Wednesday & Thursday, June 8 & 9
Participants in this two day workshop will transform their personal objects and materials into visually engaging work in which the meaning may be obvious or hidden but the materials used are essential. Whether your work is two or three dimensional, every element should contribute to the meaning. How do you choose what to incorporate into your mixed media pieces? Does every object and color contribute to the content? Through discussion and individual attention, we will focus on making deliberate choices to recognize significant and pertinent materials, objects and personal ephemera to create your most meaningful work. Participants will be asked to bring materials that are meaningful to them which will be incorporated into works that make a strong personal statement.
Lisa Zukowski works both two dimensionally and sculpturally in multiple media. Since 1992, she has participated in numerous exhibitions in the United States and Germany, and her work is in several private collections. Since 2010, her ongoing interactive installation Clootie Wall has been shown in the US and Germany, most recently at Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, University of Southern Utah, in Cedar City, Utah. In 2014, she participated in the exhibition Material Consequences at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, where she wrapped the exterior of Gallery X with Clootie Wall. Her current work deals with issues of transformation and change. In addition to her studio practice, Lisa has taught workshops at the Manhattan Graphics Center and multiple locations throughout the Hudson Valley. She also conducts an annual art holiday in Italy. Zukowski served for several years as president of the Warwick Art League, and in 2006 received the Artist of the Year award from the Orange County Art Federation. Lisa Zukowski was born in Brooklyn, NY and currently lives and works in the Hudson Valley of New York. She received her BFA from Brooklyn College, where she studied painting with Allan D’Arcangelo and Bob Henry, and served as printer for the Brooklyn College Press under the direction of Janet Carlile.