A Red Letter Day! I am so honored to have been awarded a C.A.N. Recovery Grant. Thank you Frederick Arts Council and the National Endowmentfor the Arts. These funds will help tremendously with materials and supplies as I work towards my next solo show in March 2023.
Thank you to Maryland State Arts Council! This funding will support my Artist In Residence studio at the Y Arts Center in Frederick MD for six months, insuring I have uninterrupted studio space while I work towards my March 2023 solo show. A huge relief for me.
Karin Birch, Linda Popp
September 10 – December 17, 2022
Arts Alive at Stevenson University is pleased to announce Remembering: Karin Birch, Linda Popp. The exhibition is installed in the School of Design Lobby Gallery. The opening reception is Saturday, September 24 between 1-4pm.
Birch and Popp visual narratives include memories and storytelling. Each artist explores and innovates traditional methods of making.
Karin Birch selected paintings for this exhibition were made over the last decade and a half. From the Great Recession to the Pandemic, they cover quite a time range. Ultimately, they express the beauty of being alive, though maybe not easily. They tell stories that need an imaginative viewer to fall in love with and make sense of it for themselves. These mixed media paintings include embroidery stitching and glass beads.
Karin Birch’s grandmother taught her to embroider at age 9. At age 15, she decided to be an artist. At age 28, she decided embroidery and painting belonged together. She has spent over three decades pursuing that idea.
Linda Popp creates narrative, found object assemblage sculptures. She uses artifacts and symbolic objects to convey stories about relationships with family, place, love, faith, nature, self, and other themes. During the creative process, she goes beyond the personal and a sculpture’s narrative becomes universal. Popp feels our stories are all connected. Some objects/symbols are obvious; others may be interpreted by viewers differently as they bring their own experiences to the work.
Popp enjoys the idea that something from her story may cause others to reflect on their own narrative. Many of the titles of her work come from music, books, and poetry that then guide her intention as she assembles her found objects. She never shares all her stories as she invites the viewer to participate in the work.
The School of Design is located on the Owings Mills North campus. The address is 11100 Ted Herget Way (Formally Gundry Lane), Owings Mills, MD 21117. For more information on this and all Exhibition Programming, please contact Professor Lori Rubeling, Lrubeling@stevenson.edu