Be sure to check out our April 26h Clermont Forum II Artist talks and discussion. The artist talks will begin at 3pm Saturday. The talks will take place in front of the artists works. This will be the first half of the artist talks (round 2 will be May 31.) The dicussion will begin at 6pm and will include community members including Clermont archivist Mary Morris.
We really look forward to the proceedings.
It has been exciting for us (Teddy Johnson and Heather Rounds) as curators, the exhibit designers, and installation crew to put on our work gloves and see the pieces come together. Clermont CEO Bob Steig, the administrative coordinator Mary Lou Rhodes, farm manager Mike McDonald and the Clermont Board have been awesome and tireless hosts.
The Rotating History Project: Through various artistic mediums, the Rotating History Project aims to draw attention to the threads running through our history, culture and environment. Our mission is to educate, promote the arts and engage the community, without compromising the integrity of our subject matter. For us, history does not begin and end on a page. It moves all around us; alive wherever we may turn our head next. It’s a tool for informing our present and future. Although our mediums are the arts, we see our target audience as the larger community, far beyond the scope of art patrons and practitioners. The Rotating History Project was founded by Baltimore based artists Heather Rounds and Teddy Johnson, who work in collaboration with a variety of individuals, specific to the themes of each event. Their first project was The Child Ballads Show in September 2010.
Teddy Johnson’s paintings are currently on display at the Linda Matney Gallery in Williamsburg VA. He has had solo shows in MD, VA, GA, and NYC. His work has been exhibited internationally in Italy and in Korea. In 2013/2014 fourteen of his paintings were exhibited at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. His paintings have been featured in the Korean Magazine: Art People, as well as the Urbanite and Baltimore Style Magazine. Teddy has curated shows in Baltimore, MD and Brooklyn, NY with the Rotating History Project, which he co-founded with Heather Rounds in 2010. He is a VA native based in Baltimore MD.
Heather Rounds’ debut novel, entitled There, won Emergency Press’ International Book Award in 2011 and was published by the Press in 2013. Her poetry and short works of fiction have appeared in such places as PANK, The Baltimore Review, DecomP, Poet Lore, Blue Stem, Big Lucks and Smokelong Quarterly. She’s a co-founder of the roaming curatorial collective The Rotating History Project and currently lives in Baltimore.