Community invited to play and learn with math artist Hans Schepker

glass.geometryArts Council of Tamworth is excited to bring math artist Hans Schepker to Tamworth for a weeklong Art Connects Us residency in Math Art and Glass Geometry, November 18-22, 2013. Hans will be working on glass geometry with middle school students at the Brett School in Tamworth, and the community will have several opportunities to investigate the mathematical concepts inherent in origami and perhaps to work on a larger origami group piece. Community members of all ages are invited to join Hans on Tuesday, November 19, from 6:30-8:00PM at the Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth and on Thursday, November 21, from 1:00-2:00PM at The Community School in South Tamworth, directly following their by-donation local foods Farmers’ Table lunch (call 323-7000 if you would like to eat before the workshop). Teachers and all those interested in the intersections of math and art and in ways to use art to make abstract mathematical concepts real for visual and kinesthetic learners are invited to join Hans for a Professional Development workshop at the Brett School on Wednesday, November 20, from 3:45-4:45. Refreshments will be served at 3:30; please call 603-323-0104 to RSVP, or email act@artstamworth.org. All workshops are free; donations in support of community-wide artist residencies are always welcome. Community members needing rides to these events can contact Tamworth Caregivers at 603-323-7697.

NHSCAwebJoin us at 2:15PM on Friday at the Brett School for a sharing of students’ glass geometry work with Hans and the unveiling of two needle-felted community murals created during the concurrent Painting with Wool residency with Marcy Schepker. Arts Council of Tamworth is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts & the National Endowment for the Arts. Arts Council of Tamworth is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts & the National Endowment for the Arts. Enormous thanks to our residency sponsors Meadow Pond Animal Hospital and Settlers’ Crossing for funding creative activities open to every member of this community, to the Gibson/Woodbury Foundation for their generous materials grant, and to the Tamworth PTA.

Hans's insatiable interest in the world of form has led him on a life's journey. His attention to detail and artistic eye has allowed him to perfect spinning, weaving, tailoring and kite making, culminating in three-dimensional geometric stained glass and paper works. Parallel to his craft he has always shared his knowledge with apprentices, students, teachers and whoever happens to be staring over his shoulders while he works.. Hans is a state juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen, a recipient of a '91 fellowship grant from the NH State Council on the Arts, has represented NH in an international VSA Festival in Brussels, Belgium, and has received numerous awards for his artistic achievements, including a Smithsonian “Best in Category.” He is a certified Waldorf math and science teacher, and has been a teaching artist for 32 years, working with diverse populations. Hans attends MathFest, Joint Mathematics Conference and has been invited to Gatherings for Gardner and the Bridges Conference. Hans's work is included in many private collections and classrooms throughout the USA and his native Germany. One of his pieces is included in the permanent collection of the Mariposa Museum of World Cultures.

Please donate in support of this residency:

[art-donation id="1301"]