board Panel Discussion, Texas Art Educators Association Region III Mini-Conference,  Texas Wesleyan University, 2004.
Hall, K.E., Foley J., Rodriguez M., Students Talking In Class.  A lecture presentation at University College Day, Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, Texas, 2004
Hall, K. E.  Symposium on Music, Literature, and Art: Informing Psychology’s Understanding of Human Behavior.  49th Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference, New Orleans, LA., April 2003.
Hall, K. E., Hall J. P.  Art Integrated Into Interdisciplinary Courses: Three Case Studies.  A paper presented at the School of Visual Arts Thirteenth Annual National Conference  on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists, New York City, New York. October 1999.
Hall, J. P., Hall, K. E.  Psychology and Art: Using One to Teach the Other.  A workshop presented at the sixth European Congress of Psychology in Rome, Italy.  July 1999.
Hall, J. P., Hall, K. E.  Psychology and Art: Using One to Teach the Other.  A workshop presented at the Southwestern Psychological Association in Albuquerque, N. M.  April,  1999.
Hall, J. P., Hall, K. E., Pugh, M.A., and Schneider, L. F.  Integrating Art, Music and Film Throughout the Psychology Curriculum. A workshop presented at the Southwestern  Psychological Association Convention, April, 1997, Fort Worth, Texas.
Woods, C. & Woods, N.   Panel participant; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Being and Academic Couple.  A concurrent session at the 1997 Southwest Regional Conference  for Teachers Psychology, Fort Worth, Texas, November 1995.
Hall, J. & Hall, K.   Art and Psychology.  A paper presented at the IV European Congress of Psychology, Athens, Greece, July, 1995.
Hall, J. & Hall, K.   Using Art in Psychology Courses.  A concurrent session at the 1995 Southwest Regional Conference for Teachers of Psychology, Fort Worth, Texas, November 1995.

 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Attended CASETA Symposium, Fort Worth, TX, 2017
Attended CASETA Symposium, Dallas, TX, 2011
Attended third annual Art Colloquium at Wesleyan Law School, 2010
Textbook Review: A Concise History Of Art, 2010 Prentice Hall, Pearson Education
Halftime Sabbatical Awarded, 2007-2008
Audited: Art Law, course taught by Mr. Simon J. Frankel, 2005
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
Attended: Drawing Marathon at the New York Studio School, 2002
Studied under Graham Nickson

WORKSHOPS, LECTURES and COMMUNITY SERVICE
Invited to judge Honorable Kay Granger’s Congressional Art Competition, March, 2017
Invited to judge Honorable Kay Granger’s Congressional Art Competition, March, 2016
Donated art to Wings of Hope Equitherapy silent auction benefit, 2015
Invited to do on site drawing drawings at 2015 Supreme Mustang Makeover, Will Rogers Complex, Fort Worth, Texas
Invited to do on site drawing drawings at 2014 Supreme Mustang Makeover, Will Rogers Complex, Fort Worth, Texas
Invited to do on site drawing drawings at 2013 Supreme Mustang Makeover, Will Rogers Complex, Fort Worth, Texas
Invited to do on site drawing drawings at 2012 Supreme Mustang Makeover, Will Rogers Complex, Fort Worth, Texas
Invited to do on site drawing at the 2011 Supreme Mustang Makeover, Will Rogers Complex,  2011, Fort Worth, Texas
Donated commissioned art work to Humane Society of North Texas, 2010
Donated commissioned art work to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2010
Donated commissioned art work to Celebrity Cutting benefiting Careity Foundation, 2010
Volunteer work: Wings Of Hope Equitherapy Center, Burleson, Texas, 2007 – 2009
Judge: Eastside Creative Arts Club 35 Annual Exhibition, Fort Worth, Texas, 2007
Hall, K.E., and Hall J. P.  Discovery Through Service – the healing power of the horse, A lecture presentation at First United Methodist Church, Fort Worth, Texas, 2006
Volunteer work: Rocky Top Equine Therapy Center Keller, Texas , 2005 – 2006
Brown bag lecture: Complementarity: another way of seeing, Cedar Valley Community College, Lancaster, Texas, 2004
Judge: Texas Association of Educators of Art (TAEA) regional student art competition, Aledo High School, Aledo, Texas, 2003
Judge: Fort Worth Independent School District annual student art competition, Fort Worth, Texas, 2003
Conducted: Drawing Workshop, Booker T. Washington High School of Visual and Performing Arts, Dallas Texas, 2003
Conducted: Figure Drawing Workshop Booker T. Washington High School of Visual and Performing Arts, Dallas Texas, 2002
Judge: National Art Competition of Composers, Authors, Artists; Fort Worth, Texas, 2000
Conducted:  Drawing Workshop, University Christian Church Creative Series, Fort Worth, Texas, 2000
Conducted: Drawing Workshop, University Christian Church Creative Series, 1999
Lecture: Kimbell Art Museum: De la Tour exhibition, Texas Wesleyan University alumni group tour, 1999
Conducted: Workshops in drawing, life drawing, painting Fort Worth Artists and Company, Fort Worth, Texas, 1993

COURSES TAUGHT
Art History
Drawing
Life Drawing
Painting
Life Painting
Introduction to Visual Arts
Independent Studies: Senior student art exhibitions, Special Topics

UNIVERSITY AND AD HOC COMMITTEES SERVED
Tenure Committee: Kendra Irons
Tenure Committee: Lili Zhang
Dissertation Committee: Linda Lee, School of Education
Admissions, Scholarship, and Financial Aid
Faculty Benefits, Professional Development, and Grievances
Health Benefits
Retirement
Faculty Recognition and Honorary Degree
Strategic Planning (University Planning)
Faculty Council Representative
Global Scholars

ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS
Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art (CASETA)
American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)

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