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Skowhegan Receives $250,000 Gift From Helen Frankenthaler Foundation For New Named Studio

 

Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, one of the nation’s leading residencies for emerging visual artists, announced today that it has received a $250,000 gift from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation. The funds will provide for a new studio building to be constructed on its rural campus in central Maine.
 
The new building will be named in Frankenthaler’s honor, acknowledging her deep commitment to studio practice, and will accommodate discrete work spaces for three visual artists. When complete, the Frankenthaler Studio will be the 15th studio building on Skowhegan’s 350-acre campus, joining those named for other artists who taught at Skowhegan, including founder Willard “Bill” Cummings and Jacob Lawrence.

Helen Frankenthaler at Skowehgan

Helen Frankenthaler came to Skowhegan during the summer of 1986 as a visiting faculty artist. In addition to conducting studio visits with participants, she gave a lecture on campus in the Old Dominion Fresco Barn.

Listen to excerpts of her lecture.


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By constructing an environment for participants to candidly discuss their work in their own words, the project creates a unique dialogue centered around artmaking. 


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A scrolling selection of the latest Skowhegan alumni news and exhibitions.  

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 Stills from .WATCH Round 5, featuring alumni from classes whose years ended in the the numbers 1 and 6.

 Stills from .WATCH Round 5, featuring alumni from classes whose years ended in the the numbers 1 and 6.

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SKOWHEGANPERFORMS 2017

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A FALL CONCERT

Socrates Sculpture Park • Saturday, October 14, 2017 • 1-5PM


Skowhegan, in conjunction with Socrates Sculpture Park, is pleased to announce SkowheganPERFORMS, an event of innovative performance that will take place on October 14, 2017.

This year's theme is fall concert. A fall concert is about about music, and the space it inhabits: acoustics, atmosphere, architecture, art, weather, time, mood, and audience.

Skowhegan alumni will present performance work that explores sound, music, or concerts in a physical or abstract sense, considering a fall concert's vast conceptual terrain.


About skowhegan

SKOWHEGAN IS AN INTENSIVE NINE-WEEK SUMMER RESIDENCY PROGRAM FOR EMERGING VISUAL ARTISTS ESTABLISHED IN 1946.

Skowhegan is an intensive nine-week summer residency program for emerging visual artists located on a historic 350-acre farm in rural Maine. Each year Skowhegan brings together a gifted and diverse group of individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to artmaking and inquiry. Founded by artists in 1946, and still governed by artists, the program provides an atmosphere in which participants are encouraged to work free of market or academic expectations.

 

THE PIVOT

Featuring the class, faculty and staff of 2015.

Interview with artist Suzanne McClelland (F '99) and excerpts from the Skowhegan Oral History Project interviews conducted by Liza Zapol with artists David C. Driskell (A '53, F '76, '78, '91,'94) and Bill King (A '48, '51, '52, F '67, '76, '77, '82, '89).

 

Created for Skowhegan by RAVA Films and Wesley Miller (A '02). 

Made possible by Trustee Jan Aronson.