February 2011 Archives
The Core Program
Artist and Critical Studies Residencies
Call for Applications
Deadline: April 1, 2011
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The Core Program awards artist and critical studies residencies to highly motivated, emerging visual artists and critical writers who have completed their academic training but have not yet fully developed a professional career.
About the program
Established in 1982 within the Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Core artist residencies encourage intensive and innovative studio practice as well as the elaboration of an intellectual framework to understand that practice. In 1998, the Core critical studies residencies were established to provide an opportunity for writers to pursue independent curatorial and writing projects and to promote the discourse necessary for both artists and critics to sustain their practices. Throughout the year, residents engage in ongoing dialogue with each other and meet with pre-eminent artists, critics, curators, and art historians.
Each resident receives a stipend, health insurance, and private studio/office space. The residency term is nine months, from September to May, and is renewable for a second term.
How to apply
For application instructions, please visit core.mfah.org.
The Core Program
Glassell School of Art
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
P.O. Box 6826, Houston, TX 77265-6826
5101 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006-6534
Phone: 713-639-7500 | Fax: 713-639-7709
In its first year last year, the program served 21 emerging artists over 3 week-long residencies working on their individual and group projects -- playwriting, solo performance, photography, visual art, and more.
The program offers 2 week-long residencies for emerging artists working in any field to work on their current project surrounded by other artists of varying disciplines, and 1 week-long residency for a group project.
For more information about the mission and programs of TLC, please feel free to visit our website at www.toftelake.com
You can download the Emerging Artists Application from there; it is also attached below.
Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions about the residency.
I look forward to hearing from you, and to perhaps welcome you up to Tofte Lake this summer... The fish will be biting!
Director, Tofte Lake Center
OPENING RECEPTION Friday, Feb 18th 6pm-9pm
Join us for the opening reception of the exhibit....
At 6pm---in the InFlux room, an artist panel/discussion moderated by Joyce Lyon will take place with several featured Minnesota artists; Megan Rye, Monica Haller, Aaron McLeod and Jane Powers. Iraqi artist Sundus Abdul Hadi participates via Skype. The discussion will be supplemented by Iraqi music courtesy of pianist Salam Murtada. Afterward, the gallery will be open for browsing and further informal Q&A sessions with artists will take place at 7:30pm. The entire evening is flexible and accessible, please arrive and depart when convenient... Event is free and open to the public. Complimentary hors'devours and beverages.
PANEL DISCUSSION: Friday, March 4th 7pm-9pm
Effects of the Ongoing War in Iraq: Devastation and Democracy?
On March 4, a panel discussion will ask respected Iraqi and American voices to explore the effects of the ongoing war in Iraq. With Egypt and Tunisia both experiencing massive popular movements for more democratic political systems, where does Iraq stand after nearly 8 years of a U.S.-led war justified, in part, by claims of "bringing democracy to the Middle East"? While some U.S. government officials and analysts had hoped prior to the 2003 American invasion that Iraq would become a model of democracy in the Middle East, the war and its effects have kept Iraq focused on security and basic needs, while leaving deep scars on the U.S. and Americans involved in the war. What should be the future U.S. role in Iraq and the Middle East more generally?
The panel will be moderated by Harry Boyte, Director of the Center for Democracy and Citizenship at Augsburg College, and panelists will be Wes Davey (Iraq War veteran and co-founder of Minnesota chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War), Suaad Allami (Iraqi women's rights lawyer, former Humphrey Fellow, and winner of a 2009 International Women of Courage Award), and Tom Hanson (former U.S. foreign service officer, currently the Diplomat in Residence at the U of M - Duluth).
MORE INFO: www.navigatingtheaftermath.org
Presented by The Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project and the West Bank Arts Quarter
Please look for a new video from our class Performed Photography: Documentation of Artistic Acts and Social Interventions. It is playing in the West Building of Regis, top of the stairs, second floor. It is a compilation film of one-minute sculptures, edited in camera, inspired by artist Erwin Wurm's one-minute sculpture series.
If you walk by and for some reason the dvd/projector is off, please feel free to turn it on. The video is shut down for the night at 4:30pm each day, so if you turn it on to watch it after that please turn it back off when you are finished to save the bulbs.