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Men Doing an Inspired Yoga

Art Inspired Yoga

January 27

In this 30-minute yoga class, you will be led through a series of poses alongside artwork in the Barry Art Museum. Each session has a different theme inspired by the artwork, so come back to explore the different threads of the collection. These prerecorded lessons are released every other Wednesday and instructed by Rise & Shine Yoga with Leah Villanueva Viray.

Platform: YouTube

USA Flag Crafted by artist Sonya Clark

Sonya Clark: these days. this country. this history.

January 28 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sonya Clark discusses her installations, performances, and objects. Sonya utilizes the language of textiles, politics of hair, and often the power of text to celebrate culture while also interrogating, historical imbalances, inequity, and injustice.

Brought to you in partnership with ODU Arts, the ODU Art Department and the Mary Batton Jacobson Endowment, and the ODU Office of Community Engagement.

Bio: Born in Washington, DC, Sonya Clark is an artist and educator who uses the language of textiles, hair, and commonplace materials to honor her ancestors and address race, justice, and historical memory. Clark was raised by her late parents who immigrated from Jamaica and Trinidad. She is a professor at Amherst College where she received one of her undergraduate degrees and was more recently awarded an honorary doctorate.  Her formal art education came from obtaining an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago. For a dozen years, she resided in Richmond, VA and chaired the Craft/Material Studies department at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work has been exhibited and collected in over 400 museums and galleries globally. Her dedication to the legacy of crafted objects and the embodiment of skill comes from her maternal grandmother who was a tailor and the many makers she has studied with in her travels to over two dozen countries. She is the recipient of a number of awards (e.g., United States Artists, Rappaport  Prize, Pollock Krasner, Art Prize, Anonymous Was a Woman) and residencies (e.g., Black Rock Senegal, Red Gate in China, Camargo in France, Rockefeller Bellagio in Italy, Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, Yaddo in New York, and an Affiliate Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome.) Her work has been favorably reviewed in several publications including the New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Sculpture, ArtForum Los Angeles Times, Hyperallergic, Mother Jones, Huffington Post, and Art in America.

Orchids Exhibition in The Museum

Cross Pollination Lecture Series: Paul Stankard & Darrin Duling

February 4 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Cross-Pollination Lectures is a series of conversations between contemporary artists featured in the “Orchids: Attraction and Deception” exhibition at the Barry Art Museum and botanical experts in the field.

We kick off the series and celebrate the exhibition opening with this inaugural discussion: The Lady Slipper as Origin Story. Both Paul and Darrin’s careers have been heavily influenced by a chance encounter as a child with the Lady Slipper. Discover more in this dynamic conversation between a Glassblower and Orchid Expert.

PAUL STANKARD BIO: Internationally acclaimed artist and pioneer in the studio glass movement, Paul J. Stankard is considered a living master who translates nature into glass. His work is represented in over 80 museums around the world. Stankard is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary doctorate degrees. He most recently received the Masters of the Medium Award from Smithsonian’s The James Renwick Alliance and the Lifetime Achievement award from the Glass Art Society. He is an Artist-in-Resident and Honorary Professor at Salem Community College. Stankard authored three books; a 2007 autobiography, No Green Berries or Leaves; a 2014 educational resource, Spark the Creative Flame; and most recently, Studio Craft as Career: A Guide to Achieving Excellence in Art-making.

DARRIN DULING BIO: Darrin Duling is the Associate Director of The Arthur and Phyllis Kaplan Orchid Conservatory at ODU. A specialist in tropical botany and ecology, he holds The Royal Horticultural Society of England Certificate of Gardener Training, The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Diploma of Horticulture, and an MSc in Pure and Applied Plant & Fungal Taxonomy from The University of Reading, U.K. Former employment includes Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden in Chiang Mai, Thailand; The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, Florida; American Orchid Society in Delray Beach, Florida; The New York Botanical Garden; The Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College in Valhalla, New York; and Mercer Botanic Gardens in Houston, Texas.

Women Doing Yoga in the Museum

Art Inspired Yoga

February 10

In this 30-minute yoga class, you will be led through a series of poses alongside artwork in the Barry Art Museum. Each session has a different theme inspired by the artwork, so come back to explore the different threads of the collection. These prerecorded lessons are released every other Wednesday and instructed by Rise & Shine Yoga with Leah Villanueva Viray.

Platform: YouTube

Women Doing an Inspired Yoga

Art Inspired Yoga

February 24

In this 30-minute yoga class, you will be led through a series of poses alongside artwork in the Barry Art Museum. Each session has a different theme inspired by the artwork, so come back to explore the different threads of the collection. These prerecorded lessons are released every other Wednesday and instructed by Rise & Shine Yoga with Leah Villanueva Viray.

Platform: YouTube

The Exhibition of Orchid Flower in the Museum

Cross-Pollination Series: Brett Day Windham & Robert Fuchs

March 4 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Cross-Pollination Lectures is a series of conversations between contemporary artists featured in the “Orchids: Attraction and Deception” exhibition at the Barry Art Museum and botanical experts in the field.

Brought to you in partnership with the ODU Office of Community Engagement.

