CCC Hosts International Artist for Workshop and Lecture

International artist Sven Frøkjær-Jensen of Denmark will visit Clatsop Community College for a workshop and public lecture on May 15-16.

Selected by juror Jane Beebe to exhibit in the 2011 Au Naturel exhibit from over 800 submissions, Mr. Frøkjær- Jensen was also chosen for a special workshop award from among many outstanding proposals.

Mr. Frøkjær-Jensen will lead a drawing workshop entitled “A Way to Artistic Freedom” at Clatsop Community College from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 15th, 2012. The workshop will be held in the Drawing and Painting Studio of the CCC Art Center, and will introduce participants to theoretical and practical techniques dealing with the creative process, the idea or project as artistic vehicle, and various means to focus one’s artistic goals.

The workshop is free to students enrolled in spring term credit courses at CCC, and is also open to the public for a $20.00 per person fee. Enrollment is limited, so please contact Kristin Shauck, 503-338-2472 for more information, registration, and a materials list.

With an approach to making art that has a strong philosophical edge, he explains that his goal as an artist is “to build a bridge between different worlds of expression, to span the abyss between the diversity of human minds, and to reach out for the sublime.” During the workshop, Mr. Frøkjær- Jensen will be sharing aspects of his own creative process, and will take the participants through drawing exercises with the life model in order to discover and explore possible creative avenues which he has found to be “a great source of joy and

understanding.”On Wednesday, May 16th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 115 of the CCC Art Center, 1799 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, Mr. Frøkjær-Jensen will give a lecture on the Danish art scene. This lecture will include historical background as well as a discussion of the most current trends in Scandinavia. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Mr. Frøkjær-Jensen has exhibited widely throughout Europe as well as across the U.S. He has also been awarded grants to travel and study Byzantine painting and art in Bali, and he holds Master's degrees in both religion and history from the University of Copenhagen. His work may be viewed online.

Please direct inquiries to:  Kristin Shauck, 503-338-2472.

Clatsop Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. ADA accessible: for other accommodations call 503-338-2474; TDD 503-338-2468 at least 24 hours in advance of the event.

Attached Images/Submitted Photos:
1. Charcoal drawing of life model by Sven Frøkjær-Jensen of Denmark

Life drawing in charcoal of female figure


2.  Sven Frøkjær-Jensen of Denmark

Photo of artist Sven Frokjaer-Jensen

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