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Ellen Steinfeld, Whirl, 2014, 22.5x15 inches, watercolor on paper

Ellen Steinfeld, Whirl, 2014, 22.5x15 inches, watercolor on paper

Class / Workshop  |  Balancing Color and Form

Sunday, April 10, 2016, 1:30–4 pm

International Center for Watercolor
Artist Inspiration Series with Ellen Steinfeld
$30 members/$40 not-yet members

In a new watercolor series, guest artists not primarily painters, are invited to host watercolor workshops.  Participants will be introduced to their work and the artist’s process of creating.  Ellen Steinfeld is the second International Center for Watercolor guest artist.  Inspired by Ellen’s ideas and technique, participants will create watercolor paintings.

Ellen Steinfeld commented, I do not work within the traditional “rules” of watercolor but the results recall a tradition of landscape painting. Through that association, the work is familiar while also strange, a subtle play on the liminal border between the world of the senses and the world of the mind. Painting with watercolors using heavily saturated colors, creates spontaneous and unexpected results. The colors are continuously transforming as the pigments mix together. The fluidity of the media makes it possible to construct interweaving shapes and colors with imaginary organic forms, combining spatial relationships and exploring microscopic landscapes. The forms that emerge reflect my fascination with nature and the idea of art as the construction of personal worlds.

Ellen Steinfeld is a sculptor and a painter whose work has become known throughout North America. Her works are in the permanent collections of the Albright-Knox Art Galley, the New York State Museum, the Castellani Museum, the Burchfield Penney Museum, Washington State Art in Public Places Collection, the State of Florida Art in Public Buildings Collection and many others.  She has received numerous large-scale public and private commissions including the monumental steel sculpture for the atrium of Roswell Park Cancer Institute and an exterior stainless steel sculptures for the new Upstate Cancer Center in Syracuse, NY and a large exterior stainless sculpture commemorating the Ride for Roswell. Steinfeld’ artwork has been exhibited in museums and galleries in over 32 solo exhibitions including the Burchfield Penney and in over 90 group exhibitions in the US and Canada. She was selected to represent New York State for the Absolut Statehood Campaign, which helped raise millions of dollars for AIDS research. She is a recipient of fellowships from the New York State Council on the Arts and also a visiting artist, and lecturer at several universities. Ellen Steinfeld is the subject of two documentary films.  www.ellensteinfeld.com

To register call Kathy Gaye Shiroki at 716-878-3549 or email shirokkg@buffalostate.edu or download the registration form on the International Center for Watercolor website. Families and youth 12 and older are encouraged to participate.

Supply List:
Palette or disposable metal pie tins for mixing
Watercolor brushes
Watercolor paper
Your collection of watercolor pigments, tubes or pans