touching nature touching art touching community – the work of environmental and social artist Axel Ewald.
On Sunday, August 13th, at 7:30 p.m., diverse visual artist Axel Ewald will offer a multimedia presentation on his wide-ranging artwork titled “touching nature, touching art, touching community – the work of environmental and social artist Axel Ewald.” The free-admission/donation presentation will take place in the downstairs meeting room at Solaris in Hudson, N.Y.
Visiting from Israel, Ewald has stated this about his wide-ranging artwork:
“My work as an environmental and community artist focuses on how we meet and interact with places – both natural and human-made, on how we can be informed by processes of change in nature and how this can transform the way we look at ourselves, our fellow human beings, and how we interfere with nature. My artworks and educational workshops are about learning to listen and ‘tune in’ to places and situations and, by way of practicing ‘gentle interventions,’ to develop strategies for a more sustainable future. This involves the creation of environmental, site-specific sculpture, environmental design, and the employment of a variety of other media, including photography, video, drawing, printmaking, performance, and stage-design.”
Born in Germany, Ewald has studied and taught since 1980 at a variety of European and Israeli institutions, currently teaching at David Yellin Teacher College in Jerusalem, the Eastern Mediterranean International School near Tel Aviv, Schumacher College in Devon, England, and the Artways School of Art and Harduf Waldorf Teacher Seminar near Nazareth. He is currently completing his doctoral studies with the Social Sculpture Unit at Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, England. A co-author of the book New Eyes for Plants in 1996, Ewald’s artwork, installations, performances, and other artistic projects have taken place at many locations in Israel, the U.K., Germany, and the U.S.
This event is a collaboration between Free Columbia, accessible-to-all Arts Initiative in Philmont, N.Y. and Lightforms: Art + Spirit, soon to be a new art center in downtown Hudson, N.Y. For more information contact Laura Summer at 518.672.7302 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date(s) - 08/13/2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm