The Umbrella Artcubator
The Umbrella Artcubator awards studio space to visual artists for short term projects throughout the year. The Artcubator expands possibilities for audience engagement with visual arts by catalyzing new and experimental work. Local and visiting artists are invited to take advantage of this platform for experimentation and exploration in a supportive environment.
Established and emerging artists alike benefit from the input of a creative community of more than 50 artists in the iteration and innovation of their ideas. Visiting artists can belong, experiment and establish leveraging Umbrella studio space, shared workshops and exhibition space.
Open to proposals from artists with a focus on supporting the creation of new work and new education and art engagement programs for our community. Contact Visual Arts Manager Jess Muise with inquiries via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter 2019 Artcubator Artists:
Alexander Davis - Alex will be working on a new interactive fiber art installation piece in conjunction with our upcoming fiber arts exhibition, Migration. Alexander Davis is a graduate of Keene State College where he received a BA in English: Writing, and a BA in Theatre and Dance: Choreography and Performance under the mentorship of William Seigh. Alex has had the honor of performing at the Boston Opera House, in the basement of a CVS, at the Ramrod Center for the Performing Arts, and most memorably on a street corner in the South End. Alex has worked and performed with organizations across Boston including Ryan Landry’s Gold Dust Orphans (Best of Boston 2016), Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Children’s Chorus and Improv Asylum/Laugh Boston. Alex has worked with a variety of artists including Betsi Graves, Jessica Muise, Cynthia McLaughlin, Rebecca Stenn, Marcia Murdock, Jennifer Pollins, Dre Rawlings, Candice Salyers, Carl Flink, Marcus Schulkind, Andy Noble, Ryan Landry, and Monica Bill Barnes. Alex is also a passionate arts administrator, a published memoirist, an exhibited fiber artist, a sexual consent educator, and an okay comedian. For more information and upcoming performances please visit www.alexanderdavis.dance
Teresa Meier - Visiting from Oregon, we are thrilled to have artist, teacher, native Oregonian, beer drinker, cat lover, wayfarer and wanderer with us for the winter. Teresa will use the time in the studio to experiment with new techniques for integrating her photography with new materials, including fibers. From her artist statement, "I have always loved puzzles. I like to sift through all the pieces, analyzing their parts, and take immense satisfaction in seeing how they all fit together. For me, a photograph and a concept is an elaborate puzzle--a puzzle that puts me in remote landscapes at dusk, wandering through antique stores, building in the wood shop, sewing a new costume, and recently, a return to hand-drawn illustration."