Book Release Celebration
for The Land of Here and Now: Artists of Shared Space Studio, 2011-2015
A series of celebrations with the book available for purchase begins at NowSpace LA, on the last day of the Common Field Convening
November 5th, 3 to 5pm at NowSpace 5390 Alhambra Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90032
This catalog chronicles the adventures of resident artists in the Michigan beach town of Pentwater, over the course of a five-year experiment in collaborative art-making and small town explorations. The Shared Space Studio Artist-in-Residence Program operated seasonally from 2011 to 2015, offering facilities and support in a secluded and beautiful setting, with the chance to meet and exchange with other artists. Artists from across the US and Canada made new work inspired by the environment and fostered by the facility, while engaging the local community, building up the studio, and going to the beach. In the summer of 2016, co-facilitators Eliza Fernand and Mary Rothlisberger curated a group exhibition of new work by past resident artists, and recreated the studio inside of the gallery, where they spent time working on this catalog. Fernand's candid weekly recaps of the artist's work and play adapted from blog posts, and contributed essays by visiting artists and Pentwater locals, are accompanied by photo documentation in a brilliant layout by Rothlisberger.
Author and residency founder/director Eliza Fernand will be at Now Space to celebrate the publication of the catalog, and will have copies of the book available for $10 off the list price.
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