The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


November 12, 2013

Fulton artist's works on display in downtown bakery, cafe

FULTON, Ill. — Fulton artist Barbara Bianchi has created a fine arts gallery in Krumpets Bakery and Cafe in its new location in downtown Fulton.

A long-time Clinton resident, Bianchi and her husband, Lee, moved to Fulton two years ago. Her art has graced the walls of Krumpet’s restaurant since it first opened in Clinton.

According to Krumpets’ owner, Renee Holmes, “It is a natural fit that Barbara’s art hangs on the walls in our Fulton restaurant. Patrons will have the feeling of actually being in an art museum. The added bonus is the fact that she is a Fulton resident.”

The artist creates collages using fragments of her childhood memories and portions of her mother’s handwritten letters, scribbles of text, movie stills and photographs from the old family album. The worn and faded materials convey a sense of texture and story the artist is attracted to. She merges these bits and pieces into creating something that for her is cathartic. The works are her celebration of life and offer the viewer a sense of passing time and memory.

Bianchi’s challenge has been to prepare an exhibit that would fill a much larger space than the Clinton Krumpets. The works on exhibit span a period from 1979 through 2013.The early works were created during her undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate studies at the University of Iowa, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, two Master of Arts degrees and a Master of Fine Arts degree.

Krumpets Bakery and Cafe (and now Fine Arts Gallery) is located at 1016 Fourth St. in downtown Fulton. Hours are 6 a.m to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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