Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Patz Fowle Spent The Summer in Chicago & Kansas City

Above: Patz Posing in Front of Warhol

Darlington County artist Patz Fowle recently spent some time at the Teacher Institute of Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Kansas City Art Institute.

Above: The view from Patz' Dorm Room

Patz on her time in Chicago:

During my two weeks at TICA's drawing and oil painting sessions (June 6-17), I had 81 hours of studio practice and 12 hours of lectures and presentations, and I never wanted it to end! Another awesome things about the TICA program is having the Art Institute of Chicago connected to the school; it's like one colossal cultural classroom. I also had the opportunity to study at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. My husband, Mike, joined me on the weekend and we explored everything that the city had to offer. Chicago was overflowing with art. It was everywhere your eyes landed and it was just what my eyes needed as an art educator and artist!

Above: Patz began work on a portrait of Ilona Smithkin during her time away.

After leaving Chicago, Patz took her talents to Kansas City for the Summer Educators ArtLab at the Kansas City Art Institute.

30 high school art educators from around the world (teaching grades 9-12) were accepted to attend the Kansas City Art Institute Educators ArtLab week-long studio workshop.

The summer of 2009 featured two studio concentrations: Painting, with Assistant Professor Jessie Fisher and Sculpture, with Jim Whitworth.

Applicants chose one of the studios in which to study. Participants had the opportunity to spend 24 hours with their facilitator, plus an additional nine evening studio hours with a technical assistant and/or their facilitator. Artwork produced during the Educators ArtLab was exhibited at the H&R Block Artspace Exhibition Gallery at the end of the week.

Patz chose to do sculpture workshop with Jim Whitworth.
Above: Patz' Color Cones (created in Kansas City)

Black Creek Arts Council would like to congratulate Patz on her accomplishments this summer.

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