Kelynn Z. Alder, Long Island painter, is the featured guest at the Reboli Center for Art and History’s Third Friday event to be held Friday, February 15, from 6 – 8 PM. Ms. Alder’s work is currently on exhibit at the Reboli Center. Join us as Ms. Alder guides us through the imagery of her colorfully symbolic paintings depicting her Mexican ancestors’ journeys as well as her own. The Third Friday program is a monthly cultural program sponsored by the Reboli Center that brings new perspectives on art and artists.
Kelynn Z. Alder is an accomplished artist of Mexican American heritage who grew up in a peripatetic family that lived in several countries and traveled extensively. At a young age, she learned to appreciate a wide range of the world’s living cultures and became fascinated by peoples’ diverse backgrounds. Defined as a “Visual Essayist with a Wanderlust,” Kelynn has followed traditional expeditionary methods of painting in the field, combined with work in the studio. She is drawn to portraits of everyday people, from Coney Island to Mexico. Kelynn is featured in the book, 100 New York Painters, by Cynthia Maris Dantzic, and has also been commissioned by notable publications such as The New Yorker, Time Magazine, and Australian Geographic as well as many private collectors. She is internationally recognized for documenting indigenous people and their artifacts, especially the Maya of Chiapas, Mexico and Aboriginal elders of Australia. Her home and studio are located on the north shore of Long Island.