We are excited to kick off the the Closing of “The Clermont Forum II: Interpreting Clermont’s History Through Art”, with an artist talk from Todd Forsgren this Saturday May 31 at 3 pm.
The closing reception runs from 3-7 and will include artist talks by Todd R. Forsgren, Elizabeth Crisman, Anne Bouie, Carrie Fucile, Doug Pifer (Doug will also speak to the history of scarecrows). Artist talks will run about 15 min each and will take place from 3-5:45. There will also be storytelling and sharing from former Clermont residents Geneva Jackson and Tom Peyton starting at 6pm.
About the Artist:
Todd R. Forsgren is a photographer based in Washington, DC. In his photographs, he examines themes of ecology, environmentalism, and perceptions of landscape while striving to strike a balance between art history and natural history.
Born in 1981 and raised in Ohio, Todd went on to receive a bachelors degree in biology and visual art from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine in 2003. In 2005, Todd earned post-baccalaureate certificate from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He was a 2006 artist-in-residence at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, a 2007 resident at the artist’s enclave at I-Park, and a 2008 Fulbright Fellow in Mongolia. In 2011 he earned a master’s degree in photography from J.E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic.
Aside from taking pictures, Todd currently keeps busy as the visiting instructor of photography at Saint Mary’s College of Maryland. He has also taught courses at the Maryland Institute College of Art and Anne Arundel Community College. He is an artist-in-residence at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, on the academic advisory board at CET Academic Programs, and the board of directors at THEditions. Todd’s photographs have been shown at numerous galleries and institutions. Prints are currently available through Heiner Contemporary and Carroll and Sons. They’ve also been featured in a number of periodicals including The Guardian, New Scientist, Time Magazine’s Lightbox, Hey, Hot Shot!, and the Russian edition of Esquire Magazine.