LACAWAC ARTIST'S RESIDENCY: IN THE STUDIO OF H. E. RAMAGE

 
Historic carriage house and chimes tower located near the Watres Lodge off the shores of Lake Wallenpaupack

Historic carriage house and chimes tower located near the Watres Lodge off the shores of Lake Wallenpaupack

During the residency, each artist established a unique studio practice, based in different buildings in the sanctuary but extending into the beautiful natural surroundings. H. E. Ramage arranged a painting studio space in the upper floor of the hundred-year-old carriage house at Lacawac. This barn-loft style space was close to nature, complete with other small furry and crawling inhabitants sharing the space. The feature loved most by the artist were huge sliding doors on both floors of the barn to let in the light, rain, smells, energy, and sometimes birds, of the mountain forests!

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Works in progress in the carriage-house-turned-studio of H. E. Ramage from the Lacawac Fall 2018 artist’s residency.

 
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STUDENTS OF NATURE

Daily exploration of the surrounding forest trails and mountain lakes gave insight into the unique flora and fauna of the Poconos area. Growing and then decaying clusters of mushrooms, local populations of bright orange spotted newts, and all manner of crawling, flying, swimming, frolicking, and growing things. The Lacawac area teems with life, and taping into that ecosystem was an inspiration for all the residents!

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: LACAWAC

View from the main docks at Lake Lacawac near Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania

View from the main docks at Lake Lacawac near Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania

This fall, four female artists came together in the Northern Poconos on the shores of Lake Wallenpaupack, at Lacawac Sanctuary and Biological Field Station. Lacawac is a nature center, environmental education facility, ecological research station and historic venue, and for fifty years has welcomed all ages for the opportunity to learn, study, and create. 

Resident artist H. E. Ramage enjoying the cairns and man-made waterways of a rock sculpture garden created and maintained by local nature artist Larry Doda

Resident artist H. E. Ramage enjoying the cairns and man-made waterways of a rock sculpture garden created and maintained by local nature artist Larry Doda

Though initial geography may impart a sense of isolation, this area of the Northern Poconos is a wealth of life and cultural discovery. On one afternoon, artists Geri Gray and H. E. Ramage stumbled onto the land of local nature artist Larry Doda. Extensive ecosystem-supporting gardens, balanced cairns made from stones collected from the ruins of centuries-old structures, and trails through a beloved cypress-filled bog number among the creations of this solitary but memorable artist.

From left to right: Resident artists Geri Gray, H. E. Ramage, Meganne Rosen, and Samantha Ferrizzi pose for a ‘family photo’ in the historic Watres Lodge at Lacawac Sanctuary.and Biological Field Station

From left to right: Resident artists Geri Gray, H. E. Ramage, Meganne Rosen, and Samantha Ferrizzi pose for a ‘family photo’ in the historic Watres Lodge at Lacawac Sanctuary.and Biological Field Station

See the work of all the Lacawac 2018 artists in residence:

Geri Gray

Geri Grey Photography

Meganne Rosen

megannerosen.com

Instagram: mromromro

H. E. Ramage

heramage.com

Instagram: hannahincolor

Samantha Ferrizzi

Instagram: samantha.ferrizzi

ARTISTS IN THE PRESS

 
Installation photo taken during a press visit by SCAD District writer Shelby Loebker during the week before the opening for  Greetings from Wonderland

Installation photo taken during a press visit by SCAD District writer Shelby Loebker during the week before the opening for Greetings from Wonderland

SCAD painting seniors were featured in the student publication District for their two-person exhibition, Greetings from Wonderland. Follow the link below to see the article:

SCAD DISTRICT: Painting Seniors Send ‘Greetings from Wonderland’ by Shelby Loebker

H. E. Ramage and editor of ArtPulse Magazine Stephen Knudsen discussing a painting at the opening for  Greetings from Wonderland  on May 19th, 2017

H. E. Ramage and editor of ArtPulse Magazine Stephen Knudsen discussing a painting at the opening for Greetings from Wonderland on May 19th, 2017



H. E. RAMAGE & ZANDER STEFANI EMERGE

SCAD B.F.A painting seniors H. E. Ramage and Zander Stefani make themselves known as emerging artists of the industry tonight at Non-Fiction Gallery in Savannah, GA.


