Event: Art Opening & Exhibition
Title: Between Influence
Friday March 9 – April 15
Artist Reception: Friday March 9 at 6pm
Attached photos: Artwork Samples from Joanna Merry & Sacha Sanger
Photo credit: Shaun Ondak
On Friday March 9th at 6pm, BluSeed Studios will host an opening reception featuring the Artist-n-Residence Joanna Merry and Sacha Sanger . Their exhibition titled, “Between Influence”, will run through April 15th 2012. Artistic Director Carol Marie Vossler guarantees, “This is an exhibition that captures the spirit of the Artist-n-Residence program here at BluSeed!”
Joanna Merry is Joanna Merry graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh in May 2011 with her BFA in Ceramics and Printmaking. After graduation, she spent the summer traveling in order to partake in various programs and work exchange opportunities at numerous art schools and centers. Among these were Penland School of Crafts, Alfred University and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. Joanna has assisted and taught several children’s workshops over the past couple years including the 21st century program and Monday ceramics classes to children of the Ted Kay Center in Plattsburgh. This past October she joined BluSeed as an artist in residence.
Sacha Sanger is an alumna of Plattsburgh State’s Fine Art program with a concentration in both ceramics and printmaking. Sacha spent the summer at Penland School of Crafts assisting in their Community Collaborations department while also teaching art classes for students with English as a second language. During the fall, she completed an apprenticeship with Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, a working history museum creating tiles in the American Arts & Crafts tradition. Sacha joined BluSeed as an artist in Residence in December.
Sanger & Merry both state, “The meaning of “Between Influence” captures where we stand in our art making. Not have we landed at BluSeed between our influences of Plattsburgh State and the bewildering art world, but we realize the influence we have on one another. “Between Influence”, echoes our prior interests in human connection and our current analogies of human disposition.”
BluSeed Studios’ Artist in Residence Program is designed to provide a rich environment for artists seeking the opportunity to work independently to explore specific ideas or techniques to build their portfolio and skills. Working within an organization whose mission is “to provide space where artists have the opportunity to experiment, diverge, exhibit, and perform; to move ideas and aesthetics forward; to share this diversity with the community,” residents have access to a broad range of equipment, space and resources to pursue their goals. BluSeed has proven to be a valuable connection to the community and the larger art world for those who have spent time in its residency program.
For further information please visit:. For further information please visit: bluseedstudios.org or call 518891-3799.