April 2008: Kindra Fehr
Kindra Fehr spent the majority of her pre-mommy life painting, traveling, and working in a variety of seemingly unrelated jobs. These included: contact lens technician, flight attendant, bookseller at Golden Braid Books, waitress, or in what seems to have become a career, the teaching of art – specifically to children.
She was born in Salt Lake City, spent her elementary years in Arvada, Colorado then returned to her place of birth with frequent sabbaticals to places like Europe, Asia, Nepal, and the east coast.
She married the love of her life, talented musician, composer, producer, John Hancock in Florence, Italy in 2002. Then, at what the medical field calls “advanced maternal age” (we won’t say how advanced!) she became a MOM and a student of her daughter, Aria Hancock. With this newfound calling, the Catalyst column, Babying the Buddha was born.
Currently at an even more “advanced maternal age” she is expecting her second child.
In her current incarnation, Kindra paints out of her studio in Sugarhouse, teaches art at the Montessori Community School as well as the Salt Lake Art Center. But most of all, she likes spending time with John and Aria having “tea set parties,” singing “Frosty the Snowman” while holding hands in a circle no matter what time of year it is, swinging, sliding, and then, writing about it.
In a big push to be an artist again before sleepless nights with a newborn, she will be exhibiting new works in a show titled “Extremities” at Michael Berry Gallery & Custom Framing; 163 East 300 South, SLC, UT 84111, 801-521-0243. Join the artist, see her artwork, and enjoy live music & refreshments at the opening reception on Gallery Stroll Night, Friday, April 18th from 6-9 pm. Show runs April 18th through May 10th.