Faces Tell Stories — A Veterans Project Reception
Nov
11
5:00 PM17:00

Faces Tell Stories — A Veterans Project Reception

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Open and free to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Faces Tell Stories is an annual portrait project focusing on the faces of those who have served. It is an opportunity to look deep into the eyes of an individual and see the story that is there. From nominations, a single veteran is selected every January to sit for a life-size portrait bust. My goal is to build a collection of faces and stories honoring the diversity and experiences of the veterans of today. 

2018 Nominee Staff Sgt. Ronald Harrison Le'ger
Nominated by Rylan Brenner—a former colleague of mine from BCC, Ronnie has the kind of face that grabs your attention. He's both an artist and a musician, who served over 24 years in the army with multiple deployments. He's a man of many stories and a diversity of experience. My first conversation with him was an interesting mix of art, Led Zeppelin, and explosions. A copy of this bust will be presented to Ronnie at this event. 

2019 Nominations are Now Open
Nominations will be accepted through December 31. For a veteran to be eligible, he or she must be able to sit with me for a minimum of three separate, 3 hour sessions at Studio 303 at Hatch Street Studios in New Bedford, MA. These sessions will be arranged to be convenient for the veteran. 

Submissions must include:
• 1 picture from when he/she served
• 1 picture of him/her as the veteran looks today 
• Nominated veteran’s name, rank and short description of service (1-2 sentences)
• Contact information of both the veteran nominated and nominating individual (phone and email)

Email nominations to erik@erikdurant.com by 12 midnight December 31, with the subject line “Veterans Project Nomination.”

The selected veteran will be announced on January 15.

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10-Minute Talks
Dec
8
12:00 PM12:00

10-Minute Talks

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In conjunction with this month's 2nd Saturday event, I'll be giving a 10-minute artist talk about one of my sculptures on the hour. These talks will also be broadcast on Instagram Live.

12:00 pm — Octopus Attacks
1:00 pm — Prometheus
2:00 pm — Andromeda I
3:00 pm — Sgt. Jonathan Gavin-Patterson
4:00 pm — Theseus and the Minotaur
5:00 pm — Artemis

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Hatch Street Studios: 2nd Saturday
Dec
8
12:00 PM12:00

Hatch Street Studios: 2nd Saturday

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As a member of the greater New Bedford, MA artist community, my studio is located at Hatch Street Studios. The studios are housed in the historic Hatch Street Mill building in the North end of town. 2nd Saturdays is an opportunity to share with the public my studio practice, demonstrate my techniques, and hold events each month. 

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2nd Annual National Juried Exhibition 2018, Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art Opening
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

2nd Annual National Juried Exhibition 2018, Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art Opening

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Ariadne, Bronze, 2017

The Museum of Contemporary Art is a place where people from Northern Wisconsin can experience the work and ideas of artists – both living and deceased – to understand the historical, social and cultural context of the art of our time. MOCA integrates exhibitions, performances, collections, and educational programs to excite, challenge, and enlighten our visitors.

This is an open-theme exhibit and an annual event. This year’s juror, Frank Bernarducci, a longtime 57th street art dealer and champion of realist painters, recently opened a 4,000 square foot ground floor space in Chelsea. Bernarducci Gallery exhibits contemporary realist painting, specializing in New Precisionism.

The exhibition opens October 2, 2018 and runs through December 29, 2018.

Visit wmoca.org for more informations on hours and admission.

 

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Hatch Street Studios: 2nd Saturday
Sep
8
12:00 PM12:00

Hatch Street Studios: 2nd Saturday

  • Studio 303 @ Hatch Street Studios (map)
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As a member of the greater New Bedford, MA artist community, my studio is located at Hatch Street Studios. The studios are housed in the historic Hatch Street Mill building in the North end of town. 2nd Saturdays is an opportunity to share with the public my studio practice, demonstrate my techniques, and hold events each month. 

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Hatch Street Studios: 2nd Saturday
Aug
11
12:00 PM12:00

Hatch Street Studios: 2nd Saturday

  • Studio 303 @ Hatch Street Studios (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As a member of the greater New Bedford, MA artist community, my studio is located at Hatch Street Studios. The studios are housed in the historic Hatch Street Mill building in the North end of town. 2nd Saturdays is an opportunity to share with the public my studio practice, demonstrate my techniques, and hold events each month. 

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Sculpture Gesture Sketch Workshop — Day 2 @ North River Arts Society
Jul
29
9:00 AM09:00

Sculpture Gesture Sketch Workshop — Day 2 @ North River Arts Society

This two day workshop takes place Saturday, July 28th, 9:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday, July 29th, 9:00am - 4:00pm and is being held at North River Arts Society in Marshfield Hills, MA.

Perfect for painters, illustrators, sculptors or anyone interested in furthering his or her own artistic understanding of the figure. Receive an intro. to the specific techniques that I used to hone my understanding of the figure. No previous sculpture experience required. We will cover armiture construction for small figures, clay modeling, basic proportions, as well as concepts related to gesture sketching, such as movement and balance.

For more information or to sign up click here

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Sculpture Gesture Sketch Workshop — Day 1 @ North River Arts Society
Jul
28
9:00 AM09:00

Sculpture Gesture Sketch Workshop — Day 1 @ North River Arts Society

This two day workshop takes place Saturday, July 28th, 9:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday, July 29th, 9:00am - 4:00pm and is being held at North River Arts Society in Marshfield Hills, MA.

