A Daughter's Heartfelt Gift for Mother's Day
Artist Karen I. Hirsch is giving a posthumous gift to her mother this Mother's Day. This is the first Mother's Day she is spending without her mom, Anita Hirsch, who passed away in October. Anita was also an artist. She attended art classes at a local community college into well into her '80s. As far as artistic sensibility – like mother, like daughter. Karen's colorful digital abstracts parallel her mother's brightly hued paintings. Karen is dedicating her this art exhibit to her.
"Shape, Rattle & Roll," is an exhibition of contemporary artwork with the common denominator of form, and texture. Color is another important element for much of this work. The images originate from photography and from digital art. The pictures, whether made in camera or in computer, exhibit balance in composition, yet simultaneously give a sense of movement. The abstracts are musical in the way they flow.
About the artist:
Karen I. Hirsch is an award-winning visual artist based in Chicago. Her sense of color and design is evident in her photography and abstract digital paintings. The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council awarded her with art grants. In 2007, the Government of China honored Hirsch by inviting her to be one of ten foreign photographers to document the city of Rizhao. Hirsch’s work has been published in books, magazines, and newspapers including the Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Magazine, Communication Arts and Graphis photo annuals.
As a commercial and editorial photographer, Hirsch has photographed notable people in politics, entertainment, business and sports including President Barack Obama, Jennifer Hudson, Bob Hope, Julie Andrews, Muhammed Ali and Donald Trump.
Hirsch is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers and immediate past president of Fort Dearborn-Chicago Photo Forum. Her prints are found in corporate and private collections.
website for exhibit: http://karenihirsch.com/Visual_Art/Home.html
About the Millennium Fine Art Gallery:
The Millennium Fine Art Gallery recently moved from the Fine Arts Building to the current location across from Millennium Park in Chicago. It showcases contemporary artists from around the world. The owner/curator, Dr. Yolanda Ayubi is originally from Columbia, South America. She organizes cross-cultural events for people of all ages which she hosts in her Michigan Avenue space.
This exhibition is especially significant for the gallery owner, because she, too, lost her mother a few months ago. The reception is taking place on Mother's Day in her country.
Karen I. Hirsch