About the Book
This lovely art book accompanied Ada's exhibition at the Leedy-Volkos Gallery in Kansas City, MO. In it, Ada has homed in on something universally recognized and also universally desired, a "balanced life" brought about by the structure of a piazza. Enjoy the images of these inviting paintings and understand how our built environments reflect our human values, our desire for harmony and our quest for well being. Essays included by notable Kansas Citians in the art and architecture communities.
Raised in Delaware, Ada Koch won scholarships to the Delaware Art Museum before studying in Wash DC and Chicago. Studies with David De Rousseau of the KC Art Institute and studies in Paris and Rome preceded her exhibitions in US and Italian galleries. She has been invited regularly to the Biennale show in Florence, Italy and was just invited to the premiere of the Effetto in Merido, Mexico as part of the United Nations Dialogue Among Civilizations. She teaches at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. A board member of the KC Artists Coalition, she was founder of Open Studios. Her art is in corporate and private collections throughout the world.