We are so thrilled to be named number 2 of the top 15 artist residencies in the world! Check out the article here:
We are so excited to have Lacey and Noah join us on the Ranch to work on their artwork. Both very prolific artists, Lacey makes beautiful oil paintings and is focusing on working outside during her residency. Noah is a mixed media artist who makes pieces with a focus on rug patterns and birds using drawing, painting and printmaking techniques.
Spanish mixed media artist Javier Arce joined us at the residency for the month of March. During his stay, Javier had a very successful exhibit at the opening of the Minnesota Street Project with Jack Fischer Gallery featuring his installation of pen on crushed tyvek, called Seeing the Elephant. His series was inspired by the many subcultures of America throughout history, from motorcycle gangs, to cowboys to the Black Pather movement, what can be referred to as “The Other America.”
Here are a few photos from his show.
You can see more of his work at javierarces.net
Thank you, Catharine, for this beautiful poem!
Chalk Hill II
A nursery sky of pink and blue,
quarter moon ghosts through
the sycamore’s bare branches.
Evening chorus rises from the pond
bass bullfrogs and treble peepers:
motif, refrain, pause, begin again.
The new cab vines are coltish:
slender legs and whippy vines.
Workers will arrive this week
prune and tie them to rows of wire,
more sedate, this year they should
bear fruit and in a dozen years
their vintage may be known;
if the rains are gentle and come
in time, if summer heat is not too great,
if the glassy sharpshooter stays away.
Wine is a game of hope and time
for someone to sip and frown
describe blackberry jam or cinnamon,
a hint of oak, a touch of smoke.
To roll the dance of sun and soil
across a tongue and nod and sigh,
commune with luxuriant possibility,
touch the edge of love.
One of our current artists in residency, Karen Hackenberg, is receiving much well-deserved acclaim for her works from her series Floating World. She recently spoke on a panel at Saint Mary’s College where her pieces were included in a traveling exhibition, Environmental Impact.
Congrats on your continued success, Karen!
Karen with her piece that was featured on the promotional pieces for the Environmental Impact exhibit at Saint Mary’s College.
We are excited to welcome painter Karen Hackenberg to the residency. Her provocative oil and gauche paintings lightheartedly address the serious issue of the pollution of our oceans and waterways.
She currently is working on a series titled “Floating World.” Welcome, Karen!
Learn more about her works at http://karenhackenberg.com/