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Salon Series | On Location “Artists at Work”
March 20 @ 2:00 pm - April 14 @ 2:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2021
DVAA’s Salon Series
Goes on Location to Visit Artists Creating New Work
WHAT: DVAA’s Salon Series | On Location
WHEN: Premiering March 6, followed by weekly debuts on
March 13 and March 20.
NOTES: Free to the public
The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance’s 2021 Salon Series will debut a series of short-form documentaries spotlighting three local female artists as they create new works of art. Narrowsburg-based filmmaker Oriel Danielson will direct the series. Part documentary, part artist talk and demonstration, the series will be viewable online on DVAA’s website, beginning on March 6 and continuing March 13 and March 20 at 2pm.
The 2021 Salon Series includes Christi Johnson, Alexandra Climent, and Laurie A. Guzda.
Textile artist Christi Johnson (Swan Lake, NY) was raised in tropical Florida and studied Fashion Design at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. After an artist residency at Textile Arts Center in NYC, Johnson moved to the Catskills and founded Mixed Color a textile studio that produces original garments and creates embroidered pieces on vintage garments.
Woodworker Alexandra Climent (Narrowsburg, NY) first discovered the powerful beauty of rare tropical hardwoods exploring the jungles of Central and South America in 2009. Since then, she has dedicated her life to sustainably sourcing these woods and bringing them back to New York.
Laurie A. Guzda (Hawley, PA) is a mixed media artist, photographer, and writer who resides in the northeast Pocono Mountains. Guzda is a storyteller that uses a variety of mediums and has a particular passion for using found objects.
Danielson visited each artist on location in their Upper Delaware Valley studio spaces, where they demonstrate their art-making process from start to finish.
“While we are prevented from gathering for performances in DVAA’s Krause Recital Hall as we traditionally do each year for the Salon Series, we invite you to join us as the Salon Series goes “on location” with a brilliant film maker to witness these three unique artists’ practice within their creative spaces. Each are distinct in their medium, but all are connected by a shared reverence for the natural world.” – Matt Carpenter, DVAA Performing Arts Director
About the filmmaker: Oriel Danielson’s filmmaking journey started in Israel and continued in Stockholm and NYC. He’s directed and edited dozens of short documentaries about art, culture and nature. Today, Danielson lives in Narrowsburg, makes films, reads theater, and writes poetry. Regarding his participation in the series, he notes “I am interested in the tactile relationship between artists and their work. My goal is to capture the process of creating an art piece in an authentic and intimate way”.
The activities of the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance are made possible in part by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. For more information call 845-252-7576 or visit delawarevalleyartsalliance.org.