Leu Art Gallery (Belmont University) / 1900 Belmont Blvd. July 9, 2023 - August 4, 2023

Linda Popp

Linda Popp's assemblage art exhibition is titled after an essay by Zora Neale Hurston………. we are each “a jumble of small things priceless and worthless.” Popp uses small things to convey stories about relationships with family, place, love, faith, nature, self, time, and other themes. She describes herself as a narrative-driven, found object assemblage artist. Her practice moves beyond personal storytelling, as the narratives are universal. Reflection on personal narratives in order to better understand self and others is a powerful experience that continues to draw Popp into her studio.

Linda Popp is originally from Chicago but has lived in the Baltimore area since 1974. She retired in 2016 after a forty-one-year career teaching visual art with Baltimore County Public Schools. She then taught in the Maryland Institute College of Art for one year. Popp supervised art education student teachers at Towson University, then retired again in 2021. She was on the Maryland Art Education Association (MAEA) Council and has an MAEA leadership award named in her honor. Popp has served on the National Art Education Association Council as the secondary division director and Eastern Region vice president and was named a distinguished fellow in 2018. She has been recognized on the state and national levels for her exemplary teaching and supervision.

Since retiring, Popp has been able to shift her focus to her studio work. She exhibits her work in numerous galleries in Maryland and on the East Coast. Popp maintains a website, www.lindapopp.com, and also presents her work on Twitter and Instagram @lpoppart. Her YouTube channel features several videos documenting aspects of her assemblage process that have been used in the classroom and by individuals.