Perfect for painters, illustrators, sculptors or anyone interested in furthering his or her own artistic understanding of the figure. Receive an intro. to the specific techniques that I used to hone my understanding of the figure. No previous sculpture experience required. We will cover armiture construction for small figures, clay modeling, basic proportions, as well as concepts related to gesture sketching, such as movement and balance.

For more information or to sign up click here

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Metro Montage XVIII, Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art Opening
Jul
7
6:00 PM18:00

Metro Montage XVIII, Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art Opening

Ariadne, Bronze, 2017

In its 18th year, Metro Montage is the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art's annual juried exhibition featuring all types of genre, medium, style, subject matter, concept, and technique. Metro Montage features works of fine art by contemporary artists that showcase the diversity within our nation's culture. Juror Madeline Beck.

The exhibition opens July 7, 2018 and runs through September 9, 2018.

Visit mariettacobbartmuseum.org for more informations on hours and admission.

 

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85th Annual Juried Exhibition, Hudson Valley Art Association Opening
Jun
23
5:30 PM17:30

85th Annual Juried Exhibition, Hudson Valley Art Association Opening

Prometheus, Bronze, 2018

A juried exhibition of the Hudson Valley Art Association, hosted at the Lyme Art Association. In the spirit of the Hudson River School of art tradition, the HVAA Annual Exhibition jurors are looking for submissions which are original representational images that display aesthetic appeal and technical skill. Jurors include: Bruno Lucchesi (sculpture), Don Demers (Oil), Tim Saternow (Watercolor), Edgar Jerins (Drawing/Graphics/Pastel).

The exhibition opens June 15, 2018 and runs through August 3, 2018. Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM.

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Hatch Street Studios: 2nd Saturday
Jun
9
12:00 PM12:00

Hatch Street Studios: 2nd Saturday

As a member of the greater New Bedford, MA artist community, my studio is located at Hatch Street Studios. The studios are housed in the historic Hatch Street Mill building in the North end of town. 2nd Saturdays is an opportunity to share with the public my studio practice, demonstrate my techniques, and hold events each month. 

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Fully Revealed: Models & Sculptor AMA
May
12
4:00 PM16:00

Fully Revealed: Models & Sculptor AMA

No nudity here—but what’s the difference between nude and naked? Have you ever wondered how a figure model gets into modeling? Or what is it like to model for a sculptor? Do they only model, or do they have another job?

Join us for a live AMA (Ask Me Anything) session in Studio 303 with Erik and a few of the models that pose for him. Part of this event will also be broadcast via Instagram Live.

Refreshments will be served.

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"How with this Rage shall Beauty hold a Plea?" Panel Discussion and Opening
Apr
29
2:00 PM14:00

"How with this Rage shall Beauty hold a Plea?" Panel Discussion and Opening

Artemis, 2018, Cast resin 

It’s an age-old question. Are artists responsible for creating challenging works and addressing critical issues of our time head on? Are other expressions trite or selfish acts of escapism? Or can beauty be powerful? Can the act of creating beauty during a time of ugliness be a form of resistance in itself, offering a vision of all that humans can aspire to?

The exhibition will run from April 26th – May 27th, 2018, a timeframe that includes Westville's Annual Art Walk (May 11th & 12th, 2018). The opening reception will be on Sunday, April 29th, 3-6pm with a panel discussion @ 2pm moderated by Lucy Gellman, Editor of the Arts Paper.

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Focus on Figures 2018 Opening
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Focus on Figures 2018 Opening

Two Skulls, Bronze, 2018
Daedalus, Bronze, 2018

A juried figure exhibition at North River Arts Society. Juror Robert Liberace.

Free Opening Reception Saturday, April 14th, 2018 7pm - 10 pm
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.

Show runs April 15th – April 22nd
Monday – Friday: 9:30 – noon
Sat & Sun: 1 – 3 pm

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Sculpture Gesture Sketch Workshop — Day 2
Apr
8
9:30 AM09:30

Sculpture Gesture Sketch Workshop — Day 2

This two day workshop takes place Saturday, April 7th, 8:30am - 5:00pm and Sunday, April 8th, 9:30am - 5:00pm. 

The workshop fee of $275 includes 13 hours of instruction, all materials for bases, armatures, three 2 lb bricks of clay, and model fees. Participants can either bring their own clay modeling tools, or purchase a tool kit of Erik Durant’s clay sculpting tools and calipers for an additional fee of $50. This kit will be available at the workshop.

For more information or to sign up click here

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Sculpture Gesture Sketch Workshop — Day 1
Apr
7
9:00 AM09:00

Sculpture Gesture Sketch Workshop — Day 1

This two day workshop takes place Saturday, April 7th, 8:30am - 5:00pm and Sunday, April 8th, 9:30am - 5:00pm. 

The workshop fee of $275 includes 13 hours of instruction, all materials for bases, armatures, three 2 lb bricks of clay, and model fees. Participants can either bring their own clay modeling tools, or purchase a tool kit of Erik Durant’s clay sculpting tools and calipers for an additional fee of $50. This kit will be available at the workshop.

For more information or to sign up click here

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