Have a new profile piece up at The Coastal Post, on the very talented, Edison Peñafiel

Super excited to head to Wisconsin this July for ACRE!

Here’s a little text-wall about the program:

ACRE’s residency takes place every summer in rural Southwest Wisconsin. The residency facilities include numerous buildings which provide for expansive communal work spaces, a screen-printing studio, an outdoor wood shop, an art and tech facility, a sound studio, a fibers studio and a ceramics studio. Accommodations are all recently built from salvaged timbers and furnished with individual bathrooms, kitchenettes, and decks. All meals are provided, and are prepared daily using ingredients grown in the surrounding area, which is renowned for its organic and sustainable agriculture and dairy farms.

Residents have the opportunity to expand upon their individual practices and take part in optional programming within a collaborative community. A number of visiting artists are invited to conduct studio visits and present lectures, discussions, workshops and other non-traditional programming. ACRE hosts 25-30 residents during each 14-day long session.

Over the subsequent year, ACRE endeavors to provide additional opportunities and exposure to its alumni. Each resident is given access to an online “flat file”, where they can develop customizable pages to present their work and are offered an exhibition opportunity at ACRE’s 1,000-square-foot gallery space in Chicago or at one of a number of “partner galleries” in Chicago and elsewhere. After each year’s residency, exhibition openings occur regularly throughout the year. These efforts complement other activities and programming designed to create the conditions for a thriving and enduring arts network.

Will be working up at VSC this September.