We’re excited to welcome David Clark and Sara Hartland-Rowe to the high school session of the Sitka Fine Arts Camp this summer. David and Sara make their home in Nova Scotia, where they teach at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. I’ve included their bios below, and the image between the bios is David’s “A is for Apple.” David will be teaching 3 classes in drawing (Drawing I, Drawing II, and Drawing, Narrative and Collage) and Sara will teach 3 painting classes, including a Landscape Painting class.
David Clark is a media artist who lives and works in Halifax, Canada. He works in many media: collage, net.art, installation, and film. He is perhaps best known for his website ‘A is for Apple’ (www.aisforapple.net) that has been shown at over 50 festivals and museums around the world including Sundance, SIGGRAPH, Transmediale in Berlin. It won ‘Best in Show’ at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austen and First Prize at FILE2002 in Sao Paulo Brazil. He studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Whitney Program in New York and the Canadian Film Centre in Toronto. He teaches film and media arts at NSCAD University in Halifax. His personal website is www.chemicalpictures.net.
Sara Hartland-Rowe lives in Halifax on the East Coast of Canada. She is a visual artist who works primarily with painting and drawing. The work of the past several years has been concerned with humanity’s blundering and puzzled relationship to the world. She has considered these ideas in sewn drawings, large-scale wall-paintings and more traditionally structured painting and drawing. She has also taught for many years, at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and as well with children at the Halifax Independent School. Her website is www.sarahartlandrowe.com and below is one of her paintings, entitled “Red Cloud.”
David Clark and Sara Hartland-Rowe are friends of David Atkin and Susan Homer, last year’s high school painting and drawing instructors. David and Susan, who are in New York, send their best wishes to campers and regret they aren’t able to come back this summer – but they are glad to give David and Sara the chance to come to Alaska to teach at the camp!