UPCOMING GCAC ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE
As we begin preparing for upcoming artists-in-residence visits here at Grand Central Art Center, we wanted to provide you with a few details and links to artist websites.
These artists will be deeply active in our communities, at the individual, group, and broader public levels in the research, development and realization of community-engaged projects.
Generous funding and in-kind support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, KCET Artbound, Living Resources, Community Engagement, Jeff Van Harte, Alexandra Shabtai, The Sorel Organization, Joyce Osborn, William Gillespie Foundation, Feinbarg-Chase Families, and many others, help make it possible for GCAC to continue its forward vision for the Artist-in-Residence initiative.
Here are the individuals who will soon be joining us at Grand Central Art Center:
Jon Rubin (October)
– first site visit in research/development of a new project.
Aida Ã…Â ehoviÃ„â€¡ (October – November)
– installation of the collaborative projectÂ Unfinished Conversations: Reconstructing the Invisible,Â developedÂ with local forensics investigator/photographerÂ Leonard CorreaÂ duringÂ AidaÂ Ã…Â ehoviÃ„â€¡Â residence with GCAC last year. The artists exploredÂ similarities in their process of dealing withÂ personal memories of sitesâ€”hers being a home inÂ BosniaÂ that her family was forced to abandon to rebels as war began in her homeland; his are locations inÂ Santa AnaÂ he has encountered during the process of his work that continue to haunt him as he drives by them almost daily. Â A full exhibition of the work they developed during her residence willÂ open to the public on November 7 and will run throughÂ January 10, 2016.
Carol Diehl (November – December)
– second site visit in continued engagement with community, as well as research and development for writing projects.
Caroline Woolard (December – January)
– first site visit in research/development of a new project.
Paul Ramirez Jonas (October, February, Spring 2016)
– site visit in continued development and workshopping ofÂ Public Trust,Â an art piece grounded on the social contract that is present in promises.Â Promises are a form of oath and a cornerstone of our ability to create trust. Public Trust will be fully realized as a project in Boston, MA in 2016 through Now and There, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating impactful public art projects in Greater Boston.
Sarah Garcia (March 2016 – March 2017)
– in development ofÂ Santanaâ€™s Fairy Tales,Â an oral history, storytelling project that integrates community-based interviews to create contemporary fairytales and fables thatÂ represent the history and stories of Mexican/Mexican-American residents of Santa AnaÂ (inspired by theÂ Grimmsâ€™ Fairy Tales). The project will result in a publication and exhibition that will present a mixed media installation curated in collaboration with local visual, musical, and performance artists.
Astria Suparak (February – March 2016)
– curator/artist/writer in residence, will be connecting with artists and community in research/development of new projects.
Vincent Goudreau (Spring 2016)
– in continued development of his projectÂ Recordings of an Immigrant.Â Â In collaboration withÂ Juan Aquino, the project will be presented as a non-fiction narrative, inspiring aÂ multidisciplinary projectÂ including aÂ book,Â monoprints,Â videoÂ andÂ full art installationÂ from transcribed audio recordings. The project isÂ aÂ survival story of one man’s journey, struggles, and attempts at revenge, as he escapes from the genocide of Guatemala. Â The exhibition willÂ open to the publicÂ May 7 and run through July 10, 2016.
http://www.vincentgoudreau.com/ andÂ Recordings of an Immigrant:Â http://recordingsofanimmigrant.com
Maya Gurantz (ongoing)
– in research/development of a new project.
Lisa Bielawa (ongoing)
– in continued development of theÂ broadcast operaÂ Vireo, in collaboration withÂ KCET Artbound. Â VireoÂ is an episodic opera that considers the nature and uses of female hysteria through time, as witch-hunters, early psychiatrists, and modern artists variously define the condition – aÂ freely-adapted and re-imagined composite historyÂ based on composer/artistÂ Lisa Bielawa’sÂ undergraduate research at Yale, in collabration with LibrettistÂ Erik EhnÂ and DirectorÂ Charlie Otte. Â The project has involved numerous participants from theÂ Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA), including ourÂ VireoÂ leadÂ 17-year old Rowen SabalaÂ and role of the MotherÂ Maria Lazarova,Â who is the Director ofÂ OCSA Classical Voice Conservatory. Early episodes have includedÂ Kronos Quartet, Laurie Rubin, Bridget Kibbey, Matthias Bossi, Ryan Glover, Gregory Purnhagen, San Francisco Girls Chorus, Joshua Roman, Vijay GuptaÂ and more…
http://www.lisabielawa.net/ and KCET Vireo Project:Â http://www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/projects/vireo
Cog-nate Collective – Amy Sanchez and Misael Diaz (ongoing)
– continued realization of numerous projects, includingÂ Manos Unidas Creando Arte,Â inÂ collaboration with a group ofÂ local women,Â working to give life toÂ new social opportunities + cultural + economic in the community of Santa Ana, through theÂ production of crafts with recycled materials.
Erin Sotak (ongoing – onsite in Phoenix)
– continued realization of theÂ Whispering Pines Community EngagementÂ project. Â Through a partnership withÂ Living Resources, the artists areÂ engaging the residents of the 325-unit affordable housing complex of Whispering Pines Apartments in PhoenixÂ through the development of community actions.
Angelica Gomez and Joseph Linnert (ongoing)
– continued realization of theÂ Warwick Square Community GardenÂ project. Â Through a partnership withÂ Living Resources, the artists areÂ engaging the residents of the 500-unit affordable housing complex of Warwick Square Apartments in Santa AnaÂ through the development of sustainable community gardens with artistic workshops and actions.
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