EVENTS

APRIL 14TH, 2019
ARTIST LECTURE SERIES

4: 00 at the Benz Center on Heard Road in Center Sandwich, NH

AN ILLUMINATED AUTOBIOGRAPHY:
ART BOOKS, PRINTMAKING, AND TEXTILE DESIGN
By Rebecca Goodale

  

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve been told not to judge a book by its cover, right? But what if the book cover is a gorgeous box? What if it resembles a fan or accordion? Or even a tunnel? Is it still a book? Of course! It’s a sublime, one-of-a-kind art book!

Join us at the Benz Center in Sandwich for a lecture on “Art Books, Printmaking, and Textile Design”, Sunday, April 14th.  Book Artist Rebecca Goodale of Freeport, Maine will talk about her exquisite craft and share her passion for making books which started when as a young girl she sold her first book, “My Chicken,” to her mother for a quarter. She has been creating unusual and beautiful art books ever since and frequently collaborates with other artists and poets. Her work is part of many public collections, including the Bowdoin College Library. She also contributes to public art installations. Her numerous awards include the 2015 Maine Crafts Association Artist Award.

Rebecca Goodale is a faculty member at The University of Southern Maine, where she is the program coordinator for the Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts, inspiring artists at all levels. Her recent work includes a series about plants and animals listed as threatened or endangered in Maine. She hopes the series will inspire sensitivity for this rare flora and fauna. She has also created an intriguing series entitled an “illuminated autobiography.”

The artist’s talk, which is free, takes place on Sunday afternoon, April 14th at 4 pm at the Benz Center on Heard Road in Center Sandwich. It is the last in a series of three Sunday afternoon seminars offered by the Sandwich Home Industries.


MARCH 24, 2019
ARTIST LECTURE SERIES

The Secrets of Printmaking
with Peggy Merritt

4: 00 at the Benz Center on Heard Road in Center Sandwich, NH

Peggy Merritt

Why was Pablo Picasso so inspired by printmaking that he bought his own etching press? Many other artists, including Rembrandt, Matisse, and Winslow Homer, have used printmaking to express their artistic visions. Learn the characteristics of hand-pulled prints and why they have captured the interest of so many famous artists. On March 24th, Peggy Merritt, a Sandwich printmaker, will talk about her craft at the Benz Center in Sandwich.

Peggy will describe various printmaking techniques, including etching and lithography, using images from well-known artists and from her own work. The audience will have an opportunity to examine these prints closely, as well as the plates and tools used to produce them. She will also talk about current practices and modern materials that reduce hazards in the printmakers’ studio and increase the breadth of artistic expression.

“I love to express my imagination in hands-on work,” says Peggy. “The technical details of printmaking also appeal to my background as a chemist.”  She hopes that her talk will remove some of the mysteries about her chosen medium.

The printmaking talk takes place on Sunday afternoon, March 24th, at 4 o’clock at the Benz Center on Heard Road in Center Sandwich. It is part of a series of free Sunday afternoon seminars offered this winter and spring by the Center Sandwich Fine Craft Gallery. The final talk in this series is scheduled for April 14 when Rebecca Goodale will talk about art books, including her “Illuminated Autobiography.”


MARCH 3, 2019
ARTIST LECTURE SERIES

Piece by Piece: The Magic of Mosaic Art
with Cindy Stanton

4: 00 at the Benz Center on Heard Road in Center Sandwich, NH

What could a fourth-century Italian pavement possibly have in common with the New York City subway? Mosaics! Mosaics are everywhere! Explore the past and present of this glittering art with Cindy Stanton, who has studied and practiced mosaic art for many years. Cindy, who lives in Moultonborough, will show how mosaics have evolved, and how they have decorated spectacular churches, elegant homes, and today even subway walls. Some mosaics are used to tell stories. Cindy will demonstrate common mosaic methods, tools, and materials, and show where mosaic collections can be found in New England and elsewhere. After the presentation, participants will be invited to handle some of the materials.

“I’m planning a hands-on mosaic workshop for later this year,” says Cindy. “Participants will work with a variety of materials and create their own 4” by 4” mosaic.”

The mosaics talk takes place on Sunday afternoon, March 3rd, at 4 o’clock at the Benz Center on Heard Road in Center Sandwich. It is part of a series of free Sunday afternoon seminars offered this winter and spring by the Center Sandwich Fine Craft Gallery. On March 24th Peggy Merritt will discuss the art of printmaking, and on April 14 Rebecca Goodale will talk about art books, including her “illuminated autobiography.”

Call 284-6831 or email sandwichcraftgallery@gmail.com.


 


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