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 : )
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.
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
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.
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.