About John Henry

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John Randall Henry was born November 4, 1945 in East Cleveland, Ohio.  He died March 4, 2016 in his Fort Gratiot home at the age of 70.

 

Mr. Henry held master degrees in Psychology & Art and Graphic Design, from Antloch College and Norwich University respectively. John began his teaching career in 1968 at the University of Dayton. He moved on to Eastern Washington State University, Virginia Commonwealth University, La Roche College, and Coopers School of Art before landing at St. Clair County Community College (SC4) in 1979.  He retired from SC4 in 2013. 

 

He taught art and graphic design at the college and university level for 45 years and loved every minute in the classroom.  But he didn't leave his love for art just in the classroom he also developed Internet Classes, participated in Summer Youth Programs, taught over 20 Gifted & Talented Classes, did workshops for industries through Continuing Education and supervised student teachers for the University of Michigan Flint.

 

John brought art to the community as well.  He is Co-Originator of the Cardboard Board Regatta, he participated in Festival of Trees as a designer, and painted several murals through out the city of Port Huron, including a multimedia installation at the Fort Gratiot Secretary of State.  He was a Board Member of the Museum of Arts & History, and on the planning commission of Art in the Street.  John was also a Co-Organizer for many Ice Fests in Port Huron.

 

Charity work was very important to John and it showed with his involvement in several organizations on both sides of the border.  In Port Huron he worked with the United Way, Port Huron Garden Club, the Pathway Shelter, the Port Huron Museum of Art & History and the St. Clair County Girl Scouts.  On the Canadian side he worked with Big Sisters of Sarnia, where he raised over $20,000--one of his proudest achievements, Big Brothers of Sarnia and Canadian Mental Health.  He also donated his time to the planning committee for Federal Arts Network for Development.

 

He was a member of the National Art Education Association, Design Communication Association, and the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations.  John was a speaker and presenter and shared his knowledge at several conferences for the National Art Association, the Federal Arts Network Development, Trends, National Marketing and Public Relation at both Regional and National Conferences and the Communication Design Association.

 

John was a very accomplished artist and graphic designer receiving several awards for his work.  He had 10 Regional Graphic Design Awards and 13 National Graphic Design Awards.  He also received recognition in 1997, 1998, 2000, and 2001 by the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations.  He has exhibited both nationally and internationally in 25 one-man shows.

 

SC4 houses many of John Henry’s works including paintings, sculptures and prints.  He left many examples of his love for the creative arts for future generations to enjoy.  John's incredible talent and love of art was not just something he did, but who he was.

 

John Henry’s School of Fish was created from pieces of the original fountain that was housed in the College Center.

School of Fish

School of Fish
Creator John Henry
Title School of Fish
Date September 2002
Medium Steel
Measurements   
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location College Center Courtyard
ID Number  
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, School of Fish

Boat

Boat
Creator John Henry
Title Boat
Date 2002
Medium Comp. Graphics
Measurements  15 x 22
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location Main Building Room 121
ID Number 26452
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, Boat

Butterfly

Butterfly
Creator John Henry
Title Butterfly
Date 2002
Medium Comp. Graphics
Measurements  15 x 22
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location Main Building, Room 212
ID Number 26481
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, Butterfly

Boy

Boy
Creator John Henry
Title Boy
Date 2002
Medium Comp. Graphics
Measurements  15 x 22
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location Storage
ID Number 26454
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, Boy

Trio in Red #1

Trio in Red 1
Creator John Henry
Title Trio in Red 1
Date 2002
Medium Comp. Graphics
Measurements  15 x 22
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location SC4 Welcome Center, Room 150
ID Number 26457
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, Trio in Red

Trio in Red #2

Trio in Red 2
Creator John Henry
Title Trio in Red 2
Date 2002
Medium Comp. Graphics
Measurements  15 x 22
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location

SC4 Welcome Center, Room 150

ID Number 26458
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, Trio in Red

Trio in Red #3

Trio in Red 3
Creator John Henry
Title Trio in Red 3
Date 2002
Medium Comp. Graphics
Measurements  15 x 22
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location SC4 Welcome Center, Room 150
ID Number 26459
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, Trio in Red

Conch Shell Starfish

Conch Shell Starfish 2
Creator John Henry
Title Conch Shell  Starfish 2
Date 2002
Medium Comp. Graphics
Measurements  15 x 22
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location Unknown
ID Number 26469
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, Conch Shell Starfish 2

Angel Fish

Angel Fish
Creator John Henry
Title Angel Fish
Date 2006
Medium Vacuum Form
Measurements  13 x 13
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location College Center, Achievement Center
ID Number 31591
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, Angel Fish

Cattails #1

Cattails
Creator John Henry
Title Cattails
Date 2006
Medium Vacuum Form
Measurements  13 x 13
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location College Center, Pit
ID Number 31612, 31613
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, Cattails

Cattails #2

Cattails
Creator John Henry
Title Cattails
Date 2006
Medium Vacuum Form
Measurements  13 x 13
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location Storage
ID Number 31612, 31613
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, Cattails

Tall Grass

Tall Grass
Creator John Henry
Title Tall Grass
Date 2006
Medium Vacuum Form
Measurements  13 x 13
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location College Center, Pit
ID Number 31614
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, Tall Grass

