Final Studium Generale Will Feature an Artist Lecture by Kim Kopp

The final Studium Generale of Fall Quarter will feature an Artist Lecture by Kim Kopp, “Between Shadow and Light.” Join us on Thursday, December 6 at 12:30pm in PC’s Little Theater on the main campus in Port Angeles. A reception will follow in the gallery, where light refreshments will be available with many thanks to the donors who have contributed to the Peninsula College Foundation. 

Kopp’s solo exhibition opened on November 6th in Peninsula College’s PUB Gallery of Art. Kopp is an artist whose drawing, painting, and digital photography evolve from wandering in the woods and the title of her exhibit and her lecture “Between Shadow and Light” convey what the artist calls a “response to light, shadow, wind, time, and memory.”  

“I am a gatherer of things and walking in the woods is essential to my work, a way to begin,” Kopp said.  “My paintings evolve from the thousands of photos taken while wandering. Back in the studio I sort through these images waiting for a somatic response to color, shape, form, or memory.”

In 1993, after completing her MFA at the University of Chicago in 1992 (Full Merit Scholarship) plus a BFA from the school of the Art Institute of Chicago (1987), Kopp migrated to the Olympic Peninsula landing at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Townsend, WA. There she learned to work with wood and reshaped her vision of an art making career. Since that time she has been an EDGE Professional Development participant (2005) and a GAP Grant Recipient (2002), both awarded by Artist Trust, Seattle. Kopp was an Artist in Residence at Jentel in Wyoming (2013) and Centrum Arts in Washington (2002), Represented by SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA, she exhibits widely in the Pacific Northwest and Nation-wide from Hawaii to the Midwest, and has works in several notable collections. Kopp lives and works in Port Townsend WA.

“My intention is to emphasize or eliminate, honing in on an essence found within a captured moment,” Kopp said. “The abstracted results are a response to light, shadow, wind, time, and memory.”

Both the solo exhibition and the Studium presentation are free and open to the public. For more information contact Michael Paul Miller at