Posts Tagged 'visual arts lecture series'

Former art school student Scoon to discuss new book

Former art school student Scoon to discuss new book

Amber Scoon was a student at Chautauqua Institution’s School of Art in 1999. She returns to Chautauqua to discuss her first book, which came out in May. Scoon dedicated the book to Don Kimes, artistic director of Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution, for introducing her to the world of contemporary art and to art as an academic study. She also studied with Kimes while earning her master’s at American University.

Visual research guides Garand’s sculpture

Visual research guides Garand’s sculpture

On one of sculptor Brenda Garand’s many trips to the province of Quebec, she spent time in Tadoussac, where a merchant and French navy captain acquired a fur trade monopoly. Oral history and the legend of a place interest Garand; she said most of her ideas for her sculptures come from a psychological sense of history and a physical sense of place.

Willett speaks on building art communities at VACI lecture series

Willett speaks on building art communities at VACI lecture series

When Errol Willett took a post as a ceramics instructor at Syracuse University, he and his wife, Jen Gandee, searched for a place to live. They eventually settled on an old hardware store in nearby Fabius, N.Y. The couple purchased the store and converted the second story into an apartment and the first story into a gallery, complete with a community classroom and studio space. Gandee Gallery now represents ceramists from all over the country and also exhibits jewelry, painting and photography.