Christine ‘ Kina’ Halley
Christine "Kina" Halley has been creating thought provoking works in clay for the past 15 years.
Kina works in mixed media, using clay as her base mask material, then adds metal and found objects to embellish the piece. Each mask is original with no two alike. Kina does not start with a sketch or picture, rather she lets the masks come out the way the clay wants them to.
She has participated in numerous art shows and county fairs. She has exhibited at the Fillmore Art Show in San Francisco and the Lincoln art Show, to mention a few. She won “Best of Show” at the Columbia College Art Show, the Calaveras Co. and Mother Lode Co. fairs, and also an award at the California State “Best in Show” Invitational Exhibit.
Her work is currently being exhibited at the Aloft Art Gallery in Sonora, and in Hawaii and her clay masks addorn walls all over the world.
Kina also currently owns the KINART gallery and studio at 145 S. Washington st. Sonora which features different artist each second Saturday.
Her goal is to encourage up and coming artists , of all ages, to express themselves and feel alive in showing their work.
She wants to encourage that creative and loving spirit in all of us.