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Mercedes Arensberg

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This hands-on stage will be guided and supervised by artist Mercedes Arensberg, Director/Founder of the Creative Paintbrush program.
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Mercedes Arensberg Mercedes, born in Argentina, recently relocated her studio to Westport from New York City where Arensberg created a variety of artwork and completed her Visual Arts training at Columbia University. Mercedes has had various exhibits at Columbia University galleries and at Agora Gallery in Soho. he is now an active member of the Westport Arts Center. Mercedes works in a variety of media with a recent concentration on contemporary figurative paintings, mainly portraits. er portraits capture a quality in the subjects which represents the current era of her subjects come across as post-modern, highly contemporary individuals with a strong graphic presence which conveys a deadpan exuberance so often seen in the imagery of today, such as newspapers, magazines, television, and movies.
"This is not just about making ...
www.connpost.com, 6 Mar 2007 [cached]
"This is not just about making stuff," whispered Mercedes Arensberg, the program leader's voice nearly drowned out with the sound of a pencil sharpener.
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Arensberg, a Westport artist, runs the program for students in kindergarten through eighth grade on a rotating basis.
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Arensberg told the class to squint their eyes and see if the painting, which uses color rather than shade to denote depth, doesn't seem to become three-dimensional.
The class broke out into a chorus of "ewww's" and giggles when Arensberg suggested "Bones," a painting of a woman from the shoulders up, might be dressed in a bra.
"Anything else about that painter that attracts your attention.Is she happy or sad?"Arensberg asked.
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Arensberg said it's important for students to be exposed to artists from all over the world, as well as their community, and to have opportunities to be artists themselves.
Art can look funny and still be good, she told the class as the youngsters worked on their creations.
"At the end of the day, it's about expressing ourselves," she said.
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Spanish Blood
www.internationalperformingarts.com, 9 Feb 2006 [cached]
Hispanic Heritage Exhibition will feature works by Mercedes Arensberg (Cuba/Argentina), Roberto Cardona (Puerto Rico), Felipe Molina (Colombia) and Carolina Guimarey (Argentina).
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Mercedes Arensberg, born in Argentina, recently relocated her studio to Westport from New York City where Arensberg created a variety of artwork and completed her Visual Arts training at Columbia University.Arensberg has had various exhibits at Columbia University galleries and at Agora Gallery in Soho.She is now an active member of the Westport Arts Center.Arensberg works in a variety of media with a recent concentration on contemporary figurative paintings, mainly portraits.Her portraits capture a quality in the subjects which represents the current era of her subjects come across as post-modern, highly contemporary individuals with a strong graphic presence which conveys a deadpan exuberance so often seen in the imagery of today, such as newspapers, magazines, television, and movies.
International Performing Arts
www.internationalperformingarts.com, 9 Feb 2006 [cached]
Mercedes Arensberg is the director of The Creative Paintbrush visual education program at the Black Rock Art Center.Arensberg started out as a fashion designer in Argentina, and later went back to school at Columbia University (NYC) and trained as a visual artist.Her work includes painting, performance, video portraiture.She maintains a studio in Westport, CT where she continues her work both in the visual arts and in design.Arensberg claims that all successful aesthetic compositions stem from the same source.Teaching at the art center has been a complete blast for Arensberg - she calls it 'spiritual nourishment'.
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