This event will feature an atmospheric reading of poetry and prose as performance, and dialogue. Visiting Artist, Scott Satterwhite, will curate a cast of creative writers who will engage with our current exhibition, Metaphor as Manifestation: Jasper Johns and Robert Motherwell. Satterwhite will focus our attention to Robert Motherwell and Rafael Alberti by immersing us into en experiential zone of understanding. Born from collaboration, these works will be brought into a context by the auditory lingerings of practicing writers. Writers will be considering adjacent contexts to coincide with printing, painting, war, Surrealism, iteration, sound, privilege, and play.
Youth Art Workshop: Valerie Peacock
Fri Aug 25th 6:00pm - 8:00pm in Project Space
(Assembly Room Gallery)
The PMA will be hosting a Youth Art Workshop in the upstairs Project Space on Friday, August 25 from 6pm - 8pm that corresponds with our Visiting Artist Workshop: Scott Satterwhite. Youth of all ages are welcome to draw inspiration from Robert Motherwell and Rafael Alberti at our painting and poetry stations. Create fun poetry, read from our selected children books, create lego masterpieces, and more! Youth Art Workshop will be led by PMA Education & Volunteer Coordinator, Valerie Peacock.
This event is free with price of admission and open to the public. The museum is accessible for mobility devices. Free after 7pm.
Discounted Evening Hours:
Tickets purchased Thursday through Saturday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. will be $5 for adults, $3 for children (3-14), free for UWF students with a Nautilus card and free for Electronic Benefits Card (EBT) cardholders with card and photo identification.
Visiting Artist Workshop: Scott Satterwhite
Fri Aug 25th 6:00pm - 8:00pm in the Lewis Bear and Greenhut Galleries
C. Scott Satterwhite, instructor, teaches composition, rhetoric, public writing and literature.
Satterwhite’s main focus is writing and rhetoric, but his interests go further than English composition, studying the connections between anti-slavery poetry of the Romantic era, slave narratives and abolitionist poetry within the context of the 21st century composition and rhetoric classroom. He also takes special interest in small print publications, in particular poetry chapbooks, punk rock zines and other related forms of alternative media.
His passion for understanding the ways in which writers impact history has inspired him to write articles that have historical significance to the Pensacola community, both for academic journals and popular publications. For example, “Drive for the Drive: Leroy Boyd and the Renaming of MLK Drive,” a story published in INWeekly, retells Boyd’s efforts to rename Pensacola’s Alcaniz Street to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive in the 1990s. Another article for INWeekly offers a history of the Pensacola punk rock scene from the 1970s to present. He also wrote for the academic journal Literature Compass on the Romantic-era pamphleteer/poet George Dyer and for a forthcoming issue of the Florida Historical Quarterly on the 1970s underground press in Pensacola, which he hopes to turn into a book.
In addition to his writing, Satterwhite has given presentations at national and international conferences, including “Rhetoric of Prison Reform in 18th Century English Political Pamphlets” at the 2015 Canadian Congress of the Humanities in Ottawa, Canada. He also presented “Awake! Arise! Avenge!”: Robert Southey and the Creation of Negro Fort” at the Robert Southey and Romanticism Conference, in Keswick, United Kingdom, as well as the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference in Neuchatel, Switzerland.
Satterwhite, a veteran and instructor in the U.S. Navy/Marine Corps, was one of six Pensacola veterans whose stories of life in the military and the transition to civilian life was featured in the Florida Humanities Council’s “Telling: Pensacola.” In addition, he has led “Talking Service,” a program also sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council, that encourages local veterans to explore the complexities of military service through literature. He also helped to establish the Prison Book Project--a nonprofit organization that sends books and promotes literacy to prisoners across Florida--which he is an active volunteer. He received a bachelor’s degree in history, with a specialization in gender and diversity studies and a minor in English, as well as master’s degrees in English and history, all from UWF.
Midnight Grid, 2017, Pixie Alexander
For this visiting artist workshop, the artist will take us through a journey into her own process and method. Using generated text to build a grid, students may engage with Alexander’s practice in a hands-on way. We will work in various scales on a large painting, small handmade books, wooden block paintings, and a medium sized canvas to engage sampled contemporary and classic texts from high to low culture in an exploration of the formal language of painting.
Visiting Artist Workshop: Pixie Alexander
July 21, 2017 from 6pm - 8pm in the Lewis Bear and Greenhut Galleries
Pixie Alexander’s multi-disciplinary practice takes up urban planning, painting, photography and bookmaking. She has worked and exhibited mostly on the East Coast from New York City to Florida and Alabama for the last thirty years. Alexander studied painting at the University of Alabama, the Art Students League of New York, The New York Studio School, the Slade London, and Chautauqua Institute. She went on to receive her BA in Art History, Urban Studies, and economics from Hunter College, and an MSUP in Urban Studies in 2010 from Columbia University School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. Alexander’s work considers language, text, a changing landscape, and visual culture. Her painterly practice opens up into a social and political engagement that informs her adjacent entrepreneurial effort “Gulfbird Industries”.
Visiting Artist Youth Workshop: Valerie Peacock
Simultaneous programming for youth will be held for ages 5-13 and led by PMA Education & Volunteer Coordinator, Valerie Peacock. Young artists will work in mixed media to create mosaics as they correspond with the visiting artist's process.
still from short film Telophase, 2017, Sunny Nestler
This adult workshop, "Animation Collaboration" with Sunny Nestler will lead participants through the process of creating a short, hand drawn animated video. Using intuitive drawing techniques inspired by plant life cycles, the group will take turns drawing frames without anyone seeing the full picture until the end. Participants will keep the frames that they draw and have access to the complete video after the workshop both online and a live screening.
Visiting Artist Workshop & Film Screening: Sunny Nestler
Fri Jun 16th 5:30pm - 8:00pm in the Greenhut Gallery
Sunny Nestler is a multi-disciplinary artist from Arizona who lives and works in Vancouver, BC Canada. Sunny uses drawing, performance, video, animation, crafting, and bookmaking to interpret DNA mutation and biological life cycles. Sunny’s work has been exhibited, screened, and performed both nationally, and internationally. Sunny currently works at the AMS Bike Co-op at University of British Columbia and is Sessional Faculty at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, BC.
Visiting Artist Youth Workshop: Valerie Peacock
Through collaboration with the Visiting Artist, Sunny Nestler, Education & Volunteer Coordinator, Valerie Peacock will offer a simultaneous and adjacent youth-focused workshop in Project Space, called Animation Collaboration for Youth for ages 5 and up.