SIBYLLE SZAGGARS REDFORD | ARTISITC DIRECTOR | FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT
Sibylle Szaggars Redford is a German born multimedia environmental artist whose artwork has been exhibited throughout Europe, Monaco, Peru, Singapore, Japan, Suriname and the United States.
Szaggars Redford is the 2016 recipient of the US State Department’s Art in Embassies Program for the US Embassy in Paramaribo, Suriname where after visiting the countries Rain Forests and Indigenous Peoples, 10 of her site specific Pieces were placed on permanent display in the US Embassy in Paramaribo, Suriname.
Her artistry spans across mediums and decades, from painted oil sketches and photographs of her Moroccan travels, expressions on canvas from her American Indian Pueblo visits, large Oil paintings where she explores “The Shape of Color“ and her recent works of watercolor abstracts shaped by the monsoon rains of Santa Fe, New Mexico, California and abroad.
Having worked as an environmental artist for almost 4 decades, her desire is to create art that transcends words, languages, cultures and politics. Szaggars Redford creates art in order to speak to a deeper universal consciousness that’s connected to and dependent on the earth and its environments.
In order to find a stronger voice through art for the Earth, Szaggars Redford entered the world of performance art as an homage to the universal elements and an artistic medium for environmentalism in action.
In 2013 Szaggars Redford in collaboration with Icelandic Composer and Musician David Thor Jonsson, designed a concept for a staged art performance piece “The Way of the Rain” which would incorporate different art forms; music, dance, film, light, spoken word and her first designed stage backdrop of multiple large “Rain Painting Silks” that would symbolize falling water from the heavens.
Since then Szaggars Redford has collaborated with various world renowned composers, choreographers and performers with presentations nationwide, The United Emirates of Abu Dhabi, and the Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.
In 2015 Szaggars Redford founded The Way of the Rain, Inc. a Non for Profit Organization with the specific purpose of developing, producing and performing educational and artistic performances - themed and designed to promote public awareness to support the protection of our Earth.
In addition to presenting “The Way of the Rain” performances and developing new staged versions of “The Way of the Rain” Szaggars Redford continues to create and exhibit new art.
For more information: www.sibylleszaggarsredford.com
GREGORY LEON BAIRD | DESIGN | PRODUCTION COORDINATOR | ART ADVISOR TO SIBYLLE SZAGGARS REDFORD | MANAGING DIRECTOR
Associate Director and Art Consultant to Sibylle Szaggars Redford
since the inception of The Way of the Rain,
The Way of the Rain - Albuquerque, The Way of the Rain - Miami and The Way of the Rain - Sundance. As Art Consultant to Sibylle Szaggars Redford, Mr Baird has collaborated and managed Szaggars Exhibitions for the past 6 years. Mr Baird graduated with a BA of Architecture and is a Residential and Interior Designer and an
18th Century Style French Ecole des Beaux-Arts Architectural Watercolorist who is in the Permanent Collection: Architecture & Design-New York M.O.M.A., The Royal Collection of H.R.H. Prince Charles of Wales and S.A.S. Prince Albert ll of Monaco to name a few. Further work and Private Collections may be viewed on the website.
FLOYD THOMAS MCBEE | FILM RESEARCH |EDITING AND ART PROJECTIONS
Floyd Thomas McBee is a film and projections artist who has been a contributor and collaborator for “The Way of the Rain” since the summer of 2010. Through his lifelong love of nature and under the guidance of Sibylle Szaggars Redford’s holistic artistic vision, he has helped to provide and shape aspects of the ever-evolving visual narrative; from camera work and digital storytelling to atmospheric projections, Mr. McBee has endeavored to be a seamless and harmonious part of the greater collaborative spirit of “The Way of the Rain.”
KARSTEN STAIGER | PHOTOGRAPHER | VIDEOGRAPHER | ART PROJECTIONS | DOCUMANTARIAN AND WEBMASTER
Karsten Staiger's introduction to "The Way of the Rain" all began with a simple invitation from two friends to photograph a recording session in NYC. The only information he had: Montana Studios, performance piece, music, dance and a fellow German lady who creates paintings with help from the rain. Staiger knew he needed to captured it on video and since February 2014, he has been producing "The Way of the Rain" in video, photos and online. He could feel something special happening: a new family was forming. That was the beginning of his amazing adventure and now he is delighted and honored to be a part of an inspiring group of creatives. As an artist and commercial photographer in New York City, for over a decade, Staiger has built his career shooting advertising campaigns for luxury brands and corporations, including Hugo Boss, DeBeers and Nextel from his Chelsea studio. Always a passionate and committed artist, when not shooting "The Way of the Rain," Karsten Staiger can be found on the rooftops of NYC creating a photographic ode to NYC called New York Love Story. Evolving out of Staiger’s desire to approach New York from new perspectives and spectacular heights he continues on a journey to create a beautifully photographed, expansive collection of exceptionally high-resolution large format photographs come rain or shine.