Demonstration: The Art of Patina

Grounds for SculpturePatina is a classic sculptural technique used on many works at GFS to create colorful effects on metal.

In celebration of Grounds For Sculpture’s 25th anniversary, join us for this demonstration led by Trenton-based artist Autin Wright, Technical Supervisor for Paint and Patina at The Seward Johnson Atelier.

Wright will demonstrate a range of patina techniques. Due to the chemical reaction that occurs during this process, no two patinas are exactly alike!

Begins: September 30, 2017
Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Time: 1:00 PM
Price: Free with park admission

Location: Grounds For Sculpture
80 Sculptors Way
Hamilton, NJ 08619

http://www.groundsforsculpture.org/Events/The-Art-of-Patina

Autin Wright and D.J. Haslett Among “Up-and-Coming Artists” Chosen to Perform in Singer/Songwriter Showcase

Local Alternative Artists Perform Blues & Soft Rock Medley at WwacFest Summer Musical Festival

20170805AutinWWCouncilTrenton, NJ – “Up-and-Coming Artists” Autin Wright and D.J. Haslett were among several local musicians chosen to feature their talents during the Singer/Songwriter Showcase of the West Windsor Arts Council (Wwac) Summer Musical Festival on August 5th. Performing under the name “Transitory Lift, the artists treated audience members to the original arrangements of the blues song “Sad Surprised” and the alternative rock song “You Keep Hanging On” as well as played their own original contemporary rock composition titled “the Devil in the Detail.”

“We’ve been playing together for the past six years,” says Autin of Trenton, NJ. “It’s such a thrill to play before a local crowd. We specialize in a blend of alternative rock, blues, and reggae compositions as well as several songs we wrote on our own. The original work we performed at the festival spoke of the struggles and thrills of young musicians looking to carve their niche in a field they truly love. Watching the crowd react to this composition could not have been more rewarding and fulfilling.

In addition to performing music throughout the area, Autin is an artist, sculptor and painter whose marble and aluminum sculptures can be found at the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton; University Medical Center of Princeton, NJ; and Art Community Experience (ACE) Sculpture Park in Shouthampton, Pa. His latest abstract painting titled “Moon Walks the Night” was on display throughout the festival.

A former member of the Apostles rock band in the 1960s, D.J. Haslett is an award-winning artist, published poet, and photographer with artworks currently on display at the ACE, Hamilton Free Library, and Straube Center Sculpture Garden in Pennington.

Hosted by the West Windsor Arts Council and its major supporter, DDR Corporation, WwacFest offers a full-day of free music, performance-based acts, craft, food, and fun to all attendees. A full schedule is available at www.westwindsorarts.org.

For more information on Autin Wright please visit www.autinwright.com. Additional details on D.J. Haslett can be found at www.jhaslett.com.

Exploring Patination & Paint Treatments

Old Westbury GardensAutin Wright, head of the department of Patination and Paint at Seward Johnson’s studio in New Jersey will give a technical demonstration and talk about how the surface treatments of the sculptures impact their presence. The presentation will include a “cold patina” process using simple chemistries to illustrate how metals react to create coloration. Mr. Wright, a sculptor himself, will also explain the history of patination and describe the various technologies and styles that have been developed over the five decades of Seward Johnson’s artistry, including this year’s new additions and explorations of technique on view at the Old Westbury exhibition.

Date: August 16, 2017

Price: Free with Admission to Old Westbury Gardens – Purchase tickets at the door. $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, $7 for children 7-12 years of age.

Location: See more information here:  Old Westbury Gardens, Long Island
71 Old Westbury Road
Old Westbury, NY, 11568

Open Studio at Grounds For Sculpture

"Jen." Photograph by Gala Derroisne

“Jen.” Photograph by Gala Derroisne

March 25, 2017.

ACE Southampton, PA

acelogoThe sculpture garden and 2-D gallery at the Art Community Experience in Southampton, PA is featuring Autin’s work “The Peppers” and “Free Form III.”

Reception – Art for Healing

"Camille" at Princeton Health Care System

“Camille” at Princeton Health Care System

November 20, 2015
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro
Art for Healing Gallery
1 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ 08536

 

Roaming the ground where the giants land

http://www.philly.com/philly/travel/20130519_Roaming_the_grounds_where_giants_dot_the_land.html

Artists in Action

Saturday, March 24th
Grounds for Sculpture
11am–4pm Rain or shine!
Free with park admission

One of the reasons Grounds For Sculpture is remarkable is that it is home to so many outstanding artists and Artists in Action is your chance to see just what we mean. In this kick-off event of spring, our GFS artists open their studios to you. Watch them work. View their latest efforts. Ask questions. Do it all to music performed by fine local artists and take “teaser” classes that spotlight our spring roster of workshops. For more info visit our website after Feb. 1.

Alfa Gallery

February 3 -9, 2012 I’ll be participating in a group exhibition for Black History Month at the Alfa Gallery in New Brunswick, NJ.

Alfa Art Gallery
108 Church Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Cell (551) 427-1043
Gallery / Fax (732) 296-6720

Inspira

I have an installation at Inspira Performing Arts & Cultural Center in New Brunswick, NJ.

987-D Jersey Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 247-2295
http://www.inspiraarts.com/history.html