Seth & Catherine Haverkamp to give Art Talk with
Margaret Walker of Vanderbilt University Gallery
Friday, July 29, 6pm

NASHVILLE—Award-winning East Tennessee artists and spouses Seth & Catherine Haverkamp will be sharing their insight and stories in an Art Talk at Haynes Galleries July 29. The talk will be led by Margaret Walker of Vanderbilt University Gallery as part of a special reception at 6 pm. The following day Seth will lead a sold out workshop at Warehouse 521. The Art Talk and workshop coincide with the “The Haverkamps,” a vignette exhibition in Haynes Galleries’ summer show “A Realist Showcase”. 

Seth Haverkamp’s award-winning style is luminous, playful, and deeply inspired. He juxtaposes traditional Realism in his portraiture with a more abstract background and playful accessories to mesmerizing effect. His family is his primary subject matter. “My creativity stems in capturing the many changes in my children’s life as they grow, both physically and emotionally,” says Seth. But there’s something universal in his narratives, regardless of his subject. Rather than personal vignettes, Seth’s portraits are celebrations of each sitter’s personality, by turns wistful and whimsical. 

Catherine Haverkamp’s narrative paintings and still lifes spark curiosity in the viewer. Brooding shadows often engulf her subjects, adding drama and intrigue. Thematic and thought-provoking, her paintings beg to have their stories told. Like Seth, she sources her daughters and friends for subjects. Therein lies the appeal of the Seth and Catherine Haverkamp’s work. It is simultaneously personal and broadly appealing. 

Margaret Walker is Art Curator Assistant at Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery. She has published articles in History Today and Nashville Arts Magazine, and holds degrees in Art History from Princeton University and the University of Edinburgh.

At the Art Talk and reception, the Haverkamps will discuss their enigmatic images and will also happily take questions from those in attendance. Margaret Walker will lead what is sure to be a vibrant conversation. The reception will be free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Please RSVP