USM Art Galleries Gorham and Portland

Artists-in-Residence Presentation - Anna Hepler and Andrea Sulzer

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Burnham Lounge, Robie Andrews Hall, Gorham
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Carolyn Eyler
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Anne Hepler Andrea SulzerCollaborative Project Presentation

Snow date: noon-1 pm on Wednesday, March 19

Following a very successful previous project, acclaimed Maine-based artists Anna Hepler and Andrea Sulzer have been invited to explore a similar collaborative endeavor. In a shared artist residency, they will work with USM Art students to create large-scale woodcuts, which will be printed on banners and displayed in downtown Portland.

In thei presentation, Hepler and Sulzer will unveil the banners and discuss their collaborative process.

Anna Hepler

Anna Hepler

Hepler is a Maine artist who is intrigued by the transitions of states and the convergence of opposites. In Hepler’s recent work, she creates large-scale, plastic, inflatable sculptures that slowly deflate and serve as a basis for prints and drawings.

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Andrew SulzerAndrea Sulzer

Andrea Sulzer’s work begins at the cellular level. She makes small marks, nuclei of activity, which multiply and migrate across her paper, tracking trails through white space, implying narrative. Sometimes they arrange themselves into recognizable shapes—a sea urchin, or a Life Savers candy. Sometimes they only suggest, flirting with the real world.

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Visiting Artist Talk: Anne Harris

Anne Harris Redrobe

Friday, April 24 at 12 p.m.

Burnham Lounge, Robie Andrews Hall, Gorham campus

Free and open to the public

Anne Harris is a figurative painter who finds her way to spectral worlds where webs of meaning, identities, lineages, and histories mesmerize rather than add up. Her presentation will include visual examples of her past and current work.

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