Ogdensburg, NY — This July, the Frederic Remington Art Museum will host Rich Fedorchak as its artist-in-residence. Fedorchak will be in residence at the Museum between July 15 and July 28, when the public will have a number of opportunities to interact with the artist, in a wide variety of ways.

Throughout his residency, Fedorchak’s artwork will be on display in the Museum’s Hirschey Family Gallery. Fedorchak will be working in the same gallery, and visitors are encouraged to drop in to talk with Fedorchak about his work and artistic process. More formally, there will be a screening of Fedorchak’s short, experimental films followed by an artist’s talk on Tuesday, July 16 at 7:00 pm. The screening and talk are free and open to the public and will be held in the Museum’s Tiffany Room.

Inspired by the tradition of Ogdensburg’s Seaway Festival buttons, Fedorchak will offer an Art Collage Button Workshop on Friday, July 19 from 10:00 am to noon. Cost for the class is $15 for Museum members and $25 for nonmembers. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information and to register, call 315-393-2425 or visit fredericremington.org

As part of his collaboration with the Remington Museum, Fedorchak will curate an exhibition of select Remington works, which will open on Thursday, July 25 with a public talk by the curator at 4:30 pm in the Museum’s Addie P. Newell Gallery.

Fedorchak also served as juror for the Museum’s Annual Members’ Juried Art Exhibit, which opened in May and which will remain on view through September 15.

After a 35 year career as a registered nurse working primarily in pediatric critical care and pediatric hematology/oncology, Rich Fedorchak is now retired and devoting most of his time to his artistic pursuits, in which he has been active since the mid-70’s. Rich produces work in collage, assemblage, and experimental cinema. His films have been screened at numerous juried festivals in the US and Canada including The 8Fest, the Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, the Montreal Underground Film Festival, and the Haverhill Experimental Film Festival. Recently he had a solo exhibit of his work at AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon, NH. Rich has been a guest lecturer and presenter in the film and media department at Dartmouth College.

“We are excited to have in residence an artist who creates such unexpected, beautiful, and compelling work in film and collage,” says Museum Education Specialist Laura Desmond. “And Fedorchak has undertaken an impressive range of projects as part of his residency, from curating an exhibition of Remington’s work, to teaching a mini-collage class, to demonstrating and sharing his own exceptional work. I anticipate that visitors of all ages will have an enriching experience during his residency, whether they simply stop in to talk and see him at work, attend one of his presentations, take his collage button-making class, or view his artworks on display in the Museum’s Hirschey Family Gallery.”