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2006 Artist-in-Residence Mare Dianora

Saturday, November 3, 2007 1:00 - 4:00p.m.

National Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20002

Mail as Art -

Mail and art merge in this interactive workshop led by local artist Daniel Venne and New York-based artist Mare Dianora. Learn about the artists’ techniques and philosophy and then try your hand at creating your own creative correspondence. The workshop is free. Materials will be provided. Adults and youth alike are invited to participate. Reservations required. Please call 202.633.5533.

National Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20002

www.postalmuseum.si.edu

 
lady standing next to an outdoor stage providing instruction to people working on an art project

Mare Dianora during her workshop at Dunewood Campground, June 2006

Mare “feels very fortunate to have been selected for the residency” and to have been “given the chance to be immersed in the nature of the area which was unfamiliar” to her as a New Yorker. The only artist who “chose to live in her tent for the duration of the residency,” Mare feels that it enhanced her experience of the natural surroundings and the impact of the program on her art.

 
a artist made book sitting on it's edge with a map of the Indiana Dunes Naitonal Lakeshore's shoreline on the cover

Book of postcards and journal entries developed by Mare during her residency. Original book is part of the national lakeshore's artist-in-residence collection

Mare Dianora, Artist-in-Residence, June 2006

Her residency gave her a new calm and ability to remove herself from her regular life, as well as artistic inspiration and a deeper understanding of the natural features of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

She is currently working as a resident artist at the New York University Medical Center, developing a program of arts in healthcare for the benefit of oncology patients.

Did You Know?

a sea of tall grasses and catails in a marsh setting and trees in the background

Cowles Bog is not a true bog but rather a fen because it has an underground water source. This water source has contact with limestone bedrock, making the fen’s water slightly alkaline. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is restoring a portion of this fen.