Sunday, September 25, 2011

A Panel Discussion Oct 15th 2011 2-4 p.m. at The Derryfield School Manchester NH













International Art Residencies and Symposia

A Panel Discussion


Saturday October 15th, 2011, 2-4pm

The Derryfield School’s Lyceum

2108 River Road

Manchester NH 03304 USA


Individual artists with international experiences will share images of their work and discuss the experience of living in a unique environment and creating work in situ in a foreign country. Directors of International programs will introduce their programs and philosophic goals.


Open to the public.


For more information contact: andymoerlein@gmail.com


Topics for discussion:


How does global exchange impact art?

How does the experience change the artist and/or art studio practice?

What is the goal of a curator in the residency experience?

Does peer dialogue contribute to the creative process?

How can the roles - of the curator, creative community, arts and education outreach - be enhanced?

What is the goal of a residency? (Personal growth/creative leap? Arts community building across cultures? Product value for the host community -- tourism/sales/building an education and a collector base?)


Target audience for the panel discussion: artists, art students, art educators and administrators, people who promote, organize and fund international exchange, people who love art and are interested in the creative path.


EVENT SPONSORS:


The Derryfield School & Swissnex Consulate of Switzerland


In conjunction with this Panel Discussion will be an exhibit: HIGH ALTITUDE SCULPTURE - A RESIDENCY in the Lyceum Gallery. Artists will present photographs, drawings, prints, paintings, writings and maquettes from the 1st Annual Verbier 3D Foundation Residency in the Swiss Alps.



High Altitude Sculpture

Donna Dodson's wood "White Stork", a photo of Baby Bringer in Verbier Switzerland and a grouping of watercolors and drawing studies from the 2011 Verbier 3D Foundation Sculpture Residency.


High Altitude Sculpture

Andy Moerlein's wire and foam model for "Upended" as well as prints and drawing studied for sculptures created for the 2011 Verbier 3D Foundation Residency. Photgraphs of Uprooted and Upended - a Ghost Print hang on the wall.


Moderator:


Mary Sherman is the Director of TransCultural Exchange, an organization dedicated to promoting international art and the understanding of world cultures. Besides her work as an advocate of international creative dialogue, Mary Sherman is an artist and critic. She has participated in residencies in Romania, China, Korea, Chicago and was recently a guest artist at PROGR in Bern, Switzerland. Ms Sherman was an Artist in Residence of Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge MA.





Panelists:

Laura Baring-Gould, sculptor/installation artist. With extensive travel and work experience in various international settings (Mexico, Ireland, Southeast Asia), Baring-Gould received a 2008 Fulbright grant for artistic investigations in bronze and bamboo in Thailand. From 2006 - 2010 Baring-Gould lived and worked in Thailand creating public art commissions. Her presentation will focus on observations of how art and art-making are differently practiced and culturally valued, and the opportunities present in meaningful global interaction.




Sculptor Rosalyn Driscoll just completed a summer artist's residency at Space, a program supported by Dartington Hall Trust, in Devon, UK. Her sculptures explore the sense of touch and the experience of the body. Driscoll’s engagement with touch and perception has led to her participating worldwide at conferences for neuroscientists, cognitive scientists, engineers, philosophers, designers, art historians, artists, and people working with disabilities. Her work has been exhibited in the US, Europe and Japan. Ms. Driscoll has received awards from the New England Foundation for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico.


Robert Markey is a painter, sculptor and multimedia artist. He has been traveling to Brazil and Cambodia for a number of years to work with disadvantaged kids creating mosaic murals. He is committed to purposeful community arts investment.















Batu Siharulidze, Associate Professor at BU and Director of the Graduate Sculpture program. He has a long resume of international residencies in China, India, Turkey, Great Britain, USA, the Netherlands and Georgia.

















Kiki Thompson has exhibited in New Zealand, Switzerland, New York, California and London. Ms. Thompson is Co-founder of the Verbier 3-D Sculpture Park Residency and was a participating artist in its first edition in 2011. She lives and works in Verbier, Switzerland.









John Weidman is the Director of the Andres Institute of Art (the site of an annual International Stone Symposia) as well as Director of the Nashua NH Sculpture Symposium. Besides his responsibilities as a Symposia Director, John is an internationally known sculptor who has participated in two or more international residencies/symposia annually for over a decade.






