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Virtual Programs

While we are currently closed for face-to-face visits due to the coronavirus, this exhibition and related programs, will shift into virtual and remote offerings such as the Cultural Conversations and Art at Your Desk Workshops below.

Cultural Conversations:
 Being & Feeling (Alone Together)

 

Join us for lunchtime & late afternoon conversations. Artists in Being & Feeling (Alone, Together) explore embodiment, emotion, and being: how we make our way through the world as solitary individuals and together with others. The work in Being & Feeling includes portrait sculpture, animation, painting, sound art, video, performance, and photography.

All artist talks and workshops are held in Eastern Standard Time.

 

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Artist Panel:  Moving Together

Wednesday, July 15, 4:00-5:00pm

Join dancers and choreographers to learn more about Moving Together, a selection of choreographic responses to the Being & Feeling (Alone, Together) exhibition and the current state of the world. Panelists include: Kara Fili and Shannon Humphreys. See the work on  Vimeo.
 

RSVP by July 10 for Zoom login information: gallery@exeter.edu

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Artist Talk: Stephanie Misa: Filipinos, Cannibalism, and Mothers Dancing on Tongues
A Conversation about Artistic Research & Process

Thursday, July 16, 12:30-1:30pm 

How are new, time-based works created? What resources, methods, and approaches does an artist use to generate, reflect upon, and develop work that draws from interdisciplinary sources and inspirations? How does the work emerge and take shape? Where does it go? Join us for a discussion about artistic research and artistic process with Stephanie Misa.

Misa is developing a new performative lecture, “Filipinos, Cannibalism, and Mothers Dancing on Tongues,” which explores first languages (the “mother tongue”), her own included, and the complication this notion implies in contexts where the mother tongue is a purely spoken language outside of institutional (read-write) frameworks. In this piece, Misa questions power hierarchies implicit in institutionalized languages by putting forward oralities from the margin and their alternative forms of expression whose agency live in embodied forms of articulation. She argues that the embodiment of an orality, its containment in a colonized, disenfranchised, diasporic body, is exactly what gives it power. Orality is a way to access an intersectionality, one that ruptures the idea of bound cultures, and instead proposes that culture—by extension, language—is in perpetual flux, one that’s marked by creative becomings, but to do this we have to break down and re-digest what constitutes a “mother tongue”— to imbibe, expel, replenish, take shape—and sing, sing in a tongue blessed by many mothers.

RSVP by July 14 for Zoom login information: gallery@exeter.edu

 

Participants are encouraged to watch the first iteration of Misa’s piece ahead of time, as well as review several resources related to her artistic research. Links, attachments, and Zoom meeting information will be sent to participants.

 

About Stephanie Misa:
Born in Cebu City, Philippines, Stephanie Misa is a doctoral researcher at the University of the Arts Helsinki. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in Performative Arts & Sculpture. She holds a masters from the Interactive Telecommunications Program, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Misa examines complex and diverse histories through her video, writing, sculpture, installation, prints and curation. Recent show, grants, projects, and residencies include: the 9th Bucharest Biennale, Art Space Sydney, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, the Finnish Cultural Foundation, The Salon Series (Cebu & Manila, PH), WeltMuseum Wien, and the Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, among others. Misa was a recipient of the Kültür Gemma Bursary for Immigrant Artists in 2014.

 

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Artist Panel: Cheryle St. Onge & Andrew Fish

Wednesday, July 29, 4:00-5:00pm

Join photographer and PEA art instructor Cheryle St. Onge and painter Andrew Fish for a conversation about their quietly powerful and emotional works.

St. Onge’s photographs, from her series Calling the Birds Home, are portraits of her mother who has vascular dementia. These photographs are “made in the moment, as a distraction from watching her fade away.” Fish’s paintings of figures in abstracted backgrounds address the complexities of the human condition and our urge to provide a narrative framework to make sense of our experiences.

RSVP by July 17 for Zoom login information: gallery@exeter.edu

 

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Art at Your Desk Workshops

 

Feed your creative soul. Short Zoom workshops with Exeter Fine Crafts teaching artist Tif Farmakis-Day. A list of suggested materials, and the Zoom login information, will be sent to participants.
Workshops are free but space is limited and advanced registration is required.

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EBB AND FLOW: Painting Flowers with Watercolor

Thursday, July 2, 12:30-1:30
Tif Farmakis-Day

For beginning painters and beyond, discover the amazing characteristics of the watercolor medium by experimenting with its fluid nature. Working from observation and the imagination, students will learn to “let loose,” relax and embrace the process while creating their own floral watercolor piece. Techniques covered will include “alla prima” and the painterly style - letting the paint flow while simultaneously controlling it and taking advantage of “happy accidents.” You can follow along with Tif as she demonstrates or create your own floral arrangement. Come, have fun and be amazed at what you can create with just a few simple brushstrokes! Suggested materials list will be provided.

Space is limited. Register by June 26 and indicate which workshop you are registering for: gallery@exeter.edu.

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EBB AND FLOW: Painting Seascapes with Watercolor 

Thursday, July 9, 4:00-5:00
Tif Farmakis-Day

For beginning painters and beyond, discover the amazing characteristics of the watercolor medium by experimenting with its fluid nature. Working from observation and the imagination, students will learn to “let loose,” relax and embrace the process while creating their own seascape watercolor piece. Techniques covered will include “alla prima” and the painterly style - letting the paint flow while simultaneously controlling it and taking advantage of “happy accidents.” You can follow along with Tif as she demonstrates or create your own seascape. Come, have fun and be amazed at what you can create with just a few simple brushstrokes! Suggested materials list will be provided.

Space is limited. Register by July 2 and indicate which workshop you are registering for: gallery@exeter.edu.

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Origami Butterflies

Thursday, July 30, 4:00-5:00pm

With Tif Farmakis-Day

With just a few simple folds, learn how to create your own origami butterflies! Students will be introduced to the art of origami and the techniques to create colorful butterflies. Suitable for a variety of ages, no experience is required, just a willingness to learn something fun and new. 

Space is limited. Register by July 17 and indicate which workshop you are registering for: gallery@exeter.edu.

Lamont Gallery, Frederick R. Mayer Art Center, Phillips Exeter Academy
20 Main Street, Exeter NH, 03833
603-777-3461 / gallery@exeter.edu