Honor Elizabeth Kever

About the Artist

Born in Boise, Idaho in 1948, Honor Kever studied at San Antonio College (1966-67), the Cleveland Institute of Art (1967-68), and Arizona State University (1974-75). She moved to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1975 and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Saskatchewan in 1977. An active member of the Saskatoon arts community, she was Exhibitions Coordinator for the Shoestring Gallery (later the A.K.A. Gallery) and the Photographers Gallery. Kever has taught photography,  drawingDepiction of shapes and forms on a surface chiefly by means of lines. Colour and shading may be included. A major fine art technique in itself, drawing is the basis of all pictorial representation, and an early step in most art activities. Though an integral part of most painting, drawing is generally differentiated from painting by the dominance of line over mass. There are many sorts of drawing techniques, varying according to the effect the artist wants, and depending on whether the drawing is an end in itself — an independent and finished work of art -- or a preliminary to some other medium or form — although distinct from the final product, such drawings also have intrinsic artistic value. Preliminary drawings include various exercises (e.g., contour drawing, gesture drawing, figure drawing, drawing from the flat), as well as sketches and studies, cartoons and underdrawings. (Artlex.com)  and calligraphy.

Kever's photographic exhibitions have toured throughout Canada and in the United States. Major exhibitions have included The Brooding Rooms: Mother-and-Childhood Reassembled (1986 at the Photographers Gallery) and Stations Along the Way (1989 at the Mendel Art Gallery).

In 1988 Kever participated in a workshop for artists and writers at St. Peter’s Abbey in Muenster, Saskatchewan. In 2001 and 2002 she joined with fellow artist Laureen Marchand in an exhibition called Bequest, which toured several galleries in Saskatchewan. Kever lives and works in Saskatoon.


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