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Anderson Ranch releases 50th anniversary lineup

Staff report

In the spirit of its 50th anniversary, the Anderson Ranch Arts Center’s summer program of more than 150 workshops reflects its longstanding commitment to interdisciplinary artistic experiences, inspiration through dialogue and fostering of community.

Anderson Ranch invites artists of all levels — aspiring, emerging and established — to learn from expert faculty across eight disciplines.

This summer guest faculty will draw upon the Ranch’s full breadth of classic techniques and cutting-edge technologies. For the first time in its history, the Ranch’s photography students have the opportunity to enroll in a three-year Advanced Mentored Study Program, focused on visual storytelling and documentary photography. Led by renowned photojournalist and filmmaker Ed Kashi and New York Times senior staff photographer James Estrin, this workshop harnesses digital photography, smart phone technology, social media, and transmedia in the pursuit of powerful, effective storytelling.

Internationally acclaimed painter — and 2007 Anderson Ranch National Artist Honoree — Enrique Martínez Celaya will also hold the second session of a three-year Advanced Mentored Study Program for painters. The curriculum is designed to encourage students to expand the scope of their practice and theoretical approach, and in doing so, encounter ways of making more relevant artwork.

Anderson Ranch’s facilities allow students of all levels to engage in a wide range of traditional and contemporary techniques — whether designing collapsible furniture through 3D modeling, firing up a gas, electric, soda or wood fire kiln, writing interactive code for web-based artworks, turning corrugated cardboard or blending photography and painting via collage. Use of the Ranch’s Digital Fabrication Lab (FabLab) — with 3D printers, CNC router, laser cutter and plasma cutter — is integrated across disciplines, designed to spark ideas and expand learning opportunities. For young artists, Anderson Ranch also offers summer programming for children, ages 4 to 17, in a variety of media.

Anniversary symposia, exhibitions, lectures, and workshops honoring the Ranch’s legacy and future include “In The Dynamic Culture of Contemporary Art Making,” a lively, contemplative two-night seminar running July 13 and 14, acclaimed sculptor and Anderson Ranch artist advisor Tom Sachs along with poet and fellow collaborator Tom Healy will explore the values and meanings surrounding contemporary art making.

The festivities continue with 50th Celebration Week, running July 17 to 22, featuring the Ranch’s acclaimed Summer Series of Featured Artists & Conversations and 20th Annual Recognition Dinner. Featured artists have yet to be announced.


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Anderson Ranch releases 50th anniversary lineup

Staff report

In the spirit of its 50th anniversary, the Anderson Ranch Arts Center’s summer program of more than 150 workshops reflects its longstanding commitment to interdisciplinary artistic experiences, inspiration through dialogue and fostering of community.

Anderson Ranch invites artists of all levels — aspiring, emerging and established — to learn from expert faculty across eight disciplines.

This summer guest faculty will draw upon the Ranch’s full breadth of classic techniques and cutting-edge technologies. For the first time in its history, the Ranch’s photography students have the opportunity to enroll in a three-year Advanced Mentored Study Program, focused on visual storytelling and documentary photography. Led by renowned photojournalist and filmmaker Ed Kashi and New York Times senior staff photographer James Estrin, this workshop harnesses digital photography, smart phone technology, social media, and transmedia in the pursuit of powerful, effective storytelling.

Internationally acclaimed painter — and 2007 Anderson Ranch National Artist Honoree — Enrique Martínez Celaya will also hold the second session of a three-year Advanced Mentored Study Program for painters. The curriculum is designed to encourage students to expand the scope of their practice and theoretical approach, and in doing so, encounter ways of making more relevant artwork.

Anderson Ranch’s facilities allow students of all levels to engage in a wide range of traditional and contemporary techniques — whether designing collapsible furniture through 3D modeling, firing up a gas, electric, soda or wood fire kiln, writing interactive code for web-based artworks, turning corrugated cardboard or blending photography and painting via collage. Use of the Ranch’s Digital Fabrication Lab (FabLab) — with 3D printers, CNC router, laser cutter and plasma cutter — is integrated across disciplines, designed to spark ideas and expand learning opportunities. For young artists, Anderson Ranch also offers summer programming for children, ages 4 to 17, in a variety of media.

Anniversary symposia, exhibitions, lectures, and workshops honoring the Ranch’s legacy and future include “In The Dynamic Culture of Contemporary Art Making,” a lively, contemplative two-night seminar running July 13 and 14, acclaimed sculptor and Anderson Ranch artist advisor Tom Sachs along with poet and fellow collaborator Tom Healy will explore the values and meanings surrounding contemporary art making.

The festivities continue with 50th Celebration Week, running July 17 to 22, featuring the Ranch’s acclaimed Summer Series of Featured Artists & Conversations and 20th Annual Recognition Dinner. Featured artists have yet to be announced.


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