SeniorPlaces: SeniorMoments with SPARC Artist in Residence Ann De Vere
SeniorPlaces:SeniorMoments with SPARC 2014 Artist-in-Residence Ann deVere is hosting a Guest Artist presentation with professional Fine Art Printmaker Bruce Waldman on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.
Bruce Waldman is a printmaker, illustrator, and college art instructor who works in the New York City area. His outstanding career includes Adjunct Professor at the School of Visual Arts for over 30 years, Board of Governors of the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop(RBPMW) member, a Director of The New York Society of Etchers, Adjunct Professor at the Westchester Community College Center for the Arts for over ten years, a College of New Rochelle instructor, and intensive seminars at Korea University in Seoul, South Korea, the RBPMW in NYC and at the Printmaking Center of New Jersey where he is also on the Board of Directors.
His prints are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; The New York Public Library; The Art Institute of Chicago; The Bronx Zoological Museum; The Royal Collection, London; The New York Historical Society; The Library of Congress, Washington DC; The Housatonic Museum of Art, Connecticut; The New York Transit Museum; and the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators. He has illustrated more than 20 books, including seven for the Franklin Library, the cover for the 1990 national bestseller Iron John by Robert Bly, the cover for Primate Behavior-the 1997 finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry by Sara Lindsey. He won the Silver Medal in the book category for the 45th annual Society of Illustrators exhibition in 2004. He also created the illustration and poster for Death of a Salesman and Hamlet for the Utah Shakespearean Festival, and the art for the Phantom of the Opera published in People magazine when the play first came out. Bruce worked as senior creative director and medical illustrator for Science and Medicine, the medical education division of D’Arcy, Masius, Benton and Bowles, for sixteen years. He is one of the co-founders, contributors, and art directors of the fine art magazine Carrier Pigeon.
His website is www.brucewaldman.com.
About Ann deVere the SPARC 2014 Artist in Residence at Project FIND
A native New Yorker, deVere began printmaking at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in NYC. She studied under George Nama at the National Academy School of Fine Arts as a recipient of the Ralph Fabri Scholarship for printmaking and was a participant of the Bronx Museum AIM program. Ann has received numerous residency awards including MacDowell Printmaking Fellowships, a LESP printmaking scholarship and an Abrons Art Center Artist in Residence. Her work is exhibited locally and nationally. Public collections include the New York Public Library Print Room, the Library of Congress and MacDowell Colony Archives. She is currently a member of the RBPMW co-operative. Ann is a seasoned teaching artist and design educator. She conducts workshops and AIE classes in public schools under the auspices of various New York City cultural and arts organizations.
Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide(SPARC) is a community arts engagement program that places artists-in-residence at senior centers across the five boroughs of New York City. Through the program, 51 artists will provide creative programming for seniors at 50 centers in 2014, presenting free public events and displaying a diverse array of projects this spring and summer. For more information about SPARC, visit www.nyc.gov/culture.