Artist Workshop with Alisha Kerlin – July 27 11:00am to 5:00pm

Artist Workshop with Alisha Kerlin – July 27 11:00am to 5:00pm

The Condition Report Project

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Location: Spring Mountains Visitors Center
Alicia Kerlin Workshop participants will document details found on the trail through methodical inspection and observational drawing. Mt. Charleston visitors are encouraged to send postcards with original condition report drawings into the city as a specific record of a constantly changing landscape.

  1. Sunscreen with UV protection.
  2. A wide-brimmed hat.
  3. Wear comfortable shoes or sneakers.
  4. Snacks.
  5. A folding Chair.
  6. A jacket and umbrella.
  7. Drawing Materials

CONDITION REPORT POSTCARD

In museum or gallery practice a condition report is a method used to document the general condition, details, and if applicable changes or damage to an object. Workshop participants will document details found on the trail through methodical inspection and observational drawing and Mt. Charleston visitors are encouraged to send their postcards with original condition report drawings into the city as a specific record of a constantly changing landscape.

The landscape is constantly changing, and those changes are either natural (growth, blooms, drought, age) or impacted by human intervention (graffiti, litter, trampled…etc.) Workshop participants may isolate details that are likely to change in the time it takes to send a postcard to an urban area, thus creating a personalized record and message. Slowing down to observe and condition report contributes to the awareness of our impact on the landscape.

Trail-goers will receive various 5x7inch template designs inspired by postcards found by Kerlin’s recent visits to National Parks. These postcards will feature plenty of room for drawing and pen-pal correspondence.
A caption with information about Mt. Charleston and The Wildlife Divide Project is featured in the small print on the reverse.

In addition to the postcard templates participants will be provided with a basic drawing supplies (a pencil, eraser and fine tipped black marker). Participants are encouraged to bring drawing boards and any additional materials they prefer to work with.

 

Alisha Kerlin is an artist who uses painting, writing, sculpture, digital photography, and installation. Solitaire games, fallen trees, vultures, dismissive cats, tic tac toe, measuring tapes, dangling cookies, lizards, sleepy birds, potatoes, traffic cones, garden hoses, and the carrot and stick idiom are examples of subject matter used within her artworks. She received her BFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and MFA from the Milton Avery School of Art, Bard College, New York.

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Since 2005 her work has been exhibited throughout the United States, including one person shows in New York, Brooklyn, Long Island City, San Francisco, Boston, and Knoxville. She has two upcoming solo projects for P3 Studio at the Cosmopolitan and the Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery, Las Vegas. Her work has been included in numerous group shows including “Greater New York” at PS1 MoMA, 2010. Interviews and reviews about Kerlin’s work can be found in publications such as Spike, Art Forum, New York Arts Magazine, and Art21.com.

Kerlin recently moved to Las Vegas after teaching as the Artist in Residence, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Spring 2012. In addition to her studio, Kerlin manages three collections at the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum.

The Art and Educational programs at Mt. Charleston are designed to use art as a medium to encourage learning about the ecology, geology and natural landscape of the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. The programs range in focus from traditional photography and drawing workshops to demos in video and sound composing. The art programs include the Wildlife Divide series; an innovative approach to public art programming that includes activities and events intended to bridge the divide between urban and natural environments through artistic activity. The workshops and exhibits encourage the public to participate and collaborate on projects with both artists and naturalists, and to have an enjoyable, relaxing and educational experience within the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, more commonly known as Mt. Charleston.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, a new blog related to the Wildlife Divide will soon be online at https://wildlifedivide.wordpress.com current info is available also on www.gomtcharleston.com.

email: art@gomtcharleston.com

 

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an afternoon of intervention and land art inspired projects with artist Javier Sanchez

On June 22nd Javier Sanchez decided the task at hand was to decide what one could do as an art project using only materials that could be found in the area. We thought about the intrusion of geometry and patterns, hypothetical extensions and interventions of already occurring phenomena, we had a taste of what it means to dabble in the thoughts and processes that inspired artists such as Richard Long, Robert Smithson, Hamish Fulton, Andy Goldsworthy or Michael Hiezer. The mountain is a place full of objects and spacial proportions not found in the urban areas of Las Vegas it served this workshop well as participants took to creating some of the best work yet for the Wildlife Divide.

Here are some photos.

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Here are some pictures of the artists in action:

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Myranda Bair wanted to document the interventions already made in a sketch book here are the images:

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And thanks to Cody Dix for giving such a great talk about the Spring Mountain Recreational Area.

Here’s a picture of Cody and Javier.

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An Afternoon of Sorting, Categorizing and Art Making.

