by Lauren Karp Kinghorn
CHARLES RIVER ART is the creative and professional home of Lauren Karp Kinghorn. An artist, teacher, art therapist, and illustrator, Lauren's work ranges from fine art to commissioned pieces, and from personalized healing work to group classes.
Lauren's work as a visual artist informs and inspires her practice as an art therapist. Experiences as a mural artist and painter led to a passion for monotype printmaking and mixed-media work, and this relationship between paint and print is highlighted in the composition and color employed in her work. Themes of identity, expression, and memory are often explored in her monoprints. Lauren's interest in monotype printmaking offers the unique challenge to let go of controlling the outcome of a print and focus on its composition, color and the process of creating. Click here to learn more about Lauren's artwork and studio.
As an art therapist, Lauren specializes in art for children and young adults who are in transition. Located directly across the street from the Charles River in Needham, Massachusetts, Lauren's healing practice and art therapy work specializes in using the creative arts and counseling activities to find growth, guidance, and support for young people of all ages. Click here to request a session with Lauren.
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Awards, shows, fundraisers and swaps:
Fall 2021 show with Montoprint Guild of New England:
August 2021 Falmouth Art Guild show, "Puglia"
August 2021: lighthouse fundraiser for Falmouth, MA
6/8/2021. Third place in Spring Member's Exhibit with Dedham Art Association:
May 2021: art swap of "Rosie" and "Blue Fox" for wooden box
March 2021 online collage class with Temple Beth Shalom
January 2021: Fundraiser for DAA student scholarship for Dedham, MA
November 2020: "Teton" collage in personal collection
9/24/2020. First place in Fall Member's Exhibit with Dedham Art Association:
June 22, 2020
Lauren's work was recently included in the Needham Bricks For Justice installed on June 22, 2020. Needham Bricks for Justice was a collective installation that commemorated the lives of Black people unjustly killed by police in the United States. Each name, each face represented a victim of these hateful acts of violence. Needham Bricks for Justice brought together the work and heart of about 20 local artists and activists. Click here to learn more about the exhibit.
April 17- May 10, 2020
Lauren's work was recently included in the Gallery Twist Printmaking Show 2020 "Impressions V." Click here to learn more about the show.
July 9, 2019
Lauren's philosophy is to meet any student, patient or client in the mental space that they are in, and work with them as their guide to a better place. Art is used as a collaborative, healing medium to create a path. The therapeutic journey should be a challenge but should also bring joy and fun accompanied by hard work.
ART WASHES AWAY FROM THE SOUL
The Dust of Everyday Life.
- PABLO PICASSO
SO LET'S CREATE
drawing music drama crafts
painting clay textiles...
HOWEVER WE WORK TOGETHER,
ART THERAPY WORKS TO HEAL.
If you have questions about my work, my art - or if you want to find more joy and creativity in every day - please contact me. I'd love to talk further.