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Artists on Art with Frol Boundin 
Through September 7, 2014 
FREE
 
Frol Boundin (Russian 1974 -     )
From “Last Monuments”: Tjentiste – 1971, 2012
Mixed media print
Relief, serigraphy, monotype and archival ink jet
Courtesy of the artist
 
Artists on Art- located at the El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA) provides local artists an opportunity to exhibit one work of art in any media accompanied by a 30 minute discussion on their work and its relation to the Museum’s permanent collection. There are four exhibits per year and the work is exhibited for a three-month period.  Artists interested in being featured in Artists on Art are encouraged to contact Christian Gerstheimer, Curator at (915) 532-1707 x 20.
 
Frol Boundin was born in 1974 in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), Russia and received early artistic training in the traditions of social realism from his grandfather the painter Victor Boundin, as well as at the Leningrad School of General Arts. He moved to the United States in 1990 and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000. For the next ten years Boundin lived and worked in Chicago, focusing on large-scale abstract paintings and prints, as well as collaborative projects with local arts organizations. In 2010 Boundin moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and in 2013 received his Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from the University of New Mexico. Recent exhibitions include Global Matrix III, the Atlanta Print Biennale, the Boston Printmakers Biennale, and most recently, his solo exhibition at Albuquerque’s Society for Contemporary Art.
 
Boundin’s work explores the symbols of a complex relationship between humanity and its habitat. Drawing on feelings of nostalgia and despair, and using images of the remnants of once idyllic settings Boundin creates emotionally charged, deeply layered compositions that speak to the temporality of human aspirations.
 
Formally, Boundin explores the technical possibilities of printmaking by creating complex textures and relationships between color and form. In moving away from direct representation Boundin aims to show the conflict inherent in man’s desire to control and change nature and his need to survive, as well as to present the possibility of seeing our past as a source for change.
 

 
You are invited to participate in the Development of a new community Partnership Program
El Paso Museum of Art and Alzheimer’s Association
Program Development Workshops
Thursday August 7 & 14, 2014
El Paso Museum of Art
 
The El Paso Museum of Art and Alzheimer’s Association are hosting a free two day workshop on using art to help those with Early Stage Alzheimer’s and Dementia.  Museum staff, volunteers, members, healthcare professionals, eldercare professionals, and those living with Early Stage Alzheimer’s are especially invited to join in the conversation. All sessions will take place at the museum.
 
El Paso Museum of Art and Alzheimer’s Association Workshop
Thursday August 7, 2014
 
The first day will consist of presentations on successful arts and Early Stage Alzheimer’s programs that can provide models and inspiration.  Speakers include Dr. Carmen Smith, Director of Education at the Meadows Museum of Art, Ms. Kimberly Knight, Assistant Director for Family Services, Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Dallas Chapter, and the keynote speaker, Ms. Yoko Hayashi, Founding Director of the Arts Alive program in Tokyo, Japan. 
 
8:00 a.m.        Welcome and Introductions by Michael Tomor, Ph.D., EPMA Director and Susan Gorman,
                      Regional Director, Alzheimer's Association
9:15 a.m.        Memories in the Making: A Program of the Greater
                      Dallas Alzheimer’s Association Chapter (Ms. Knight)
10:30 a.m.      Connections: A Program of the Meadows Art Museum (Dr. Smith)
12:15 p.m.      Lunch break
1:15 p.m.        Keynote Presentation (Ms. Hayashi)
3:30 p.m.        Discussion of the day’s sessions
5:00 p.m.        Adjourn
 
We need your input.  Please register by Monday, August 4 for either or both events
by calling 915-532-1707ext. 65 or emailing saldanaex@elpasotexas.gov
Lunch is included with registration.
 
El Paso Museum of Art and Alzheimer’s Association Workshop
Thursday August 14, 2014
 
The second day will focus on the process and challenges of creating programs, with the goal of developing a model program for the El Paso region through the El Paso Museum of Art.  A panel discussion with caregivers and healthcare professionals will lead off the process.  May Fisher, Tour Program Senior Manager for the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, will follow this with a presentation on their partnership program, Looking Together. 
 
8:00 a.m.      Welcome and Introductions by Michael Tomor, Ph.D., EPMA Director and Susan Gorman,
                    Regional Director, Alzheimer's Association
9:15 a.m.      Panel discussion on living with Alzheimer’swith Many Najera, Retired District
                    Director United States Customs Service, Yvonne Gaddy, Caregiver, Dr. Luis D. Acosta,
                    MD PA, Blanca Loya, Bienvivir Alzheimer’s Facility Manager
11:00 a.m.    Looking Together: A Program of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston in Partnership with the
                    Alzheimer’s Association Houston and the Southeast Texas Chapter (Ms. Fisher)
12:15p.m.     Lunch break
1:15 p.m.      Conceptualizing a Program for the El Paso Area—Who, What, When, Where,
                    and How (Ms. Fisher, moderator)
3:00 p.m.      Engaging with Art in the Galleries: an interactive exercise (EPMA Education staff and docents)
4:00 p.m.      Wrap up discussion
5:00 p.m.      Adjourn
 
We need your input.  Please register by Monday, August 4 for either or both events
by calling 915-532-1707ext.65 or emailing saldanaex@elpasotexas.gov
Lunch is included with registration.
 
SPEAKERS
 
May Fisher has been an Art museum professional dedicated to learning and interpretation for about 17 years. She holds a BA in art history from Hunter College of the CUNY (the City University of New York), and an MA in Museum Education from Bank Street College of Education. She recently moved to Houston’s MFAH from New York City where she has held roles in museums such as the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and the Hudson River Museum. Making the museum accessible for as many people as possible has been her most passionate endeavor and one that she has carried in every role she held, from making the museum more fun and engaging for children that are 2-4 years old and their parents, to creating programs for immigrant families, to working with children on the Autism spectrum—May’s belief is that the museum is a place for everyone and that art is a universal language that allows for many wonderful engagements and modes of interpretation. Aside from her work in the Museum, May is a proud mother of two incredible human beings, and an enthusiastic student and practitioner of dance forms from around the world.
 
Yoko Hayashi is the Founding Director of Arts Alive, a nonprofit arts organization in Tokyo, Japan, which provides arts programs with professional artists to those underserved including elderly with dementia, children with disabilities at nursing homes, child homes and hospitals. Ms. Hayashi is the author of Evolving Arts Management (2004, Rayline), and Art Communication: from the Sites of Arts and Welfare (2008, Rayline) Ms. Hayashi received an MFA from Columbia University, and BA from International Christian University in Humanities, and is associate professor of Art Management at Shobi University.
 
Kimberly Knight is a skilled social worker with more than 12 years of experience.  Her work in the nonprofit sector has provided her with a robust background in program management, community outreach as well as individual and group counseling. Kimberly received her Bachelor’s degree from Alcorn State University in Mississippi, and she has a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. In her role at the Alzheimer’s Association, Kimberly serves as Assistant Director of Family Services and is responsible for outreach and education initiatives for families in the Greater Dallas Chapter 34 county service area. Kimberly’s education and experience are growing these areas to serve more families struggling with Alzheimer’s on a daily basis in our community.
 
M. Carmen Smith is Director of Education at the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University where she designs and oversees programs for a diverse audience on and off campus. She is also a professor in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program of SMU. Dr. Smith has more than 30 years of experience in art museums, including the Kimbell Art Museum and the Dallas Museum of Art.  Her special interest in art education for people with disabilities has resulted in an ambitious plan to make the Meadows Museum a place that welcomes visitors of all abilities. To this end, she works closely with Art Education for the Blind in New York City, as well as the Alzheimer’s Association, the National Federation of the Blind, and other organizations who serve individuals with disabilities.
 
These workshops are supported by the Texas Commission on the Arts, El Paso Museum of Art Foundation, The Alzheimer’s Association, City of El Paso, and 12 Oaks Senior Living Communities, which is generously providing food and beverages to workshop attendees. 
 
The El Paso Museum of Art Museum School and Educational Programs are generously supported by The Marian Meaker Apteckar Foundation, Wilma D. Moleen Foundation, Moor Foundation, Teresa E. Bustamante and Jorge A. Vergen, Shiloff Family Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, The El Paso Museum of Art Foundation, and Museums & Cultural Affairs Department, City of El Paso.
 
The Alzheimer's Association greatly appreciates the generous support of the Association’s community partners, businesses, foundations and individuals for providing funds for local programs and services.
 
        
For more information:
El Paso Museum of Art
(915) 532-1707
 
       
 

 
 
Film Screenings in the El Paso Energy Auditorium 
August 9, 10, 16 & 17 - 2014
El Paso Museum of Art 
FREE 
 
 Presented by the El Paso Museum of Art and the El Paso Community Foundation
in conjunction with the Plaza Classic Film Festival
 
 
Admission is FREE.  We expect capacity attendance of 220 people for each showing. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. No food or beverages are allowed in the Auditorium.
  
Film Screening Schedule:
 
*  Ice Age
   Saturday, August 9, 2014, 1:00 PM
*  An Arctic Tale
   Saturday, August 9, 2014, 3:00 PM
*  An Inconvenient Truth
   Sunday, August 10, 2014, 2:00 PM
*  FernGully:  The Last Rainforest
   Saturday, August 16, 2014, 1:00 PM
*  Ice Age: The Meltdown
   Saturday, August 16, 2014, 3:00 PM
*  Whale Rider
   Sunday, August 17, 2014, 2:00 PM
 
Visiting the El Paso Museum of Art During Home Games
and Other Southwest University Park Events
 
The El Paso Museum of Art is located near Southwest University Park.
Please anticipate heavy traffic for home games and other stadium events.
Options for paid parking include the Mills Plaza, Convention Center, and Camino Real parking lots which are all located within one block of the Museum.
Limited metered parking is available on Main Street.
Please arrive early for best parking options.
 
El Paso Chihuahua’s Game Schedule Calendar:
Sun Metro is a great way to get to the El Paso Museum of Art,
Southwest University Park and Downtown.
Sun Metro has a trip planner and a quick route finder on their website that are great for figuring out your stops.
 
For a complete listing of film screenings
 
For more information:
El Paso Museum of Art
(915) 532-1707
 
  
 
 

 
 The El Paso Museum of Art and Centennial Museum announce
Chihuahuan Desert Garden Tour
 Saturday, August 9, 2014 @ 9:00 AM
The Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens,
corner of University Avenue and Wiggins Road
     
In conjunction with the exhibits Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes 1775-2012 and Water, Water Everywhere: Paean to a Vanishing Resource, the Centennial Museum and the El Paso Museum of Art inviteyou to join Garden Curator John White as he leads you through the more than 800 species of native plantsthat make up the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens. Mr. White will help you to consider the connections betweenthe role of water in the local desert and its connection to the larger context of the polar deserts. He will alsodiscuss how gardening with native plants can promote much-needed water conservation in our region.  Free and open to the public.
 
  For more information:
The Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens
(915) 747-5565
 
El Paso Museum of Art
(915) 532-1707 ext. 65
 
 The El Paso Museum of Art Museum School and Educational Programs are generously supported by The Marian Meaker Apteckar Foundation, Wilma D. Moleen Foundation, Moor Foundation, Teresa E. Bustamante and Jorge A. Vergen, Shiloff Family Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, The El Paso Museum of Art Foundation, and City of El Paso.
 

 
 

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