25th Annual Experimental Art Symposium

June 3 - June 8, 2016

Banana Factory, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Symposium Workshops

Antonio Masi

Watermedia Workshop

June 4 - 5, 2016

9 am to 4 pm


Painting Blue Fusion

Blue Fusion - Triboro Bridge

Bio

Antonio Masi was born in Italy in 1940. He immigrated to America with his parents and seven siblings in 1947. He studied at The High School of Industrial Art and received a scholarship to The School of Visual Arts and continued his studies at

The Art Student League of New York. Antonio began his professional career as a commercial artist, working for city publications and art agencies. During this period he earned his BA in Art History. He has had feature articles in The Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Magazine, American Artists and PBS – “Sunday Arts”, NBC-TV *Weekend Today in New York”.  Published in 6 issues of “Splash”, The New York Times, Sept. 2008 article titled, “A Painter’s Brush With the Bridges of New York”, Newsday feature in Aug. 2008, “Bridgemaster”, and in June 2009 a solo exhibition for The New York Centennial Commission of the Queensboro Bridge, and in 2010 a solo show at The Forbes Gallery in New York City, solo exhibition at The New York City Transit Museum in 2012, solo show at The Salmagundi Club of New York and The New York Times video, Sept. 2014 titled, “Living City: A Tale of Two Bridges”.

Fordham University Press published a book on his paintings titled, “New York’s Golden Age of Bridges”, with essays by Joan Marans Dim. He is president of the American Watercolor Society (and has received their Dolphin award), a member of The Allied Artists of America, Inc., The American Artists Professional League (and received their Fellowship Award), and The Philadelphia Watercolor Society (received the Crest Award), Hudson Valley Art Association, Audubon Artists, Inc., and the North East Watercolor Society.

He prefers watercolor even thought it is a thin medium, it organically allows expression of the most delicate subjects. But he discovered that watercolor can also be used in a thick manner, and it therefore can express the heaviest subjects imaginable.  He appreciates the contrasts that watercolor provides mass, power and delicacy.  He firmly believes that watercolor can be pushed to new heights.

Antonio Masi was born in Italy in 1940. He immigrated to America with his parents and seven siblings in 1947. He studied at The High School of Industrial Art and received a scholarship to The School of Visual Arts and continued his studies at

The Art Student League of New York. Antonio began his professional career as a commercial artist, working for city publications and art agencies. During this period he earned his BA in Art History. He has had feature articles in The Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Magazine, American Artists and PBS – “Sunday Arts”, NBC-TV *Weekend Today in New York”.  Published in 6 issues of “Splash”, The New York Times, Sept. 2008 article titled, “A Painter’s Brush With the Bridges of New York”, Newsday feature in Aug. 2008, “Bridgemaster”, and in June 2009 a solo exhibition for The New York Centennial Commission of the Queensboro Bridge, and in 2010 a solo show at The Forbes Gallery in New York City, solo exhibition at The New York City Transit Museum in 2012, solo show at The Salmagundi Club of New York and The New York Times video, Sept. 2014 titled, “Living City: A Tale of Two Bridges”.

Fordham University Press published a book on his paintings titled, “New York’s Golden Age of Bridges”, with essays by Joan Marans Dim. He is president of the American Watercolor Society (and has received their Dolphin award), a member of The Allied Artists of America, Inc., The American Artists Professional League (and received their Fellowship Award), and The Philadelphia Watercolor Society (received the Crest Award), Hudson Valley Art Association, Audubon Artists, Inc., and the North East Watercolor Society.

He prefers watercolor even thought it is a thin medium, it organically allows expression of the most delicate subjects. But he discovered that watercolor can also be used in a thick manner, and it therefore can express the heaviest subjects imaginable.  He appreciates the contrasts that watercolor provides mass, power and delicacy.  He firmly believes that watercolor can be pushed to new heights.
http://www.antoniomasi.com/ 

Brief outline of the Workshop

The workshop will explore a modern approach to water media, rather than just the continuation of the tradition. Through demonstrations, one on one experiences, the students will be encouraged to approach this medium in a bold, relentless and aesthetic way. 

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Limited to 15 students

Cost:  $300 Member,  $350 Non-Member

**Please be aware that this workshop may coincide with other activities.


Linda Benton McCloskey

Encaustic Workshop

June 6-7, 2016

9 to 4 pm


BIO

After changing careers and researching family history, I discovered that Thomas Hart Benton (an American Regionalist Painter 1889 to 1975) was my great uncle.

Signature status has been achieved with the Baltimore Watercolor Society, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Philadelphia Watercolor Society and Nautilus status with ISEA (International Society of Experimental Artists). I have won numerous national and international awards and have been published in several international publications. Please view my website for a listing of these awards and published books.

 www.LindaBentonMcCloskey.com

Brief Outline of Workshop

Want to learn something different? Try encaustic (beeswax). Today it still remains a unique and uncommon medium. In modern times, encaustic remains the most versatile, the most durable, and the most beautiful of any artist’s paint. This class is a hands-on workshop. You will learn many different techniques, from the very basic to the more unusual.  You will be amazed at the beauty of encaustic - both realistic and abstract! All levels of experience.

Only a few supplies will be needed since Linda furnishes most items - including your supports, beeswax, and resins, brushes, etc. A $35.00 supply charge is payable to Linda on the first day. 

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Limited to 15 students

Cost: $250 Member, $300 Non-Member

$35 additional materials charge direct to Linda.

**Please be aware that this workshop and the glass workshop share dates.




Glass Foundry in the Banana Factory

Mini Workshop 

June 6, 2016
1 to 3 pm 


ArtsQuest Glass Studio, Lehigh Valley’s only hot glass studio!

Since opening in the fall of 2006, the Hot Glass Studio at the Banana Factory has welcomed thousands of students taking classes, and thousands of visitors enjoying demonstrations, parties and team building experiences. As the only hot glass studio in the region, we offer classes to all ages and levels, from teens through adults, and from beginners to advanced.

Dennis Gardner is the Glass Studio Manager, assisted by Dan Getz, Brian Toseland and Ken Shirey. There are regularly scheduled events such as the “Hot Glass Experience”. These allow individuals to book 20-minute slots and create their own piece of art, such as a flower, a apples, or seashells. The Hot Glass Studio is also represented at several off-site festivals, including MusikFest, Oktoberfest and Christkindlmarkt.

Glass Foundry in the Banana Factory:  Make your own small glass blown sculpture.

Limited to 12 students

Cost $60 Member, $70 Non-Member


ArtsQuest's Banana Factory Glass Blowing Demonstrationon every First Friday

See sample demo on YouTube here.


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