Vermont
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Rebecca Schwarz

Hello!

I work to connect people of all ages and abilities to creativity and imagination. With inspiration from science, technology and our ecologies I facilitate thinking and creating on environmental issues, community and health. Recently I have been creating glowing "plastic plankton"; post-consumer repurposed plastics with LEDs and solar cells. I enjoy creating mosaics to reflect a collective community. And run Art from the Heart, an arts in healthcare program, to connect patients, families and staff with creativity, art and devoted volunteer time during challenging times in the hospital. 

 

Artist's Satement:

All things, histories, and particles are connected and pulsing.
How do we treat materials, how do we treat each other?
What is lost, and what can be found?
I seek by creating art. Art to build knowledge, beauty and appreciation of the complexities of our world.

Art to nurture biophilia.
Focusing on ecological issues including energy, health and resources.
Exploring and playing with our habits of consumption and creativity.
Collaborating with materials, processes and cycles from technology to organic growth and decay, to relating and creating with groups and individuals.
Grappling with understanding and inviting the re-envisioning of our spirited and patterned worlds: grotesque, sublime and beautiful.

 
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Action:

Community engaged projects

Integrated Designs and Installations

Teaching in complex environments and all ages - semester long courses, one on one, in community or school group workshops, artist residencies. Sharing inspiration from patterns in nature, connecting culture and contexts, supporting creativity.

Additional Links: 
Connecting over 5900 people this year to the arts + devoted volunteer time at UVM Medical Center. A program of Burlington City Arts in collaboration with UVM Medical Center.

I Have Worked With

  • Creating a mosaic sign for the front of the school designed and built with the students. Made from glass, mirror and found keys + bike gears.

  • Founding memeber of Vermont Makers to nurture education, community + critical conversations about what it means to be making now. 

  • Teaching Global Aesthetics and art making in the Creative Media program, an interdisciplinary art program that brings together the productions of visual art, creative writring, interaction design, game design, audio production and moving image.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Rebecca
Job Title/Position: 
Artist
Physical Address: 
Burlington, VT 05401
Last Name: 
Schwarz
Phone: 
802-578-2831

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Multi-Disciplinary
Additional Disciplines: 
Design - General
Humanities - General
Humanities - Science
Visual/Crafts - General
Visual/Crafts - Carving
Visual/Crafts - Experimental
Visual/Crafts - Installation
Visual/Crafts - Light Art
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Plastic
Visual/Crafts - Sculpture
Visual/Crafts - Wood / Bark
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts in Healthcare
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Design Services
Exhibitions
Manufacturing / Fabrication
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Education: 
BFA Rhode Island School of Design Sculpture
MFA Goddard College Interdisciplinary Arts
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
Vermont Education Roster

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Mathematics
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors