KIMfrieders mixed media artist
March 30, 2006
Newsletter No. 1
IN THIS ISSUE:

PHOTOS FROM MY COLLECTORS
STUDIO VISIT WITH PAUL KLEIN
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL MURAL
MY FIRST PUBLIC MURAL
PAPER COLLAGE ORNAMENTS
TWO MARCH EXHIBITIONS COME TO A CLOSE
CAAP GRANT
WHAT'S NEXT?

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PHOTOS FROM MY COLLECTORS

Last summer, several pieces from my Box and Panel series found new homes with private collectors, a few of whom have shared photos of their collections. For any of my other collectors reading this, I would love to include you as well!

STUDIO VISIT WITH PAUL KLEIN

Back in October, I did a little volunteering for the Chicago ART Foundation. As a thanks, in early November Executive Director Paul Klein paid a visit to my studio and offered some great advice and resources. (Thanks, Paul!) For those unfamiliar with the CAF (I hear they are changing their name), they are planning to host exhibitions and build a museum “to examine, chronicle, collect, exhibit, and advance the art and culture of Chicago”.

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL MURAL

Around the same time, I had the opportunity to help paint the You Are Beautiful mural that currently spans the east side of Block 37 in downtown Chicago, across from the Marshall Field’s flagship store. The mural was designed and executed by Chris Silva, Michael Genovese and Matthew Hoffman (Sighn), and combines each of their styles in the true collaborative spirit. With the help of tons of volunteers, the mural was completed off site in about a month and installed in time for the holidays.

MY FIRST PUBLIC MURAL

This experience got me even more excited about my own mural, which I will be painting this spring/summer at the Bloomingdale and Talman train viaduct, just down the block from my studio. It is part of the Bloomingdale Mural Project, an outdoor art gallery facilitated by the West Bucktown Neighborhood Association. After the committee accepted my proposal and we began working together, I decided to join them and am now a committee member. Interested parties could get involved either as an artist(s) with a mural proposal, or by donating supplies or money. Please feel free to contact me and/or visit the WBNA website for more details.

PAPER COLLAGE ORNAMENTS

In December and January, I spent most of my studio time making teardrop shaped paper collage ornaments for my friends, family and coworkers. I hope to keep making them and giving them away indefinitely…

TWO MARCH EXHIBITIONS COME TO A CLOSE

If you have not had the opportunity to see my two March exhibitions, photos are available by clicking the links below. The Women in the Arts exhibition of box and panel paintings at the Austin-Irving Branch Library (6100 W Irving Park Rd) will remain up only through tomorrow morning. There are a few days remaining for the exhibition at Uncommon Ground (3800 N Clark). The medium and large sized canvases and small canvases and panels at the café will be taken down early next Monday morning, April 3.

CAAP GRANT

I received word this week that I’ve been selected to receive a 2006 Community Arts Assistance Program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. I’ll be using this grant in part to create a large body of new work, which I have already begun - there are over 30 new paintings of a variety of sizes in progress in my studio.

WHAT'S NEXT?

I am planning a number of upcoming exhibitions and have a few other projects on the horizon, so I expect to have more news soon. Until then, please feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions or suggestions. Thank you for taking an interest in my work!


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