The Sunday Afternoons at the EAC series, a winter offering of informal and interactive programs every Sunday at 3 pm at Eastport Arts Center, will feature an artist talk by Anna Hepler and Richard Van Buren on March 18. Based in Eastport and Perry respectively, the artists will converse about their work and studio practice.
Hepler earned a B.A. from Oberlin College and an M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin Madison. A former Henry Luce Foundation fellow in South Korea, she has completed residencies at the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, the Tamarind Institute, and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She was awarded a 2016 fellowship, by United States Artists and most recently was a visiting artist at the Archie Bray Foundation January-February, 2018. She has exhibited widely, and her work can be found in the collections of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; the Tate Modern in London, England; and the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine, amongst many others.
Van Buren studied painting and sculpture at San Francisco State University and the National University of Mexico. His work is featured in museums around the world, including Portland Art Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Gallery, Washington, DC. ; the National Gallery of Australia, Camberra; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; The Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Currently, Van Buren has a show at the South Dakota Art Museum (exhibiting 21 pieces) titled “Material Witness”. He is represented in New York City by the Garth Greenan Gallery.
The series will run through April, skipping Easter Sunday. For more information, and to view the rest of the series lineup, please visit www.eastportartscenter.org. The Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport, and is handicapped-accessible.