Workshops, Events, and Social Media

Lecture Series Recap with Michael Alfano

NESA member Michael Alfano has generously offered to share his notes on the Professional Career Enhancement lecture series. He and other attendees will share their valuable take-aways from the sessions. This workshop is in response to many members’ requests. Attendance will not be limited but you must sign up to receive the Zoom link. Members

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Introduction to Working with Wax Workshop

Join NESA member Justin Perlman for this exciting workshop! Wax is an incredibly versatile material. It can be modeled like clay or carved and tooled for extreme fine detail. Typically, sculptors encounter it for the first time when casting a copy for bronze casting, but it can also serve as an excellent primary sculpting medium

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Studio Tour, Artist Talk and Demonstration with Natasha Dikareva

Join NESA member Natasha Dikareva for the workshop, artist talk, demonstration, and tour at her southern New Hampshire studio where she has created a wooded sculpture park. From Natasha: This studio visit will cover my everyday working studio, my privatehouse exhibition gallery, a tour of our sculptural park, and an artisttalk. During the artist talk,

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Field Trip to Studios Without Walls Exhibition

Join Rebecca McGee Tuck and Bette Ann Libby for a guided tour of this annual outdoor sculpture exhibition! the Sum of its Parts includes several other NESA members, many of whom have participated in the past. This FREE “museum” is in its 24th year and features a total of sixteen sculptures by 19 artists. Self

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Workshop with Meredith Bergmann

Join NESA member Meredith Bergmann for a studio tour and discussion about the process of developing a design and bringing a public commission to fruition. May 13th – 10am to 12pm at Meredith’s studio in Acton, MA This workshop is open to 20 NESA members. Sign Up Here For over 40 years, Meredith Bergmann has

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Studio Tour with Domenic Esposito

Join Domenic Esposito for a Studio Tour and a discussion/demonstration of metal fabrication, mold making, welding, and combining 2D paintings with 3D sculptures. The workshop will begin at 10:30am and last approximately 2 hours. Coffee, drinks, and breakfast will be provided. Participation is limited to 12 NESA members. Advance registration is required. There are no

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Workshops can be as simple as inviting folks to your studio to demonstrate a process or technique, a group critique and feedback session, an artist statement-writing session, or a hands-on event where everyone leaves with a project. 
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Studio Tour with Domenic Esposito
     On Sunday, November 6th NESA members gathered for a studio tour and talk with fellow member and President-elect Domenic Esposito.
Attendees learned about his process, his inspirations, and motivations and were able to ask questions about his work and his studio space. 
      Stemming from a personal family experience, Domenic started his artistic journey by making large scale steel sculptures of opioid spoons and placing them guerilla style at pharmaceutical company headquarters to raise awareness and highlight the responsibility of the pharmaceutical industry in the national crisis. From there he created the Opioid Spoon project and has since started making other forms of art that combine painting, bronze casting and plastics.
      He continues to explore the intersection of addiction, brain development and mental health. His latest series of full body bronze sculptures combined with canvas environments uses the central image of a  hoodie-wearing figure  to explore what it means to feel alone and struggling highlighting mental illness as an urgent issue in our society.
      Domenic was generous with his time and shared the specific artistic methods he has used as well as the challenges to getting what he wants sculpturally in order to express his ideas.
Lecture Series Recap – Michael Alfano
Working with Wax – Justin Perlman

From A&I committee member, Al Weinstein –

Four dedicated NESA members attended a workshop given by Justin Perlman at his glorious studio in South Bethlehem, Connecticut. Justin, who teaches sculpture at the Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, works in multiple media, but focused on wax in this workshop. After receiving tips on the nature and types of wax from Justin, participants were able to create a small piece by coating styrofoam with wax. Like many other workshops, members got the opportunity to meet, discuss art, methods, materials, tools, and places to buy these things. I could wax more eloquently about the experience (:-), but suffice it to say that whenever Nesa members have an opportunity to gather, learning is inevitable.

Studio Tour, Artist Talk, and Demonstration with Natasha Dikareva

From attendee, Scott Cahaly

Natasha welcomed several NESA members to her home gallery to begin the workshop and tour on June 4th. After welcoming espressos, the group visited her studio and saw her outdoor kiln. A tour of her sculpture park in the wooded area behind her home and studio concluded the tour. The group then spent time in discussions of her work and her life as an artist.

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