Silk Painting Workshop with Lee Zimmerman
Saturday, March 8
1:30 - 5:30 pm
$150 Members* / $165 Non Members
Discover the ancient technique of silk painting with visiting artist Lee Zimmerman. Demonstrations and hands-on learning will teach the basic mechanics of preparing silk, color mixing, using dyes without resist, and steam setting. This workshop is designed for artists of all skill levels. *Opera Delaware Pearl Fisher ticket holders receive the Member rate.
Lee Zimmerman is a silk artist who lives with his family in Duluth Minnesota. He has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and has done much academic research in vision and perception. It was while investigating perception that he stumbled onto silk painting. Along with numerous articles in engineering and perceptual psychological journals, he has had several articles published in "American Artist" on painting and vision.
Lee is primarily a silk painter, who has exhibited his works in New Orleans, Minneapolis, Duluth and Santa Fe. He has performed large scale (8' by 4' minimum) live silk painting numerous times, often as a part of symphony orchestra concerts. One of his recent live painting performances took place outside of London in the UK.
Lee has been a member of SPIN (an international organization of silk painters) since 2000. He was the Fashion Show coordinator at the 2006 Silk Painters International Festival in Santa Fe. He is the director of the 2008 Festival.
In 2007 he exhibited a startling series of veiled photographs. In January of 2010 he performed a live painting event with Kathy McTavish called "A Story in Three Parts". This was followed by the Duluth Playhouse presentation of "The Secret Garden" in which he painted 180 square feet of silk, creating the garden, at each of the 20 performances.
Save the date: Gilding Workshop with Brian Baade and Kristin de Ghetaldi
Saturday, March 22
1:30 - 4 pm
DCCA members $110 / Non Members $125
Conservators Brian Baade and Kristin de Ghetaldi lead a gilding demonstration and hands-on workshop. Learn how to apply gold leaf and substrates to beautifully enhance objects and artworks. Register Now!
Surviving the Art World: Curatorial Review
Saturday, April 12
Appointments: 10 am – 12 pm or 1 pm - 3 pm
$40 Members / $60 Non Members / $30 Students (with current ID)
Choose one of two sessions and get the feedback you crave during the DCCA’s second annual curatorial review. Artists are invited to present their resume, artist statement, and images of their work to prominent regional curators. Participants will be assigned meeting times with each of the curators for one-on-one advice, constructive criticism, and exhibition suggestions.
Registration is required, space is very limited.