KENNETH HARI ~ International Portraitist

FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS ____________ _________________  SHOWS ~ Guests ~ Information 2006-2008 ___________ LINDA  TOBOROWSKY Radio Host Freelance Writer _______________ ROY M. STEINBERG~ Artist/ Gallery _____________ KATHRYN JOHNSON GLASER~ Educator ~ Docent ~ Co-Host _____________ KENNETH HARI ~ International Portraitist _____________ DR. HADASSAH GUTTMANN Pianist ~ Educator ___________ Junior Announcer DANIEL BURBANK _________________ Photos Page 1 - 2006 -2007 ___________________ Photos Page 2 - 2006 -2007 _____________ NINA HAND - Performer - Executive Director _____________ BOB YUROCHKO~ Musician ~ Author ~ Artist ______________ DR. THEODORE K. SCHLOSBERG ~ NJ Workshop on the Arts ______________ DR. ANITA O. SOLOMON Clinical Psychologist ~ Musician _____________ ANGELO ORLANDO, Jr. Edison Art Society ______________ LINDA VONDERSCHMIDT-LaSTELLA _____________ BARBARA GOOD - Pianist~ Soloist MyLifeTime Book ____________ RUSS McCUBBIN ACTOR - STUNTMAN ______________ NOELLE COMPINSKY TINTURIN~ Pianist ____________ A TRIBUTE to the BEATLES _____________  MARK TRAUTMAN Conductor ~ NBCO _____________ REBECCA SCOTT - Conductor- Cantabile Chamber Chorale ______________ EVA ETZIONI-HALEVY, Ph.D. Biblical Novelist _____________ The VILLAGER'S THEATRE _____________ ZITA GEOFFROY HEINZ ~ Actor _____________ HEALING THROUGH CREATIVITY _____________ DR. BERNARD ROSE ` Musician - Educator _____________ MARVIN CHEITEN, Ph.D Playwright ~ Director _____________ THE REDDING BROTHERS ~ Musicians ~ Composers _____________ BARRON ARTS CENTER --CYNTHIA KNIGHT Director ______________ LIKE-MINDED ENTERTAINMENT~ Film Makers ______________ LARRY McCULLOUGH, Ph.D. Playwright ` Musician ~ Educator ______________ ROIA RAFIEYAN~ Singer ~ Musician ~ Composer ~ Music Therapist ______________ A Tribute to MARCEL MARCEAU _____________ STEPHEN H. FOREMAN - Screenwriter- Author ___________ THORNEY LIEBERMAN~ Photographer ___________ DEBBIE HILL - Photojournalist ____________ JULIA SADD Journalist - Lyricist - Author ____________ CINDY BOGGS- Author - Instructor - Speaker ____________ BRUCE K. HALEY, Jr --Photographer _______________ AILA ACCAD Speaker ~ Author _____________ Bobby Gonzalez Storyteller ____________ Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission ___________ LEO KRAFT Composer ~ Theorist ~ Pedagogue ____________ GARY JAMES Poet - Author - Speaker ___________ Dr. MARTIN HALPERN Playwright ~ Poet ~ Composer ~ Educator ___________ BLENKO GLASS COMPANY ___________ RUTH KIRK - Author Childrens' Books ____________ POETS WEDNESDAY Edie Eustice ~ Deborah LaVeglia ____________ GRANT COOPER ~ Conductor - WVa Symphony ___________ Katelyn Dawn - Composer - Singer - Musician ___________ Gary Cohen Producing Director MIDDLESEX COUNTY'S Plays-In-The-Park ______________ PHIL PEPE Sports Writer ~ Author _____________ ROBERT CUCCIOLI Actor ` Singer ` Director Stage & Television ___________ LARRY GROCE - Singer ~ Composer ~ Executive Director of FESTIVALL~ 'When A City Becomes A Work of Art' ____________ EAST BRUNSWICK LIBRARY - A 21st Century Community Center ____________ Andy Rothstein Guitarist ~ Songwriter ~ Composer ____________

Portraitist~ Sculptor ~ Artist

Kenneth Hari believes in the tradition of portraiture to preserve and record people who have contributed to Mankind in the world of Science, Entertainment, Art, and Business.


Poet W. H. Auden 
The notable poet W. H. Auden wrote of Kenneth Hari:

"Your portraits should serve as a unification of Man, not as decorative ornaments. Continue your portrait work. It is excellent."

Over the past 38 years Kenneth Hari has continued his craft as a master portraitist.  His portraits and lithographs are part of many collections throughout the world including the Vatican, Rome, Italy; the Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona, Spain; the National Gallery, Sophia, Bulgaria; the National Portrait Gallery, London, England; and held by numerous businesses, institutions, universities, and within many private collections.
Click Here for a Full List of Kenneth Hari's Portraits of world celebrities created through personal sittings and postumously.


Sunday March 24, 1974
Kenneth Hari was
notified that
Pope Paul VI
"With Gratitude"
the gift of Ken's
lithograph "Prophet."
The original print
is in the Vatican's
collection of work
by contemporary artists.



BILL MONROE  Father of Bluegrass 1976   Portrait by  KENNETH HARI

Photo of BILL MONROE with Portraitist KENNETH HARI

In 1976, Kenneth Hari created the portrait of Bill Monroe. Kenneth describes those special hours with 'The Father of Bluegrass,' during the sittings, as memorable and enjoyable and found Bill Monroe to be a 'Gentleman's Gentleman."  


Portrait of Actor Dustin Hoffman by Kenneth Hari



"Kenneth, thank you for painting me.  Your portrait is not a mere inspiration, the transient expression of private moods, but a work of communication meant to endure."    Dustin Hoffman


Photo of Kenneth Hari with Dustin Hoffman during portrait sitting.


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Kenneth Hari's Crystal Lucite Sculptures






Kenneth Hari with Canadian Singer - Composer - Musician, Katelyn Dawn
(Click on Photo for more information)

Kenneth and Katelyn Dawn in Canada
During one of the sittings for her portrait
April  2008