As part of my residency, I really wanted to tap into the spirit of community found on a college campus. I thought a good way of doing this would be to turn the studio into a bridge between the students and the Seattle art community at large. To that end, I invited a group of artists to come into the studio and engage with the students in some way.
Like the format of my residency, I wanted to keep it loose. I don't know what the artists will do - it could be a workshop, a discussion, a lecture - whatever they want. But with this line-up, you know whatever they do it will be very interesting. Stay tuned, I'll probably add a couple impromptu workshops as well. And while the target audience is the Seattle University art undergrads, I'm hoping other folks will stop by to enjoy the series as well so the students will get to interact with the local arts community members (artists, art-fans, curators and anyone else you can think of are invited!).
The series begins a week from today with the inaugural artist, Jeffry Mitchell (2009 Stranger Genius winner).
Jeffry Mitchell: Monday, October 26th at 5pm
Matthew Offenbacher: Monday, November 9 at 4pm
Erin Shafkind: Monday, December 7 at 5pm
Hope to see you there!
The studio isn't huge and I'm not sure how big of a group we'll get. It's going to be real loose but real fun, too.