During the First Friday art walk, artist Barbara Sullivan will give a brief 20-minute lecture about the art of fresco painting in the Farnsworth auditorium. Illustrated with images, she’ll share the history of the medium and describe this age-old process. The lecture is free and open to the public. After the lecture for those who wish to stay, she will show an 18minute documentary by Richard Searls At the Crossroads about the South Solon Meeting House, the interior of which was beautifully decorated with frescos in the early 1950s by artists at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
The same weekend, Sullivan is teaching a 2-day fresco workshop at the Gamble Education Center. For inquiries about the workshop, call 207-596-6457 x146 or visit http://www.farnsworthmuseum.org/education/fresco-painting-barbara-sullivan.
Artist Barbara Sullivan attended Montserrat School of Art in Beverly, MA and Concept in Portland, ME. She received a B.A. in Visual Art and Creative Writing at the University of Maine at Farmington and an M.F.A. at Vermont College. She has given many fresco workshops at colleges and art centers throughout New England and New York. She currently teaches drawing and painting at The University of Maine at Farmington. In 2007, Sullivan received a Pollock/Krasner Grant and an Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Support Grant. Recent group and solo exhibitions include Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland, ME, The Maine Biennial of the Portland Museum of Art, in Portland, ME, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME, and Morgan Rank Gallery, East Hampton , NY. "Fresh/Fresco", an exhibit at Ernest Rubenstein Gallery in New York City, included her work in 2001.
Length: 20 minutes