Dear Santa, I have not written in my blog for several months. Yeah, I know I have been a bad girl, however, please cut me some slack. I have actually been on an incredible creative roller coaster ride, and have just recently slowed down for the Holidays . I would like to share with you and my readers what has been going on at the Maeder Studio.
If I can say what has been the magic word for this year, It has been the word “Collaboration”. I read somewhere that we are now the “We” generation, because of the digital age, the internet and the global economy. This new age we find ourselves in, can be an age of true Connection and Collaboration. However, sweet the word “Collaboration” sounds, in reality, it is not easy to execute unless the work is created from Inside/Out. As in any relationship, whether work or personal, it takes true, honest communication. For Collaboration to truly work, it takes an openness with others and with the Self. This is not always comfortable, however, it is healing, expansive and allows for growth both creatively and emotionally!
And Now Some of the Projects I have been working on!
ARTIST TALK AT BAILEY CONTEMPORARY ARTS, BACA,
POMPANO BEACH, FL.
On Saturday, October 15th, Marilyn Walter, Irene Revelas of the Hacklab and I gave a talk on transforming S.T.E.M to S.T.E.A.M, the merging of Art with Science and Technology. I really enjoyed the conversation, as we each spoke of how we are merging these worlds into our work. Sarah Miller Benichou, Director of BACA and Grace Gdaniec, Gallery Coordinator were so helpful and accommodating in making this event happen! It was a wonderful experience and hope to work more with BACA!
Sarah Miller Benichou, Director of BACA, Cheryl Maeder & Marilyn Walter
MAEDER SELECTED FOR EXHIBITION AT MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
So very exciting that my Dreamscapes Photographs are now on exhibition at the Miami International Airport , Cameraworks Gallery, Gate D-22 through March, 2017. A special thanks to Claudia Andonie, Art Consultant for creating the wonderful proposal, Dr. Yolanda Sanchez, Director of Airport Fine Arts & Cultural Affairs, MIA and Gendry Sherer, Public Art & Community Outreach Coordinator.
Gendry Sherer, Claudia Andonie and I
CELESTIAL BABIES PUBLIC ART BILLBOARDS, WPB
About eight months ago, Marilyn Walter came up to me with a fabulous idea! The Celestial Babies photographic project that I have been shooting and filming, would be perfect as Public Art Billboards, especially with inspiring words for text! I loved this idea and that is where our collaboration began. We met with Raphael Clemente, Director of Downtown Development Authority of West Palm Beach and Teneka James, Associate Director. They both loved the Celestial Babies Billboards and with the funding of Downtown Development Authority and their amazing help, The Celestial Babies Public Art Billboards materialized in October! The Celestial Babies Series are about Connectedness. Connecting to ourselves, each other and the environment that surrounds us..
If you are driving through West Palm Beach, please check out our Celestial Babies Billboards #wpbarts #celestialbabies
Celestial Babies I Billboard on corner of Dixie & Lakeview Avenue
Celestial Babies III, corner of Okeechobie and Quadrille
MAEDER EXHIBITING AT ARMAND BOLLING FINE ART GALLERY, JUPITER, FL.
So very excited to be working with Armand Bolling Fine Art. Loving the gallery and working with Armand and Marci!
MAEDER AT THE HOTEL EXPERIENCE/BDNY SHOW WITH FOCUSED LOGISTICS
In November, I was privileged to exhibit my work at the Focused Logistics Booth with Phil Sutphin and Alex Castro. The Hotel Experience 2016 and BDNY Shows were at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. It was an amazing opportunity to meet with leaders in the hospitality design industry. Phil and Alex were such great hosts! I so enjoyed my time in New York!
Phil Sutphin & Alex Castro of Focused Logistics at The Hotel Experience 2016
CELESTIAL BABIES, CANVAS OUTDOOR MUSEUM, WEST PALM BEACH
PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION, CELESTIAL BABIES
Our Artist Team of Marilyn Walter and I were selected to create a Celestial Babies Installation on a Shipping Container for Canvas Outdoor Museum in the historic Northwood Village. The two Celestial Babies Murals were created on the containers with QR Codes. The people who will be viewing the installation can download the QR App and enjoy watching the Celestial Babies Film on their phones!
Maeder painting away getting ready for Canvas Outdoor Museum Installation
Celestial Babies I Installation for Canvas Outdoor Museum
Celestial Babies III Mural with QR Code for downloading
Celestial Babies Film
MAEDER EXHIBITION AT SCOPE ART FAIR MIAMI, GALERIE MARK HACHEM, ART BASEL WEEK 2016
A great way to end this year was exhibiting at Scope Art Fair with Galerie Mark Hachem during Art Basel Week. This was so exciting on many levels. It was the first time exhibiting The Celestial Babies Space Installation. It was a collaboration with Artist Marilyn Walter and the Hacklab, Makers Space, Boynton Beach Fl. Marilyn Walter created the Retro looking Space Installation which housed the Celestial Babies Film. The Hacklab created the raspberry pi and computer coding inside the installation.
This was a great creative year for my branching out and discovering new technologies in expanding my art. Moving from 2D to also 3D which brings me to the new year!
I am now in collaborations with Halo Technologies, a fantastic 3D Company in West Palm Beach. We are working on a 3D Installation which will be revealed in the New Year! So very exciting!
Stay Tuned and I wish you all the most wonderful Holiday Season!
Bengi at the Christmas Tree