JSP welcomes Daniel Shieh as the Artist in Residence for the month of October!
Daniel Shieh is an artist from Taiwan. He creates interactive artworks that alter the power dynamics between participants. He received an MDes in Art, Design, and the Public Domain at Harvard Graduate School of Design.
“Through manipulating perspective, sense of distance, and visibility, I construct physical environments where the power dynamics of being with another person is rewired.” Daniel shares. “Often combining different levels of intimacy, such as standing at a distance from someone yet feeling your bodies merge, my work encourages different interpretations of another person’s humanity to occupy your mind simultaneously, offering a layered perception of the Other—as an individual who exists independent of you and as a being that mirrors your consciousness. Centering on the act of mutual perception, my work reaffirms our existence in each other’s minds.”
Daniel’s JSP residency is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Windgate Foundation.
The Arts Downtown public art exhibition is growing. Folks downtown will see a new mural materialize on the building of Broadway Clay, with the input and support of property owner Pat Bacon, and Broadway Clay business owners Les Greeman, Jody Jaques and Megan Sauter.
FrankArts conducted a national call for a new public mural, resulting in 84 artists submitting their qualifications for consideration. After a juried selection process, the FrankArts team, joined by the property owner and Broadway Clay, selected Oregonian artist David Carmack Lewis.
Lewis began his artistic career as an illustrator and his artwork remains committed to visual storytelling. His paintings were recently featured in a solo exhibition at the Coos Art Museum and his work has been supported by grants from The Ford Family Foundation, The Oregon Arts Commission and the Regional Arts & Culture Council.
Lewis embarked on creating large scale public paintings six years ago. Lewis’ mural The Big Backyard in Boise, Idaho was featured as the best in the state in Parade Magazine. Lewis believes that visual art is a powerful tool for connecting communities with their built and natural environments. With each mural, he strives to integrate the work aesthetically with its architectural context while reflecting aspects of the regional landscape and local community.
Lewis will begin painting in mid September, and will be on location for approximately three weeks. During this time, the parking along the Broadway Clay building will be blocked off. The public can share in this exciting new addition to downtown, and meet the artist at an event on the evening of September 24th, at 5pm.
This mural will be the eighth commissioned artwork by FrankArts and is part of the Arts Downtown program which is managed by Josephine Sculpture Park and sponsored by Richard and Anna Marie Rosen and Expree Credit Union. The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to JSP with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
JSP extends many thanks to the sponsors and partners who will make Symphonic Stroll – coming up Saturday, September 18th – possible, including:
Lead Sponsor: Kentucky Monthly Magazine
Sponsors: Chenault & Hoge, Billie Faye & Rick Duvall, Cindy & Scott Hampton, Harrod Concrete & Stone, Martha Moore, John & Magdalene Stewart, Teresa & Harry Suter, VanHouten Builders – Art & Beverly VanHouten, VanHouten Construction – Art & Beverly VanHouten
Supporters: Earth Tools, Carol & John Baughman, Charlie Jones, Anne Taylor & Will Renshaw
Symphonic Stroll combines the music of the Lexington Philharmonic with Reflect by JSP September artist-in-residence Andréa Stanislav featuring the Kentucky Dance Academy. This internationally travelling interactive performance is difficult to describe in words – hear more from the artist herself!
It’s not too late to get tickets – or volunteer – for this event, coming THIS Saturday, September 18th, 2021 from 5-8pm. Learn more https://josephinesculpturepark.org/event/lexphil/
This outdoor event has COVID-19 safety in mind, with timed ticket entry and 30-acres to explore socially distanced. Masks are encouraged.
Arts-Based Environmental Education Webinar with JSP & Kentucky Association for Environmental Education
Join Josephine Sculpture Park‘s (JSP) Program Director, Jeri K. Howell, to discover creative ways environmental and art education can be blended. Engage with research about the impact environmental art education has on students and communities. And explore opportunities to partner with or further explore JSP! These bi-monthly webinars are FREE for KAEE members and only $10 for non-members. Not a member? KAEE can help with that here!