Solo Exhibit by 18 year old, Kevin Mount at the CROCKER ART MUSEUM, Sacramento, CA.

watercolor by Kevin Mount
Watercolor by Kevin Mount, 15″ x 22″

A solo exhibit by Sacramento artist, Kevin Mount, presented in cooperation with An Evening of Dreams. Crocker Art Museum, 216 “O” Street, Sacramento, CA. (916) 808-7000. Exhibition runs from July 3, to August 26, 2012

ARTIST’s RECEPTION: Sunday 22, 2012 from 1 to 3 PM

Kevin is eighteen years old and autistic.  He’s a painter who passionately draws and paints with youthful love and joyA young man of very few words, Kevin speaks softly but wields an expressive brush. If one asks Kevin if he would like to paint, he will most likely nod his head positively, and with a great amount of confidence and enthusiasm will say, “I paint.

Kevin loves to draw and paint anything. The world is his inspiration, no matter the subject. Upon completing a painting, Kevin will gently lay his brush on the table or easel, and smile. If asked what he thinks about his painting, Kevin will look up and calmly reply, “I like.

Kevin is a wonderful example of actions speaking louder than words. The words critical and judgmental do not exist in Kevin’s world; in their place might be the word appreciation. As it ideally should be for anyone worthy of the term artist.

Kevin experiences neurological and immune system difficulties. Neurologically, he has been diagnosed as autistic. Additionally, his immune system has developed a condition related to potassium blockage which produces inflammation resulting in asthma, vitiligo (depigmentation in the skin), ulcerative colitis, and encephalitis.

Kevin is home schooled, and very active in the arts. Along with watercolor painting, he studies piano. Kevin lives with his parents, Donald and Ana, in Sacramento, CA.

watercolor by Kevin Mount
Watercolor by Kevin Mount, 15″ x 22″

Also on view at the Crocker Art Museum…

See the Music, Hear the Art
July 3 – August 26, 2012

See the Music, Hear the Art enables students to create artwork inspired by listening to great  works of music. Presented in collaboration with the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra, working with Shriner’s Hospital for children – Northern California Women Escaping a Violent Environment (WEAVE), Mustard Seed at Sacramento Loaves & Fishes, and Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center – Maiher Campus.

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