Monday, July 16, 2012

Top of the Morning, Top of the Falls!

The 2012 Hudson River Fellowship kicked off today in Jackson, New Hampshire with an early morning sketch at the famous Jackson Falls that run through the village. Two groups of painters arrived yesterday: the 2012 Hudson River Fellows and GCA workshop students enrolled in a 10-day course instructed by Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq. Later today the artists will attend a mid-day lecture given Andy McLane, an area resident and collector of 19th Century landscape paintings. Mr. McLane will show the artists paintings from his collection featuring local views that they can go find on their own. After the lunch, everyone will caravan to Pinkham Notch Base Camp in the White Mountain National Forest for an introduction to the area.

Thanks to Painter & Jackson resident Erik Koeppel and to Warren and Leslie Schomaker of the Jackson Historical Society for their generous hard work helping bring the Fellowship
to the White Mountains!

Day 1 photos below!

Hello Jackson Falls!

Finding a spot

Erik Koeppel instructing Katherine Sandecki

Fellow and 2012 Water Street Atelier Graduate Emilie Lee

Fellow Christina Mastrangelo

Blueberry Sighting (what the Black Bears want)

Fellow Allison Parker happy with her citronella bug spray

Jacob Collins and Finney hiking up the falls

Fellow Rodrigo Mateo

Fellow & GCA Alumn Spencer Brainard (and Jackson local bathing behind the Falls)

Fellows Rebecca Gray, Liz Beard and Victoria Herrera (2012 WSA Graduate)


Erik Koeppel said...

Thanks Justine!Great Photos! I posted one of my recent paintings from the top of Jackson Falls on my blog, with a link to the GCA blog.

Linda said...

The residents of Jackson are VERY happy to have the fellows visiting for a whole month! What a great group! Looking forward to seeing their work August 9th!!

Alexandro said...

"top of the morning" back at ya! its great to see you guys all ready to have some fun. please keep us updated on all of your progress.