The first couple days since arriving here in Santa Cruz have been eventful. My first task was framing twenty-one pieces for the concurrent exhibition of my previous work. Luckily, I had a lot of help putting the pieces up afterwards. I also met the other two Art Works artists who will be kicking off the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History summer residency program with me: Miss Tangq and Heidi Crammer - who are both talented artists. Museum visitors are in for a treat this summer. We are setting up the space and getting ready for the opening this Friday June 3rd, 2016.
The space is lovely. The studios are built in the SCMAH Solari gallery. There is a very performative aspect to the residency as the walls to the studio have been removed for the most part and visitors will be able to see us working even if they are too shy to come in to participate. The work, at this point, is to imagine what the visitors will see when they first come in and to anticipate how they will move around the space.
I look forward to seeing you this Friday. The SCMAH is open and free all day. First Friday events are from 5pm – 9pm. See you soon!