My name is Beth Krumholz.
I studied painting and sculpture and art history in college – but really I have been making and looking at and collecting beautiful objects my whole life. I love ancient architecture, contemporary pictures, folk stories, patterned textiles, installation art, indie films, and the creative place-making movement.
I currently serve as the Education Curator at the Center for the Arts at Albright College, where I have designed art education programs based on Visual Thinking Strategies for the Greater Reading community since 2008.
I also teach courses and lead teacher trainings and workshops on Public Art, Museum Literacy, Creative Place-making and Classroom Art Curriculum for Albright College, University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and South Central PaARTners at Millersville University.
A native of Berks County, I returned to the area in 2005, after working as an arts education consultant in California for various museums and institutions, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Fowler Museum at UCLA, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Getty Museum, and the Museum of Television and Radio. I received a Robert Rauschenberg Award in 2003 to fund a one person exhibit at Ojala Art Gallery in Los Angeles.
I hold an M.F.A. in Painting, with an Art History minor, from the University of Iowa, and a B.F.A. in Art from the California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA. I am certified in Visual Thinking Strategies and currently working on certification in art college counseling from UC San Diego. My most recent exhibition was House Art at the Jewish Cultural Center in Wyomissing.
My poems can be found in ELK zine and on my blog under jacketpublishing, and in my new chapbook Lie Back. I continue to pursue my love of art and poetry, collaborating with my twelve-year-old son, Jacob, and students of all ages through my workshops, lectures, and creative coaching services.