Danielle C. Wyckoff combines her backgrounds in literature, technical theatre, and visual art to create installations, works on paper, and performative and participatory artworks. With the Lawrence Art Center, she will collaborate with the Department of Performing Arts and Lawrence community members to produce a theatrical production, its set, and a corresponding installation. Danielle holds an MA in English from Georgia College and an MFA in Studio Art: Printmaking from Ohio University. She teaches as an Assistant Professor at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, MI.
The Lawrence Arts Center’s project-based residencies are designed to support, sustain, and foster growth in local art and artists by providing material support for development of special projects. These residencies emphasize interdisciplinary work and aim to help local artists create new works that are competitive on a national scale.
Gaelyn and Gustavo Aguilar (TUG Collective) will use their time and resources at the Lawrence Arts Center to design and printEthnographic Contrafacta, a collection of short essays/poems and graphic sound scores that will join six other works as part of Border, Corridors, and Lines of Desire. Emerging out of TUG’s three-year engagement with individuals and communities across the National Historic Lewis and Clark Trail, this multi-media installation deals with the interlocking dynamics of colonialism, immigration, and social race in U.S.-American history, and how these dynamics continue to resonate with a range of critical themes: Socio-economic mobility; movement and borders; assimilation and appropriation; and cultural citizenship.
TUG is an interdisciplinary arts collective that creates contact zones where people can generate insights about, and produce actions around, contemporary social issues. Since 2006, TUG has focused on participatory, problem-based interventions related to borders, borderlands, and other fuzzy frontiers, and their relationships to the global processes that put people, ideas, media, technologies, and capital into circulation with one another. TUG’s work has been presented in such creative spaces as the Luminary Center for the Arts, Charlotte Street Foundation, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Holter Museum of Art, FrontierSpace, Galería 409, Guapamacátaro Center for Art and Ecology, ARX Fest, Green Corridor, Guelph Jazz Festival and Colloquium, and the Center for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence. In 2017, TUG received an Artist-in-Residence Fellowship from The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts to work on Borders|Corridors|Lines of Desire, an installation dealing with the contradictions of US-American history. Summer 2018, TUG will be joining the faculty of the MFA Art Practice program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Dancer/choreographer Maura Garcia collaborates within communities to create stories of identity and place. She is fascinated by stories that have been hidden and the unexpected connections that arise when they are rediscovered. Originally from North Carolina, Maura is an Indigenous woman (Cherokee/ Mattamuskeet) who brings her own mixed-blood southern story to all of her work. She has … Continued
Kevin Benham is an Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture in the School of Design at South Dakota State University. He received his MLA from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and his M.Arch. at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, The University of Michigan. He has taught interdisciplinary studios at several … Continued
The Tea Project A short term residency and installation providing uncommon perspective on politics, art, and Guantanamo Bay detainees. Artist Aaron Hughes began the Tea Project as a response to his military deployment to Iraq and Kuwait in 2003 and his return trip in 2009 as a peace delegate to the First International Labor Conference … Continued
Kristi Arnold received her B.F.A. in painting from the University of Kansas in 2001. In 2005, she earned her MFA in painting and printmaking from The University of Connecticut. She is currently a visual arts candidate for PhD at the University of Sydney in Australia. Her work has been exhibited across the United States, and … Continued
Willy Chyr is interested in generative art, storytelling, and the intersection between art and science. He holds a BA degree in physics and economics from the University of Chicago. While in college, Willy joined Le Vorris & Vox Circus and performed as a juggler, unicyclist, and magician. He also learned to twist balloons. Chyr’s art, … Continued
The Lawrence Arts Center has awarded its first Project-based Residency to Lawrence artist, Aaron Storck. The goal of this new program, funded in part by a grant from the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission, is to help support, sustain, and foster growth in local arts and artists by providing material support for development of special projects, with … Continued