PMA360 presents "Art Books and Jazz"

PMA360 presents "Art Books and Jazz"

Henri Matisse (France, 1869–1954), Le Cowboy, 14 of 20 in "Jazz" (detail), 1947, stencil, lithograph, pochoir, 16 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches. This exhibition is provided by Bank of America Art in our Communities program., EX2.2016.15

Taking an inspirational page from The Art Books of Henri Matisse, enjoy an evening of 1930s-style jazz, gallery talks, book-making demonstrations, and hands-on art projects.

"Drawing with Scissors" with artist Devon Kelley-Yurdin
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Using inspiration from The Art Books of Henri Matisse, create your own book spread in his signature cut-paper collage style. Designer and cut paper artist Devon Kelley-Yurdin will help you explore the relationship between image and text, negative and positive shapes, realism and abstraction, and the technique of "drawing with scissors."

Devon Kelley-Yurdin is a maker, educator, and community arts activist in Portland, Maine. She specializes in illustration and design, printmaking, art direction, and all things cut-paper, and is invested in community arts spaces and collective models. As a Vermont native and graduate from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn who has also lived in the Bay Area, Austin, TX, and rural Maine, she carries a diverse set of skills and community experiences in her creative and educational tool belt. Her teaching philosophy and personal art practice are formed around the belief that art is a powerful avenue to learn new technical skills, discover ways of thinking and looking, explore ideas of place and community, learn histories, and find points of connection with others. 

Artist Talk with Kate Cheney Chappell: The Art Books of Henri Matisse
Meet in the special exhibition, first floor
6:30 p.m.

 Kate Cheney Chappell attended Chatham College and studied painting, etching and literature at the Sorbonne and L'Atelier Goetz in Paris. She is a 1983 graduate of the University of Southern Maine. A landscape painter for over 30 years, her more recent work combines printmaking techniques, collage and installation, and reflects her deep concern for the natural world. Her art is in the collections of the New York Public Library, the University of New England, Colby, Bates and Bowdoin Colleges, and the New Britain Museum of American Art. She was one of 51 women artists chosen for the recent "Maine Women Pioneers III" exhibit at the University of New England. Inspired by Book Arts courses taught by Rebecca Goodale, Kate founded the Kate Cheney Chappell '83 Center for Book Arts at USM in 2006. She serves as Chairman of its Advisory Board. 

Live Jazz with Erdasa
in the PMA Café
Midcoast-based jazz trio returns to the PMA, featuring vocalist Sara Goldenthal, who is influenced by Lola Albright, Chet Baker, Julie London, and Astrud Gilberto.
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.




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