Karen Gallup, a good friend and supporter of The Scrap Box, is having a retrospective of her work at the Riverside Art Center in Ypsilanti.

The exhibit will be up from
May 31 – June 30, 2012
with an artist’s reception on
June 9,
5 — 7 p.m.

I enjoy using perspective and scale to create environments that combine whimsy and implausibility. The collages concentrate on making the absurd seem real, and are constructed from randomly collected pictures from magazines and other sources.
…My sculpture also combines dissimilar found objects combined to form a cohesive whole. My previous work consisted of strange, humorous “people” constructed of wood, metal and plastic and joined with screws, rivets or solder.
from the artist’s website

Gallup’s award winning work, in both collage and sculpture, has been exhibited nationwide. The First Methodist Church in her home town of Midland, Michigan, has 136 memorial windows designed and executed by Karen and documented in the book “Windows to the Soul”.
Karen is a member of the Michigan Silversmiths Guild and the Ann Arbor Women Artists, having served as chairman of numerous committees in both groups. She now serves on the board of The Scrap Box, and volunteers at the Kiwanis Thrift Shop as well as Meals on Wheels. Karen lives with her husband, cat and dog in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
from Ann Arbor Women Artists

The Riverside Arts Center is a “multi-purpose cultural arts venue providing performance, exhibit, studio and reception space for artists and art cultural organizations to enrich the Ypsilanti community through the arts and cultural experiences.”
This art center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and runs entirely via time donated by dedicated volunteers.
from the Riverside Arts Center