Exhibit at MFA Circle Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland December 2-26, 2016
A Jan Kirsh Studio sculpture titled “Fig” has been selected for the Maryland Federation of Art’s 15th Annual Small Wonders Show. The exhibit will be held from December 2-26, 2016 at the MFA Circle Gallery (18 State Circle, Annapolis MD 21401) with a reception on December 8, from 6-8 p.m.
Among 613 entries, Kirsh’s “Fig” was selected, along with 92 artists, by juror Amanda Burnham, Associate Professor at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland, for the Small Wonders exhibition. Sculpted in oil-based clay, “Fig” was then cast in bonded marble, and hand painted with acrylic paint. The “Fig” can be purchased by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 410-268-4566. Custom colors can be ordered by contacting Jan Kirsh Studio at email@example.com or 410.745.5252.
Kirsh’s fruit and vegetable sculptures are quickly becoming iconic landmarks celebrating the arts in Maryland. A six foot version of Jan Kirsh’s “Pear” was installed in early September at the George Howard Building in Ellicott City, along with another large sculpture, “Patricia’s Carrots” (installed in August) on display at Howard County Center for the Arts. Both were chosen for ARTsites 2016, a year-long, outdoor, public art exhibit presented by the Howard County Arts Council to increase community access to the arts in Howard County. Her sculptures are also on exhibit at the Bartlett Pear Inn, South Street Art Gallery and Academy Art Museum (Easton, Maryland) and on the Eastern Shore of Virginia at Red Queen Gallery (Onancock, Virginia), and Ellen Moore Gallery (Cape Charles, Virginia). Ongoing and upcoming shows include a pop-up exhibit at Lighthouse Art Center in Jupiter, Florida through December 15,, 2016, and an exhibition at Gay Street Gallery in Little Washington, Virginia from June 10 through August 15, 2017
Kirsh’s recently concluded solo exhibit, “Ripe: Fruit and Vegetable Perspectives” featured a handpicked selection of Kirsh’s sculpture at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts this fall, celebrating the depth and breadth of her work and showcasing her use of 3D technology in the creation of her scalable work. She also unveiled several new projects during the show, including the debut of “Pomegranate” and her “Caper Plate” series. A full portfolio of her work is available at jankirsh.com
ABOUT JAN KIRSH STUDIO (www.jankirsh.com)
Kirsh lives and works in concert with nature. Her extensive background and current practice as a noted landscape and garden designer has proven to be the perfect springboard when visualizing her sculpture – posing and placing each piece in her mind as she views the space. Trained in ceramics, sculpture, design and photography, she turned first to landscape design, fulfilling a desire to work within the parameters of her environs. For three decades, as a full-service residential and commercial landscape design and build firm, Jan has worked with discriminating clients to establish outdoor spaces that provide a respite from the sometimes hectic pace of life. Her projects combine skillful and artistic plant selections with astute use of hardscape and, often, her arresting garden art and sculptures to realize uniquely captivating outdoor spaces that are as appealing as they are functional.