Feminine myths, stories of experience, sexuality and the occasional dark secret of childhood—all are reflected in the work of Joan Soppe and Carrie Ann Schumacher with the exhibit Myths, Stories and Lives of Women, hosted by Gallery C. Beautifully crafted and intriguing one-of-a-kind and small editioned artist books, wall pieces and delicate dresses made of paper, acting as fabric. These works bring to life the complex existence for all who have had their life touched by a grandmother, a mom, a sister, a lover or a friend. The show will run through December 8, 2013.
Joan Soppe is an independent artist living in Cedar Rapids, IA where she is proprietor of Nom de Plume Studio. She holds a BFA degree in Art from Clarke University and an MFA degree in Printmaking and Book Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Soppe’s work is included in private and public collections across the United States and abroad.
Carrie Ann Schumacher is a multi-media artist living and working in Chicago. Her BFA in Digital Media was received from Elmhurst. She holds M.F.A. in Painting from Northern Illinois University She is currently on the faculty at Kishwaukee College, where she teaches Computer Art, Introduction to Visual Arts, and Digital Imaging.