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

“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

“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

“Chasing the Light” Voyage Creates Foundation for Exhibitions

POSTED BY MICHAEL LAPIDES “Whenever we cross the Arctic we take on a few avian hitchhikers.” These words spoken by Karen Miles, wife of Rick Miles, co-owners and Captains of the Wanderbird expedition-cruise ship.  She displayed her photograph taken early that morning of a gyrfalcon devouring its prey while perched on the rail of the… Continue reading “Chasing the Light” Voyage Creates Foundation for Exhibitions

Following William Bradford to the Frozen North

POSTED BY MICHAEL LAPIDES Counting the hours until launch. In a couple days I’ll be  one of a small group heading to  Greenland as we retrace William Bradford’s final Arctic voyage one hundred and forty-three years later. The New Bedford Whaling Museum, in April of 2013, will be republishing a modern edition of Bradford’s Arctic… Continue reading Following William Bradford to the Frozen North