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Lowe Mill Visit: A Special Field Trip!

Octopus Vase  by  Stacy Morgan

Octopus Vase by Stacy Morgan

Ceramic piece by  Guadalupe Robinson , Guest Artist for SAIL 2019

Ceramic piece by Guadalupe Robinson, Guest Artist for SAIL 2019

Ceramic piece,  Your Pain is the Breaking of the Shell , by Teri Hartmann

Ceramic piece, Your Pain is the Breaking of the Shell, by Teri Hartmann

 

There is so much talent around the state of Alabama, and we are eager to highlight those within reach of our workshop sites. One of the fun things about SAIL is that we always participate with local artistic and teaching resources. This summer, Lowe Mill is sure to be a highlight!

On the afternoon of Wednesday, June 26, we have arranged to meet three different artists who work in clay, Stacy Morgan, Guadalupe Robinson, and Teri Hartmann. Each of them will present their very different working methods to us right in their studios at Lowe Mill.


Featured Artist! Featured artists spend two or more days in residence with SAIL.

About Homer Johnson

Carved masks by Featured Artist, Homer Johnson

Carved masks by Featured Artist, Homer Johnson

Homer is an artist and educator from Tuskegee who specializes in sculpture and metalsmithing. He received an Associates Degree in Art from Atlanta Junior College in 1990, and became known for his wood carving, such as the African inspired mask in the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts collection, and the carved wooden panels created for a piano, commissioned by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Theatre Department.

From 2004, Homer has served as an artist in residence in various elementary and secondary schools around the state, integrating his art form with math and English language arts standards. At one intermediate school, under his guidance, special needs students created an assembly of carved masks that incorporated geometry standards.

 In 2004 and again in 2014, Johnson received commendations from the Governor for his exemplary talents and willingness to share his artwork and teaching with the citizens of Alabama. The message in Homer Johnson’s art is “create, educate, and elevate!”

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Featured Artist! Featured artists spend two or more days in residence with SAIL.

About Sarah Brewer

Sarah Gelsinger Brewer is an artist, mathematician, and educator currently residing in Mobile, AL. She received several degrees from the University of South Alabama, including a B.F.A., with a concentration in art history and ceramics, in 2006; a B.S. in mathematics in 2006; and an M.S. in mathematics in 2008. Since 2008, she has taught mathematics at the Alabama School of Math and Science in Mobile, as well as offering private tutoring for all levels of students.

Sarah’s current body of artistic and mathematical work is an investigation into classical Islamic geometric design patterns, and she has received certification as an instructor from the School of Islamic Geometric Design. Sarah has also created a class called “Visual Mathematics” at the Alabama School of Math & Science, which includes compass & straightedge constructions, mathematical perspective, tiling & tessellations, and other concepts.

In addition to making mathematical concepts fun and creative for her students, her other artistic skills include origami, bookbinding, knitting, crochet, macramé, and even Tiffany-style stained glass!


 
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