Summer 2015 // Painting Structures

Summer 2015 // Painting Structures


3 Day workshop w/ Bill Lewis
July 17 – 19, 2015 (3 day + 4 Night)
Class Size | 10 - 12 Students

Students arrive July 16, 8pm, optional leave July 20

Registration covers workshop fees, room & board and workshop materials.

Painting Structures will focus on representing the historic structures of Atlanta, ID. Day one will be devoted to making drawing studies from direct observation of the unique and historic buildings of Atlanta. Participants will make paintings based on their studies and will be focused on drawing out the “presence” of these buildings, highlighting the mysterious hold they can have on the imagination. As an introduction we will consider the American Modernist works of Edward Hopper and Charles Burchfield.

William Lewis has family roots in the mid-western and southern United States.  He lived in New York City and Paris during his art school years attending Parsons School of Design, Hunter College and New York University. Boise has been his home since 1997. Lewis’s paintings have been included in three Idaho Triennial exhibitions, the Boise Visual Chronicle and a suite of paintings called Artifact is permanently installed in the Boise Public Library’s Hillcrest branch. Most recently Lewis’s work was featured in the Sun Valley Center’s Forests, Foraging and Fire exhibition and Modern and Contemporary Ceramics Kay Hardy and Gregory Kaslo Collection at the Boise Art Museum.

Lewis was a recipient of the 2011 Fellowship award of the Idaho Commission on the Arts and Merit Awards from the 2010 and 2013 Idaho Triennials.

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