Artist’s Choose Hosts Three for Gallery Talk

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Anne Seelbach's “Sunken Structure,” acrylic on paper, plastic grid, plastic mesh, color pencil. © 2016 Anne Seelbach.

“Artists Choose Artists” is the Parrish Art Museum’s triennial exhibition that highlights the dynamic relationships among the multi-generational artist community of the East End, encouraging mentorship and conversations between artists at varying stages in their careers.The museum’s current “Artists Choose Artists” exhibition runs through February 23, and on Friday, February 21, at 6 p.m. will present “The Artist’s View” with three of the participating artists — Mary Boochever, Anne Seelbach, and Dan Welden — speaking about their work in the show.

Boochever’s painting, sculpture and installations draw the viewer into the immediacy of the color experience. In developing her own color language, she has explored sources as diverse as the Kabala and Goethe’s Color Theory. Born into a Washington, D.C. Foreign Service family, Boochever later studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich. She has taught at the School of Visual Arts, Suffolk Community College in Riverhead, and Lacoste School of the Arts in France, and has guest-lectured at Yale University. The artist moved to Long Island in 1993 and currently lives and works in Sag Harbor.

Inspired by the seasons, tides, and marine and wildlife at the shore, Anne Seelbach’s work explores the mysteries of nature where earth and water meet. The artist received a BA from NYU and an MFA from Hunter College, City University of New York. She has taught at the University of Rhode Island, Northeastern University and Emerson College in Boston, The Newark Museum, the Parrish Art Museum, and the Victor D’Amico Institute of Art. Seelbach lives and works in North Haven.

Master printmaker, painter, educator and author Dan Welden has been making prints and works on paper for over 50 years. His work has been shown in over 80 international solo exhibitions in museums and galleries and over 700 group exhibitions in the U.S., Europe, China, Japan, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, and Peru. Welden is represented in public and private collections nationwide including the Amity Art Foundation, Darien, Conn.; Baltimore Museum of Art; Portland Museum of Art; Temple University, Philadelphia; and Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, Mass., among many others. He lives and works in Sag Harbor.

Admission to “The Artist’s View” is $12 (free for Parrish members, students and children). The Parrish Art Museum is at 279 Montauk Highway in Water Mill. For details visit parrishart.org.

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