Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Artist talk at Cornell Museum

The Cornell Art Museum presents another engaging Art Talk! This month the Museum welcomes Carin Wagner (painter) and Karla Walter (sculptor), who currently have works on display in the WILD exhibit, which runs through April 17th.

The Art Talk is Thursday, March 31st at 6 p.m. Admission is $15 and includes wine, tea, light bites and a chance to see the WILD exhibit

Carin Wagner is an award-winning South Florida artist, born in Norfolk, Virginia.  As the daughter of a Navy man, she lived in multiple states, including California and New Jersey.  Wagner works predominately in oil on canvas, with a message of environmental protection at its core.  She has exhibited throughout the U.S., including shows at the Sherry French Gallery, the Silvia Wald, Po Kim Gallery in New York, the Lawrence Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach, and the Lighthouse Center for the Arts.  Her work has been included in multiple museum shows, including the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art, the Coral Springs Museum of Art, and the Boca Raton Museum of Art.  Her awards include the Peoples’ Choice from the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County (two consecutive times), Peoples’ Choice from Lighthouse Art Center, first place in Continuum Palm Beach, Mahlon Cline Award of Excellence, Dorothy L. Irish Memorial Award, and two time winner of the DiVincenzo Award for Life Drawing.  Her work has been featured in a chapter of the book Grand Ambition, by G. Bruce Knecht, and written about extensively in publications such as: Sun Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, Gallery and StudioInternational Art JournalArchitectural Digest, Florida Design Magazine, On View Magazine, Showboats International, and others.  She is currently represented by The Lawrence Gallery AZ, and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

Karla Walter – Artist Statement:  As an artist, it is important to recognize a message and seize that moment.  Crows are messengers, omens for change. Several personal encounters with crows have compelled me to express my personal creativity through this messenger. This body of work explores the similarities between the social interactions among crows and that of humans. To know the crow is to know ourselves. This is the journey I have taken with this body of work.  The common crow maintains a unique place in our ecosystem thanks to their intelligence and strong family values. They are social, opportunistic, vocal, visual, shrewd, and reliant on memory and individual recognition. Crows are tricksters and the wise guys of the bird world. We all know someone who has these traits. I believe that this is why we relate to them and maybe see ourselves in this intelligent black bird. My personal connection with crows has moved me to interact, grow and change.

Read more about this and other events by going to this link: Cornell Museum