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Talk About Art: What is an artist’s residency?
November 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
What is an artist’s residency? That question takes center stage in the next Talk About Art conversation. This facilitated conversation is part of the GAAC’s new exhibition “In Focus: The GAAC Artist-in-Residence Collection,” up through December 21. The exhibition spotlights the GAAC’s permanent collection of works by more than 40 artists who have enjoyed a two-week residency in the GAAC’s Artist-in-Residence [AIR] program.
GAAC Gallery Manger Sarah Bearup-Neal will talk with a trio of area, working artists who have all enjoyed artists’ residencies — Margo Burian, Lori Feldpausch and Joan Richmond — and learn how an artist’s residency figures into a studio practice. This event is open to the public at no charge.
The GAAC’s Artist-in-Residence Collection was begun more than a decade ago, and has allowed the GAAC to build a permanent collection and a record of AIRs’ work. This program of artists’ residencies began in the 1990s at the initiation of the late Suzanne Wilson, one of the GAAC’s founders. Wilson handpicked visual artists for the program, and found area friends to house them. Today, a committee of seven volunteers administer the program. The GAAC offers seven residencies each year from May to October. A selection of work by Suzanne Wilson will also be part of this exhibition.