McHenry was the Poet Laureate of Kansas from May 2015 through May 2017 and teaches English at Washburn University in Topeka. Waywiser Press published McHenry’s newest book of poems, Odd Evening, in 2016. His previous collections include Potscrubber Lullabies, which won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award in 2007, and Mommy Daddy Evan Sage, a children’s book illustrated by Nicholas Garland. He also edited and introduced Peggy of the Flint Hills, a memoir by Zula Bennington Greene.
Our Guest Artist J. Artemus Gordon received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio where he honed his skills as a portrait and landscape painter, illustrator, sculptor, and jewelry maker. He currently resides in Kansas. Gordon invites you to connect with him on LinkedIn and Facebook and to explore his website JasonArtGo.com.
Portraits are one of Gordon's specialties--one of the things for which he is known is his uncanny ability to capture a likeness. Two examples may be found here in this post: Gordon's portrait of McHenry is composed of ink and watercolor on paper; his self-portrait is watercolor on paper.