In my last post I described the process I went through to learn, select and choose the artist residents for my newly offered program. Since then something very exciting has happened ... I have made a decision and selected three individuals for the debut MakeRoom Artist Residency program of 2018.
During the month of February, Keegan Van Gorder and Morgan Vessel will be staying for 10-days. The pair of multi-media artists have been working together for some time now with investigations into weaving and fiber as well as prints, sculpture, film and what they call ceremonies. Their time is sure to include; exploring Minneapolis, gaining inspiration and general collaborative creative excitement.
During March, Jordan Jirschele will be staying for 10-days with a focus on sculptural drawings. As a recent graduate with an bachelor degree in sculpture, from my alma mater of UW-Stout, School of Art and Design, Jordan is looking forward to his first artist residency as a way to ready himself for grad school. Upon first reading his application, his dedication to his work and craft have been obvious. He has a impressive body of work for such a young artist and I look forward to seeing what else he adds to his portfolio during his time at MakeRoom.
Both Keegan and Morgan as well as Jordan will be speaking of and presenting their work during an artist's reception in their honor, during the time of their stay. Please stay tuned for details.