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Chicago Visual Artist Karen I. Hirsch Receives Illinois Arts Council Grant
Illinois Arts Council Grant Provides Funding for Three Exhibits of Artist's Photography
Hirsch will be displaying her photographs at the Hyde Park Art Center - 5020 S. Cornell, Chicago this Fall. Her images will be included in the group exhibit, "Front & Center" showcasing the artwork of 23 artists enrolled in the 2014 Center program, a professional development initiative for artists. The exhibit will run from September 13, 2014 through January 4, 2015. This show helps celebrate the Center's 75th anniversary.
The umbrella title for Hirsch's artwork at the Hyde Park Art Center is "Works in Progress." Hirsch will be presenting her abstract photos of the arrangements of the white geo-form blocks scattered at the construction site of the new Maggie Daley Park in downtown Chicago. She will also be displaying abstract photographic compositions of paint-splattered surfaces in the room where she took a painting class at the Hyde Park Art Center.
Funding from the Illinois Arts Council will also support Hirsch's month-long solo-exhibit in October at the Bridgeport Coffeehouse located within the Hyde Park Arts Center building. The exhibition titled "River Ice" consists of prints on metal of abstract compositions of ice formations in the Chicago River during the frigid winter of 2014. Hirsch used digital technology to blend her original photos of organic ice formations with colors, textures and other images to create these new works.
In November, three of Hirsch's editorial photographs will be shown at the Martha Schneider Gallery in River North, Chicago - 230 W. Superior. The photos are included in a group exhibit, "Existence" consisting of winning images by members of the American Society of Media Photographers-
Karen I. Hirsch is an international award-winning visual artist based in Chicago. Her commercial, editorial and fine art work have been published internationally in magazines, newspapers and books including Communication Arts and Graphis photo annuals. Her fine art work is found in corporate and private collections.
Karen I. Hirsch