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The Land of Here and Now: Five Years of Artists at Shared Space Studio

June 8, 2016 11:00 am –July 23, 2016 5:00 pm
Location: The Fed Galleries
Photo of two hands forming the shape of the State of Michigan with the Exhibition Title overlaying the image

The Land of Here and Now:

Five Years of Artists at Shared Space Studio

Established in 2011, the residency at Shared Space Studio offered visiting artists and artists-in-residence facilities and support in a secluded and beautiful setting of rural West Michigan. During the summers, 34 artists from across the US and Canada have lived in Pentwater and produced work in collaboration with the community. During their stay, they made new work inspired by the environment and fostered by the facility, while engaging the local community and offering fresh ideas.

The range of artistic discipline and experience has been broad and inclusive; musicians, performers, writers, zinesters, painters, choreographers, ceramicists, designers, filmmakers, quilters, illustrators, animators, and photographers have all worked together at Shared Space Studio. As a collection, the body of work formed and performed within this space is complex and unique. This exhibition brings together this diverse group and showcases the spirit of collaboration and creative placemaking. Honoring the studio itself, and the town of Pentwater, The Land of Here and Now pairs documentation of the artists’ process and play with a group show of new work by 27 of the past residents.

Exhibiting Artists:
Rose Beerhorst
Aliya Bonar
Melissa Borell
Cara Despain
Alex DiFiglia
Evan Paul English
Eliza Fernand (Co-Curator)
Marlee Grace
Elodie Goupil
Emily Harris
Elijah Jensen-Lindsey
Amy Johnquest
Amanda Kennedy
Joey Korein
Jeffrey Kriksciun
Nick Lally
Amanda Matles
Michelle Murphy
Joshua Orion-Kermit
Brian Perkins
Amber Phelps-Bondaroff
Paul Richardson
Kenny Riches
Mary Rothlisberger (Co-Curator)
Scotty Slade Wagner
Heather Kai Smith
Morganne Wakefield
Natalie Woodlock

The Fed Galleries @KCAD | KCAD Woodbridge N. Ferris Building | 17 Pearl St NW

Exhibition Opening Reception
Thursday June 9th, 2016 | 5:30 pm — 7:30 pm
Free & Open to the Public

Individuals with disabilities who require special accommodations to participate should contact the KCAD President's Office at 616.451.2787 x1150 at least 72 hours in advance.