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.
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
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.