Brett Day Windham (born Cambridge, England, raised in Providence, Rhode Island) is a multidisciplinary artist working with sculpture, installation, and collage. She received a BA from Hampshire College and an MFA in Sculpture from RISD. Her work has been included in shows around the US, including 2017 exhibitions at The Barnes Foundation (Pennsylvania) and The Bristol Art Museum (Rhode Island). Other venues include Smack Mellon Brooklyn (New York), The Chace Center at the RISD Museum (Providence), Tompkins Projects West (Los Angeles), Cave (Detroit), Lu Magnus (NY), Brooklyn Fireproof (NY), Gallery Project (Ann Arbor), 808 Gallery (Boston), Samsøn Projects (Boston), University of Maine Museum of Art (Bangor), and RMCAD (Denver). Windham received a Dean’s fellowship at RISD and was nominated for the Joan Mitchell MFA Grant that same year. Residencies she has attended include The Georgia Fee/ArtSlant Residency in 2015 (Paris, France), The Select Fair Residency in 2014 (Brooklyn, New York), The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio in 2013 (Norfolk, Virginia), TSKW in 2010 (Key West, Florida), Cascina Remondenca in 2009 (Chiaverano, Italy), and Penland in 2005 (Penland, North Carolina). Her work has been discussed in Hyperallergic, The New York Times, V Magazine, ArtBlog, Whitewall Magazine, Her Royal Majesty, The Newport Mercury, and The Bangor Daily News.

 

Bob Fuchs is recognized as orchid royalty around the globe. He was only 10 years old when he began collecting orchids in the wild. He was 14 when he went on his first salvage collecting trip out of the country. By the time he graduated from high school, he had amassed quite a collection and began his involvement with orchid societies. In 1970, Bob graduated from Florida State University and opened R.F. Orchids in December of that year. At that time, Bob’s official profession was teaching at Homestead Junior High, and the nursery was open only on weekends and afternoons after school.

1984 brought orchid growers from around the world to Miami for the 11th World Orchid Conference and its prestigious orchid show. R.F. Orchids plant Vanda Deva “Robert” was honored as the Grand Champion of the World. This Grand Champion award catapulted Bob into international recognition and acceptance as one of the leading vandaceous orchid firms in the world.

Bob retired from teaching in 1985 and incorporated the nursery. R.F. Orchids has continued to grow ever since. Bob is a life member and former trustee of the American Orchid Society, life member of the Royal Horticultural Society of Thailand, member of the Royal Horticultural Society of England, past president and current board member of the South Florida Orchid Society; founding member and past president of the East Everglades Orchid Society. In 1994 the South Florida Orchid Society presented him with its Distinguished Service Award. He is a member of the Homestead-Florida City Chamber of Commerce and a generous supporter of the education and conservation programs at Miami Metro Zoo. In October 1999, the city of Homestead presented Bob with the key to the city and proclaimed Robert Fuchs Day in recognition of his dedication, hard work, and contributions to the improvement of the horticulture industry in our community. In January 2001 Bob was named Miami-Dade County’s Agriculturist of the Year. Bob had the honor of co-chairing the 19th World Orchid Conference, which was held in 2008 in Miami.

Men Doing an Inspired Yoga

Art Inspired Yoga

March 10

In this 30-minute yoga class, you will be led through a series of poses alongside artwork in the Barry Art Museum. Each session has a different theme inspired by the artwork, so come back to explore the different threads of the collection. These prerecorded lessons are released every other Wednesday and instructed by Rise & Shine Yoga with Leah Villanueva Viray.

Platform: YouTube

Women Doing Yoga in the Museum

Art Inspired Yoga

March 24

In this 30-minute yoga class, you will be led through a series of poses alongside artwork in the Barry Art Museum. Each session has a different theme inspired by the artwork, so come back to explore the different threads of the collection. These prerecorded lessons are released every other Wednesday and instructed by Rise & Shine Yoga with Leah Villanueva Viray.

Platform: YouTube

Calista L

Cross Pollination Lecture Series: Sir Peter Crane and Calista Lyon

April 1 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Cross-Pollination Lectures is a series of conversations between contemporary artists featured in the “Orchids: Attraction and Deception” exhibition and botanical experts in the field.

Sir Peter Crane and Calista Lyon explore the visual allure, ecology, and cultivation of orchids. This event is brought to you in partnership with the Oak Springs Foundation and the ODU Office of Community Engagement.

Biography: Sir Peter Crane is President of the Oak Spring Garden Foundation in Virginia. Originally from Kettering in the United Kingdom, he trained and worked at the University of Reading before moving to Indiana University in the US in 1981 for his postdoctoral studies. He since has served as Dean of the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, held positions at the Field Museum in Chicago, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and The University of Chicago.

Dr. Crane is a renowned specialist in the diversity of plant life, including its fossil history, evolution, and conservation. He was awarded a knighthood in 2004 for his services to horticulture and conservation and received the International Prize for Biology a decade later. Numerous international universities have bestowed honorary degrees on him. In 2016, he moved to Oak Spring, VA with his wife Elinor, who works as a volunteer at this new foundation. He was attracted by the opportunity to create new programs focused on plants, gardens, and landscapes that also honor the legacy of Bunny (Rachel Lambert) Mellon.

 

Biography: Calista Lyon is an interdisciplinary artist working at the intersection of installation, social practice, and performance. Her work asks questions, maps, and shares representations, memories, and experiences that investigate relationships of interdependence, working to subvert dominant narratives of human individualism that have led to our current ecological crises. Drawing from diverse epistemologies her research is influenced by vernacular and local forms of knowing and by scientific thinking, including theorists, historians, and ethnographers of science.

Lyon’s work has been exhibited at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Australia, Oak Spring Garden Foundation, Virginia, Luckman Gallery, California, Sydney Museum, Australia, Murray State University, Kentucky, Automat, Pennsylvania, Murray Art Museum Albury, Australia, and RhizomeDC, D.C. among others. She has completed residencies and fellowships at Oak Spring Garden Foundation, The Ohio State University, Epicenter, and the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA. She is the upcoming 2021 CCA Fellow at the Center for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu, Japan.

Born in Nagambie, Australia, Calista Lyon received a Diploma of Art in Applied Photography from Melbourne Polytechnic. Relocating to the United States, she received a BFA in Studio Art from California State University, Los Angeles and an MFA in Photography from The Ohio State University. She is currently based in Columbus, Ohio.