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Visiting Artist Talk: Rebecca Welz

April 17 at 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Visiting Artist, Rebecca Welz will give an Artist Talk at Vermont Studio Center in the Red Mill Building on April 17, 2024, at 8:00 pm ET. This event is free and open to the public.

Rebecca Welz (born in California) spent most of her adult life in New York City first as a painter then shifted to painting on sanded, folded sheet acrylic. Her sculptures at the time related to origami — light and airy and sometimes kinetic. After years of working with acrylic, she transitioned to steel that she folded and painted. Her series, Steel Kites, worked with threading steel configurations on curved rods. After an artist’s residency at Sunpower Corporation in Richmond, California, she was spurred on by experimentation to work with round steel rod that she heated, bent, and connected. She is fascinated with the simplicity of working solely with line to create form and texture and nuance.

Welz has been teaching at Pratt Institute for over 30 years. Her research and teaching of biomimicry have influenced her sculpture. Nature — and the hand humans have in altering it — is a theme that appears in her work. She has had the privilege of diving and snorkeling in the ocean and being influenced by life forms underwater.

Rebecca Welz’s sculptures have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the United States, including the June Kelly Gallery and the Grace Borgenicht Gallery in New York City; the Oakland Museum in California; the Heckscher Museum in Huntington, New York; the Butters Gallery in Portland, Oregon; the SciArt Center in Easton, Pennsylvania; the Cherrystone Gallery in Wellfleet, Massachusetts; and Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco. In addition, her work is in private and corporate collections, including those of Goldman Sachs, Pfizer, Merck, Prudential Life Insurance Corporation, Sabre Corporation, and the William Kaufman Corporation and Sunpower Corporation.


April 17
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Johnson, VT 05656 United States
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