Fred Talk

Janet Lipp, an artist and teacher like her father, invited Fred Lipp to talk to her class a few times over the years. In 2014 she videoed the presentation he gave to her MCC art class. I studied with Fred’s for many years and he hardly ever talked about his own work. So it is a joy to hear him do so here. He used the same thought process that he taught and it is especially powerful to see him pull it all off. I am so thankful he was willing to share what he loved.

The Creative Workshop had a celebration of Fred’s work tonight, a gathering of former students in conjunction with a show of their work in the Lucy Byrne Gallery. They were showing this movie in a separate room and in the building next door the Memorial Art Gallery had a painting of Fred’s that they bought in 1972, a big abstract called “Sculptural Fetish.” Fred would have loved it.


2 Replies to “Fred Talk”

  1. Dear Paul,
    I thought it was time I wrote to you as I’ve been following your blog for some time now. I started routinely checking in to follow your Fred Lipp postings, which I have thoroughly appreciated. Most recently the mesmerizing video of Fred giving a lecture in his daughters class-it’s like I can’t get enough of it. I studied with Fred in 1979 at RIT. I recently got back in touch with him and sent samples of the work I’ve been doing with the members of the David Clark Learning Center, a program that serves adults with a TBI in Syracuse,NY. I guess I just wanted to say thank you. I feel like you’ve done a great service for many people by posting so many of this master’s insights. I have also enjoyed your work-the focus and drive to get it right. Also I like your photography, as well as your obvious link to music as I am also a musician(guitar) and understand how deeply music and the visual arts can inform and inspire each other.
    Thanks again, Steve

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