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Thursday, April 10, 2014
ROBERGE ARTIST TALK- TONIGHT!!!! 7 PM in the GAMACHE-KOGER THEATER
Celeste Roberge: Ocean Floors Continues through April 19, 2014
Celeste Roberge, Ocean Floors, installation view
Artist Talk | Thurs, Apr 10, 7pm @ Gamache-Koger Theater
As a sculptor, Celeste Roberge has always had a keen interest in the convergence of art and science. In recent years, this fascination has drifted towards the forms of the sea, specifically with Agarum cribrosum, commonly known as “sea lace.” Her investigations into the properties of this natural material is evidenced in the works to be included in the exhibition -- photography, cyanotypes in an homage to photographer Anna Atkins, vessels sculpted from sealace, and cast iron and bronze vessels created during her recent Kohler Arts/Industry residency in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Roberge has exhibited her work for over thirty years nationally in museums and galleries from Maine to California and internationally in Canada, Iceland, and Germany. Her sculptures are included in the collections of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Nevada Museum of Art, Portland Museum of Art, Farnsworth Art Museum, and the Harn Museum of Art, amongst others, and in numerous private collections. She is currently a Professor of Sculpture at the School of Art + Art History, University of Florida. She maintains studios in Gainesville, Florida and in South Portland, Maine.