Image: Sara Harris Photography
In 2019 a residency program for artists was begun with generous funding from the Cook Foundation. The program brings into our community interesting ideas from afar, with the artists working in any creative format. The program’s director identifies artists to be invited to apply for a residency of several weeks.
February 10th – 26th : Steve Doherty
February’s artist in residence has had a distinguished career editing art magazines and books, lecturing about art,, and also painting. In Gloucester he will give a lecture intended for both artists and collectors that will include a power-point presentation on ways to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of composition, paint handling, subject matter, and style.
“I knew you could write well, and your knowledge of art history is impressive, but I wasn’t prepared for being so enlightened and entertained and educated all at once. Artists come alive with your descriptions and anecdotes. So many folks are afraid of stepping into a gallery or a museum because of their lack of any type of education in the arts. You provided a bridge for everyone who was interested in learning about paintings, and provided so much information I hope you have a recording? I loved the way you ended the talk with images of Natural Bridge and your own painting, bringing us back to the idea of making paintings, studying and looking at good work.”
-Attendee of Steve Doherty Lecture
March : The Bergamot Quartet
“We work primarily with living composers, with a priority given to music by women, and aim to place this new, genre-bending music in meaningful dialogue with the histories that precede it. We aim to create an increasingly flexible definition of performance that is sensitive to the fabric of our global community. Bergamot comes the name of a plant as a homage to the spirit of growth that we strive to embody. The name serves as a constant reminder of the inspiration that we draw from the natural world and the care and respect it necessitates.”
-The Bergamot Quartet
Please check our ” Events and Classes” for more information on gallery talks, workshops & performances hosted by AIR.