Dinner and Discussion: Jesse Blumenthal

Dinner and Discussion: Jesse Blumenthal

Virtual Dinner and Discussion with Franconia Fellow Jesse Blumenthal on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 6pm.

Franconia’s longstanding “Dinner & Discussion” lecture series invites the community to engage with visiting artists in a fun and informal setting. Please join us from the comfort of your own home and send your questions for Jesse through Facebook Live!

Jesse Blumenthal is a current Franconia Fellow. In this lecture titled "Sound Art and the Rise of Immersive Experience" the artist will trace the inclusion of sound in their studio practice and the rise of recognition for immersive experience in the high art world. We will look at the permutation, and associations, of the horn shape in Blumenthal's studio, as well as the rise of such experiences as Meow Wolf, Burning Man, and Franconia Sculpture Park through their lens. 

Jesse Blumenthal explores the Anthropocene by reflecting on the strains of the spaces between Man and their Environment. He is an internationally exhibiting artist residing in Missoula, Montana. In 2020 his work was exhibited at The Missoula Art Museum, Yellowstone Art Museum, Western Cast Iron Art Alliance Invitational, and Hereford College in the UK. Blumenthal was raised in Montreal, holds a BFA in Sculpture from UMass Amherst and an MFA from the University of Montana. He serves as the Director of Performance for the National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practice.

Photo: "All Hat & No Cow" by Jesse Blumenthal

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