IMPACT Gallery Featured Artist

Kim Kingery is the featured artist for October and November at the Mount Pleasant Arts IMPACT gallery in the Public Library. Kingery is a Southeast Iowa photographer and a 1998 MPCHS graduate.

Kingery earned her BA in General Education/Art with a minor in Psychology from the University of Central Missouri. She’s the mother of one boy, a school bus driver, and photography/small business owner.

Kim has been a photographer for nearly her entire life. After having her son, she decided that “I needed to dive back in, showing him to always follow your passions in life.”

One of the main things that she hopes to come out of her photography work is to show her son that he should “always follow his passions in life.”

She said, “I liked to take pictures of friends, family, various activities, and objects. Not much has changed in that aspect, except changes from film to digital photography.”

For subject matter, Kim explains that “I shoot whatever catches my eye; I’m generally more of a realist.”

“I often catch a variety of images that include landscapes, wildlife, old barns, and architecture — the oddities on the backroads of SE Iowa,” she stated.

On Kim’s bucket list is to travel to other states searching for the interesting and unique to photograph. In the meantime her photography business finds her capturing memories for families or being out photographing locally to preserve images that catch her eye.

Her passion for photography is inspired by the belief that “Photos are lasting memories for when OUR memories fade.”

Kim Kingery’s photography exhibit will be on free public display through November at the Mount Pleasant Public Library during regular business hours Monday thru Thursday 9:00 am – 8 pm; Friday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, and Saturday 9 am to 2 pm.

Those interested in contacting Kim for photography work or to purchase her photos for sale can contact her email at or her website at

Gallery space for this exhibit is provided by the Public Library with the display supported by the Enhance Henry County Foundation.