Artist Residencies Explored on Sept. 29

On Sept. 29 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Conn. is offering a panel discussion for artists, RADIUS: Exploring Artist Residencies. The talk is open to all artists for a $7 fee and free to Garrison Art Center (GAC) members.

The Aldrich investigates artist residencies, with perspectives from Mildred’s Lane, the Alliance of Artist Communities, and the Wassaic Project. Artist residencies offer diverse environments in which to foster and facilitate the creative process. Whether they are seeking solitude or community, a pastoral setting or an urban center, the opportunity to think broadly or concentrate on a specific project, artists benefit from a dedicated time and place to focus on their work at residency programs. This Radius panel will provide an introduction to and overview of different models and the ways in which artists utilize these programs.

Radius is the Aldrich Museum’s professional development series for artists designed to strengthen and enrich the vibrant artist communities that surround the museum by creating a nexus for exchange and shared experiences, fostering collaboration and communication, and providing training and expertise that enable our artist constituents to further their goals. Radius programs are open to visual artists living or working in Connecticut and its neighboring states, Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island.

Reservations are required; GAC members must make reservations by noon on Friday, Sept. 28 by contacting the center at [email protected] or 845-424-3960. Interested artists may become GAC members now, and the membership will be good through Dec. 31, 2013. Benefits of the $45 artist membership are frequent email notifications of artist opportunities, discounts on selected classes and events, and participation in the annual member exhibition.

For more information on the talk, please contact Tracy Moore at 203-438-4519 or [email protected]


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