LEWISTON — Multimedia artist Kate Katomski will give a presentation at the Lewiston Public Library in conjunction with an exhibition at Kimball Street Studios.
The free, public program will take place at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, in the library’s Jeanne Couture Conference Room. It will begin with a brief history of Katomski’s past work and influences that led her to focus on the abandoned quarry landscapes of Vermont, Tennessee and Maine.
She writes: “My discussion will demonstrate the importance of process and material in the creation of my work. These are long-term projects that involve historical research, collecting archival material, oral histories, and my personal sketches, photographs and video documentation.”
Katomski will introduce her new project, “Quarry Project-Maine,” funded in part by a Maine Arts Commission Project Grant for Artists. The exhibition runs through June 27 and includes selected works on paper that were inspired by the material collected while researching and mapping the quarries.
The conclusion will feature two collaborative multimedia installations with Judd Mulkerin, “Quarry Project – Tennessee” 2016 in Knoxville, Tennessee at the Knoxville Art Museum and the Museum of East Tennessee History; and “Quarry Project – Vermont” 2014 at the marble quarries in West Rutland for SculptFest 2014, Carving Studio & Sculpture Center and Of Land & Local, A Statewide Exhibition of Contemporary Art, 2014 Burlington Center for the Arts, Burlington.
Katomski was born in Schenectady, New York and received a Master of Fine Arts degree in studio art at Maine College of Art in 2002. Her body of work includes sculpture, printmaking, performance, video and installation.
She is based in Portland and is a member of Pickwick Independent Press.
This presentation is free and no registration is required. For more information, contact the LPL Adult & Teen Services desk at 207-513-3135 or [email protected]
Kate Katomski’s “Quarry Project-TN #8” is among the pieces she will discuss when the artist speaks at the Lewiston Public Library on Tuesday, June 19. Her drawings layer the life of a quarry, past and present, active and fallow. (Courtesy photo)