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Artists in residence take Artpark back to its roots

by jmaloni

Press release

Fri, Jun 21st 2013 09:15 am

Working visual artists creating on-site installations throughout the park

Throughout the '70s and '80s, Artpark was renowned as a major visual arts destination during the venue's popular "Artists in Residence" program. Hundreds of artists journeyed to Artpark's inspirational setting to create on-site installations throughout the park.

This summer, Artpark welcomes the works of more than 40 alumni artists from its long and distinguished visual arts history. The "40 for 40: Artpark Alumni Artists 40th Anniversary Celebration" will feature several alumni artists constructing 16 different on-site installations throughout Artpark.

The works are currently ongoing and will conclude in September. Each installation is free to view. Spectators are encouraged while the artists are working in the park. Installations can be viewed through Sept. 15.

Alumni Artist Installation Schedule

June 3-14

Scott Bye - Installation located in lower park at foot of red brick road.

June 11-13

Bill and Mary Buchen - Installation located in lower park at picnic shelter nearest the Mainstage Theater.

June 11-13

Alan Powell - Installations located along Mainstage Theater Terrace in lower park and gorge trail behind the Artpark Gallery.

June 9-28

Herb Parker - (Working now) - Located in the lower park woods, just past South Fourth Street tollbooths.

June 13-18

Joan Zalenski - Installation located outside of Artpark Gallery and box office in lower park.

June 13-21

Jeff Brosk - (Working now) Located in upper park in upper gorge trail off of the fisherman's gravel lot.

June 14-16

Tim Whiten/Andres Ortiz - Installation located off of parking lot B in upper park.

June 17-22

Christopher Canole - (Working now) Located in upper park along upper gorge trail off fisherman's gravel lot.

June 20 and July 6, 13, 14, 20, 27

Bill Stewart and Greg Stewart - clay wrapping in upper gorge trail in upper park.

June 22-24

Scott Pfaffman - Coming soon. Location TBD.

June 24-28

Miho Sawada - Coming soon. Location at foot of red brick road in lower park.

June- TBD

John D Mooney - Coming soon. Location TBD.

July 19-25

John Morton - Coming soon. Location TBD.

For information on installations and their locations, contact Artpark Visual Art Program Director Tanis Winslow at [email protected] or Maria Hays, Artpark communications director, at [email protected].

The celebration continues with an exclusive gallery exhibit, filled with drawings, paintings, sculptures and video by select alumni artists July 1 through Sept. 15.Gallery admission is free.Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays, as well as during Mainstage Theater performances.

Artpark will host a "Meet the Artists" reception, featuring several of the outstanding artists from the first 40 years, in conjunction with the "Opening Night 1974" concert with the BPO on July 25. The pre-show reception will be held in the Artpark Gallery beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for the artist reception for $10. VIP tickets for $75 are also available and include prime seating for the BPO performance and access to both pre-show and post-show receptions. Call the Artpark Box Office for tickets at 716-754-4375.

Artpark alumni artists featured in "40 for 40: Anniversary Celebration" including the year they first appeared at Artpark and the medium they created in are: Polly King, painting (1974); Ant Farm, avant-garde site-specific installation and performance (1975); Christopher Canole, sculpture and drawing (1975); Dale Chihuly, glass sculpture (1975); Dennis Oppenheim, glass sculpture (1975); Jody Pinto, public works and drawing (1975); Alan Sonfist, site specific sculpture (1975); Bill Stewart, clay sculpture and performance (1975); James Surls, sculpture (1976); Connie Zehr, installation and prints (1976); Electron Movers: Laurie McDonald, light installation and Alan Powell, video installation (1977); Harriet Feigenbaum, sculpture and film, (1977); James Hill, sculpture and photography (1977); Joe Ferrell Hobbs, sculptural performance painting (1977); John Alberty, sculptural performance and relief sculpture (1977); Martin Puryear, sculpture and works on paper (1977); Tim Whiten, sculpture (1977); Joan Zalenski, installation sculpture (1977); Alice Adams, public projects and sculpture (1978); Robert Wade, sculpture and photography (1978); John Willenbecher, sculpture/performance/painting (1978); Barbara Zucker, sculpture and photography (1978); Rosemarie Castoro, sculpture (1979); Carla Wilczak, sculpture (1979); Nene Humphrey, sculpture/drawing/printmaking (1980); Robert Lyon, sculpture (1980); Bill Buchen, installation sculpture (1981); Mary Buchen, installation sculpture (1981); Alan Finkel, sculpture (1981); Nade Haley, installation (1981); Robert Taplin, sculpture (1981); Hera, sculpture and painting (1982); John David Mooney, installation (1982); Wilma Needham, printmaking and installation (1982); Jeffery Brosk, installation and wood sculpture (1983); Miho Sawada, installation and sculpture (1983); Lauren Ewing, sculpture (1984); John D. Morton, sculpture (1984); Dennis Oppenheim, sculpture and performance (1984); Scott Pfaffman, sculpture (1984); Peter Reiquam, public art (1985); James O. Clark, sculpture and light (1986); Maren Hassinger, sculpture (1987); Bill Buchen, installation sculpture (1988); Mary Buchen, installation sculpture (1988); Thomas Mullany, sculpture and public work (1989); Mags Harries, installation and sculpture (1990); Louis Hock, public art installation and film (1990); and Scott Bye, sculpture (2011-2012).

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