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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

FIRST FRIDAYS in Skippack Village: Artist Kimberly Lageman / Gallery Opening Reception / July 11th, 2014

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Artist Kimberly Lageman

“When I’m asked what I do I for a living I say, “I am an artist.”  It’s not what I do, it’s what I am. I’m a self-taught artist, the daughter of an architect who grew up playing with architectural templates, compasses, T-squares, triangles, French curves, mechanical pencils and an abundance of colored
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pencils as my first art supplies. I do not limit myself to one medium, style, or concept. My knowledge, inspirations and ideas have changed. Each piece I create is simultaneously an extension from the past and what I’ve learned, as well as a preview of the future. I’ve studied and worked in many mediums over the years but glass, whether stained, fused or blown, has become my newest passion and greatest challenge.  It challenges me in ways that other mediums do not; teaching me patience, delayed gratification and instilling upon me a sense of inner calm.  To know me is to understand that patience, delayed gratification and calm are polar opposites of my frenetic personality. The beauty of stained glass is more than just the individual piece of art – it is the interplay of light through the glass. The color of an entire room can be changed by the light hitting the colored glass; emitting a colorful glow upon the walls, turning a room into an ever-changing kaleidoscope of color. If a viewer stops for just a moment to view and reflect on a piece I have created, then I have succeeded in evoke visions, feelings and thoughts to the audience in some way, big or small.

artist kimberly lagemanMy work is influenced by artists Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Victor Vasarely and the Color Field painters of the 40s/50s.  It has been shown at the Three River Art Festival in Pittsburgh, PA and more recently at shows at the Wayne Art Center in Wayne, PA.

In my earlier career I worked in political advertising and hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism, with minors in both Art and Psychology from Temple University.  I have also studied Information Science at Drexel University, Microbiology at Penn State and am a certified Horticultural Therapist.”   

Opening Reception:   July 11, 2014, 5 – 10pm
Show Dates:  July 4 – 27, 2014

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