Visiting Artist -July 25 & 26 New Hampshire Institute of Art

Visiting Artist Rose Marasco

DATE: 07.25.2016 - 07.26.2016

TIME: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM 

LOCATION: New Hampshire Institute of Art, French Building, 148 Concord St, Manchester, NH 

Visiting Artist Rose Marasco

July 25, 2016 7PM

New Hampshire Institute of Art French Building Auditorium, 148 Concord St, Manchester, NH. 

The lecture on July 25th at 7 pm is open to the public

Japan in Maine, and NYC too.

In the Fall of 2016, during the middle of my exhibition index, at the Portland Museum of Art, I decided it would be a good idea to go to Japan, a place I have always wanted to visit. I normally do not go away and photograph but I thought I might try making some photographs of nature while there.

This came out of seeing my own 1987 Gilsland Farm photos on exhibit at the PMA — large square medium format mural photographs (see last 4 photos in Maine), I got out my Rolleiflex camera and bought some 120 size, color and black & white film. I also shot with my iphone and a plastic 35 mm for fun. Upon return, as I suspected, I liked the black & white medium format results the best. I also developed the film at home and cleaned up my make-shift basement darkroom enough to make contact sheets and small work prints.

Kyoto Japan, 2015

Kyoto Japan, 2015

The darkroom! I had forgotten how much fun it truly is; and how physically engaging it felt to work in this familiar manner. Not since the early 1990's in making the 4x5 inch Maine Grange exteriors and later, in the detail composites of the interiors (see Maine Grange) have a seriously shot in black & white.

In assessing the Japan photographs, I thought — well, ok nature / Maine / I think I'll go for a walk...

Georgetown, Maine, 2016

Georgetown, Maine, 2016

I am continuing to explore my adopted home state of Maine and I am totally enjoying the process. I also continue the work on NYC pinhole photographs, color negative 4x5 inch film, filling in the areas I have not covered geographically and reassessing what I need to do to finish this project.

Sarah Orne Jewett Award

I was awarded the Sarah Orne Jewett Award from the Maine Women’s Fund for my accomplishment as a photographer and educator.

Other grantees include: Melissa Sweet, for her children’s book illustrating;  Women of the Commons, for revitalizing historic buildings in Eastport, Maine as arts spaces; and, Julia Sleeper, for creating Tree Street Youth, a space for teens to engage in art and activities in Lewiston, Maine.