First Friday Artist Talk:
Italian by birth, Claudio Orso-Giacone is a printmaker, paper artist, and mask and puppet maker from Oberlin, Ohio. He will be in residence at the Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer and was nominated by Zygote Press, who praised his ability to invigorate communities with his “dynamic and large personality and with his very thoughtful, detailed, large-scale wood cuts.”
“I come from the Alps and love mountains and glaciers, so the exotic beauty of Alaska is quite seductive and inspiring for me, but above all I am very curious about the relationship between such a majestic landscape and the people who live this frontier, especially when tourist are gone and the true locals are left. My prints are narratives concentrating on humanity as observed under different lenses of allegories, such as political, satirical, religious, and psychological; I have been influenced by all makers whose art was as important as their lives, such as the German Expressionists, the Mexican muralists, the South African township print collectives, and the postwar Latin American exiles; West African, Native American, Oceanic, and European Romanesque art have had the strongest impact on me in my studies; The public aspect is a vital component of my practice: I love working in public demonstrating my work and answering questions because it makes me feel purposeful to invite others into the appreciation and practice of the work.”
Claudio will host:
Costume and Maskmaking: Learn construction techniques for making a bird mask using recycled materials.
Workshop Sept 21, 4 – 7 pm
Open Studios Sept 24 – Oct 5, Wednesdays & Saturdays, 12 – 5 pm
free to Bunnell members, $25 general for all access
Printmaking workshop open studios: Bring drawings and concept to work from as well as any tools you may have.
Workshop Open Studios
Oct 12 – Oct 29, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 12-5 PM
Free to members, $25 general all access