Event Hosts:


Donna Dodson graduated cum laude from Wellesley College in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts. Since 2000, Dodson has been honored with solo shows nationwide for her wood sculptures. Dodson enjoys public speaking, and has been a guest speaker in conferences, panels and forums at museums and universities in North America . She is a member of the Wellesley College Friends of Art and She won a George Sugarman Foundation Grant in 2007. In 2011 she participated in the Verbier 3D Foundation's Artist Residency and Sculpture Park in the Swiss Alps where she created monumental outdoor sculpture.










Andy Moerlein has an extensive resume of public art works. His work has been shown in museums, sculpture gardens, and galleries from Alaska to New York. In 2011 he participated in the Verbier 3D foundation's Artist Residency and Sculpture Park in the Swiss Alps.


Mr. Moerlein has been an arts advocate, educator, and professional juror for over 30 years. He has been a teacher and gallery director at the Derryfield School in Manchester NH for 15 years. Moerlein holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MFA from Cornell University. He lives in Bow, NH.


High Altitude Sculpture: A Residency 3D Foundation - Verbier, Switzerland




HIGH ALTITUDE SCULPTURE - A RESIDENCY


3D Foundation, Verbier Switzerland

September 6th - October 15th.

Artists Reception Friday September 23rd 5:30- 6:30.



Manchester - Derryfield art teacher and sculptor Andy Moerlein from Bow, NH, and Donna Dodson, a sculptor and frequent collaborator from Boston, MA have recently completed a Sculpture Park Residency in Verbier, Switzerland.


HIGH ALTITUDE SCULPTURE - A RESIDENCY is an exhibit of water colors, drawings, photos of their work as well as images of the work produced by the 7 artists in residence in Switzerland. For five weeks, (May 21 - June 25, 2011) a roster of emerging and critically acclaimed Swiss, British and American artists were invited to create a museum without walls in the high Alps overlooking Verbier Switzerland. Verbier is a world class destination for skiing, snow boarding, and alpine hiking and is the home of the Verbier Classical Music Festival. The artists participating in the residency include Gregory Coates, Musa Hixson, Timothy Holmes, Zak Ove and Kiki Thompson. Will Ryman, Andre Raboud, Edouard Faro, Etienne Krahenbuhl, Nathalie Delhaye and Josette Taramarcaz also loaned monumental sculptures to the first high altitude sculpture park exhibition.


The creative challenge Dodson, Moerlein, and the other artists addressed was suggested by Paul Goodwin, Curator to Tate Britain, “New Monumentalism: art, nature and community.” Using views of the mountains where the sculpture park is located as a creative departure point, the residency was designed to be an incubator for ideas and creativity amongst the artists. The purpose of the residency is to create an international contemporary art dialogue between the artists and the local community. Over a five week working residency the artists shared their work in public talks, taught their methods and creative approaches to local children, and built a substantial permanent sculpture.


In conjunction with this exhibit there will be a panel discussion on Saturday October 15th, 2011, 2-4pm in The Derryfield School’s Lyceum:


International Art Residencies and Symposia - A Panel Discussion

at The Derryfield School 2108 River Road Manchester NH 03304 USA


Individual artists with international experiences will share images of their work and discuss the experience of living in a unique environment and creating work in situ in a foreign country. Directors of International programs will introduce their programs and philosophic goals. An internationally recognized artist/curator will facilitate a conversation on art making in a cross-cultural/site specific context.


For more information contact: andymoerlein@gmail.com


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The Derryfield School is a coeducational, independent, college-preparatory day school currently serving 380 bright, motivated students in grades 6-12. Our purpose is two-fold: to guide a student's academic growth through the acquisition of sound study habits and the development of analytical, independent thinking skills; and to foster each child's social, emotional, and ethical growth. For more information about the School, please visit the website at www.derryfield.org.


High Altitude Sculpture

Photos of the Verbier 3D Foundation Residency participants with their work, Founders Madeleine Paternot and Kiki Thompson, Curator Paul Goodwin as well as related statements and brief bios of all.



High Altitude Sculpture

Donna Dodson's wood "White Stork", a photo of Baby Bringer in Verbier Switzerland and a grouping of watercolors and drawing studies from the 2011 Verbier 3D Foundation Sculpture Residency.



High Altitude Sculpture

Donna Dodsonin a grouping of watercolors and drawing studies from the 2011 Verbier 3D Foundation Sculpture Residency.



High Altitude Sculpture

Andy Moerlein's wire and foam model for "Upended" as well as prints and drawing studied for sculptures created for the 2011 Verbier 3D Foundation Residency. Photgraphs of Uprooted and Upended - a Ghost Print hang on the wall.




High Altitude Sculpture

Andy Moerlein's drawings and photos of work created for 2011 Verbier 3D Foudation Residency and Sculpture Park.





Event Host: Andy Moerlein

Andy Moerlein has an extensive resume of public art works. His work has been shown in museums, sculpture gardens, and galleries from Alaska to New York. In 2011 he participated in the Verbier 3D foundation's Artist Residency and Sculpture Park in the Swiss Alps.


Mr. Moerlein has been an arts advocate, educator, and professional juror for over 30 years. He has been a teacher and gallery director at the Derryfield School in Manchester NH for 15 years. Moerlein holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MFA from Cornell University. He lives in Bow, NH.


International Art Residencies and Symposia

A Panel Discussion

Saturday October 15th, 2011, 2-4pm in The Derryfield School’s Lyceum

2108 River Road Manchester NH 03304 USA


Individual artists with international experiences will share images of their work and discuss the experience of living in a unique environment and creating work in situ in a foreign country. Directors of International programs will introduce their programs and philosophic goals.


Open to the public.


For more information contact: andymoerlein@gmail.com


Event Host: Donna Dodson

Donna Dodson graduated cum laude from Wellesley College in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts. Since 2000, Dodson has been honored with solo shows nationwide for her wood sculptures. Dodson enjoys public speaking, and has been a guest speaker in conferences, panels and forums at museums and universities in North America . She is a member of the Wellesley College Friends of Art and She won a George Sugarman Foundation Grant in 2007. In 2011 she participated in the Verbier 3D foundation's Artist Residency and Sculpture Park in the Swiss Alps where she created monumental outdoor sculpture.


ARTIST STATEMENT

My artwork celebrates the mystical relationship between human beings and the animal kingdom. My vision is to create standing animal-headed figures of the female form that are sculpted in wood. The challenge is to fuse feminine sensuality, sexuality and soul with a well-proportioned figurative vocabulary. The natural grain of the wood interacts with the form and shape of my sculptures in a fluid way. I often stylize each piece to enhance the girl, woman, queen or goddess within. The mouths, or in some cases beaks, are closed symbolizing the mysteries they embody. These figures are sculpted in sizes ranging from one to four feet tall. I use color in both subtle and bold ways to activate each piece.They are created as archetypes, and each one invites a personal experience from the viewer. The creative process that brings me to the completion of each work of art presents tremendous challenges, making my art a lifelong study with lessons for my eyes, hands, mind and spirit.

International Art Residencies and Symposia

A Panel Discussion

Saturday October 15th, 2011, 2-4pm in The Derryfield School’s Lyceum

2108 River Road Manchester NH 03304 USA


Individual artists with international experiences will share images of their work and discuss the experience of living in a unique environment and creating work in situ in a foreign country. Directors of International programs will introduce their programs and philosophic goals.


Open to the public.


For more information contact: andymoerlein@gmail.com

Panelist: Batu


Batu Siharulidze was born in the Republic of Georgia in 1960, He earned a graduate degree in sculpture from the Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Art and an advanced post-graduate degree from the All-Union Academy in Moscow.

The years immediately following the collapse of the Soviet Union, 1990-1995, were the most difficult years for Georgia. The fight for independence and the civil war left Georgia at the edge of devastation. Professional people, such as artists, suffered the most; there was nothing for them. Batu and his wife, a painter, together with their three year old son, had the opportunity to leave Georgia for the United States. Since coming to the U.S. in 1994, Batu has become a US citizen,and continued his career as an artist and teacher. He has taught sculpture and drawing at several U.S. universities.

Over the last decade Batu has won numerous sculpture competitions throughout the world, participated in sculpture exhibits and symposiums in the USA, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Great Britain, Austria, Netherlands, China, Greece, Turkey, India, Russia, and Georgia. His works are held in museums, private collections, and in permanent outdoor displays in the United States, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Turkey, China, India, and Georgia.

Batu lives with his wife and two children in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Currently he is chairman of the sculpture department and head of the graduate sculpture program at Boston University.



