Join us this Thursday, April 5th for an engaging artist talk with three female artists - Claire Provencher, Diane Larochelle and Verne Orlosk of Studio Verne : Fused Glass Artist - listen to their creative journey, from inception and sketches to final product; from idea to object.
How does an idea become an object? Discover the story... find the answers in Idea to Object: Artistic Dialogues - with music, refreshments and wine tasting!
For questions and updates, please contact Katie Bérubé at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603-289-4661.
Free and open to the public, join us at Jupiter Hall where communities experience arts, culture and innovation.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Claire Provencher is a native of Manchester, New Hampshire. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education in 1991 from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. In 2015 she received her Master of Arts in Art Education with a concentration in Ceramics from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. She has been teaching art in the Manchester School District since 1993.
Claire's work draws on memories - real and imagined - and photographs as a catalyst, Claire creates sculptures that question the roles and personalities of the members of her family. Though viewers may not know the full story, she strives to intrigue them with her forms so they may perhaps envision their own stories therein. Website: http://www.claireprovencher.com/
Verne's glass art is designed and produced in her Manchester, New Hampshire Theatre District location. Studioverne, Fine Art Fused Glass is a working studio with kiln, storefront gallery and has workshops available. A BFA in Graphic Design from Boston University started a career in the Advertising and Print media industries for ten years. She pursued mural painting and developed school enrichment programs in art and jewelry design while raising two daughters with her husband. A move to Ohio led her to two years of volunteering at the Toledo Museum of Art. Seventeen years as an instructor at the Currier Museum Art Center in Manchester, NH allowed her to teach the fine arts in many mediums and maintain her love of drawing. She discovered fused glass and directed their program for fourteen years.
This series of work featuring hands focuses on small spaces of comfort. It is a symbiotic look at objects from the ocean and brings about moments of contemplation. Those spaces between and times of being connected can bring solace. Finding that space of solace can lead to enlightenment. The process in these fused glass images uses powdered glass in a painterly manner. Copper wire provides the line work that is then covered with a clear powdered glass and fired to be a permanent inclusion.
"Expressive art is my way of being in the world. It offers a way of understanding the moments of disappointment and despair as well as terrific celebrations of joy. My work is organic and emerges from interactions with the media: paint, charcoal, clay, fabric, shell, etc. Rehearsals with various media, shapes, forms and nature ultimately result in the final piece of art. Often, there are no sketches or drawings that evolve into a piece, just an immersion into the materials. It is a dialogue between the media and me, a conversation and exchange of ideas and emotions. If I let the images emerge, I find a structure emerges on the paper. Life In Gray Areas II (2014) illustrates this process."
ABOUT JUPITER HALL
Jupiter Hall is a community-oriented Multi-purpose venue located in Manchester, NH where communities experience arts, culture and innovation. Our mission is to showcase and present exciting opportunities for storytellers, creatives and professionals working with Digital Media and other innovative formats to share their stories, culture and vision.