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The Resilience Project Art Fundraiser

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LoVid
Rachel Frank
Jillian McDonald
Han Qin
Brooke Singer
Laura Splan
Elizabeth Tolson
Zachary White

Funds raised will go towards providing scholarships to students from diverse communities to attend Summer Enrichment camps at the Long Island Explorium. Our camps are engaging, enriching, and empowering. We believe in engaging minds, enriching the spirit, and empowering lives. Your support will help cover the full cost of participation for up to 50 students.

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To support our cause, please contact Angeline Judex, Executive Director at 631-431-1192 or via email at ajudex@longislandexplorium.org. The Long Island Explorium is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, tax ID 06-1723721. Checks can be mailed to P.O Box 465, Port Jefferson, NY 11777.


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The Art Fundraiser Sale is Now Live

How to Buy an Art Piece:

Come view the artwork on-site and purchase at the Explorium.

Special Viewing dates:
Wednesday, April 28th, and Wednesday, May 5th from 5:30 - 6:30pm.  To RSVP, contact Tali Hinkis.

Online sale of the artwork has begun. Please visit our online store to purchase

If you're interested in arranging shipping for a piece of artwork or have additional questions please contact Maria Obiols at mobiols@longislandexplorium.org.

Payment options: By check or credit card. If paying by credit card, all applicable processing fees will be included in the final sale price.

The buyer will bear the cost of shipping, where applicable.

LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus)

LoVid’s work has been exhibited, performed, screened, and presented internationally at venues including VSOP Projects Marquee Projects, Pixel Festival (Norway), SPRING/BREAK Art Show, And/Or Gallery LA, Parrish Museum, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, Real Art Ways, Good Children Gallery, BRIC, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Parrish Museum, Issue Project Room, Mixed Greens Gallery, The Science Gallery Dublin, The Jewish Museum, MoMA, Lampo (Chicago), Tectonics Festival TLV, The Kitchen, Moving Image Art Fair, Daejeon Museum (Korea), Smack Mellon, Netherland Media Art Institute (Netherlands), New Museum, ICA (London), and International Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands). LoVid’s projects have received support from organizations including Wave Hill, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Graham Foundation, UC Santa Barbara, Signal Culture, Cue Art Foundation, Eyebeam, Harvestworks, Wave Farm, Rhizome, Franklin Furnace, Turbulence.org, New York Foundation for the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, Experimental TV Center, NY State Council of the Arts, and Greenwall Foundation.

www.lovid.org
@lovidlovid Instagram

LoVid
Resilience
2017
Ink painting and inkjet print on watercolor paper
13X13 inches
$2,200 + Sales Tax

LoVid
Bloom and Burn
2019
Mixed media collage
$800 + Sales Tax
(framed)

LoVid
Music for Alpines (#4 of 5)
2020
Inkjet print on watercolor paper
12X17 inches
$500 + Sales Tax

Rachel Frank

Born and raised in Kentucky, Rachel Frank uses sculpture, video, and performance to explore our relationships and shifting perspectives towards natural history, climate change, and non-human species. Frank received her BFA from The Kansas City Art Institute and her MFA from The University of Pennsylvania. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include MOCA Tucson (AZ), the SPRING/BREAK Art Show (NYC), Thomas Hunter Projects at Hunter College (NYC), Standard Space (Sharon, CT), and Geary Contemporary (NYC). She is the recipient of numerous awards, including grants from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, The Puffin Foundation, and The Franklin Furnace Archive. Residencies include Yaddo, Marie Walsh Sharpe, The Museum of Arts and Design, Skowhegan, the Innoko National Wildlife Refuge (Alaska), Franconia Sculpture Park, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson. Her performance pieces have been shown at HERE, Socrates Sculpture Park, The Select Fair, and The Bushwick Starr in New York City, The Marran Theater at Lesley University, and at The Watermill Center in collaboration with Robert Wilson. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

https://www.rachelfrank.com/

@rachelfrankfrank/ Instagram

 

Rachel Frank
Indicator Turtle Shell Offering Vessel Matrix (Green/Blue/Gold)
2020
Stoneware ceramic with glazes and gold lustre, rattail string, acrylic, and epoxy putty.
9 x 16.5 x 12 inches
$2,800 + Sales Tax

Rachel Frank
Indicator Turtle Shell Offering Vessel Matrix (Yellow/Gold)
2020

Stoneware ceramic with glazes and gold lustre, rattail string, acrylic, and epoxy putty.
5 x 9.5 x 6 inches
$2,200 + Sales Tax

Rachel Frank
Indicator Turtle Shell Offering Vessel Matrix (Small Green/Copper)
2020

Stoneware ceramic with glazes
rat tail string, acrylic, and epoxy putty,
6 x 14 x 9.5”
$2,400 + Sales Tax

Jillian McDonald

Jillian McDonald is a Canadian artist in New York who teaches at Pace University. Recent solo exhibitions include the Esker Foundation in Calgary, Clark Gallery in Montréal, and AxeNéo7 in Gatineau; group shows include FiveMyles in Brooklyn and Root Division in San Francisco.
A CBC IDEAS documentary profiles her videos, which were also reviewed in The New York Times and Canadian Art. Critical discussion appears in books like The Transatlantic Zombie by Sarah Lauro. Awards include grants from The New York Foundation for the Arts and The Canada Council for the Arts, and residencies at Glenfiddich in Scotland and The Arctic Circle in Svalbard.

Since early 2020 I've been drawing roots, holes in the ground, and arctic ice formations in coloured pencil and watercolour on paper.

Jillian McDonald
Dark Current
2021
Coloured pencil on paper
30 x 22 inches
$2,000 + Sales tax
(framed)

Han Qin

New Growth is a series of short animations, drawings, and prints reacting to the historical pandemic in 2020. It was inspired by a dead tree bursting new leaves in a trail on Long Island, NY, during summer 2020. New Growth comments on the new growth on a dead tree with the changes of globalization and social networks. When human life is turning virtual, nature becomes precisely admirable.

I started with charcoal drawing in nature, then turned the drawing into animation and digital images. Thinking of the world is going online, the artwork should be "net born" as well. So I started to transfer the drawings into animation, using neon light simulations to imitate the collapse of post-pandemic globalization. The text contexts are sourced online from news websites and published papers.

It discusses the growing changes, concepts, individuals, objects, things, and events under the pandemic situation. The series is an appreciation of life through the ever-changing landscape.

Han Qin instagram: @hanqinart

Han Qin
New Growth 1
2020
Fine art print on high-glossy paper
Charcoal and Cyanotype on paper
19 x 13 inches
$1,600 + Sales Tax

Han Qin
New Growth 2
2020
Fine art print on high-glossy paper
Charcoal and Cyanotype on paper
19 x 13 inches
$1,600 + Sales Tax

Han Qin
New Growth 3
2020
Fine art print on high-glossy paper
Charcoal and Cyanotype on paper
19 x 13 inches
$1,600 + Sales Tax

Han Qin
New Growth (charcoal)
2020
Charcoal on paper
51 X 39 inches
$5,200 + Sales Tax

Brooke Singer

Brooke Singer engages technoscience as an artist, educator, nonspecialist, and collaborator. Her work lives “on” and “off” line in the form of websites, workshops, photographs, maps, installations, public art, and performances that often involves participation in pursuit of social change. She is Associate Professor of New Media at Purchase College, State University of New York, a former fellow at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center (2010-11), co-founder of the art, technology, and activist group Preemptive Media (2002-2008), and co-founder of La Casita Verde (2013-). She is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Microsoft and Melva Bucksbaum, and Raymond Learsy.

Brooke Singer
Profile Site Flag #3 (Prospect Park, Brooklyn)
2019
natural dyed linen cotton
53 x 60 inches

This work is not for sales, commission available for a new flag made with samples from collector's land by the artist

