Waupaca painter’s show opens Oct. 9
A 30-year retrospective of Waupaca artist Kevin Knopp will be on exhibit at Alexander House in Port Edwards.
The exhibit, which also features wood-fired pottery by Tim Crane of Minnesota, opens with a reception at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, and runs through Nov. 17.
Using imagery from his daily commutes as a piano tuner in central Wisconsin, Knopp says his paintings off “glimpses of our ubiquitous landscape that often go unnoticed.”
Knopp has painted the historic Civil War battlefields of Manassas and Antietam. Some of his more recent works explore the landscapes he saw when visiting the Polish countryside where his grandmother emigrated from in 1881.
The work in this exhibit presents examples of concepts of Knopp’s work from the past 30 years. During this time, he has exhibited in venues in the Midwest, taught art to elementary students, and taught painting as an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Knopp continues to perform as a drummer and percussionist with various musical ensembles. He and his wife Mary Kay maintain a piano-tuning business.
Alexander House is located at 1131 Wisconsin River Drive, in Port Edwards.