Opening night at  Greetings from Wonderland , a two-person exhibition of work by H. E. Ramage and Zander Stefani at Non-Fiction Gallery

Opening night at Greetings from Wonderland, a two-person exhibition of work by H. E. Ramage and Zander Stefani at Non-Fiction Gallery

Interactive installation including sculptures by both H. E. Ramage and Zander Stefani

Interactive installation including sculptures by both H. E. Ramage and Zander Stefani

Close-up of sculpture by H. E. Ramage at the opening of  Greetings from Wonderland

Close-up of sculpture by H. E. Ramage at the opening of Greetings from Wonderland

Non-Fiction Gallery is transformed into a sculptural “wonderland” with an interactive installation and a room full of free-standing sculptures. Blue thread weaves between walls, ceiling, and artwork, interconnecting the gallery, the different bodies of work, and the viewers. Gallery-goers enthusiastically add to the web, spinning thread around sculptures and friends alike!

Greetings from Wonderland exhibits a salon-style wall of small work, large-format paintings, and free-standing sculptures. Throughout the gallery, work by Ramage and Stefani is intermingled, suggesting playful new interpretations in the contrast of styles.

Click here to see more of

Zander Stefani’s work

Sculpture by Zander Stefani in front of the salon-style wall of small works by both artists

Sculpture by Zander Stefani in front of the salon-style wall of small works by both artists

Tonight, We Step Into Wonderland!

 

Savannah, GA, May 19th, 2017- Non-Fiction Gallery, a program of Art Rise Savannah, is pleased to announce the opening of Greetings from Wonderland, a two-person exhibition by H. E. Ramage and Zander Stefani. The opening reception is Friday, May 19th from 6 – 9 pm. Non-Fiction Gallery is located at 1522 Bull St, Savannah, GA, and the event is free and open to the public.

Using a variety of mediums, both artists present the concepts of spirituality and purgatory in their work. H. E. Ramage and Zander Stefani use painting, sculpture, and installation to manifest visions of intense existential moments. The work of the two artists is united by their passion to find comfort in the uncomfortable.

Check out Zander Stefani's website at: http://zanderstefani.com/

Check out the exhibition's website at: https://greetingsfromwonder.land/

Alexander Collective Salon 2017

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Come to the ALEXANDER COLLECTIVE SALON 2017! An open exhibition of student work, this Salon is an annual event by the student-run club of the painting department, the Alexander Collective! 

Post a photo of your favorite work from the show on Instagram with #ACSALONVOTE2017 to place your vote for the Popular Choice Award! A panel of juries will also award the Best in Show, and the award winners will be announced at 8 pm.

We can't wait to see you there!

SCAD Painting Department Travels to NYC

Students were able to go on a 3 day excursion to New York City this past weekend on a SCAD-sponsored event to visit Frieze New York 2016 and  NADA New York 2016, among other artistic events. The cultural education and international industry networking received by these Graduate and Undergraduate Painting students will their work and careers as they proceed towards graduation.

SCAD Student NYC Trip Blog - By Kira Milligan

SCAD Painting Department Blog - NYC Trip Post

FRIEZE Art Fair

NADA Art Fair

Pictured is SCAD painting undergraduate student Hannah Breshears with a painting by Donna Huanca of the Peres Projects, Berlin at the Frieze Art Fair in New York City.

Students were able to see work by acclaimed artists such as Mickalene Thomas, Lisa Yuskavage, and SCAD alum Summer Wheat at the Friezr and Nada art fairs this weekend.

SCAD DeFINE Art Student Showcase

 

Friday, February 19, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm                 Alexander Hall Gallery and Studios

Hannah Breshears will have work exhibited in the showcase, and her painting studio will also be open to visitors for a look into the artist's process as well as exhibiting more work.

The SCAD deFINE Art 2016 student showcase features the best of original SCAD student artwork. Graduate student painting studios will be open to visitors, and select works will be displayed throughout the halls. All artwork is available for purchase.

The event is free and open to the public.

Presented as part of SCAD deFINE ART 2016, which takes place Tuesday, Feb. 16 through Friday, Feb. 19, 2016.

All SCAD deFINE ART lectures, receptions and events are free and open to the public.

SCAD Student Showcase 2016

SCAD DeFINE ART 2016

Interdisciplinary Critique: SCAD Lacoste

 

Documentation of Hannah Breshears' work in the Interdisciplinary Critique was published in the Week 6 Le Scribe, which can be found below:

Le Scribe Week 6

A campus-wide interdisciplinary critique gave students access to feedback from peers and professors of every major, as well as a chance to present their work. Participating students included Hannah Breshears, Kristen Phipps, Sua Han, and Jacki DeSantis.

Artist Featured in Le Scribe

Hannah Breshears was featured on the cover of the first edition of "Le Scribe," Lacoste's weekly publication. She and classmates were sketching and painting plein air on the first day of classes at Savannah College of Art and Design's Lacoste campus.

Le Scribe Week 1

STUDENTS PAINTING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF PICASSO

Prof. Knudsen with student Hannah Breshears, Kristen Phipps, and Sandy Owens capturing Mont Ventoux as Picasso did years ago.