Posts Tagged ‘artist residency’

With This Printing Press, I Thee Wed

March 30, 2016

To say Dr. Elspeth Pope was a lover of letterpress would be an understatement. She was a book artist, a maker of printed cards, and a printer of broadsides, and used letterpress freely in all of these media. She named all of her dogs and cats after typefaces. When her future husband proposed to her, […]

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365 Days of Art: December 23 – Vincent Cuts Off Ear

December 23, 2014

December 23, 1888 After an argument with his housemate and fellow artist Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh cuts off at least part of his own ear. Many details are missing or unclear, since Vincent himself has no memory of the incident. We know that Gauguin and Vincent are housemates, and that Vincent has been dreaming […]

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365 Days of Art: October 9 – Nicholas Roerich is Born

October 11, 2014

October 9, 1874 Nicholas Roerich, Russian painter and philosopher, is born. His gentle inspiration in banners around town in Johnson, VT, with calls to make the world a better place through creating positive artwork and contributions, were an inspiration to me at Vermont Studio Center.

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Governor’s Island, New Art Destination

September 15, 2011

Mia and I spent a day at Governor’s Island over the holiday weekend, and it was a treat. The island has gone from military installation to art destination in a few short years, and it’s a great place to relax, get away, and indulge in some art. Let’s get this out of the way first–it’s […]

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The Florence Griswold Museum

June 7, 2011

What a delightful afternoon at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, CT. I’ve been out of the CT loop for a while, but I was pleased to learn that the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company donated their excellent collection of 190 artworks to the Florence Griswold Museum in 2001. (I remember visiting […]

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Maura McGurk’s First Solo Show: Pride and Prejudice, An Exhibition on Gay Bullying

February 17, 2011

Maura McGurk’s first solo exhibition will feature paintings created in response to gay bullying. McGurk began this body of work in fall of 2010, on the heels of several suicides by teenaged boys who had been bullied by classmates. These suicides were well-publicized due to their sheer number and proximity in time: five suicides in […]

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Meditation Update

January 12, 2011

Many of you followed my adventures in meditation while I was at the Vermont Studio Center–my first concerted attempt to unplug my brain. I have to confess that even though I loved the Meditation Studio there, saw the benefits of meditating, agreed in principle with how it could be helpful (especially for artists), and borrowed […]

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In With the New

January 8, 2011

For anyone wondering what’s been going on in the studio since I returned from the Vermont Studio Center, I do have an update. I’ve been busy moving into a new studio, which will give me more space for larger work. As we all know, the artistic diaspora in New York City is continuing to spread […]

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Vermont Studio Center: Return

December 2, 2010

My month at the Vermont Studio Center was fantastic in every way: the scenery, the friends I made, the visit across the border to Montreal, the time to focus completely on my painting. Having the chance to appreciate weather, instead of cursing it as I run back upstairs (four flights!) to get my umbrella. Being […]

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Vermont Studio Center: A Last Look Around

December 1, 2010

Another walk on a nice day!

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Vermont Studio Center: Starry Nights and Cloudy Skies

November 30, 2010

I’ve never seen such consistently fascinating weather as I’ve seen in Johnson. It’s absolutely beautiful.

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Vermont Studio Center: The Fleeting Image

November 22, 2010

In Which We Laugh at a Technical Difficulty While Discovering a Metaphor for Artmaking. Last week, I attended a lecture at the Vermont Studio Center by the painter Yvonne Jacquette. (Check out this article for more info on her paintings of aerial cityscapes). Near the end of her talk, the Powerpoint and digital projector were […]

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Vermont Studio Center: Evolution of a Painting

November 21, 2010

A peek inside the artist’s studio… I tend to develop a painting intuitively and reactively…I don’t work out a plan ahead of time, or plot a composition on paper first. I begin by diving in and sketching out shapes with paint. When I step back and look at the painting, I’ll react to what I’ve […]

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Vermont Studio Center: Montreal

November 20, 2010

I like Montreal. It’s a walkable city, with interesting neighborhoods (next time, I want to spend more time in the Latin Quarter) and a charming feel. We had time for just two museums and a gallery or two, but it was great to see “new” artists who don’t appear frequently in American or European collections. […]

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Vermont Studio Center: England Brothers

November 16, 2010

This is a true story about the small world we live in, about memory, family, roots, and the power of art. It started around the breakfast table at the Vermont Studio Center. My friend Peggy Sapphire and I discovered our mutual connnection to the city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. I was born there, she had visited […]

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