In October I became an Artist-In-Action at the Maitland Art Center. I was provided an art studio for a year on the beautiful campus.
I will have an artist table at pARTicipation this year. I have been working on my center sculpture for about a month now.
Art & History Museums – Maitland presents an evening of art and amazements at Participation, Sideshow of the Senses. The event is held on Saturday, April 6 at the A&H’s Maitland Art Center.
A VIP reception begins at 5:00 PM. VIP ticket holders, which include event sponsors and corporate and friends table purchasers, will sit at select tables and mingle with celebrated local artists as they enjoy fine wines and hors d’oeuvres. VIP guests are able to choose their artist table hosts. At 6:00 PM, the main event begins!
Held under the stars and throughout the A&H’s beautiful Maitland Art Center campus, the stage is perfectly set for this Sideshow of the Senses, an interactive event that showcases local visual artists, fabulous food, and intriguing performances. The campus comes to life, with every nook filled with art and activity. Guests will explore the grounds as they enjoy a progressive dining experience, featuring cuisine by celebrated local chef Jamie McFadden of Cuisiniers. Sample an array of fine wines and beers at tasting centers throughout the campus. Art installation dining tables, created by our participating artists, offer guests a unique dining experience. Select artists will create works during the event, as they share their stories and insights. Our silent auction of artworks, donated by popular Central Florida artists, is sure to generate some lively bidding. Performances by the talented Phatasmagoria entertainers from Empty Spaces Theatre Co(llaboration), under the direction of John DiDonna, will be held throughout the evening. Guests are sure to be captivated by this troupe of fire-breathers, musicians, acrobats, and performers. Adding to the excitement are a text message scavenger hunt, creation stations, a surreal photo booth, and more.
I transform books into lasting sculptures, resurrecting them as they become obsolete in this age of New Media. I carve books like blocks of wood, transforming them into surrealistic works of art. The altered books tell new stories; continents, countries, and highways in an atlas shift into another world; history books are rewritten with the stories they tell; and words in an encyclopedia are shifted and layered into new meaning.