Artwork of Joe Schum
Joe Schum - BIO Mr. Schum has been interested in art since an early age. However, his formal training is in chemistry, holding a BS from Centre College and an MS from the University of Kentucky. Employed by IBM and Lexmark International for 30 years he gained practical experience in printer ink and toner formulation and manufacturing. This industry uses pigment and coating technologies, both of which figure prominently in visual arts. Upon retirement in 2008, he renewed his interest in art, focusing on oil painting and leveraging his chemical experience to explore properties and special effects. Currently, he is in his tenth year teaching oil and acrylic painting for the Osher Life Long Learning Institute (OLLI). He teaches two classes: one for beginners in which students finish a painting in each two hour session, and an advanced class which focuses on specific topics. He currently lives in Richmond, KY, and maintains a studio in Lexington where he teaches private lessons.
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The Gallery at First Presbyterian Church
The gallery exhibits up to 50 pieces of art, and is equipped with gallery lighting. Exhibits vary in theme - both sacred and secular - and medium. We believe that all human creativity is an extension of being created in the image of a loving Creator.
171 Market St.