Kim Henkel is a sculptor, silversmith and lapidary artist born and raised in Pittsburgh. She has a BA in Art Education from the University of New Mexico, a BFA in Fine Arts Sculpture from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in Sculpture, cum laude, from Arizona State University. Her work has been exhibited nationally. Kim worked in metal casting, foundry work in cast iron arts, bronze and jewelry/lapidary. Her experience as a Park Ranger for the National Parks was a realization that nature and the arts are parallel. “I am an advocate for the outdoors as a naturalist and educator. My work is about the moment of discovery, the beauty of ephemeral decay of our lives and landscapes in the geology of rocks.” She has Instructed Art in public schools and university level for 25 years.