Kent Hutchison is a multidisciplinary artist living in Green Bay, WI who has been creating sculptures and paintings for over 15 years. He commits much of his time toward developing the area's public art scene. He believes art, or at least artistic thought, should be employed everywhere all the time which is why he engages in interdisciplinary initiatives such as the STEAM Engine in GB.
The subjects for Kent's work range from animals and humans to abstract representations of emotion and energy. Kent derives much of his inspiration for his work by critically observing nature. “Nature provides for us a vantage point from which we can begin to conceive of the concept of truth. Humans have developed a superficial construct of reality which prevents us from recognizing our natural state as animals. I'm compelled to create work that attempts to understanding both our human nature and the artificial constructs that drive us further from it."
Fine Art Painting
Inclusivity in the Arts
Kent is the Director of The STEAM Engine event series, which takes place at the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay WI. The STEAM Engine is an interactive event held at the Neville Museum that features speakers with exciting projects, new business ventures and cutting edge research. The mission of the STEAM Engine is to improve our creative economy, foster community discussion, and expand our collective knowledge.
The best place to view art should be in public spaces. This is why Kent initiated the push to found the Green Bay Public Arts Commission (GBPAC) in 2016 for which he is currently the chair. The GBPAC is a commission within the City government that functions with the same clout and capacity as other commissions such as the Police and Fire commission.