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Susan Springer Anderson

Queens Botanical Garden is pleased to announce that artist Susan Springer Anderson will be its new artist-in-residence, working at the Garden for a month from September 18, 2010 through October 17, 2010. Susan will be creating a collection of figurative installation sculptures utilizing natural materials collected from the Garden. She will create the sculptures with the assistance of the community through a series of free drop-in workshops. The project is made possible through a grant with QCAF-Queens Community Art Fund.

While in-residence at QBG, Susan, and the garden goers assisting her, will be creating three or four “people” in the Garden. These people will be posed as if they were looking at something in the Garden – for example, one will be seated on a bench, another will be looking into the Rose Garden, and yet another will be in the Bee Garden dressed as a 19th century apiarist.

The community is invited to join Susan to create these sculptures in the garden beginning September 18, 2010. Please see the workshop schedule below.

Community Workshops:

Saturday, September 18, 2010, 1:00-4:00 pm

Sunday, September 26, 2010, 1:00-4:00pm

Saturday, October 2, 2010, 9:30-12:00 pm & 1:00-4:00 pm

Fee: Free with Garden Admisson, No Registration Required.

Exhibit Opening: Sunday, October 17, 2010, 3:00-5:00 pm

About the Artist:

Susan Springer Anderson is an artist and teaching artists, working and living in New York City. She is a graduate of Anderson University in Indiana with a B.A. in Graphic Design and a working emphasis in sculpture. She studied design abroad at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia. She is a 2010 QCAF recipient. Her body of work focuses on exploring and exposing the different layers of the human experience through the assemblage of a variety of repurposed materials. She has shown her armature assemblage sculpture in juried gallery shows, solo features and in non-traditional spaces in New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Indiana, North Carolina and Washington D.C.

Examples of Susan’s current work can be found on her website: http://home.earthlink.net/~susan.springer/id2.html

Susan also has a blog that is tracking her progress throughout the QBG project at http://www.delicateutility.blogspot.com

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