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Mariposa has been fortunate with diverse and numerous artists educating and sharing their work. To read about them, select from the alphabetical listing below.
An art teacher in the Winchester Elementary School for 15 years, Wyman Derman has been the recipient of the honor NH Art Educator of the Year. Her dedication included teaching positive self-esteem and respect along with the many educational benefits of art for hands-on learning and, of course, nurturing the individual future artists themselves. In keeping with this commitment to arts education in her retirement, proceeds of sales of art work & posters (starting at $10) will go back to the schools for art lessons & materials for motivated students.
More of his work can be seen at his web site www.dongurewitzphotography.com.
Recent exhibits of Joan Hanley MFA include The Attleboro Museum, MA, Broadstone Gallery, Dublin Ireland, The Pelham Art Center and The Open Center Gallery NY. Currently a visiting professor at Marlboro College, VT (Contemporary Art and Critical Theory) her previous teaching and lecturing includes Hofstra University (New York), Schumacher College (England) and The Museum of Fine Arts (Boston). Joan also teaches Yoga and Meditation. To contact the artist email email@example.com
"One of the greatest gifts in life is the gift of creativity. To come up with new and original thought and to bring it to shape and form, color and texture and even function. This is how I see my art. Although partially trained in art in Cleveland, Ohio, I immediately ventured into pathways unfamiliar to my professors, and right from the start I seized upon recycled materials which I refashioned, repainted or re-tooled into new eye-catching works of art. Over time I taught myself the craft of stenciling which lead me into the decorative arts and the direct influence of a late 18th century New England Journeyman called Moses Eaton. It was apparent to me that this early artisan was influenced by the patterns that emerge from nature. After moving to Harrisville, NH, I chose to live in an environment overwhelmed by the bounty of nature in this part of the United States. This influence of natural surroundings, combined with the hunt for antiques and rare surfaces to work upon, has brought me to the current point of my work, one of unusual assemblages in which I utilize old barnwood, antique wooden ironing boards, architectural pieces, chairs, parts of tables, trays etc. Each finished product is unique and tells its own whimsical story. I am no doubt also influenced by my Eastern European ancestry of Hungarian and Lithuanian origin."
For more information, please visit www.eastviewartisan.ws or email Kronheimj@aol.com
Workshops adjusted in duration and style to the age and size of the group. Price and material and travel costs negotiable. Segun is available for residencies in schools and colleges by the day or the week, involving students in art projects with various media. For more information, please call 352-6535, visit www.segunfemi.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
After working as a commercial artist in Los Angeles, California, and as an art educator and administrator in Texas, Steven turned his full attention to fine art and developing workshops to share his skills.
Steven handles several mediums with distinctive freshness and strong use of color. His interaction of warm and cool, high and low contrast, strong color and his skills as a draftsman have made his work easy to distinguish and highly sought.
Dedication, love and talent has led Steven to be recognized over the past 35 plus years with both awards and membership in many of the most prestigious art organizations in America, in addition, both PBS and CBS have done features on his creations.
For additional information, please visit www.napperarts.com or call 1-830-367-7775.
Pon first started sketching when he was fifteen. He was a medic with the Ninth U.S. Army in the Battle of Germany with the Combat Engineers from 1943 to 1947. He then attended the American Art School in Manhattan, N.Y.C.
He began working at the New York Public Library in 1951 in Picture Collection and as an illustrator. He retired in 1981. During these years he had studios in Manhattan, Hoboken, N.J. and Greenwich, CT. where he worked on pen-and-inks, sepia sketches, pastels, and oils. In 1975 he began sculpting in wood, limestone, marble and alabaster.
In 1988 he moved to an 1860s farmhouse in New Hampshire, where he built a studio and concentrated on his work for eight years. His work may be found at www.robertponart.com
Ryerson is donating her royalty profits from the sale of the book to the Water Music Fund of the United Nations Foundation. The foundation has committed to using 100 percent of the fund's revenue to restore and protect water and to provide clean, safe drinking water to families, worldwide. The release of the book has led to the larger global Water Music Project (see www.watermusicproject.com) for which, among other activities, Ryerson is lecturing at college campuses, giving concerts with musicians, and doing other activities that are focused on raising both awareness of water and revenue to help water, through the arts.
Ryerson also teaches poetry for Middlebury College's New England Young Writers' Conference at Bread Loaf each spring. Ryerson's photographs, poems, news and feature stories have appeared in numerous magazines, books and newspapers across the Northeast for the past 25 years. Her many honors include being named the Vermont State Colleges' Faculty Fellow for 2000-2001 and winning the 2004 Paul Keough Award for leadershop in the water environment.
For additional information, please visit www.NortheastCulturalCoop.org or call 603-673-8470.
Lori's previous works include "Faith in the Mother", a 6-foot couch-like sculpture featuring delicate beadwork on the breasts of the larger than life size feminine form, a mobile political art installation entitled HOPE (Help Overhaul Public Education), designed to interact with selected communities in New York City and a performance art piece entitled the Big Balls Game which crossed the Brooklyn Bridge and ended with a political protest in front of the NYC Mayor's office at City Hall.
Ms. Shorin's diverse body of work has been displayed in numerous exhibits in New York, Philadelphia and New Hampshire. From December 2004 through February 2005, her work was exhibited in a solo show at the New Hampshire Institute of Art's Vault Gallery. In April, Ms. Shorin's recent work will be featured in Sacred Pathways Magazine. Ms. Shorin's recent nine-week trip to India has served to heighten her interest in our metaphysical, unified consciousness.
As an amateur sailor she knew the force of the wind on the sails as it drove her boat through sometimes turbulent seas to distant shores. She knew the quiet satisfaction of coming to new ports in foreign lands whose people spoke strange languages, and mingling with them and often making friends. She has walked through the boulevards and alleys of foreign cities, sometimes stopping to make sketches, and unlike tourists with cameras, her sketching always drew a friendly crowd.
Quiet and unassuming, she draws upon her rich experience, lively imagination and sprightly humor to produce works of a delightful quality. It combines the innocent charm of folk art with the sophistication of a highly skilled artist.
She and her husband live and work on a wooded mountainside whose rocky ledges and tumbling brooks they are maintaining as a natural area and wildlife sanctuary. They are on the town's Conservation Commission and she writes a monthly environmental column in the town newsletter which is widely read. Unfortunately with the constant assaults on the environment, she has plenty to write about.
For additional information, please visit www.rosalindwelcher.com or call 603-585-6883.
Each artist has artwork for sale and on display at the Museum. In addition, Mr. Welby, originator of community art, is available for similar group art projects to commemorate anniversaries, weddings, retirements, family reunions, special events.
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