Art in the Sun Conference

Master Schedule 2018 (4)   Click this link to see the tentative conference schedule.

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February 22-24 

Theme “Stewards of Our Environments”

Hurricane High School

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Announcing the Keynote Speakers for the Art in the Sun Conference in February.

Mary Mattingly

Mary Mattingly is an artist based in New York. Her work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de la Habana, International Center of Photography, the Seoul Art Center, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, deCordova Museum, and the Palais de Tokyo. It has also been featured in Art in America, Artforum, Sculpture Magazine, The New York Times, New Yorker, on BBC News, NPR, Art21, and in books such as Henry Sayer’s A World of Art, 8th edition. She recently transformed a military trailer into a public reflection pool and launched Swale, a floating food forest in New York. Mattingly is engaged in questions about how art can influence policy and strengthen the commons. 

Artist Statement:

With a collective mission, I collaboratively create sculptures by transforming military and industrial equipment into living systems. These living systems are platforms that function as co-learning public stages. The objects they’re made of can connect us through their histories and the stories they carry with them. When we are able to change their form together, that can be powerful. I believe this artwork is a form of coalition building that brings people with diverse skill sets together to plan, design, and build something transformative to share in public space.

Levi Jackson

photo by Mark Tahbo

Presentation Title: The Importance of Wild-ness (I will be discussing the importance and impact of working and teaching in wild places).

Levi Jackson uses an interdisciplinary approach to his work combining photography and installation with nods to performance. His work revolves around the western landscape, where he was raised, and challenges the historical perceptions by pairing it with contemporary understanding. Levi received his MFA from Pratt Institute (2013) and now lives and teaches photography in Utah. He has shown work nationally and internationally with a solo exhibition at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (2015) and group exhibitions at Kunsthalle Osnabrueck (2017), Gerish Stiftung Foundation (2015), HPGRP Gallery (2012) . Levi has also self-published several photography based books, with the newest set to be released in late 2017.