The Art Show You Cant Miss. “The Balance of Light”
Kirby Fredendall’s latest body of work celebrates her relationship to a lake in The Adirondack Mountains. While having the appearance of landscapes, Kirby explains, ” they are more accurately described as representations of the constantly changing energy of our relationships with not only ourselves but those around us and our environment.” Join us for the Opening Reception Dec. 17th from 6-9 pm.
Kirby Fredendall was raised in Bucks County amidst the vibrant arts culture that has defined the area since artists first arrived to establish residence on the old farms and in the eclectic river towns. Among her first memories was falling to sleep to the pianist Anna Ward, married to artist Charles Ward, as Anna practiced in her home across the street. Later, she remembers times shared swimming in the pool and marveling at the stacks of wood on George Nakashima’s remarkable property with her friend, his granddaughter, Maria.
These memories, along with being raised by artists, forged deep ties to the arts for Fredendall who attended Duke University to study Art History, first in North Carolina and then in London. Following her studies in London she attended the Cordon Bleu, later to work as a pastry chef while she obtained her master’s degree in Art Education and Painting.
Becoming a painter was a natural progression for Fredendall who had been drawing and painting throughout her life. Her first exhibitions were local, followed by numerous national group shows in Philadelphia, Hartford, Wilmington, Harrisburg, and later New York. Solo shows followed, including one at the Michener Art Museum. She recieved the honor of the Rauschenberg Foundation’s “The Power of Art” grant.
Her current show at the Bazemore Gallery is a must see. Opening reception December 17th from 6-9 PM