A Place for Creativity & Creative People In CNY
Time: May 2, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Leominster Art Center and Gallery
Street: 45 Main Street
City/Town: Leominster, MA 01453
Website or Map: http://dsuskind.com
Phone: 978 840 7480
Event Type: artist, of, the, month, starting, may, 2nd
Organized By: Iphie Burg and Diana Suskind
Latest Activity: Apr 20, 2014
Each of my paintings and photographs represents a moment of time in space. Each one is a barometer of how I was feeling at that moment and what was important to me during that time. Diana Suskind
Diana Suskind’s art represents the stories of her life. A line of whimsical greeting cards, for instance, draws upon her years of work with infants and toddlers using the Educaring™ approach, as well as her experiences using creative arts to teach early childhood education at Fitchburg State University. Her artwork is influenced particularly by her travels around the world as a Fulbright Senior Scholar — working in hospitals, orphanages and schools in developing nations to create respectful interactions with children.
In many of her pieces, she invokes the native animals from the countries she has visited: the roosters who woke her up in Belize; the giraffes, monkeys and elephants from South Africa; the turtles she swam with in Fiji. On a personal level, she reveals Rielee, her pet cat, and also her experience with nature at the Otisco Lake family cottage, where she spent summers while growing up and family time today. In summary, Diana Suskind’s work weaves together the loves of her life: children, fantasy and simple pleasures. “I see the world in all its dimensions,” she says. “An English garden is not just an object in space; it is the trees around the garden, and how the whole space affects mood and behavior.
The artist studied oil painting and photography at Lorenzo De Medici in Florence, Italy, as a recipient of the Marion Jasper Whiting Foundation Grant and later as a private student.
Named Artist of the Month for May 2014 by the Leominster Art Center Gallery, Diana Suskind was also the first artist selected for the Members’ Art Exhibit at Kerem Shalom Synagogue in Concord, Massachusetts in celebration of the installation of Rabbi Darby Jared Leigh, March-April 2014.
About Diana Suskind and Stonework Play
Diana Suskind,Ed.D, RIE Associate is the developer of Stonework Play, an activity that inspires children and their caregivers to create stories meaningful to them through contact with natural stones. She has introduced the activity throughout this country as well as in Europe and Asia. For more information on this project, visit her website and Facebook page http://www.dsuskind.com/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stonework-Play/1410068702576138 https://www.facebook.com/groups/stoneworkplay3/