We checked in with last year’s residents to see where are they now! This is what they had to say:
Tressa Jones – Printmaking Artist in Residence 2016-17:
The yearlong Printmaking residency at the LAC provided invaluable time, facilities, and space, which I used to develop a new body of work and to invest in my professional development as an artist. Selections of the work I made while in Lawrence have been exhibited in numerous group shows as well as a solo show at Chadron State College in Nebraska. This past winter I completed a residency at the Vermont Studio Center and presented my work at the Print, Printing, Printed symposium in New Mexico. I am currently preparing for a solo shows at Fraction Gallery in Kansas City and LA Tech University.
Since completing the residency at the Lawrence Arts Center, I have also been instructing courses in Printmaking, Art History, and Studio Art Foundations at Emporia State University and Highland Community College; these teaching opportunities are the result of connections I made during my time in Lawrence!
Carly Slade – Ceramics Artist in Residence 2016-17:
Since finishing off my lovely year in Lawrence, I have been living in Philadelphia, PA and working at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University as their Resident Artist and Assistant Professor. At Tyler, I teach two classes a semester at the undergraduate level as well as work in my studio on campus. The community at Tyler is tight-knit, which I have really enjoyed. (Don’t worry, I still love my LAC clay-dies). This semester my Intro and Intermediate classes collaborated on making a life-sized mini golf course that was underwater themed and so fun! I attended the NCECA conference in Pittsburgh this year where I had work on display at Standard Clay. I currently have two pieces on display at Arch Enemy Gallery in Philadelphia. I’m currently working on a Philadelphia rowhouse and if you’d like to follow along with my progress check out my Instagram @carlyslade
I look back on my year at LAC with such fondness. The friendships and network I made there will last a lifetime. Since the residency, I have met up with fellow former LAC employees in New York and Pittsburgh. The time, space, and excellent facilities at LAC meant that I could focus on my studio and make a cohesive body of work that propelled me into my current position and beyond. I will forever count Lawrence as one of my homes.
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