Episcopal SeniorLife Communities is pleased to host a new art exhibit titled “Architectural Salvage”, prints, etchings, lithographs and serigraphs by Katherine Baco-Bielinis, at The 1570 Gallery at Valley Manor, 1570 East Avenue, from Tuesday, July 11, 2017 – Sunday, August 20, 2017. An Opening Reception is scheduled for Friday, July 14, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The gallery is open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and is wheelchair accessible. Admission is free and open to the public.
Baco-Bielinis, a native of California, earned her B.A. in Art with an emphasis in printmaking from California State University, Long Beach. After moving to New York, she went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Art Education from R.I.T. Baco-Bielinis retired after a rewarding career as an art educator and is now working as a professional artist.
Continuing her studies in printmaking, she has focused primarily on non-toxic methods. Baco-Bielinis returned to R.I.T. to study etching with Elizabeth King Durand. She has attended many printmaking workshops including waterless lithography with Jeff Stippel in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Baco-Bielinis, a resident of Honeoye Falls, is a member of the Print Club of Rochester and has served on the Board of Directors for the past 4 years.
Architectural Salvage is a new series of original hand pulled etchings, lithographs and serigraphs that have been completed over the past 12 months. It is Baco-Bielinis’ first solo exhibition. It was her aspiration to create a cohesive body of work and to enhance her imagery with the use of multiple plates while exploring the interplay of these three printmaking methods.
The exhibition is focused on the concept of overlooked and discarded architectural details. Raised in San Francisco, Baco-Bielinis was exposed to many forms of urban architecture. It was, however, the historic and traditional elements of buildings that captured her interest.
While urban renewal projects are important to the revitalization of cityscapes, it is often to the detriment of such classical features.
Concerned with their disappearance, Baco-Bielinis’ exhibition seeks to present the beauty of these often-discarded architectural elements and attempts to preserve them through her art.