KREE ARVANITAS - HENNADERVISH
"I Dream in Henna" Digital Self Portrait 2006"
KREE ARVANITAS is the former owner of internationally renowned Gilded Lilies Henna Arts based in Seattle Washington, now known as HennaDervish. Since 1996 Kree has been known as a creative and innovative force in the henna world. She is an experienced graphic and digital artist, photographer and writer. Her passion for henna has taken her from dusty libraries to the medinas of Morocco, absorbing the history and language of this beautiful, traditional art. Kree is also a founding member of HENNATRIBE.ORG, a non-profit organization for henna professionals.
Kree has been an illustrator and painter all her life, loves to travel, and over the last few years has pioneered the use of henna as a mixed media tool. Her digital collages and innovative techniques have been part of the global henna renaissance. Her interest in expanding henna as an art form led her to curating this exhibition "Artful Henna."
Kree is one-half of the curating partnership, along with Jeanie Lewis, of the Artful Henna Exhibition.