Poetry and visual artists are invited to attend open rehearsals and create work that responds to what you see and hear. Gallim Dance is thrilled to partner with founding commissioner Montclair State University’s Peak Performances Series and Dancers’ Workshop on the creation and premiere of a new work, “Fold Here.”
“Inspired by Raymond Carver’s short story Cathedral,” says DW, “in which the narrator describes a cathedral to a blind man by drawing it while holding the man’s hand, “Fold Here” researches the perceptive possibilities and challenges of getting to know what exists outside and within us.”
There is a long calendar of workshops and collaborations associated with this extended residency…..visual collaborations are led by Babs Case, Mark Nowlin, Bronwyn Minton and Tom Woodhouse. Poetry projects have Matt Daly as chief inspirer. Artists have six months to create and finish works; these will be juried and exhibited in a show at the Center for the Arts early next year, when Gallim returns to Jackson to perform their finished dance concert. Selected artists will receive honorariums.
The only stipulation is that you use cardboard in some way. Fold that! To get the full scoop, contact DW at (307) 733-6398. www.dwjh.org
A special watercolor workshop with artist Judy Gonet Jones takes place at the Art Association June 14-16th, 2013. Times vary daily: Friday, 6-9 pm. ; Saturday, 9am-4pm, and Sunday, 9am-4pm. Tuition: $175.
Jones, says the Art Association, “finds inspiration for her watercolors in the vast landscapes and mountains of Wyoming. She has shown at Art Fair Jackson Hole, Green River’s Art on the Green, and taught workshops throughout the state.”
“Beginning and intermediate painters are encouraged to take this class, as Jones will teach basic painting skills that build into a solid foundation for the watercolorist: water to paint ratios, characteristics of watercolor paint, color temperatures and values, masking techniques, glazing, washes and wet into wet technique,” says the A.A. “She will also teach the basics of layering washes via a series of exercises in shape painting, color schemes and composition.” www.artassociation.org
“Artists in the Environment” welcomes plein air painter Dwayne Harty, who will give a three-hour painting demonstration on Saturday, June 15th, at the Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitors Center in Moose, WY. Harty paints 2:00-5:00 pm. If you get really lucky, Harty will recite a Robert Service poem, from memory! I don’t know if he can recite poetry and paint at the same time, but he’s certainly a master at both.
All “Artists in the Environment” events are free and open to the public! Come watch true plein air artists capturing the beauty of Grand Teton National Park. My guess is that if the weather is fine, Harty will be out on the Visitor’s Center front deck; if rain is the order of the day, look for Harty inside the great space, near one of those floor-to-ceiling, panoramic-view windows. “Artists” is produced by the Grand Teton Association. www.grandtetonpark.org