Brooke Singer
Books
artist-made book
$50

Laura Splan

Laura Splan is a transdisciplinary artist working at the intersections of science, technology, and culture. Her research-driven projects connect hidden artifacts of biotechnology to everyday lives through embodied interactions and sensory engagement. Her conceptually based art practice combines a wide range of media including experimental materials, digital media, and craft processes. Her biomedical-themed artworks have been commissioned by The Centers for Disease Control Foundation and Davidson College. Her projects combining digital fabrication and textiles have been exhibited at the Museum of Arts & Design and Beall Center for Art + Technology and are represented in the collections of the Thoma Art Foundation, The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and the NYU Langone Art Collection. Her widely acclaimed lace viruses including SARS and HIV (2004) have been exhibited and published around the world. Reviews and articles including her work have appeared in The New York Times, Discover Magazine, Hyperallergic, American Craft, and Frieze. Splan has received research funding from The Jerome Foundation and her residencies have been supported by The Knight Foundation, The Institute for Electronic Arts, Harvestworks, and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation. She has been a visiting lecturer at Stanford University teaching interdisciplinary courses including “Embodied Interfaces”, “Data as Material” and “Art & Biology”. She is currently a Creative Science member at NEW INC, the New Museum’s cultural incubator, and is collaborating with biotech laboratories to interrogate interspecies entanglements in the contemporary biomedical landscape. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York in a building that has been both a pharmaceutical factory and a knitting factory.

https://www.laurasplan.com/
http://www.laurasplan.com/unraveling

Laura Splan
Renatured (Raspberry/Slate/Violet)
2021
chromogenic prints
(Edition of 5 + 1 Artist Proof)
24 x 24 inches
$900 + Sales Tax

Laura Splan
Renatured (Marine/Aquamarine/Skyblue)
2021
chromogenic prints
(Edition of 5 + 1 Artist Proof)
24 x 24 inches
$900 + Sales Tax

Elizabeth Tolson

Elizabeth Tolson is an Artist and Educator who uses the language of textiles to explore the relationships between the moon, the body, and time. Tolson holds an MFA from Parsons School of Design and a BFA from Alfred University. She has participated in residencies at the Textile Arts Center, Trestle Projects, Chashama’s ChaNorth, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Open Wabi, and ProjectArt at the Bushwick Brooklyn Library. Exhibitions include the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY, Local Projects in Queens, NY, Target Gallery in Alexandria, VA, and Cuchifritos Gallery in New York City. She was a Guest Juror for the Textile Arts Center’s Work in Progress Residency. Tolson is currently based in Brooklyn, NY where she is Part-time Faculty at Parsons School of Design.

My grandfather was a NASA engineer and worked on the Apollo 11 moon landing. The quilts are surface studies of the moon. They resemble pixelated images. When I was five years old, my father set up a telescope in the backyard. I still have the memory of seeing the moon’s surface and craters.

http://elizabethtolson.com/

Elizabeth Tolson
Large Moon Surface Study
hand dyed cotton fabric, cotton batting, hand dye silk yard
36 x 58 inches
$3,200 + Sales Tax

Elizabeth Tolson
Small Moon Surface Study
hand dyed cotton fabric, cotton batting, hand dye silk yard
36 x 58 inches
$1,800 + Sales Tax

Zachary White

Zachary White is a designer and artist based in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and Head of the Harbor, Long Island. He is Director of Technology Development for FullStack Modular and an adjunct assistant professor of architecture at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, from which he also holds a master's degree. He first learned to paint on glass in 2006 in the Netherlands, where he was taught by Diego Semprun-Nicolas, his cousin once removed and a fifth-generation stained glass artist.

https://www.instagram.com/zchrywht/

Zachary White
worm game, 17 cells
March 16
leaded glass panel with vitreous paint
15 x 15 inches
$1,500 + Sales Tax

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Membership with the Long Island Explorium has even more benefits this year.  Explore even more! As an Long Island Explorium member, you are eligible for free or reduced general admission at hundreds of children's museums and science centers across the United States & world!

 

For ALL Members

ASTC Travel Passport Program (PDF)

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*This distance is measured “as the crow flies,” meaning that it is based on the
linear radius, not driving distance.

Online radius tools can be helpful when determining if a Passport venue is within a 90-mile radius of the Explorium.  Go to http://www.mapdevelopers.com/draw-circle-tool.php.
This tool allows you to draw two circles in different colors.  Enter the address of the museum where you are a member first (or their home address, if the museum they wish to visit checks IDs).  Then, enter the address of the museum you wish to visit and create a new circle in a different color.

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