From January 12th through February 17th, Kate Schmeidler, who lives and works in Larchmont, will present “Masks and More” in the Kanner-Kurzon Museum.
She graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in art history from New York University. She attended classes at the Art Students League, Sarah Lawrence College, the Mid-Westchester YM-YWHA, and the Westchester Art Workshop (now WCC Center for the Arts).
For many years she sculpted in stone, wood, and wax, making many large pieces that are too large and heavy to transport for this exhibit. Kate has exhibited some of her sculptures in such venues as the New Rochelle Art Association, the Larchmont Public Library, Mamaroneck Artists Guild, and Noah’s Ark in Stonington, Connecticut.
For the past twelve years she has worked almost exclusively in fiber and modeling paste, especially in making masks. As a side interest she has been making paper and mixed media collages and has been exhibiting these pieces at various nearby sites.
She has stated, “I have always been interested in heads and faces and like to combine the realistic with the fantastical.” She is dedicating this show to the memory of Leslie Dor, her longtime teacher, mentor, and friend, “who taught me many things, the most important of which is how to see.”
There will be an artist’s reception on Sunday, January 13th, 2:00 pm-4:30 pm. Although none of the pieces will be for sale, all are invited to come to meet the artist and to discuss the work with her. The museum is on the lower level of the synagogue and will be accessible daily. If the room is locked, please get the key from the office or from the greeter at the front door.