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