OUR CURRENT RESIDENT ARTIST IS Julie Anne Mann. SEE HER AT THE WILTON LIBRARY MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, AT 6:00.
The majority of my work is composed from natural materials and/or setting using their inherent qualities to exemplify or allude to parallels found in human nature, such as lif/deth, hope/despair, personality quirks, family dynamics, etc. Often the work will weave in botanical lore and allegories and sometimes address the relentless push/pull between man and nature with environmental peril, the stresses on our planet and species decline.
At Weir Farm I will continue this practice using the landscape and elements at hand to explore the ground's relationship with flora. Every landscape invites new opportunities and a unique setting. New England has a rich history of multiple land uses on the same acreage, the grounds of the farm being a perfect example of this. Native land to cultivated land to Preserve; many acres coming full circle with trace elementsof its past intact. Depending on the materials available and personal discovery on the grounds, the work could be either two dimensional or three dimensional, but would most defintiely be a personal reflection of wweir Farm and the Southwest Hills Ecoregion.
Professionally, this will be an ideal opportunity to expand my practice and portfolio in a rich and concentrated environment.
~ Julie Anne Mann
"Lovers...Silverleaf" - shown above and in the album below - is featured in the current Wilton Magazine's "The Art of It" column. You can see this image and learn more about Julie Anne in the September/October issue, in homes and newstands now.
UPCOMING ARTISTS: November 17 Kim Henry December 15 Michele Schuff January 26 Benisse Lester February 23 Rachel Bacon March 23 Patricia Miranda April 20 Tatana Kellner
Next Deadline for residency applications is January 15. For more information,click here.
Weir Farm Art Center 735 Nod Hill Road Wilton, CT 06897