A special series of creative activities in celebration of the Gallery’s diamond anniversary. All workshops: Ages 16 and up. Maximum of 20 participants. All materials are included in the fee.
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Jennifer Pazienza: Poet-Tree and the art of Gordon Dunphy
$50 non- members, $40 members
Charcoal, oil pastels, linseed oil on canvas, paper, mylar
In Mary Oliver’s poem, When I Am Among the Trees, she describes how trees, “give off such hints of gladness” that they save her. Like Oliver, Gordon Dunphy understood that we, and trees, share the same life force. His relationship with the vessels in the exhibition began years before he turned from farming to an artist’s life. In Dunphy’s words, “what’s important to try to catch — is the spirit that trees have, especially big old hardwood trees.” Dunphy’s poetry is written within and upon these vessels. Through an exploration of different materials, participants in this workshop are invited to recreate the spirit of Gordon Dunphy’s art in their own poetic creations.
Weather permitting, a portion of this workshop may take us outdoors.
Jennifer Pazienza is a painter who lives and works on Keswick Ridge, New Brunswick. Her work resides in private, corporate and public collections in Canada, the US, UK and Italy. She is a retired art education professor from the University of New Brunswick. A longtime friend to the BAG, in addition to her very successful 2007 artist residency, she has in her career conducted numerous art workshops and docent sessions, and most recently co-curated the exhibition, Gordon Dunphy: Vessels.