**** 2/7/2018 EVENT UPDATE: Due to the winter storm warning, this event originally scheduled for February 7th, has been CANCELED and rescheduled for Wednesday, February 14th. ****
The GMC Art Department welcomes Visiting Artist Nick Neddo to campus, Wednesday, February 14th. He will demonstrate techniques for working with natural materials from 9:00–11:00am in Surdam Hall with Karen Swyler’s class, Recycle, Reuse, Reinvent (additional visitors are welcome, but space is limited).
At 1:00pm, Nick will give a public presentation titled “Handmade Life: an artist talk by Nick Neddo, author of The Organic Artist” in the Feick Art Gallery. This is a public event and all are welcome.
Neddo’s work is also currently on display in the Feick in an exhibition titled “The Wildcrafted Work of Nick Neddo”. The show runs through February 14.
Neddo is a sixth generation Vermonter who has been making art since he could first pick up a crayon. He grew up exploring the wetlands, forests and fields of his bioregion and developed a profound curiosity, respect and love for the community of life around him. As a youngster Nick identified primary focuses that would become life-long pursuits: study of the natural world, Stone Age technology (popularly known as primitive skills) and creating art. Trusting the inherent value of these skills, he continues to embrace their pursuit with a ravenous appetite fueled by a genuine love of the living world and the creative process.