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Adult Summer Camp: Art from the Everyday

Morning: Reorienting the Already There led by Gary Kachadourian.

Workshop will look at the things in our public space that are everywhere but usually not noticed.  Using tape measures and cellphone photos for reference, campers will make 2-dimensional life-sized interpreted copies of these objects. The second part of this action will be to use wheat-pasting techniques to create a new installation on a series of built surfaces.

About the Guest Artist: Gary Kachadourian is from Baltimore, Maryland.  His recent work has been drawing based and is designed to be copied, shown, and/or distributed as Xeroxed or laser printed booklets, prints, posters, or objects. Recent exhibitions include the 12th National Drawing Invitational, Arkansas Art Center; Forest/City at FAM/Western Carolina University; and Baker Artists Awards Exhibition at The Baltimore Museum of Art.  His books and posters are carried by Atomic Books, Printed Matter, and Quimby’s Bookstore. He received a Mary Sawyers Baker Prize and a Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant in 2011 and the Trawick Prize and a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Grant both in 2013.  He is currently working in Tulsa, Oklahoma as part of the Tulsa Artist Fellowship.


Afternoon: Cyanotypes from Found Materials led by Rena Detrixhe.

Workshop will encourage campers to create drawings using found objects and materials, the composition then will be ‘photographed’ using cyanotype process. Campers should consider bringing collected objects and materials from home and from the previous day of camp.

Campers are strongly encouraged to use materials collected during the previous day of camp. Pressed or fresh leaves and flowers, grass or other plant material, sticks, stones, feathers, shells, seeds, beads, string, thread, insects, pebbles, dirt, sand, roots, the possibilities are endless! Campers are also welcome to bring any small objects or materials from home they would like to work with.

About the Guest Artist: Rena Detrixhe received her BFA in Expanded Media from the University of Kansas in 2013. Her contemplative work combines repetitive process and collected or scavenged materials to produce meticulous, large-scale objects and installations. Often utilizing natural materials, a continuing objective in her practice is to investigate the relationship between art and environment. Her recent work includes a labor-intensive installation and performance with collaborator, Eli Gold, at La Esquina Gallery in Kansas City and a site-specific sculptural drawing made from thousands of individually formed resin droplets created for the Grand Rapids Public Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Detrixhe is one of twelve artists selected for the inaugural year of the Tulsa Artist Fellowship and is currently living and working in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Campers are encouraged to bring the following materials, if available:

Tape measure, or other measuring instrument
Materials for creating compositions, such as plant materials, dried flowers, small objects, stones, sticks, etc.