Thursday, March 28, 2019

Elaine Weiner-Reed - Artist Biography



https://www.elaineweinerreed.com/



ELAINE WEINER-REED

A Creative Life

 

    I invite you to watch and listen to my story at your leisure. 


 Patrons and Friends,

      I am grateful for your support of me and my Art throughout my lifetime. I hope you enjoy my story - as told by the master storytellers, Ashley Love and Bruce Nairn.

      In this video, I thank my sculpture professor Richard Blake of West Chester University, PA, who encouraged me to declare myself an Artist. I would like to also thank my current Anne Arundel Community College master artist and instructor, Wilfredo Valadares-Lara, who supports and encourages me in every Metal Art Fabrication class and helped me overcome my fear of power tools, a.k.a. the MIG Welder. 

      What helped this stubborn artist in my very early years, however, was a grade school teacher who gave me a "C" in Art because I did not "copy exactly." Thanks to that memory and moment and some intuitive voice in my head screaming to me "She is wrong!" I never gave up on Art or on myself. Since then, I heed my own Muse and only choose to COLOR OUTSIDE THE LINES. 

       My Irish Grandmother and my Aunt Lena were god-sends, one telling me stories and drawing with me, and the other sitting quietly with me for hours on end, teaching me to crochet, knit, and make mosaic bowls. These brave, talented women have my undying love and gratitude. They shared time with me in an era where "kids should be seen and not heard." It turns out, they listened to me down to my very soul...and nourished the artist within.  


Artist Portrait - At Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts - Studio 310B - Photo by Ashley Love

       As an Artist, I believe we owe it to ourselves, our Art, and the world to always stay true to our own vision.

"Art is my Voice. 

Sculpture amplifies my Voice. 

A Voice in the physical world 
is much harder 
to ignore."  - EWR


   As you hear my story, please keep in mind the people in your life who have a passion like mine. I ask you to support them and encourage them in their art... Who knows... At the very least, you are exhibiting great love for someone and honoring their vocation. At best, you could be witnessing the birth and flight of the next Picasso, Da Vinci, Brancusi, or Van Gogh. 

 
Artist Welding, 2018 - Anne Arundel Community College - Photo by Ashley Love

 

    I am very honored to have had my story told by the extremely talented Ashley Love and Bruce Nairn of t2p.tv, Annapolis.

 

               Life is sweet and all too short. Savor your Journey! 

                                Yours in Art and Gratitude,
                                 Elaine

© 2019 Elaine Weiner-Reed (EWR)
      All images and content remain the property of the Artist. 
No reproductions or prints are authorized. All rights reserved.

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Saturday, March 2, 2019

Elaine Weiner-Reed and Rogue Collective DC Collaboration: Resurrection






RESURRECTION

 

Celebrating Everyday Heroes

Art by Elaine Weiner-Reed

Music by Rogue Collective DC


Art Meets Music - LIVE | Storytelling in Art and Music

 

Structured improvisational duet by Rogue Collective DC inspired by
Elaine Weiner-Reed's sculpture "Resurrection" (pictured in video). RC
Violinists Alexa Cantalupo and Kaitlin Moreno's original music captured
the essence of the sculpture's depiction of what the artist refers to as
life's "everyday heroes" walking among us.




Elaine Weiner-Reed and Rogue Collective DC Collaboration: Resurrection
https://youtu.be/-CoDtUoWyLg


Elaine Weiner-Reed explains her sculptural homage to those she refers to as "Everyday Heroes" that walk among us: "We rise, tired, and sometimes broken, and only by sheer will, right  ourselves, even as it feels like our legs are made of stone and our  heart is broken or missing… At such times, only our spirit keeps us among the living. But we walk on. We cast shadows, leave traces… We are survivors. We are Phoenix Rising."




The genesis for this collaboration was Elaine Weiner-Reed's collaboration project called "Every Painting is a Song." Three Rogue Collective Musicians accepted Weiner-Reed's challenge, showing how "Every Artwork Is A Song." 

Elaine Weiner-Reed's "Masks and Mirrors: An Exploration of Identity" Solo Exhibition Series explores identity in all its facets, phases, trials, and tribulations. From one's first glimpse of self in the mirror to survival across time thanks to defense mechanisms with which we arm ourselves, this exhibition and series honors the journey, celebrates humanity, unravels relationships, and contemplates the Legacy of a life well-lived. Everyday heroes walk with and among us. Their lives inspire!

The solo exhibition of Elaine's work, "Masks and Mirrors - Explorations of Identity" was in the Chaney Gallery at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, MD (May-July 2018).



 "Resurrection
   by Elaine Weiner-Reed
Phoenix Rising - Sculpture Series
Plaster, Wire, Concrete (Assemblage)
18W x 38H x 14D inches
$11,500


Contact Artist and Musicians directly regarding collaboration and
exhibition or art purchase opportunities.



This Creative Collaboration Has Taken Flight!

Elaine Weiner-Reed: https://www.elaineweinerreed.com/ 

Rogue Collective: http://roguecollectivedc.com/about/

 

Witness more creative art-music collaboration between Elaine Weiner-Reed and Rogue Collective, check out Elaine's YouTube Channel

 

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Coming on 22 May 2019

Rogue Collective will collaborate with Elaine again, this time with Elaine and her fellow artist and friend, April Rimpo, at the artists' two-women exhibition:

 


 

Save The Date

 22 May 2018 - 6:00 to 8:00 PM 

You are invited to come to their show and collaboration at Slayton House (Bernice Kish Galleries), Columbia, Maryland.

 

 
Elaine Weiner-Reed - © 2018 "Skipping A Beat"
Metal Assemblage Inspired by the Music of Rogue Collective 
(This sculpture will be in the exhibit.)

                                  

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Elaine Weiner-Reed - Painting in her Artist-in-Residence Studio 310B

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts - Portrait by Ashley Love


© 2018 Elaine Weiner-Reed - All rights reserved.






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