ARTalks 2018

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Migration, Movement + Memory

Who first lived in our region?  Who has moved here – willingly or under physical or economic duress?  Who makes up part of our community today?  How does movement of people shape our region?  Our landscape? And how does memory affect how we see and consider our region today?

ARTalks discussion and reception – free and open to the public

Sunday April 8   2- 4 pm    Movement

Artists for April 8 are Melissa Forbes, of Philmont NY, who began her study of art, dance and movement in her youth.  She is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Grant.  Also presenting is Cheryl Horning, a sculptor, who has exhibited extensively around the greater Capital region, and who has encountered the experience of migration through her work as an ESL teacher.

Saturday April 14  Learning to Look 2-4 pm    Join us for the international celebration of Slow Art Day-a day to observe and learn about art.  Observe an art exhibit at ASCC from 2-3 pm, and then gather for discussion & art-making inspired by what you have seen from   3-4 pm.  All supplies included.  Free ages 13-21 / suggested donation for adults  $10.

Reception for regional show opening reception Migration, Movement and Memory  5- 7 pm –  free

Exhibiting artists: Arlene Boehm, Melissa Forbes, Jamie Hankin, Cheryl Horning, Dong Kyu Kim, Christopher Manning, Barbara Masterson, Daniel Taulapapa McMullin, Dave Schwittek, Kara Smith, Steve Wildermuth

Sunday April 22   2-4 pm  Migration

On April 22, Dan Taulapapa McMullin, of Hudson NY is presenting.  McMullin is American Samoan, and  has exhibited his work in a solo show at the American Museum of Natural History and in a group show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is also an award-winning poet.  Barbara Masterson of Milton NY shares her work painting migrant workers from Hudson Valley farms.  Holding a MFA from SUNY New Paltz, Masterson has taught extensively, and has been featured in gallery and museum shows throughout the region.  She shares “These workers are some of the ‘faceless’ people that impact our lives. They often remain unseen and unknown despite their presence in our Valley for many months each year.  Getting to know and then paint them changed my perspective on my work and forged my commitment to knowing them as people and not merely as faceless workers in the field.”

Saturday June 23   5-7 pm   Memory 

humanitiesnyAll programs free unless otherwise noted. Programs made possible in part with funding from Humanities NY.  Detail images: (top, then l to r): Abraham by Barbara Masterson, Cornona by Cheryl Horning, Soa by Dan Taulapapa McMullin, Family by Maj Kalfus.   Images courtesy of the artists.

 

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