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Artist in Residence

2019 artist line up

Experience art from the bare bone beginning to the flourishing final masterpiece! Shadow the process of brush-to canvas, scissor-to-paper and wood-to-lathe with our Artist in Residence Program. Observe as artists work together creating their next element of expression. The program offers support from the resort, inspiration from our award-winning atmosphere and opportunity for artists to collaborate in a once in a lifetime experience. Artists are provided with a studio that is accessible to guests and will be holding weekly meet and greet receptions. As their residency concludes, an exhibition will take place in the Walden Pond Gallery. The artist will give a final exchange and unveil their legacy masterpiece.  We invite you to engage with our artists and absorb their techniques in a unique experience.  

Fridays

Artist Demonstration in
Walden Pond
10am-2pm
Artist Demonstration in
Heritage Court
3pm-5pm

Saturdays

Artist Demonstration in
Walden Pond
12-5pm
Meet the Artist Reception in
Walden Pond
5-6pm

Sundays

Artist Demonstration in
Walden Pond
10am-4pm
  • Claire Hardy

    Duration of Stay: March 15 - September 15, 2019
    Final Artist Talk: September 14, 5pm; Walden Pond

    For Claire Hardy, painting goes beyond making a likeness of the subject. It is also about recording the sense of the place, the feel of the atmosphere and the emotion the scene evokes. What's more, the subject may only be a starting point in the process of seeking how to manipulate paint to create a convincing illusion of atmosphere and light. She works directly on the canvas sculpting the paint to uncover the rightness of a composition and a harmony of colors. She is captivated by expressive color, descriptive brushwork, and soft edges.

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  • Kerri Cushman

    Duration of Stay: August 8 - 22, 2019
    Final Artist Talk: August 20, 5pm; Walden Pond

    Could a book, like a vessel, be a container of knowledge, or is it just a sequence of spaces? Should it be confrontational or conversational? But most importantly, what can a book do? Constructing interactive artist books, Kerri’s work wraps ubiquitous objects with a fresh visual language by melding iconic imagery and text by exploring in the shifting importance the book, paper and print media play in our lives today. Her current works reflect parallels between the evolution of writing methods and systems, drawing similarities between tradition, practicality, and the future of communication. Is it vital that we maintain the ability to read documents from the past? In this information age, is the art of cursive handwriting obsolete, or is handwriting becoming obsolete because of technology? Kerri sees papermaking and sculptural artists' books as an interdisciplinary link—a nexus between tradition and the future. Kerri will spend her residency making books and hand stitching, resulting in a series of broadsides and handmade books focusing on experimenting with the intimate, shallow space on the surface of the paper. This attention to substrate manipulation will continue through additional layering of collected objects, thread, ink and text on handmade. The investigation will incorporate text and image inspired by the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and surrounding Laurel Highlands area.

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  • Donald Smith

    Duration of Stay: August 21, 2019 - September 30, 2019
    Final Artist Talk: September 29, 5pm; Walden Pond

    After 43 years as an electronics field technician for Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies, Don began woodworking as a hobby during his retirement. Inspired by making wooden toys for his grandchildren, he began exploring the use of a lathe. With his first finished bowl, he was hooked, falling in love with the technique of bowl making. He has since expanded his lathe toolkit, studied under other wood turners, and spends every day possible in his woodshop “puttering”. Don’s pieces create a desire to be held, and once in your hands you too can experience the beauty of the design, which often incorporates the wood’s natural characteristics. Delicate and yet incredibly functional, Don carves away ribbons of wood to bring forth the natural curves, sparking a dialogue between the viewer and the natural world.

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Events

Labor Day Weekend
| 08/30/19 - 09/02/19
Annual Joe Hardy Big Smoke Golf Tournament
| 09/26/19 - 09/28/19
Harvest Dinner
| 09/29/19
Brews & Brats Festival
| 10/05/19
Thanksgiving Weekend at Nemacolin
| 11/28/19 - 12/01/19
Martin Luther King Weekend
Mon, Fri - Sun | 01/17/20 - 01/20/20
Presidents' Day Weekend at Nemacolin
Mon, Fri - Sun | 02/14/20 - 02/17/20
Easter Weekend at Nemacolin
Wed - Sun | 04/08/20 - 04/12/20

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