Twenty-four art teachers and art enthusiasts
participated in Maryhill Museum's
2012 SUMMER ART INSTITUTE.
This year's theme was 'sustainability in art'.
Participants explored the work of artists
who reuse or recyle materials in their work
as well as artists known for collage,
assemblage and mixed-media.
The summer institute was taught by
Maryhill Excutive Director Colleen Schafroth,
an award winning arts educator and author
who has helped develop and teach the institute
since its formation in 1993.
Peggy Dills Kelter, local Hood River artist and educator,
worked with the participants while Tom,
Maryhill Museum Artist-in-Residence for 2012,
did a Monday morning presentation featuring a sampling of his
artwork which incorporates recycled materals.
Tom also hosted a tour for the entire group at our
studio and gardens during their week at Maryhill.
Some of the art teachers and art enthusiasts
at Colleen's dinner on Wednesday
I practiced the art of camouflage
on the basalt rocks
while everyone was here.
Perhaps this qualifies me as a
'art enthusiast', too?
I'm still a little shy around strangers...
but I'm getting better!
The 'Junior Associate'