Crislin Waldman and Erik Grau
July 26-September 20, 2019
Reception: Thursday, September 19, 6:00-8:00pm
Artist Talk and Workshops:
Saturday, July 20, 6:00pm at Blick Art Materials, Boston
Sunday, September 8, 1:00-3:00pm at the BAC
The Brookline Arts Center is pleased to present our second annual Echo Trobridge Artist Residency featuring the work of Crislin Waldman and Erik Grau. The residency provides five weeks of artistic development and culminates with a three-week public exhibition in our unique gallery space.
Erik and Crislin will use the residency to create site-specific installations using imagery of caves, crystals and vegetation. The two plan on creating a canvas mural in the front gallery depicting a cave opening and surrounding imagined landscape. Inside the entrance of the gallery, a sculpted, arching cave opening will offer visitors an immersive experience. An additional cave structure will be constructed over the lower portion of the stairway as viewers walk to the second floor of the BAC. Both spaces will contain small sculptural artifacts such as cast crystals and plants. The upper level of the BAC will be used to highlight the commonalities of both artists’ work.
In addition to gallery viewing hours, Erik and Crislin will collaborate with the BAC to offer workshops for children ages 5-11. Erik and Crislin will use a literacy rich center-based approach to teach students about the five most common types of caves culminating in the students creating their own cave dioramas. Erik’s background in early childhood education for diverse populations and differentiated instruction combined with Crislin’s experience as an art instructor will be put to good use leading workshops that incorporate the themes and techniques they use during their residency.
The Echo Trobridge Artist Residency was named in honor of the BAC’s first artist in residence from 2014-2016. Echo was a ceramicist, teacher and very dear friend. She used her time at the BAC to work on her craft, share her knowledge and to learn from others.