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Artist Residencies Engaging Art & Ecology

  • Thursday, September 14, 2023
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • ZOOM - Mountain Time


  • ecoartspace members plus one guest

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Artists Residencies Engaging Art & Ecology

Thursday, September 14

United States: 10am PDT, 11am MDT, 12pm CDT, 1pm EDT

Europe: 18:00 BST

Through our membership we have hundreds of artists who have participated in residencies around the world, as well as organizations that offer them. For this event, there will be five presentations offering artists a unique look at residencies inspiring opportunities to engage with the non-human world.

Kris Norris will be our guest speaker at PLAYA in Summer Lake, Oregon (USA), along with member presenters Fariba Bogzaran with Lucid Art Residency, Inverness, California, (USA), Stefan Hagen with Montello, in Nevada (USA), Alicia Marván at Guapamacátaro in Michoacan (MX), Elizabeth Quinn (for Ana Varas) at Pine Meadow Ranch, Sisters, Oregon (USA), and Jenny Zeller with Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, in Bullitt County, Kentucky (USA)

During this event we will also invite audience participation to help collect a list of international nature-based residencies for our members.

Guest presenter

Kris Norris has witnessed PLAYA’s programs affect people profoundly. Sometimes the result is a life- changing decision, sometimes it’s an affirmation that the moment’s chosen path is the right one. Her job as Executive Director is to preserve the engagement PLAYA fosters between residents and the fascinating natural world of the Oregon Outback where our campus is located. Leading PLAYA’s scant and dedicated staff toward sustainable goals that support this relationship with the natural world motivates and inspires her to carry out our mission of transforming our world through creative inquiry in science and art. https://playasummerlake.org

Member presenters

Fariba Bogzaran, Ph.D. is an artist/scientist cofounded the Lucid Art Foundation and coined the term “Lucid Art,” based on her art-based research. At the Foundation, she has developed several art curricula including artist residency programs. She founded the first dream studies graduate certificate program at John F. Kennedy University in Berkeley, California where she taught at the Departments of Arts and Consciousness for over two decades. Among her solo exhibitions are The Third Script (2008), Institute of Noetic Sciences; Retrospective, Lucidity (2013), Meridian Gallery, San Francisco; The Art of the Lucid Mind, Bolinas Museum (2022). She has co-authored two academic books on dreams; Extraordinary Dreams (2002) and Integral Dreaming (2012) both published yb the State University of New York Press and award-winning art publication Gordon Onslow Ford: A Man on a Green Island (2019). Her upcoming book, A Place of Creation  (2023) is about ninety-seven artists-in- residence at the Lucid Art Foundation.  www.lucidart.org

Stefan Hagen, born in Germany, studied photography in Berlin and moved in 1989 to New York to pursue commercial photography and work on independent projects. His work has been shown in solo shows in galleries in New York, Boston, Elko, Nevada and Munich, Germany and is in numerous private and institutional collections. In 2008, Hagen founded the Montello Foundation, dedicated to supporting artists who foster an understanding of nature. While still setting up an artist residency program in a remote location in northeast Nevada, he organized exhibitions, notably with Richard Torchia at a Chashama storefront location in Midtown Manhattan. The residency program is now in the 9th year and has given over 70 artists a solitary retreat in the desert. In 2018, he spearheaded a complimentary project for the general public, a waypoint for exhibitions and as a point of rest. www.montellofoundation.org

Alicia Marván founded Guapamacátaro Art and Ecology in 2006, a Mexican-American artist and educator with a lineage tracing back to the Spanish settlers in México. Our program has been around for seventeen years, being one of the first residencies worldwide to focus on Art and Ecology. We grant space and production support for people who are doing innovative work worldwide, across the arts and sciences. Our initiative has continuously sparked a transformative impact, establishing itself as a pioneer in the field of sustainable development. https://guapamacataro.org

Elizabeth Quinn is a consultant for arts programs that work at intersections of art with science, ecology and/or agriculture. She has primarily assisted organizations and founders establish artist residency programs. She has helped launch programs including: Pine Meadow Ranch, Sisters, Oregon; Oak Spring Garden Foundation, Middleburg, Virginia; The Volland Store, Kansas; and PLAYA, Summer Lake, Oregon. Previous to consulting she was the Program Director at Caldera in Portland and Sisters, Oregon which along with youth programming operates a residency program in central Oregon. In 2004, she started High Desert Journal, a literary arts magazine that elevated arts and culture of the interior West.  https://roundhousefoundation.org

Jenny Zeller is an artist and arts administrator with over 25 years of curatorial experience and cultivation of her creative practice. As the Arts in Nature Curator at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Jenny helps fulfill the organization’s mission of connecting people to nature while promoting increased public appreciation for the arts by weaving arts into annual programming and events, overseeing their 43-year established Artist in Residence program, curating special artist projects, gallery exhibitions and large-scale public art installations. Jenny stepped into this role shortly after her experience as a 2017 Artist in Residence at Bernheim. www.bernheim.org/air

This event is free for members + one guest.  All participants MUST REGISTER.

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