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Artist Talks: April Gornik & Andy Snow
Contemporary artist April Gornik and noted Dayton photographer Andy Snow will be at the museum on March 23 to discuss their work, as featured in the museum's exhibitions commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 1913 flood.
Thanks to the generous support of an anonymous sponsor, both of the talks are free to the community.
April Gornik: Landscape and Metaphor
Join us at 3:00 p.m., as contemporary artist April Gornik discusses the genesis and development of her work in the talk Landscape and Metaphor. Gornik, a native of Cleveland who relocated to New York in the 1970s, is an internationally renowned artist who is represented by the Danese Gallery in Chelsea, New York City. She has work in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of American Art in Washington, DC, the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, the Cincinnati Museum, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Modern Art Museum of Art of Fort Worth, the Orlando Museum of Art, and other major public and private collections. She has shown extensively, in one-person and group shows, in the United States and abroad.
Andy Snow: Sherlock Holmes Meets Ansel Adams
At 4:00 p.m., Snow will present the talk Sherlock Holmes Meets Ansel Adams, a discussion of how he used cues and clues from 1913 photos of the flood to create new images that inform us about life and culture in the Miami River Valley, past, present, and future. With broad interests and acute sensitivity, Snow relishes the documentarian approach and allows images to reveal themselves. He is deeply interested in the ways in which the image conveys the energy of the moment. Studies at Princeton with Sol Libsohn and Peter Bunnell taught him to use light and soul to capture an aesthetic narrative. About his work, Snow says: “Much of the joy of the actual experience manifests from the unexpected. Chaos plays softly at times. Awareness of the moment is key; how the light and shadow play without intention matters.”
A book signing with Andy Snow follows at 5:00 p.m. in The Museum Store. Snow will be signing copies of his new book, A Flood of Memories, produced by the Miami Conservancy District to commemorate the 1913 flood anniversary.
How To Go
Date: Saturday, March 23
Times: 3:00 p.m. (April Gornik) & 4:00 p.m. (Andy Snow); book signing with Andy Snow at 5:00 p.m. in The Museum Store
Location: NCR Renaissance Auditorium
Cost: Free; advance reservations are encouraged by calling 937-512-0152 or email email@example.com