Please join us and share with Maryland friends!
Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein (the Myth Makers) Academy Art Museum Easton, Maryland
November 19, 2016 - February 26, 2017
Reception and Meet the Artists: November 18, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Thursday, December 8, 2016, 12noon Tuesday, January 24, 12noon
Donna Dodson, Bantam, 2012
Wood, pigment, enamel
Andy Moerlein, Unison, 2015
Also as part of this museum show we built a monumental outdoor work "The Mighty Merganser". Our week long Artist residency as the Myth Makers engaged the entire museum community. The Chief Curator Anke Van Wangenberg drew on vast array of volunteers to help gather materials and provide housing. We were introduced a vibrant community of gallery supporters, artists and Easton community leaders.
We were eager to try new materials so Donna and I harvested bamboo as well as our familiar saplings.
Donna and I were drawn to the theme of this work when we saw a flock of Hooded Mergansers in the Manhattan reservoir in early winter and were intrigued by this hearty fish hunter. We researched the Ojibwa (Chippewa) Native American story based on this distinctive winter bird. Shingebiss is a story which exemplifies the strength and virtue of perseverance and fortitude.
The Mighty Merganser 2016 by the Myth Makers,
Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein
If you missed my solo show Geology in Boston in October? See the work here.
Also if you are near Muskegon Michigan? See Impossible until April.
Now fully viewed against bare sky again!!
an installation of handmade stones
It is hard to show the scale and beauty of the trees in Hackley Park in downtown Muskegon Michigan where Impossible is installed. Huge and lovingly maintained, the city trees show real history and an affection for place.