Artist-in-Residence: Anne Alexander, Sculptor
Anne Alexander Artist Statement:
"As an artist, I am concerned with inspiring emotional or kinesthetic responses in the viewer. I also wish to enhance one’s awareness of his/her body, size, and surrounding space as it relates to the natural world. My work is successful to me, when it causes these reactions in many ages and types of people. Small parts of nature are the source of ideas and inspiration. Natural forms are abstracted and enlarged to create works which suggest themes of regeneration, growth, life cycles, and stages of maturation."
Don't miss her free demonstration, workshops, talk and reception!
Advance registration required for all workshops
Wednesday, September 7, 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Observe visiting sculptor in residence, Anne Alexander from Maine, at work carving on her wood log sculpture. She will also have some of her smaller ceramic and stone work to view. The sculptor will explain her techniques and processes and the sources for her ideas. She welcomes comments, suggestions, and discussion about her work.
Thursday, September 8, 2016, 12:00 – 4:00PM
Come carve a small, lustrous, soft alabaster stone sculpture. You will learn to work with the form with saws, files and chisels and then finish the piece by sanding and polishing the surface. You may choose to make an abstraction from nature (shells, seeds, plant pods, etc.) or come up with your own idea.
Cost: $56 EEA members / $80 non-members
Materials fee $20, includes stone, tools and finishing materials
YOUTH WORKSHOP, AGES 10-17
Saturday, September 10, 2016, 9:30AM – 12:30PM
Learn to carve an alabaster pendant to wear. Each participant will make an alabaster pendant, by filing, sanding and polishing a stone. Students will learn to plan a design and use many tools to make a piece of wearable art.
Cost: $42 EEA members / $60 non-members
Materials fee $10, includes stone, tools and finishing materials
ARTIST TALK, RECEPTION & EXHIBIT
Friday, September 9, 2016, 5:00 – 7:00PM
Free and open to the public