Painting BANDALOOP Portland, Maine. Portland Ovations. Erin McGee Ferrell

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Painting BANDALOOP Portland, Maine. Portland Ovations. Erin McGee Ferrell

Painting BANDALOOP Portland, Maine. Portland Ovations. Erin McGee Ferrell, contemporary Urban outdoor artist. Aeriel Troupe Sept 28, 29. ArtistAMERICAN.com

Portland Urban Plein Air Painter captures Aerial Dancers on Canvas Sept 28 and 29. 2017

Portland Ovations Maine presents: Bandaloop with Plein Air Painter Erin McGee Ferrell capturing the performance LIVE on canvas.

Bandaloop.

Mixed Media on Wood. 30 x 40 inches each. Erin McGee Ferrell

Erin McGee Ferrell. Bandaloop

Bandaloop

Ink on Watercolor paper. 36 x 36 inches. Erin McGee Ferrell

SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 – SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
Thursday, September 28 at The Westin Portland Harborview Hotel at 12 PM
Friday, September 29 at One City Center at 5 PM

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
NO TICKETS ARE NEEDED FOR THIS FREE EVENT

Project Bandaloop brings to audiences performances of aerial dance. Under the direction of Amelia Rudolph, it creates a blend of dance, sport, ritual and environmental awareness. Inspired by the possibilities of climbing and rappelling, the choreography draws on aerial, vertical and horizontal movement to craft dances, many site-specific. The work explores the relationship between movement and gravity and stimulates viewers’ awareness of their natural and built environments. The dancers, climbers and riggers have enjoyed bringing their form of aerial dance to new audiences and have performed for close to half a million people at major city landmarks and outdoor sites such as Yosemite Falls, California, USA.” Wikipedia

Erin McGee Ferrell has been invited by Aim’ee Petrin, Executive & Artistic Director of Portland Ovations, to paint on location looking up at the performances. Bring Your easels and brushes and join Erin painting this fabulous public community wowing event!!!!!

For more information: Contact Erin .  www.ArtistAMERICAN.com

Portland Ovations: “We are a non-profit performing arts organization in Maine connecting artists and audiences through diverse arts experiences. Be thoroughly entertained by live shows spanning the traditional to the contemporary, the popular to the unexpected. Learn from and be inspired by artists who openly share with us their passion and craft.” PortlandOvations.Org

 

Artist in Cancer Center. Maine Arts Commission Award

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Artist in Cancer Center. Maine Arts Commission Award

Artist in Cancer Center. Maine Arts Commission Award.  Erin McGee Ferrell Granted Arts Health Care Initiative. Altering Environment. ArtistAmerican.com

Artist in Hospital Project. Maine Arts Commission Award

“I will spend 8 weeks as a LIVE artist with the New England Cancer Specialists. This project will be carried out in the Brunswick and Kennebunk Office locations February and March 2018 under Executive Director Steve D’Amato. My observations made from painting in public on the streets for twenty five years as a professional artist can be directly compared/ contrasted and surveyed in the Chemotherapy Infusion Treatment Center.” Erin McGee Ferrell

Funded in part by a grant from The Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

This project will receive guidance from Claire de Boer, Vice President of The National Organization of Arts in Health 

This project will receive guidance from Jill Sonke, Director, Center for Arts in Medicine, University of Florida.

Research Partners, Lisa Barelli Miller, Betsy Parks-Stamm, and Deborah Copas.

“This pilot project is designed to look at active verses passive visual art in the Health Care Environment. At this time art can be found in hospitals on walls and in therapy programs. Active visual artists:

1. Alter environments and improve the patient experience.

2. Decrease anxiety

3. Foster Community Building

This project will allow me to research and document more opportunities for collaboration between the arts and Health.

Watching a LIVE Artist in the Hospital ER waiting room expands upon my previous Pecha Kucha from the 2015 Global Alliance for Arts and Health in Houston, Texas, “The LIVE Artist in the Hospital Lobby.” After two years of continuing to paint in variety of public spaces my observations of outcomes remain the same. Live Artists alter environments, induce relaxation, and create spontaneous community. The artist creating alters the environment from one of fear and anxiety to one of engaged curiosity. The presence of the active artist induces relaxation for those who watch. Spontaneous community occurs around the artist. Patients and families talk with each other.

