VISITING ARTIST PROGRAM
Established in 2012, as a part of Garrison Art Center’s mission is to promote the creation, exhibition and enjoyment of art and to create new opportunities for artists, students and residents, the Visiting Artist and Community Engagement Program focuses on bringing artists from outside our local community adding even more diversity and enrichment to an already vibrant and active arts community. Artists are selected based on an established career in the field and on his/her experience as an educator and a commitment to community engagement.
2019 VISITING ARTIST - HENRY KLIMOWICZ
Henry Klimowicz lives and works in the Dutchess County village of Millerton, New York, where he has run The Re Institute for the last six years. The Re Institute is a non-profit gallery that works in tandem with his studio to provide a space for fellow artists to exhibit their work and exchange ideas. Klimowicz has exhibited extensively throughout the United States with large solo exhibitions at the Berkshire Museum and the University of Wisconsin.
Klimowicz received an MFA from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, a BFA from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and studied at Skowhegan School of Art. He has been a resident at Millay, Yaddo, McDowell, Ucross Foundation, and The Vermont Studio Center.
SEE, HEAR, TASTE, TOAST Klimowicz October 19, 6 – 8pm
Join us Saturday, October 19 for a special evening benefiting Exhibition and Educational programming.
See Henry’s works in a different light. Hear him talk about his process.
Live classical guitar from Austin Charnis. Taste special bites and noshes. Toast with wine, craft beer, & non-alcoholic autumn spritzers.
PAST VISITING ARTISTS
2012 Melissa Meyer (New York, NY)
2013 Dennis Kardon (New York, NY)
2014 Judy Pfaff (Tivoli, New York)
2016 Sean Scully (NYC, London)
2017 Joel Perlman (NYC & Watermill, NY)
Patrick Strzelec (Carversville, PA)
Making Art Like an Insect
Sculpture workshops with Henry Klimowicz
November 2, 11:00-1:00 or 2:00-4:00
Henry Klimowicz will be leading two free hands-on sculpture workshops using his signature material – cardboard and hot glue. Henry’s approach to creating is arriving at something through the process itself, therefore not knowing what the outcome will be. Each sculpture starts with an idea or ‘kernel’ and builds on itself. Klimowicz compares himself to a wasp: “Much like a wasp builds its nest, I build each sculpture.” Students will be provided with cardboard in a variety of shapes and sizes and will be safely guided through the use of hot glue to work through their ideas and arrive at something wonderful!
For adults and children 6 years and older
6-9 year-olds should be accompanied by an adult.