The Student Portrait Residency, now in its 9th year in public schools, is experiencing a new and invigorating creative approach. What earlier would have seemed 'not a good idea', has now become the norm. Collaboration, one of the four "Cs" taught as what will be needed to compete in the 21st century, has in this residency a shining example. In its results we can simultaneously see the inner world of the student, created by the student, with full freedom of color and motifs, and the outer likeness of her person by this artist.
The new creative approach demonstrates infinite, rich and lively possibilities. The students contributions are as varied as their own individualities.
2014 Peace, One Piece At A Time
A sculpture project along Rte 9G between Red Hook and Poughkeepsie.
Below, Totem at Gendron Catering
A dance to my dad at the time of his passing. July, 2014
"MAN"'s move to Red Hook on Jan 26 was a terrific success. My most sincere thanks to all those who participated in the event. My heart is full of gratitude to you.
The day after the move, Marguerite and I went to Taste Budd's and saw for about half an hour a constant flux of people with cameras taking pictures of the sculpture and of themselves in front of it.
My gratitude also to the press for the incredible amount of coverage. At least 18 articles have appeared in local newspapers plus videos and photos online and two articles in the Basque Country in northern Spain.
"MAN" stayed at Taste Budd's untill December 2013.
"MAN" in November 2012
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