Related Research Articles:

The Effect of Live Music on Decreasing Anxiety in Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy Treatment

Alejandra J. Ferrer, MM, MT-BC

University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine Research Database: http://arts.ufl.edu/academics/center-for-arts-in-medicine/research-database/

White Paper: Talking About Arts in Health http://arts.ufl.edu/academics/center-for-arts-in-medicine/resources/talking-about-arts-in-health/

The National Endowment for the Arts Guide to Community-Engaged Research in the Arts and Health: https://www.arts.gov/publications/national-endowment-arts-guide-community-engaged-research-arts-and-health

The working visual artist in the Hospital ER Waiting Room alters the environment, induces relaxation, and creates spontaneous Community.

1. Watching an artist create while sitting in an ER waiting room induces relaxation in patients and their families.

2. Having an artist creating in the ER waiting room alters the stressful environment.

3. Spontaneous Community forms around the active artist, bridging strangers of all ethnicity.

4. Reinforces the Artist’s role as an active verses passive healer in Health Care Environments

Over the past two years I have worked with Maine’s refugee communities. Whole Foods Market Maine sponsored my Art/ Urban Garden initiative bridging diverse economic communities using visual art. My family has provided a home for two Sudanese children of a refugee mother for the past year. My experience in medical and health clinics with the children and also within the refugee community places me in direct engagement with this population group and their eyes into the health care environment.
My work as a professional artist and educator has spanned twenty five years. The experience I have renders me comfortable in all mediums and practices of Visual Art Creating.

In the Chemotherapy Infusion Treatment Environment I will sit with an easel and paint in watercolors. Patients and their caregivers will have the opportunity to watch and engage with me or not. I will paint from still life or take subject requests from observers. I speaking with friends who have received Chemo I understand that a variable in the experience could be the number of treatments received. I will be observing and asking  patients and caregivers, interested in participating,  their level of engagement and reactions to the active painter.

Data from participants surveyed will possibly be presented at the North American Organization for Arts in Healthcare Conference September 2018 in Austin, Texas as well to Maine Arts Commission. The project will be artistically strong in the renderings of the watercolors, demonstrative in professionalism in the healthcare environment, and thoughtful in the documentation and presentation of this research.

 

 

Cape Elizabeth Land Trust Plein Air Painting Auction 2017

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Cape Elizabeth Land Trust Plein Air Painting Auction 2017

Cape Elizabeth Land Trust Plein Air Painting Auction 2017. Contemporary American Artist, Erin McGee Ferrell, Maine Lobster Truck Art. ArtistAMERICAN.com

Photos by Dave Dostie with Maine Magazine

PAINT FOR PRESERVATION 2017

10th Annual Wet Paint Auction Benefit

Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Breakwater Farm Road, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

30 Artists selected by Greenhut Gallery Owners, Kelley Lehr and John Danos.

“I created four large paintings over the weekend event. From Sun up to sun down. Maine Lobster Truck, was the painting I chose to donate for the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust Event. The other three works which depict the Cliff Walk of Fort Williams can be purchased through Portland Art Gallery.”

Erin McGee Ferrell

Photos by Erin McGee Ferrell

Maine Lobster Truck. 30 x 40 inches. Oil on Linen. EMFerrell SOLD

Erin McGee Ferrell

Collection of MaryAnne and Chris Cary.

Three Other Paintings Erin McGee Ferrell Created over the Plein Air Event Weekend:

“Stone Sculptures along The Cliff Walk. Fort Williams, Maine I, II, III

36 x 36 inches. Oil and Mixed Media on wood. Portland Art Gallery, Maine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painting New Orleans. French Quarter Architectural Watercolors.

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Painting New Orleans. French Quarter Architectural Watercolors.

ErinMFerrell.

Painting New Orleans. French Quarter Architectural Watercolors. American Artist, Erin McGee Ferrell, Contemporary Urban. www.ArtistAmerican.com. May 2017

May 2017. “I was gifted a week’s accommodation in New Orleans French Quarter at The Quarter House Time Share. This was my first time in Louisiana.  Each day I painted en plein air and met the artist’s of The French Quarter, such as Anthony Bordelon. I also really enjoyed the art at Hall Barnett Gallery. My hope is to led a painting trip there in the next couple years. All the work from that week is for sale. Contact me to purchase. Thank you to all friends and family who made this trip possible. Especially to my husband, Nathan Ferrell, who held down the fort in Maine and to my friend, Pam Main, who accompanied me on this adventure!” ErinMFerrell

Watercolor/Gouache/Ink on Arches Archival Watercolor Paper. Unframed 18 x 24 inches. $850. Contact Erin to Purchase.

ErinMFerrell. NewOrleans

French Quarter. EMFerrell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

French Quarter. EMFerrell

Frenchmens Street. EMFerrell

ErinMFerrell. NewOrleans

French Quarter. EMFerrell

Frenchmens Street. EMFerrell

 

 

 

Watercolor/Gouache/Ink on Arches Archival Watercolor Paper. Unframed 12 x 16 inches. $450

ErinMFerrell. NewOrleans

ErinMFerrell. NewOrleans

 

 

Contact Erin to Purchase.

Artist’s Statement: Erin McGee Ferrell www.ArtistAmerican.com “I am a fearless and passionate explorer of materials, seeking to alter environments and evoke transformation.” “I place big paintings on medical walls to distract patients from pain.” Erin McGee Ferrell creates large 2-D mixed media installations for Corporate and HealthCare Interior Spaces. She also creates large Urban Architectural Oil Paintings on the streets of Portland, Maine and Philadelphia, PA. McGee Ferrell creates art in public places where onlookers collaborate with the artist in the creative process and outcome. Nationally recognized, McGee Ferrell’s paintings are collected by Private and Commercial institutions, including TD Ameritrade, AtlantiCare New Jersey, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, INC. Philadelphia, The Episcopal Diocese of Boston, the CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, professional hockey player Kimmo Timonen, and America’s Cup Winner- Robert James Gale. Her Maine Oil paintings can be purchased through Portland Art Gallery, Portland, Maine. Her work has been highlighted at the Arnot Museum, NY. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and University of the Arts Philadelphia. McGee Ferrell has also studied at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, University of Louisville in Italy, School for International Training in Nigeria, and Maine College of Art.

 

Urban Portland Paintings. Erin McGee Ferrell. Maine Architectural Artist

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Urban Portland Paintings. Erin McGee Ferrell. Maine Architectural Artist

Urban Portland Paintings. Erin McGee Ferrell. Maine Architectural Artist

Urban Portland Paintings. Erin McGee Ferrell. Maine Architectural Artist

Urban Portland Paintings. Erin McGee Ferrell. Maine Architectural Artist

Row Homes off Danforth (Above) 30 x 48 inches. Oil on Canvas

Urban Portland Paintings. Erin McGee Ferrell. Maine Architectural Artist. Philadelphia painter live street rendering to New England. ArtistAmerican.com

Represented by Portland Art Gallery

Erin McGee Ferrell

Erin McGee Ferrell

The Hay Building. 36 x 48 inches. Oil on Canvas

Erin McGee Ferrell

Erin McGee Ferrell

The Press Hotel. 36 x 40 inches. Oil on Canvas.

Erin McGee Ferrell

Erin McGee Ferrell

The Press Hotel II. 36 x 40 inches. Oil on Canvas.

Erin McGee Ferrell

Erin McGee Ferrell

Fire Escapes. Portland, Maine 18 x 24 inches

Munjoy Hill

Munjoy Hill  36 x 48 inches. Oil on Canvas

View from Munjoy II

View from Munjoy Hill II. 30 x 40 inches

Summer 2016 Portland, Maine, Urban Street Paintings. These works will debut at the Portland Art Gallery March 2017 for a two person show.

Erin McGee Ferrell. Portland Urban Paintings/ Leon Anderson. Architectural Sculpture

www.ArtistAmerican.com / Erin@Philadelphia-Artist.com

Artist Statement

Erin McGee Ferrell is inspired by architecture merging with landscape. Her work is located throughout the nation in hospitals, corporations and with private collectors. Figurative yet abstract, yet adhering to visual accuracy and measurement. Recently McGee Ferrell has explored mixed media with subjects focused on universal themes. New Series include: Petri Dish, Shifting Thresholds, Night Sails, and Good Dark: The Maine Potato.  Erin McGee Ferrell is an influential American Artist and important Contemporary Painter.

Erin McGee Ferrell studied oil painting at Mount Holyoke College, Pennsylvania Academy of Art, University of the Arts Philadelphia, and The University of Louisville, KY. Collectors include TD Ameritrade, AtlantiCare New Jersey, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, INC. Philadelphia, The Episcopal Diocese of Boston, the CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, professional hockey player Kimmo Timonen, and America’s Cup Winner- Robert James Gale.