CANCELLED – March 26: Conversation with John Grade at Finnriver: Collaboration and Working with the Environment


Location: Finnriver Cidery and Farm
6-7:30 p.m.
Free, $10 suggested donation

Photo credit Maria Grade

Grab a cider or kombucha and join John Grade to talk about the role of collaboration and environment in his work. Inspired by changing geological and biological forms and systems in the natural world, John works with his studio team of twenty assistants to sculpt immersive large-scale, site-specific installations. In this conversation he will explore the questions, challenges, and surprises that are related to this unique practice.

John is the recipient of the 2010 Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (NY), a Tiffany Foundation Award (NY), three Andy Warhol Foundation Grant Awards (NY), two Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants (NY), the 2011 Arlene Schnitzer Prize from the Portland Art Museum (OR), and the 2013 Arts Innovator Award from Artist Trust (WA).

Recent and upcoming project venues include the Smithsonian Museum of American Art in Washington DC., the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the Arte Sella Sculpture Park in Trento, Italy, The Seattle Art Museum, the Seattle Tacoma International Airport, the US embassy in Guatemala City, and the Anchorage Museum in Alaska.

 In 2019 the Anchorage Museum and Hirmer (Germany) published “Reclaimed”, a large format 300-page survey of Grade’s work with essays, an interview and hundreds of color photos of past projects.

This program is made possible through a National Endowment for the Arts “Our Town” grant and is presented by Centrum in partnership with  the Fort Worden Public Development Authority (PDA), Finnriver Cidery Farm and Clemente.

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