Artists in Residency

This post submitted by Zaria Forman, artist and co-leader of the Chasing the Light journey to the western coast of Greenland. Zaria’s enthusiasm for drawing began early in her childhood, when she and her family traveled to some of the world’s most remote landscapes, the subject of her Mother’s fine art photography. A Cum laude graduate in Studio… Continue reading Artists in Residency

The snow-clad summit of Kresarsoak seen in the distance

Lisa Lebofsky was one of the participating artists on the Chasing the Light expedition. Her paintings on aluminum explore the limitless capacity of the mind when it engages with nature. She holds an MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art, and is the recipient of several awards and residencies including the Prince… Continue reading The snow-clad summit of Kresarsoak seen in the distance

Signatures in the Bradford Scrapbooks

POSTED BY RUSSELL POTTER Russell A. Potter has been fascinated with the Arctic regions for many years, and has written and lectured extensively on many different aspects of its history. His book Arctic Spectacles: The Frozen North in Visual Culture, 1818-1875, is required reading for anyone interested in our Arctic Visions exhibit. In addition to contributing… Continue reading Signatures in the Bradford Scrapbooks

Richard Burleigh Kimball,”Arctic Regions” Editor

This post is submitted by Joanne Seymour, a volunteer at the Museum since February, 2012, who is currently the “tweeter” of Bradford’s and Dr. Hayes’s voices from their books. Working in the Museum’s Research Library, she has contributed to the Arctic Visions exhibit by reading and transcribing items in the Bradford scrapbooks. This is the first… Continue reading Richard Burleigh Kimball,”Arctic Regions” Editor

“Chasing the Light”: Now and Then

POSTED BY MICHAEL LAPIDES A set of photographs by Photography Curator Michael Lapides next to similar views first photographed in 1869 by John Dunmore, George  Critcherson, with direction from William Bradford. The first slide in the set compares the route taken by William Bradford and crew while aboard the Panther to the one taken by… Continue reading “Chasing the Light”: Now and Then

The City Gallery at the New Bedford Art Museum

(This post submitted by the Curator of Art at New Bedford Free Public Library, Janice Hodson.) On April 26, 2013, the same day as the NBWM opens Arctic Visions: ‘Away then Floats the Ice-Island’, the NBFPL will open The Frigid Zone: William Bradford’s Arctic Studies in the City Gallery at the New Bedford Art Museum. This exhibit will run through… Continue reading The City Gallery at the New Bedford Art Museum

“Arctic Visions: Away then Floats the Ice-Island – An Exhibit Update”

POSTED BY MICHAEL LAPIDES The exhibition Arctic Visions: Away then Floats the Ice-Island will be a “journey for art,” with a twist of science, exploration, anthropology, and commerce mixed in, much like William Bradford’s book The Arctic Regions Illustrated with Photographs Taken on an Art Expedition. Opening in the Wattles Family Gallery on April 26th, 2013, this exhibit,… Continue reading “Arctic Visions: Away then Floats the Ice-Island – An Exhibit Update”

“Chasing the Light” with Zaria Forman

This post submitted by Zaria Forman, artist and co-leader of the Chasing the Light journey to the western coast of Greenland. Zaria’s enthusiasm for drawing began early in her childhood, when she and her family traveled to some of the world’s most remote landscapes, the subject of her Mother’s fine art photography. A Cum laude graduate in Studio… Continue reading “Chasing the Light” with Zaria Forman