Toward the end of our residency we collaborated with Osteria da Filippo hosting movie nights! Osteria da Filippo is a local Italian osteria owned by Filippo who married a local woman and who shares his native Italian culture through food in Old Rauma. Suzanne and Glenn hosted 4 Wednesdays of art biographies at the Osteria. Filippo was excited to have some entertainment at the Osteria and was gracious about making a poster and spreading the word. …and there's more »
November opened with the completion of the fabrication of Flight of Fancy — poles, ropes, lace were carefully assembled to be installed in Parpansali Park.
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Since the last post we have hatched a variety of projects in addition to the community public art work which was featured in Länsi-Suomi on 07 October. We held an “open door” as the Finnish refer to an open house where the public is invited to come see a work in progress. We had many interesting conversations with community members in awe of …and there's more »
This blurb appeared in yesterday’s Länsi-Suomi, the newspaper for the Rauma Finland region. English translation follows, along with sign-up information.
Yhteisöllinen tanssityöpaja Raumalle
Amerikkalainen koreografi, Dancers’ Workshopin johtaja, Babs Case valmistelee yhdessä kuvanveistäjä Suzanne Morlockin kanssa Raumalle tanssiteosta paikallisten ihmisten kanssa. Case on RaumArsin taiteilijavieras lokakuussa. …and there's more »
(ready, set, go!)
We arrived in Rauma, Finland on September 1st and have been buzzing along since. We are staying in Old Rauma, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The setting is inspiring and the old architecture provides a constant memory of the history of this place.
The center piece of the three month artist-in-residency is a community public art work. The design team consists of two artists-in-residence selected by RaumArs, Suzanne Morlock and Glenn Messersmith and local Rauma artist and expert lace maker Tarmo Thorström. Together they will create a work of art for a local park, Parpansali Park, in Old Rauma. …and there's more »
My current project is a site specific installation, 3772: Yellow Brick Road, a multimedia interpretation of my investigation of neighbors without permanent shelter in the Pioneer Square neighborhood in Seattle, Washington.
This fall I am working intensively toward a large installation project at the Nicolaysen Art Museum as part of a review of regional installation work. The exhibit entitled The Nature of Things, will showcase three artists whose work communicates via the installation form.
I will construct a Wyoming metaphorical landscape, in a 30'x60' space entitled Place/Displace. Using found objects and invented forms, the piece will cross boundaries and invite questions about ease and dis-ease. I am pleased to announce that Wyoming's well known dance troupe Contemporary Dance Wyoming will be performing an interpretative response to my installation at the opening reception at the museum on January 24, 2014. The exhibition will be up through April 26, 2014.
Also this fall, I will be a participant in the Wyoming Art Council's Biennial Fellowship Exhibition held at the Nicolaysen Art Museum. This biennial exhibition showcases the winners of fellowships and honorable mentions. I was the recipient of a honorable mention in 2012 and 2013. The exhibition will open on September 24th with a grand opening on Friday, November 8, 2013.
Bruce the Moose, the plywood moose cutout in Wilson that was embellished as part of the Knitting Project, has been returned to his normal bare state. The knitted embellishments have been removed so Bruce can best perform his intended purpose of drawing to the attention of passing motorists that there are wildlife in the area, frequently either on the road or about to be on the road. …and there's more »