Karen A. Hummel
“When encountering something that personally resonates, I translate with the media that most expresses the subject, moment, or mood.
Metaphors often engage me .
I continue to explore deeper and more universal themes utilizing the imagery which I then coax with the tools of the artist.
The journey continues as I interact with the aesthetic experience in moments that reveal the familiar.”
SUNY New Paltz BS Art Education
Graduate School - College of St. Rose, SUNY New Paltz
Also studied privately and in seminars and workshops
As an arts advocate and creative thinker, Karen has dedicated her career to the teaching of art and the art of teaching. Prior to her 33 year experience as an art educator and District Wide Art Department Chair, Karen, while finishing her college degree, was one of the Art Studio heads of a summer camp in Maine. There she developed new programs. During her long tenure as an art teacher and District Wide Art Department Chair, in public school in upstate New York, she wrote new courses, developed independent studies, and wrote mini grants to expand creative opportunities for students. Karen is now pursuing her art fulltime and all things creative. She teaches privately and has had her written articles published. Her work is in private collections in New York State and New England.
1990 Malden Bridge School of Art –group show-Norman Rice special select group-Winner’s circle
1994-2004 Art Educator’s Showcase-Columbia Greene Community College
1994 Teachers as Artists-Artists as Teachers-CGCC
2007-Stuyvesant RR Depot Art Exhibition-Stuyvesant Artists
2009 Riders Mills
2009 Take Me to the River-Stuyvesant Quadricentennial
2009 Colors of Summer
2010 Black and White
2010 On and Off the Wall
2010-August-“A Show of Friendship”- a 3 artist show- Gallery at B & G Wines-Hillsdale