Artist-in-Residence Rich Fedorchak
July 15 - 28, 2019
The Frederic Remington Art Museum hosted Rich Fedorchak as its artist-in-residence. Fedorchak was in residence at the Museum between July 15 and July 28. The public had a number of opportunities to interact with the artist, in a wide variety of ways.
Throughout his residency, Fedorchak’s artwork was on display in the Museum’s Hirschey Family Gallery. Fedorchak worked in the same gallery, and visitors were encouraged to drop in to talk with Fedorchak about his work and artistic process. More formally, there was a screening of Fedorchak’s short, experimental films followed by an artist’s talk on Tuesday, July 16 at 7:00 pm. Local experimental musicians "Claude and Ola" created live, improvised accompaniment to the final film shown. The screening and talk were free and open to the public and held in the Museum’s Tiffany Room.
Inspired by the tradition of Ogdensburg’s Seaway Festival buttons, Fedorchak offered an Art Collage Button Workshop on Friday, July 19 from 10:00 am to noon. Cost for the class was $15 for Museum members and $25 for nonmembers.
As part of his collaboration with the Remington Museum, Fedorchak curated an exhibition of select Remington works, which opened 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 2019 and remained on view through September 15, 2019.
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.