"What is a Lemon?" Martha Rich Art Installation

April 27 – August 26, 2019 2019-04-27 09:00:00 2019-08-26 09:00:00 15 "What is a Lemon?" Martha Rich Art Installation Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons true MM/DD/YYYY
Venue: Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons

Daily we are bombarded with chitter-chatter, ads, words, sounds and noise. This installation is a physical manifestation of that bombardment.They are the things we overhear, read, see and say, placed as randomly as we experience them. Stories come together in fate.

Martha Rich lived the typical, suburban life - until she followed her husband to Los Angeles where, just short of a picket fence and 2.5 children her average American life unraveled. To cope with divorce, fate lead her to a class taught by painters and brothers Rob and Christian Clayton. They persuaded her to quit the pantyhose, corporate world, leave her human resources job at Universal Studios behind and become an artist full-time. She graduated with honors from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.

Her commercial clients include Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Penguin UK, McSweeney’s, Portland Mercury, Y&R, Village Voice, Bon Appetit, San Francisco Chronicle, Henry Holt Publisher, and Country Music TV to name just a few. Her work has been featured in the Beck video “Girl” and a book Sketchbook Expressionism, featuring artwork from her sketchbooks was published by Murphy Design. Rich’s artwork has been shown in galleries throughout the U.S. and internationally.

She is currently living in her hometown of Philadelphia and recently received her MFA in Painting from the University of Pennsylvania. Rich teaches classes at Fashion Institute of Technology, Tyler School of Art and University of the Arts.

Venue Information
Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons
ArtsQuest Center
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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