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