Residents to speak at Ithaca College's Handwerker Gallery
Two current Saltonstall Fellows - painter Melanie Kozol and poet/artist Annie Jacobs - will be speaking and presenting their work as part of Ithaca College's Handwerker Gallery programming on Thursday, September 13 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
This collaboration, a first for both organizations, was initiated by current Handwerker Gallery director Mara Baldwin, a 2011 Saltonstall alumna. "Mara called me earlier this spring," explained Saltonstall director Lesley Williamson. "She knew our last session overlapped with the start of IC's fall semester and thought our residents might contribute to the Gallery's programming. It's a wonderful opportunity for them and for Saltonstall as we seek to build more relationships of this kind in the community."
Melanie Kozol is a painter whose work evokes a sense of the familiar, a place remembered or just imagined. She works mostly outdoors using watercolors, sketches and photographs as source material for oil painting.
She earned her BA from Connecticut College (New London, CT) and her MFA from the School of Visual Arts (NY). She also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (ME) and was awarded a Visual Arts Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Annie Jacobs writes in an effort to translate her involvement with the world. She has worked as an environmental educator and field researcher throughout the United States and abroad, and with Jewish-Arab coexistence efforts in Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and Jordan.
Her unique practice includes both written and visual work, both components of which will be shared during her presentation.