2015 April Art Events

March 30, 2015

April showers may bring in May flowers, but not before the sights and sounds of Gould’s two visiting artists make their beautiful mark on this month.

From now through April 15, Gould Academy is proud to display the works of David Wolfe in its Owen Art Gallery.

The David Wolfe exhibit includes the woodblock prints below from Dahlov’s iconic oil painting, Odalisque (1960), in collaboration with David.

David Wolfe is the proprietor of Wolfe Editions, a letterpress and fine art print studio in Portland, Maine, and has taught book design and book arts at The Maine College of Art, Bowdoin College, Wellesley College, and Dartmouth College, along with ongoing letterpress and book arts classes in his own studio.

The Master Printmaker for the 2009 winter residency program at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, Wolfe also is the 2010 Traditional Arts Fellow of the Maine Arts Commission, honoring his 30 years of letterpress printing in Maine.

His works are available to view now for free in the Owen Art Gallery.

Taking the stage later this month is legendary slam poet, Rachel McKibbens, coming to Gould on behalf of The Richard Blanco Visiting Writers Program and Retreat to work with students and provide a free public reading on Thursday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Bingham Auditorium.

Photo courtesy of Rachel McKibbens.

Also an activist, playwright, and essayist, Rachel McKibbens is a New York Foundation for the Arts poetry fellow and author of the critically acclaimed volume of poetry, Pink Elephant (Cypher Books, 2009.). She is a nine-time National Poetry Slam team member, has appeared on eight NPS final stages, coached the New York louderARTS poetry slam team to three consecutive final stage appearances, is the 2009 Women of the World Poetry Slam champion and the 2011 National Underground Poetry Slam individual champion.

Please join Gould Academy in welcoming these artists to our campus, and take advantage of the opportunity to see their works and performances for free, in-person.

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