International Art Residencies and Symposia

A Panel Discussion

Saturday October 15th, 2011, 2-4pm in The Derryfield School’s Lyceum

2108 River Road Manchester NH 03304 USA


Individual artists with international experiences will share images of their work and discuss the experience of living in a unique environment and creating work in situ in a foreign country. Directors of International programs will introduce their programs and philosophic goals.


Open to the public.


For more information contact: andymoerlein@gmail.com

Panelist - Robert Markey

Robert Markey is a painter, sculptor and multimedia artist. He has been traveling to Brazil and Cambodia for a number of years to work with disadvantaged kids creating mosaic murals. He is committed to purposeful community arts investment.















International Art Residencies and Symposia

A Panel Discussion

Saturday October 15th, 2011, 2-4pm in The Derryfield School’s Lyceum

2108 River Road Manchester NH 03304 USA


Individual artists with international experiences will share images of their work and discuss the experience of living in a unique environment and creating work in situ in a foreign country. Directors of International programs will introduce their programs and philosophic goals.


Open to the public.


For more information contact: andymoerlein@gmail.com

Panelist - Rosalyn Driscoll

Sculptor Rosalyn Driscoll just completed a summer artist's residency at Space, a program supported by Dartington Hall Trust, in Devon, UK. Her sculptures explore the sense of touch and the experience of the body. Driscoll’s engagement with touch and perception has led to her participating worldwide at conferences for neuroscientists, cognitive scientists, engineers, philosophers, designers, art historians, artists, and people working with disabilities. Her work has been exhibited in the US, Europe and Japan. Ms. Driscoll has received awards from the New England Foundation for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico.


International Art Residencies and Symposia

A Panel Discussion

Saturday October 15th, 2011, 2-4pm in The Derryfield School’s Lyceum

2108 River Road Manchester NH 03304 USA


Individual artists with international experiences will share images of their work and discuss the experience of living in a unique environment and creating work in situ in a foreign country. Directors of International programs will introduce their programs and philosophic goals.


Open to the public.


For more information contact: andymoerlein@gmail.com

Panelist John Weidman

JOHN WEIDMAN / BIOGRAPHY

Born on January 25, 1943

in Whitewater, Wisconsin.


Educated at Miami University, Oxford,

Ohio, and Antioch College, Yellow

Springs, Ohio. Additionally, in his pursuit

of understanding the human form, he

studied Anatomy and Dissection at

Harvard Medical School, Boston,

Massachusetts.


John Weidman has continued to make artwork throughout his life.


He is co-founder and Director of the Andres Institute of Art, a non-profit arts organization in Brookline, New Hampshire. www.andresinstitute.org


In the process of making sculpture, John's priority is to create form with a balance of technology and creativity. Working with different materials - mostly stone and metal - John Weidman strives to interpret his world and its relationship to others, inviting the viewer to share and

experience their feelings with new perspectives.



International Art Residencies and Symposia

A Panel Discussion

Saturday October 15th, 2011, 2-4pm in The Derryfield School’s Lyceum

2108 River Road Manchester NH 03304 USA


Individual artists with international experiences will share images of their work and discuss the experience of living in a unique environment and creating work in situ in a foreign country. Directors of International programs will introduce their programs and philosophic goals.


Open to the public.


For more information contact: andymoerlein@gmail.com



Panelist Laura Baring-Gould


Laura Baring-Gould, sculptor/installation artist. With extensive travel and work experience in various international settings (Mexico, Ireland, Southeast Asia), Baring-Gould received a 2008 Fulbright grant for artistic investigations in bronze and bamboo in Thailand. Baring-Gould has additionally worked and lived in Thailand creating public art commissions from 2006 - 2010, working within Asia's most advanced casting facility, Asia Fine Arts. Her presentation will focus on observations of how art and art-making are differently practiced and culturally valued, and the opportunities present in meaningful global interaction.
Photo:

Laura Baring-Gould with Wetnai Sonpauk at Asia Fine Arts Foundry, Ayuthaya Thailand at work on a City of Boston public art commission.


International Art Residencies and Symposia

A Panel Discussion

Saturday October 15th, 2011, 2-4pm in The Derryfield School’s Lyceum

2108 River Road Manchester NH 03304 USA


Individual artists with international experiences will share images of their work and discuss the experience of living in a unique environment and creating work in situ in a foreign country. Directors of International programs will introduce their programs and philosophic goals.


Open to the public.


For more information contact: andymoerlein@gmail.com