Sculptor-in-Residence Suzanne Lupien (1986-1989)
When I Was Here…Remembering Our Artists-in-Residence
Sculptor-in-Residence Program Retrospective, 1969-2014
Cornish, NH –The Picture Gallery at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, a national park for the arts, will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the park with a retrospective exhibition of the Sculptor-in-Residence Program. The oldest artist residency in the National Park Service, this special highlight of a visit to the park engages visitors with a face–to-face experience of the way Augustus Saint-Gaudens worked. Unique in the emphasis on traditional figurative art, the program introduces visitors to the technique of using clay and plaster to prepare a sculpture for bronze casting. Each year, an artist is in residency at the Ravine Studio, a small, historic studio on the park grounds. The artist speaks with visitors, school groups and also teaches a course of study in traditional sculpture. These classes can be found nowhere else in the Upper Valley, and provide a boon to the region.
When I Was Here… will be on view at the Picture Gallery from September 5 – October 31, 2015 from 9:30 – 4:30 every day. An Opening Reception will be held Saturday, September 5 from 4:30-6:00pm. There will be a Curator’s Talk at 5:00 pm, with Henry J. Duffy, Curator of the park and Marianna Foral, Curatorial Intern. The reception and artist talk are free and open to the public.
The exhibition features a varied selection of work in sculpture, pastel, printmaking and ceramics by artists from all periods of the Sculptor-in-Residence Program. A catalogue will accompany the exhibit.
Artists showing their work include: Arthur Alvin (Sculptor 1969/1970), George R. Anthonisen (1971), Tom Miles (1977), Robert Carsten (1979-80/1982-83), Linda T. Dewing (1981), Edward J. Gerwe (1984-85), Suzanne Lupien (1986-89), Marilyn Wounded Head (1991), Darcy Jones (1993), Lawrence J. Nowlan, Jr. (1995-97/2002-03), Leesa Haapapuro (2008) and Jon Riedeman (2014).