Artist Talk with Ellen Stutman

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Artist Talk with Ellen Stutman

Ellen Stutman is the 2019 guest faculty juror for CCAE's Annual Berta Golahny Student Awards and the Spring 2019 Exhibition, Recent Works, on display from April 12th through Thursday, May 30th.

Free and open to the public. Complimentary coffee & tea provided.

Ellen will discuss how her roles as teacher and painter interact and influence each other and how her philosophy of art has evolved from this interaction and continues to influence her artistic life. She’ll also talk about what she is learning from being both a teacher and a student and the pleasure and surprises of teaching adults.

About Ellen:
Since the mid-1970s, Ellen Stutman has been teaching at CCAE. Ellen teaches drawing to beginner level students who have little-to-no drawing experience, working with them to develop self-confidence in a supportive environment. Ellen describes, “I love that wonderful moment when [students] suddenly realize, “I can do this!” then the actual learning process can take place.” Ellen’s own work is inspired by nature, and she has recently been exploring a new medium with woodcuts. She started painting when living in Europe for 6 years. Ellen holds a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute and MFAs in Painting and Art Education from Boston University.

About the Berta Golahny Awards:

Berta Golahny was a longtime visual arts teacher at CCAE, from 1959 to 2001. Her family provided a gift to create the Berta Golahny Awards in her memory. The gift was originally designed to support awards from 2016-2018. CCAE and the Golahny family decided to continue the student awards tradition annually.

The 2019 jury will be comprised of:
Amy Golahny, Ph.D., Richmond Professor of Art History and Chair, Art Department, Lycoming College;
Faculty Juror for 2019: Ellen Stutman, Drawing Instructor

The jury will select the student award recipients by viewing all works selected for the exhibition.

About Berta Golahny:

Berta Rosenbaum was born in Detroit. She studied at the Arts Students League of New York on scholarship, the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Iowa. She met Yuda Golahny in Detroit; they married and came to Cambridge for Yuda to study at MIT. Berta taught CCAE painting classes on Monday nights. Many of her students took her class continually for years, creating deep bonds between this extraordinary teacher and her students. In her obituary, one of these students asked, “Now that Berta is gone, what will we do on Monday nights?” We encourage you to visit this website to learn more: www.golahny.org.

More information about the Berta Golahny Awards can be found at ccae.org/golahnyawards.

Join us for the opening reception and award ceremony on April 12th!

Header photo by Jess Benjamin for Scout Cambridge.
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