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Hex Art – Artist does modernizes American art form

By Rebecca Yerger

Kathy Dennett was searching for an inspired birthday gift when she decided to draw on an idea from her birthplace in Pennsylvania: She painted a variation on a hex sign, those forms of American art popular in Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

More than 10 years later, Dennett has created more than 500 hex signs in her studio on Mt. Veeder Road above Napa, where she and her husband also operate Wing Canyon Vineyards. The signs can be seen around the valley, especially at Pearl Restaurant in Napa, which is the primary gallery for her work. “They are an American folk art with real roots in our history and culture,” Dennett said. “Although I have added quite a twist to that old tradition.

Read the original article at: Napa Valley Register

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