Graham Winbrow treated participants to a collaborative adventure in sorting and processing during his Wildlife Divide workshop on June 1st 2013.

The result of the workshop is documented in the images and time-lapse movie below. The ephemeral installation defined a  distinct but not permanent modification in the landscape and was an educational experience of group participation in art. the workshop resulted in discussions about permanent structures versus the ephemeral and how collaboration between individuals define the end result of the project. The tasks of building the intervention in the landscape included sorting materials and processing aesthetic decision making, all the while marveling at the temperate climate afforded in the sky island of Mount Charleston.

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Wildlife Divide Art Programs at Mount Charleston Start Saturday

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This summer and fall is packed with new art programing at Mount Charleston. We invite the public to attend our various workshops; to learn about art, science and nature and to enjoy the scenic and temperate climate of the mountain. Various new and established artists living in las Vegas have been invited to craft an interesting workshop that continues upon the concepts and activities started last year with the Wildlife Divide. Below is a brief description of the workshops.

Artist Workshop with Myranda Bair – May 25 11:00am to 5:00pm

The Post Card Project

Location: Spring Mountains Visitors Center

This workshop is designed to document the Mount Charleston experience and to use two systems: the US Forest Service and the United States Postal System. This workshop will highlight the beauty, structure, and flaws of each. What will happen as these postcards travel from one place to another? How will they look when they arrive? Were will they be going?

Artist Workshop with Graham Winbrow June 1st 11:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Mary Jane Falls Trail Head/Ski Tow Area

This workshop will feature site specific work with artist Graham Winbrow. Graham will lead participants to the creation of an “altered” space within the Spring Mountain National Recreation Area, using categorization as an art making technique, participants will emulate the use of order and schemes in every day life to create a colllaborative art installation in the SMNRA.

 

 

 

 

Artist Workshop with Javier Sanchez – June 22 11:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Mary Jane Falls Trail Head/Ski Tow Area

Local artist Javier Sanchez will give us the opportunity to help put together a work of art inspired by the Land Art movement of the 1960’s. Participants will be asked to build sculptures with found objects and revisit the sites over time to modify them as an ongoing project for the year.

 

Artist Workshop David Sanchez Burr and Checko Salgado –  July 13 11:00am to 5:00pm

Location Lee Meadows/Foxtail

Time Lapse Photo and Film workshop with David Sanchez Burr and Checko Salgado. Participants will be a part of the production of a time-lapse film. Each participant will be asked to bring an object from home creating a “set” in the wilderness. The end result will be a time lapse film juxtaposing the differences in perceived speed of time as it transpires in urban and wildlife settings.

 

Artist Workshop with Alisha Kerlin – July 27 11:00am to 5:00pm

The Condition Report Project

Location: Lee Meadows/Foxtail

Alicia Kerlin Workshop participants will document details found on the trail through methodical inspection and observational drawing and Mt. Charleston visitors are encouraged to send postcards with original condition report drawings into the city as a specific record of a constantly changing landscape.

Electrolab- Evening Nature study & Lantern Workshop – August 3 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: Hilltop Campground

Art Program Coordinator David Sanchez Burr will lead a workshop in the construction of DIY lanterns and flashlights. Illumination an essential part of any camping trip can also be a fun and educational experience when combined with art making techniques. This will be a fun way to enjoy Mt Charleston in the early evening.

 

 

 

 

Artist Workshop with Yasmina Chavez Workshop – August 17 11:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Spring Mountains Visitors Center

Yasmina Chavez invites the public to draw and sculpt with sounds.This project will ask participants to investigate the visual aspects of sound by eliminating sight. The project aims to heighten the sense of sound and create visible versions of audio experience in nature through drawing and sculpting.

 

Artist Workshop with Noelle Garcia -September 21 11:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Spring Mountains Visitors Center

The pattern workshop will encourage participants to seek out attractive or familiar patterns in nature and recreate, mimic or alter the pattern. Tools used will be t-shirts, canvas as well as squeezable fabric paint and India ink. Participants will create a wearable t-shirt or wall art in order to commemorate their experience with nature.

The Art and Educational programs at Mt. Charleston are designed to use art as a medium to encourage learning about the ecology, geology and natural landscape of the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. The programs range in focus from traditional photography and drawing workshops to demos in video and sound composing. The art programs include the Wildlife Divide series; an innovative approach to public art programming that includes activities and events intended to bridge the divide between urban and natural environments through artistic activity. The workshops and exhibits encourage the public to participate and collaborate on projects with both artists and naturalists, and to have an enjoyable, relaxing and educational experience within the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, more commonly known as Mt. Charleston.