Lifetime Achievement Award Celebration

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Join us for our  Lifetime Achievement Award event honoring local artist Kay Sorensen on Saturday, August 7, 2021 starting at 4:00pm.

The event includes hors d’oeuvres, dessert, coffee, and a cash bar. Tickets are $30.00 per person and are available online below or by calling (262) 653-0481. Proceeds to benefit the children’s art classes and Summer Art Camp at the Anderson Arts Center. If you are unable to attend, donations to the Anderson Arts Center in honor of Kay are gratefully accepted.

The Lifetime Achievement Award, given annually is a tradition, since 2002, that honors the hardworking, dedicated citizens that advance the promotion of the arts in Kenosha County. We are proud to honor our local community members for their tireless efforts and strong commitment to the arts. It is an opportunity to celebrate their legacies.

About Kay Sorensen
Nominated by Geri Krien, Kay has inspired the community with her artistic talents and pure joy in creating and sharing with others. The nomination letter listed her many exhibitions and blogs and her dedication to learning and teaching people of all diversities.

Kay Sorensen’s career has spanned more than 50 years. A prolific artist, mainly in quilting and polymer clay jewelry, her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S., in Europe, and in Japan.

Sorensen has been involved with the Anderson Arts Center since it was known as Gallery 124 and located in a house across the street from its current location. Over the last 30 years, she has had three large solo shows at the Arts Center, contributed to numerous group shows over the years, and helped facilitate two national art shows at the Anderson Arts Center. Her solo show “Quilts & Color” was one of the Arts Center’s best attended shows.

Kay started out making traditional block quilts before she began making the stunning creations she is known for: one-of-a-kind quilts made with dyed fabrics. “When I first started quilting my goal was to make one of every quilt block there ever was! How little I knew,” said Sorensen. “My quilting preferences have varied over the years. I love all types of quilts from the most primitive antique quilts to the most cutting-edge contemporary quilts.”

For 50 years, Sorensen taught thousands of students locally, regionally, and nationally and she considers it an important part of her life. “I believe one of the reasons quilting has remained so popular is because there is a place for everyone from beginners to accomplished quilters to collectors.”

Kay is innovative and is an active participant in many arts groups. You can visit her blog here.



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