Sunday, April 25, 2010

Studios Without Walls 2010







Studios Without Walls 2010:
Temporary Sculpture along the Muddy River

I will be exhibiting my first large scale outdoor piece with Studios without Walls. I am posting several images, courtesy of Andy Moerlein, that show the process of making the piece including laminating two 8'x4'x2' billets of styrofoam, carving the giant panda bear, covering the piece in surface bonding cement& painting the piece. There are also a few images of the model or wood maquette of the Panda Bear, that measures approx. 16" tall, at the end of this post. Check my blog in a few days to see some images of the finished piece that will measure approx 8 ft tall, www.donnadodsonartist.blogspot.com.

Exhibition: May 1-June 13, Riverway Park, Brookline/Boston, MA
Hosted by Brookline Department of Parks and Recreation
Opening Celebration: May 1-2, 11AM-6 PM
Artist tours by Studios Without Walls hourly during Brookline Open Studios
Closing Reception: Sunday June 13, 1-5PM, Walkthrough with Artists & Park Ranger 2PM
Jazz Concert: The Joel Press Quartet, Sunday June 13—3-4:30PM
Exhibition is visible during daylight hours

Directions: The Riverway, Longwood T-Stop on the MBTA Green Line) Emerald Necklace-Riverway Park runs between Park Drive, Boston; the Riverway; Longwood Ave; and Chapel St., Brookline. Public access is at Park Drive, Chapel St., Longwood Ave. or Netherlands Road. On- street parking available in Brookline. Information: contact iNFO@studioswithoutwalls.org / 617-327-5171 /
www.Studioswithoutwalls.org

Participating artists include: Muriel Angelil, Myrna Balk, Camilo Cardenas, Donna Dodson, Louise Farrell, Janet Hansen Kawada, Karen Klein, Milan Klic, Bette Ann Libby, Lyn MacDonald, Elizabeth Michelman, Andy Moerlein, Joan Schwartz, Barbara Vogelsang, Jeanne Williamson, and Jim Wright.

For the third year, sculptors of Brookline-based STUDIOS WITHOUT WALLS return to exhibit temporary outdoor installation and sculpture along the banks of the Muddy River in Frederick Law Olmsted’s historic Emerald Necklace- Riverway Park. Sixteen artists present outdoor works in dialogue with their environment, community, and the world of art. The artists work in a variety of nontraditional materials---concrete, ceramic, Styrofoam, plastic sheeting, snow-fencing, metal, wire, recycled fibers, bone and feathers. Their forms are equally diverse, from elephants in the bush to translucent rocks; to poetic puzzles, oversized flowers and fungal invasions in the semi-natural parkland of Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace. Covering a broad range of subjects, the works subvert natural forms, decry environmental spoliation, invoke fertility and decay, up-end expectations of gravity and support, explode aesthetic theories, and provoke imaginative reverie.

STUDIOS WITHOUT WALLS has exhibited public art projects fostering individual expression for over ten years. The group also presents visual arts and cultural programming to students, seniors, and community groups in Brookline and Boston. Sponsors of its outdoor installations since 2007 have included the Brookline Commission for the Arts, the Brookline Parks and Open Space division and Environmental Education Program, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, the Friends of the Muddy River, the Brookline Greenspace Alliance, the MassAudubon Society, Friends of the Carlton Street Footbridge, Church of Our Saviour, Brookline Arts Center, and the Olmsted National Historic Site.

On Sunday, June 13 at 3PM, a closing concert sponsored by Chobee Hoy Associates will be held near the Longwood T-Stop. Members of the Joel Press Jazz Quartet will perform straight-ahead jazz under the direction of Brookline/Brooklyn’s seasoned saxophonist Joel Press. Press has played jazz with roots and companionship in the music of Duke Ellington and John Coltrane for over fifty years.

"This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brookline Commission
for the Arts,, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts
Cultural Council, a state agency."

2 comments:

KD said...

Fabulous - can't wait to encounter this panda enorme on my path...

Donna Dodson said...

Thanks! She'll be on view with Studios without Walls at the Muddy River[Longwood T stop] in Brookline, MA from May 1st-June 13th, then she'll be on view at the Mill Brook Gallery in Concord, New Hampshire from June 14th-August 29th and then she'll be on view at Sculpture fest in Woodstock, Vermont from August 30th-November 10th. Check her out...