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  • Bookmarks for the Big Reader

    Bookmarks for the Big Reader!

    link to NH Chronical coverage of Portsmouth NH’s Overnight Art Sculpture Competition

    Roger Goldenberg is one of the 6 Overnight Art public art competition winners for 2008! Goldenberg describes

    his sculpture and the inspiration behind it: My sculpture is a gently kinetic meditation piece originally designed as an amalgam of metaphors: Tibetan prayer flags, sybolic mandalas, and the Phoenix. Bookmarks for the Big Reader is a site-specific sculpture that whirls its colorful “bookmarks” in celebration of our new public library.The sculpture inspires contemplation and invites a person to sit in contemplation. It provides an outdoor place to read, rest and be renewed. The arc of the flags recalls a mandala, a design symbolic of the universe and in some cultures, an aid to meditation. The sculpture as whole is peacock-like, a metaphor for the phoenix, a splendor risen from ashes, a transformation, which I use as an emblem of idealism or hope. In total my piece encourages intellectual flight through ideas. I’ve been a longtime supporter of the new library, and it is a special honor for my sculpture to reside on the library’s premises. For me these simple place markers, Bookmarks for the Big Reader, are a metaphor that call to mind how books give flight to our imaginations.
     

    What a glorious sculpture!

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  • Portsmouth Public Library’s Artist Curated Book Display – an Interview

    Roger Goldenberg tells us why he included a certain book in his Artist Curated Book Display.

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  • Part I: Spontaneous Combustion – Mike Melvoin & Roger Goldenberg Perform

    Part I: Spontaneous Combustion is the improv performance featuring celebrated recording artist, pianist Mike Melvoin and Roger Goldenberg, nationally known visual jazz painter. During the 10 minute jam session at Dartmouth Colleges Hopkins Center on June 15th, 2009, Roger and Mike conversed in their respective mediums; Mike on the Centers Steinway and Roger with his selected brush and black paint. During the final two minutes each artist traded fours, concluding simultaneously to the applause of the enthusiastic, enthralled Dartmouth College Class of ’59.

  • Part 2: Spontaneous Combustion – Mike Melvoin & Roger Goldenberg Perform

    Part 2 of Spontaneous Combustion, the improv performance featuring celebrated recording artist, pianist Mike Melvoin and Roger Goldenberg, nationally known visual jazz painter. During the 10 minute jam session at Dartmouth Colleges Hopkins Center on June 15th, 2009, Roger and Mike conversed in their respective mediums, Mike on the Centers Steinway and Roger with his selected brush and black paint. During the final two minutes each artist traded fours, concluding simultaneously to the applause of the enthusiastic, enthralled Dartmouth College Class of ’59.

  • Part 3: Spontaneous Combustion – Mike and Roger Q and A Session

    Part 3 is the Q and A session for Spontaneous Combustion, the improv performance featuring celebrated recording artist, pianist Mike Melvoin and Roger Goldenberg, nationally known visual jazz painter. During the 10 minute jam session at Dartmouth Colleges Hopkins Center on June 15th, 2009, Roger and Mike conversed in their respective mediums, Mike on the Centers Steinway and Roger with his selected brush and black paint. During the final two minutes each artist traded fours, concluding simultaneously to the applause of the enthusiastic, enthralled Dartmouth College Class of ’59.

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  • SculptureFest 2011: Interview by Dina DuBois

    Film maker and journalist Dina DuBois interviews Roger Goldenberg, a visual jazz artist and this year’s featured artist at SculptureFest 2011 held annually in Woodstock, Vermont. Goldenberg tells about his kinetic sculpture, his artistic process and philosophy while being interviewed the day following the opening celebration and artist reception at the Davenport Sculpture Farm. Dina Dubois paints a visual story describing the sculpture; All The Colors, A Visual Jazz Suite, depicting its delicate design, grace and durable engineering that allowed the site specific piece made of birch and watercolor paper to survive Hurricane Irene as it danced in the site’s 5 acre field.

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  • Gossip Lady – Moving Art

    Portsmouth artist, Roger Goldenberg, shows Gossip Lady what it takes to move huge art from his third floor studio to and from the gallery at 100 Market Street as well as sharing tips about how to get your stuff into a gallery. For more info see www.seacoastonline.com/gossiplady

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  • Bookmarks for the Big Reader

    Roger Goldeberg’s sculpture Bookmarks for the Big Reader is a kinetic meditation piece designed as an amalgam of metaphors: Tibetan prayer flags, symbolic mandalas, and the rising Phoenix. Bookmarks for the Big Reader is a site-specific sculpture that whirls its colorful “bookmarks” in celebration of Portrmouth NH’s new public library.The sculpture inspires contemplation and invites one to sit, read, rest and be renewed. The arc of the flags recalls a mandala, a design symbolic of the universe and in some cultures, an aid to meditation. The sculpture as whole is peacock-like, a metaphor for the phoenix, a splendor risen from ashes, a transformation, which I use as an emblem of idealism or hope. In total my piece encourages intellectual flight through ideas.

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  • Roger and That’s Clever (HGTV)

    This video is funny, quirky and not TOO embarrassing. Enjoy the fun! Three years ago HGTV’s That’s Clever production staff discovered my artwork by surfing my website. They contacted me to gauge my interest in being on their show. Their contact person informed me that a film crew was making a sweep through New England to capture artists sharing the ins and outs of making their visual art. My reaction was, “Why not!” I spent a full two weeks or more preparing for their arrival and the 5 hour shoot. They required that I prepare examples of my step by step process that is necessary to create my finished paintings. They even required that I get a manicure. Funny! As a result I created 15 partially finished pieces, each representing one stage in the process of making one of my paintings. What a lot of WORK! It took 5 hours of filming to create 5 minutes of final video footage. This ratio reminded me of the fact that it takes 40 gallons of maple sap to make one gallon of maple syrup. Now the evidence is before you; I shouldn’t quit my day job as an artist to become an actor : )

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  • The Wheel by Matt Langley at Dance Hall

    This is an excerpt of The Wheel (c)2012 Matt Langley from Ears n Eyes at the Kittery Dance Hall January 7, 2012. Roger Goldenberg is the painter and one of the visionaries behind Ears n Eyes. Here is a link to read an article about In Ears ‘n’ Eyes

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  • Klaxton Group in the Paint at Buoy-OK

    Roger Goldenberg painted a 10 minute improvisation along with the Chris Klaxton group during a performance last winter at Buoy which is in Kittery, ME. The personnel were: Chris Klaxton – trpt; Andy Greene – gtr; Eric Von Oeyen – drms; Eric Klaxton – alto; Nate Therrien – bass. Buoy itself is a labor of love, run by three men who’s passion is to provide a NO PROfIT venue for visual and performing art that would otherwise not likely be seen or heard.This night’s performance harkened back to the bare bones performance that Goldenberg did with Mike Melvoin at Dartmouth, College in Hanover, NH. See the youtube clips above for that Debut event.

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  • Interview by Richard DiPentima on ‘So Much for Seniors’
    Uncle Wiggley’s, oil on canvas assemblage, 48”x 35        $4,250

    Uncle Wiggley’s, oil on canvas assemblage, 48”x 35 $4,250

    Roger talks briefly about his work and his community. http://youtu.be/E0pPqJyh7-A

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