Thursday, August 1, 2013

August News

If you are out and about this summer, or traveling during the month of August, please visit the following locations to see my artwork:

Anchorage, Alaska:
At the Blue Hollomon Gallery, I am exhibiting Culture Vulture, Red Wing Blackbird, Honey Bear, Tiger Frog, Owl Mother and Walrus Father along with my monotypes and watercolors. My partner Andy Moerlein is also exhibiting his sculptures, embossings and monoprints in the gallery this summer.

Honey Bear, 46" tall, wood, paint 2005. Photo Credit: Bruno Giust. Honey Bear can think of nothing but her next meal, which is, red salmon. The thought fills her mind, dances in her dreams, leads her around by the nose, occupies her every thought and is always with her.

Falmouth, Maine:
Courtesy of June LaCombe and Gilsland Farm, Audubon Center in Maine. Andy Moerlein & I, aka The Myth Makers are exhibiting the Sentinel through 2013.

The Sentinel, 15 ft tall, saplings & paint, 2012 at Gilsland Farm, Maine Audubon, Falmouth, Maine. Raucous and sooty, friendly and frightening, the raven is a vivid mark upon the skyline. Their impossibly black feathers flicker with an iridescence that holds the clues to every color in the rainbow. Their vocal variety suggests that raven may have more to say than most birds.

Hulls Cove, Maine
Courtesy of H.G. Brack & Judith Bradshaw Brown, Andy Moerlein & I, aka the Myth Makers are exhibiting the Seer in the Davistown Museum Hulls Cove Sculpture Garden through 2013.

The Seer, 18 ft tall, saplings, 2012 By The Myth Makers
The Breakneck Road at Hulls Cove has been a summer rendezvous for Native Americans as long as memory exists. Owl has seen the world change and has a message for humankind. Step into the sacred space and listen. If you open your heart, Owl has advice to share.

Liberty, Maine
The Davistown Museum, permanent collection. My piece, Elephant Princess is on view in the main gallery. The Davistown Museum is a regional tool, art, and history museum with two physical locations in Maine and an extensive website. The main Museum complex, including exhibitions, galleries, libraries, and the visitors’ center, is located in Liberty Village, while the office and sculpture gardens are in Hulls Cove (Bar Harbor). 

Tiger Mothers, 2013, styrofoam, cement, paint, by Donna Dodson

Boston, Massachusetts:
Convergence: The Boston Sculptors Gallery Exhibits on the Christian Science Plaza through October 31st. I am exhibiting the Tiger Mothers near the children's fountain, and with my partner Andy Moerlein, aka the Myth Makers, we are exhibiting Poised near the reflecting pool. Andy is exhibiting his piece, Impossible near the entrance to the Mother Church. 

Poised, 20 ft tall, saplings, wire ties, 2013 by The Myth Makers

There is a full color, 50 page catalog, 8.5"x11", that is available for sale for $10 in the following venues: Mary Baker Eddy Library Bookstore, Museum of Fine Arts Bookstore, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Prudential Center Visitor Information Desk, Fruitlands Museum and online. Get one while supplies last!

Harvard, Massachusetts:
Art in Nature at the Fruitlands Museum through Nov 3, 2013. I am exhibiting Elephant Oracle near the main entrance.

Elephant Oracle, 2010, Styrofoam, cement, paint by Donna Dodson

The Elephant Oracle is the wise old one to whom we turn in times of confusion, doubt and indecision. The Elephant has a memory that never forgets. Perhaps it is a paradox that one who knows so much says so little. Yet, in its presence, we find the courage in ourselves to listen.

Pittsfield, Massachusetts:
Artscape: Public art in Pittsfield's Upstreet Cultural District in the heart of the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. I am exhibiting Moby Dick, on Bank row through March 2014. In celebration of Herman Melville’s novel, Moby Dick, I wanted to create a sculpture of the novel’s hero. Melville was a brilliant writer. He created the Captain of the ship who sought revenge on the whale who had harmed him, not from malice, but from some animal instinct. I created an anthropomorphic sculpture in celebration of Melville's humanistic whale.
Moby Dick, 2012, styrofoam, cement, mortar by Donna Dodson

Concord, New Hampshire:
The Millbrook Gallery and Sculpture Garden. I am exhibiting Golden Lionness in the gallery. Andy Moerlein is exhibiting his sculptures, 'Tossed' and 'Journey' in the "16th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit." 

Golden Lionness, 36" tall, wood, paint 2007 by Donna Dodson
The golden lionness sports a mane as fine as the male lion’s mane but red, as a blaze of fire. She wears full length white gloves and a long flowing dress, fitting for the queen of the jungle.

Albuquerque, New Mexico: At Leich Lathrop Gallery, I am exhibiting my wood sculptures along with my monotypes. Andy Moerlein is exhibiting his sculptures: Flock, Whisper and several monoprints. 

Left: Samurai Warrior, 23" tall, wood, paint 2009 
Right: Plain Jane, 21" tall, wood, paint 2009 

West Nyack, New York:
Rockland Center for the Arts, through Sept 2014. I am exhibiting the Giant Panda and Hathor in the Catherine Konner Sculpture Park.

Left: Hathor 2010, Styrofoam, cement, paint

Right: Giant Panda 2010, Styrofoam, cement, paint

Providence, Rhode Island:
Save the date for Waterfire 2013: August 24th. Andy Moerlein & I, aka The Myth Makers are lighting a fire sculpture in honor of the Year of the Cicada on the Confluence, on the Steeple St Bridge.

Verbier, Switzerland:
At the Verbier 3-D Sculpture Park, I am exhibiting Baby Bringer and my partner Andy Moerlein is exhibiting Uprooted and Upended.

Baby Bringer, 2011, Styrofoam, cement, paint, 12ftx4ftx4ft by Donna Dodson

She is both a celebration of fertility and motherhood as well as a subversion on the popular myth that storks bring babies in a diaper clasped in their beaks.

Windsor, Vermont:
Cider Hill Gardens & Gallery. Courtesy of Gary and Sarah Milek, Andy Moerlein & I, aka the Myth Makers are exhibiting Alight: the Spirit of the Red Tail Hawk through 2013.

Just landed, ready to fly, observant, noble and respected, the Red Tail Hawk is a common raptor of human environments. Agile in the cityscape and familiar in the rural hedgerow, it is a survivor. These Vermont hills have similarly survived and adapted to a rich heritage of human occupation. Precious soil and abundant rock have conspired to doom all but the most ambitious. Red Tail Hawk stands as a patient monument to the toil that takes place here. ALIGHT is part human yet mostly hawk. It rests fleetingly on this landscape, blessing the place – passing no judgment, but poised to fly.