|What are the challenges and rewards of working collaboratively? What are different forms that artistic fellowship can take? What does it mean to have or to be a mentor?
Artists: Alexis Iammarino, Kathryn Oliver, and Andy White
Kathryn Oliver, founder and artistic director of Terra Diddle Collective, is a visual artist and playwright. Throughout her art, Kathryn strives to evoke a transformational storytelling possibility. Inspired to expand art beyond the walls of the home and into our shared communities, she creates vibrant visuals of large puppetry, painted stage sets and costumery, bringing a joy of story and art to Terra Diddle Collective's workshops and performances. Kathryn is also a professional painter and sculptor showing her work throughout the Midcoast Maine area. http://www.terradiddlecollective.com/
Alexis Iammarino’s love of community arts and social practice in the arts and education have led her to several meaningful collaborations and teaching opportunities. She moved to Rockland in 2012, and facilitates dance, visual art project, and programs across this community and beyond. She is the Creative Arts Coordinator at The Community School in Camden, with RSU 13, and at the Rockland Rec Center.
Andrew White is a sculptor and designer living and working in Midcoast Maine. Andrew earned his BFA in sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 1997. This was followed by ten years living and working in Antarctica working in diverse trades and acquiring the skills that inform his work today. He is a member of Mid Co Labs, a collaborative maker space located in Thomaston that is founded on the belief in the strength of working in a creative community on a daily basis.
Moderator: Kelly Finlay organizes the lecture programs, studio classes, family programs, and film programs at the Farnsworth. She is also one of the key organizers for PechaKucha Night Midcoast Maine, and previously worked as an assistant curator at CMCA. She studied art and literature at Bates College and studied theology and art history at Harvard.
Join emerging and mid-career artists for this 3-part series covering topics relevant to artists living and working today. Artists such as Kat Buchanan, Kenny Cole, Alexis Iammarino, Mark Kelly, Alan Magee, Kathryn Oliver, Colin Page, Jessica Stammen, and Andy White will engage each other and the audience in conversation.