Solo Fish

Solo Fish
Creator John Henry
Title Solo Fish
Date 2006
Medium Vacuum Form
Measurements  13 x 13
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location Main Building, Room 220
ID Number 31586
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, Solo Fish

Dragon Fly #1

Dragon Fly #1
Creator John Henry
Title Dragon Fly #1
Date 2006
Medium Vacuum Form
Measurements  13 x 13
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location Art Storage
ID Number 31585
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, Dragon Fly

Hand

Hand
Creator John Henry
Title Hand
Date 2002
Medium Comp. Graphics
Measurements  15 x 22
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location Main Building, Room 212
ID Number 26470
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, Hand

Dragon Fly #2

Dragon Fly #2
Creator John Henry
Title Dragon Fly #2
Date 2006
Medium Vacuum Form
Measurements  13 x 13
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location Storage
ID Number 31584
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, Dragon Fly

Watermelon Afternoon

Watermelon Afternoon
Creator John Henry
Title Watermelon Afternoon
Date  
Medium Oil
Measurements   
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location Fine Arts Office Lobby, Room 10
ID Number 12026
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, Watermelon Afternoon

Sunset Sail

Sunset Sail
Creator John Henry
Title Sunset Sail
Date 2002
Medium Watercolor
Measurements   
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location Main Building, Room 207
ID Number 24153
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, Sunset Sail

Neighbors

Neighbors
Creator John Henry
Title Neighbors
Date September 2002
Medium Mixed Media
Measurements   
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location SC4 Welcome Center, Lobby
ID Number  
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry Neighbors

WWW

WWW
Creator John Henry
Title WWW
Date 2002
Medium Comp. Graphics
Measurements  15 x 22
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location SC4 Welcome Center
ID Number 26453
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, WWW

Girl

Girl
Creator John Henry
Title Butterfly
Date 2002
Medium Comp. Graphics
Measurements  15 x 22
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location Storage
ID Number 26456
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, Girl

Sunflower Composite

Sunflower Composite
Creator John Henry
Title Sunflower Composite
Date 2002
Medium Comp. Graphics
Measurements  15 x 22
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location Main Building, Room 220
ID Number 26460, 26461, 26462, 26463
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, Sunflower Composite

Sunflower

Sunflower
Creator John Henry
Title Sunflower
Date September 2002
Medium Comp. Graphics
Measurements  15 x 22
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location Storage
ID Number 26451
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, Sunflower

Earth

Four Elements Series
Creator John Henry
Title Earth
Date 2006
Medium Vacuum Form
Measurements  13 x 13
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location Library
ID Number 31622
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, Elements Earth

Air

Four Elements Series
Creator John Henry
Title Air
Date 2006
Medium Vacuum Form
Measurements  13 x 13
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location Library
ID Number 31620
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, Elements Air

Water

Four Elements Series
Creator John Henry
Title Water
Date 2006
Medium Vacuum Form
Measurements  13 x 13
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location Library
ID Number 31623
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, Elements Water

Fire

Four Elements Series
Creator John Henry
Title Fire
Date 2006
Medium Vacuum Form
Measurements  13 x 13
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location Library
ID Number 31621
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, Elements Fire

Evening VIew

Evening VIew
Creator John Henry
Title Evening View
Date 2006
Medium Lacquer
Measurements  32 x 20
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location Library
ID Number 31594
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, Evening VIew

Breakers

Breakers
Creator John Henry
Title Breakers
Date 2006
Medium Lacquer
Measurements  32 x 20
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location Library
ID Number 31597
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, Breakers

The Meadow

The Meadow
Creator John Henry
Title The Meadow
Date 2006
Medium Lacquer
Measurements  32 x 20
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location Library
ID Number 31596
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, Meadow

Marsh Mist

Marsh Mist
Creator John Henry
Title Marsh Mist
Date 2006
Medium Lacquer
Measurements  32 x 20
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location Library
ID Number 31595
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, Marsh Mist

Gull on Wing

Gull on Wing
Creator John Henry
Title Gull on Wing
Date 2006
Medium Vacuum Form
Measurements  13 x 13
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location Library
ID Number 31598
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, Gull on Wing

Herring Gull

Herring Gull
Creator John Henry
Title Herring Gull
Date 2002
Medium Watercolor
Measurements  30 x 24
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession  June 24, 1973
Location Unknown
ID Number 12169
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, Herring Gull

Ocean

Ocean
Creator John Henry
Title Ocean
Date 2002
Medium Comp. Graphics
Measurements  15 x 22
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location Main Building, Room 212
ID Number 26455
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, Ocean

Winter Wind

Winter Wind
Creator John Henry
Title Winter Wind
Date  
Medium Ceramic
Measurements   
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location Storage
ID Number 12164
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, Winter Wind

Trio in Multicolors

Trio in Multicolors
Creator John Henry
Title Trio in Multicolors
Date 2002
Medium Comp. Graphics
Measurements  15 x 22
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location

SC4 Welcome Center, 2nd Floor Hall

ID Number 26457
Rights Terms of Use

 

Ghost Freighter

Ghost Freighter
Creator John Henry
Title Ghost Freighter
Date 2002
Medium Watercolor
Measurements   
Repository Saint Clair County Community College
Accession   
Location Main Building, Room 207
ID Number 24152
Rights Terms of Use

John Henry, Ghost Freighter