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The Wildling Museum launches a series of summer discussions



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Contemporary artists featured in the ‘Bio / Mass’ exhibition

Staff report

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature is pleased to announce its upcoming “Bio / Mass: Summer Artist Talks” discussion series. The three-part Zoom series will spotlight six artists from Wildling’s current exhibition, “Bio / Mass: Contemporary Meditations on Nature,” in conversation with each other – Karen Kitchel and Catherine Eaton Skinner, Scott Chatenever and Dorothy Churchill -Johnson, and Maria Rendón and Sommer Roman.

The three planned discussion dates are:

  • Tuesday, July 20, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m .: Artists Karen Kitchel and Catherine Eaton Skinner, moderated by Stacey Otte-Demangate, Executive Director of the Wildling Museum.
  • Tuesday July 20, 4 pm to 5 pm: Artists Scott Chatenever and Dorothy Churchill-Johnson, hosted by Nicole Strasburg, co-curator of the “Bio / Mass” exhibition.
  • Wednesday September 1 from 4 pm to 5 pm: Artists Maria Rendón and Sommer Roman, moderated by Holli Harmon, co-curator of the “Bio / Mass” exhibition.

The artists featured in “Bio / Mass: Contemporary Meditations on Nature” use a wide range of media – including sculpture, found materials, ceramics, encaustic, mixed media, and painting. Through this series, participants are invited to learn more about each artist’s individual practice and their process as observers and performers of the natural world around them.

Whether it is examining patterns in nature, studying landscapes or combining and recombining singular elements that accumulate in a larger and more revealing work, these artists have translated their deep observation and their fascination with their individual environments in works that invite viewers to find beauty in the details of our world. , celebrating both calm and dramatic moments in nature.

The suggested donation for each of these virtual programs is $ 5. To register and find out more about participating artists, visit www.wildlingmuseum.org/news/2021-summer-artist-talks. Please email [email protected] or call 805-686-8315 with any questions.

The Wildling Museum’s current Zoom programming is sponsored by Montecito Bank & Trust.

For more information on the Wildling Museum, and to volunteer or become a member to support this important local arts and nature institution, please visit www.wildlingmuseum.org. Additional digital resources are available at www.wildlingmuseum.org/virtual-visit, including online galleries of all current exhibitions, links to art activities, videos and more to help online visitors experience the museum from home.