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March 2012 AiP
Artist-in-Park Susan Klein at Lees Ferry
March 25: Practice your art skills with Susan as she conducts a workshop from 10:00am - 12:00noon at Lonely Dell Ranch. Learn what it's like to be an Artist-in-Park, and how she developed her technique. Participants of all artistic mediums and abilities are invited to bring their own tools to create their own art.
March 2012 at Lees Ferry
Award-winning Artist, Susan J. Klein has been painting and exhibiting for over forty years, consistently winning awards and recognition. Most recently Klein was a participant in Celebration of Art 2011 at the Grand Canyon. She earned a master of fine arts degree from Kent State University, taught 2-D design and drawing classes at Youngstown State University and the University of Akron and also owned and directed The Steel Street Experimental Gallery in Youngstown, Ohio. Moving to Florida, in 1990, she rejoiced in her adopted state and devoted herself to painting and discovered the wonders of the Florida landscape in the imagery at Myakka River State Park and the beaches of the "Suncoast." Trips to Europe, the American Southwest and her National Parks artist-in-residencies continue to enrich and expand her oeuvre. Her painting, Clay Gully Creek was selected to be exhibited at the American Embassy in Rome, Italy; Resurrection Fern was exhibited in the embassy at Sofia, Bulgaria, both as part of the United States Department of State Art-in-Embassies program. Other fine paintings are included in prestigious public and private collections, nationally and internationally.
The Artist States:
Travel to different landscapes excites my senses and imagination and re-ignites my creative spirit. Each painting is special and specific to a given place and time. My work is highly detailed and time consuming. I am obsessed with giving shape to the painting's content from the first moment that I become aware of its presence within the landscape; that is, for me the composition of the painting and its meaning are there in the landscape. I isolate and make the composition clearly visible with a sketch. I then work from the short hand of the sketch. As I work in the studio the sketch conveys the necessary creative memories through the energy of the drawn line--memories of how that place and that particular configuration of trees and sky, water and grass, towering buttes and rock formations, along with breezes and fragrances, made me feel--and there I find my content. I paint to the content, picking and choosing whichever bit of technical magic or expressive color will get me there. "There" being the complete and clearly defined individual statement of each wonderfully unique painting.
Susan will be creating her art at Lees Ferry in March, 2012. For more information, check her website at www.susanjkleinart.com.
Did You Know?
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