Hello, lovers of art in wood everywhere, and welcome to the 2017 Windgate ITE Residency blog! Please return here often over the next two months for updates, information, and amusing anecdotes about the residents and what they are up to!
For those who are not yet familiar, the Windgate ITE Residency is an annual program sponsored by the Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia, bringing together six artists from around the world who utilize wood in their practice in ways both conventional and inventive. They will create, individually and collaboratively, an as-yet-to-be-determined number of pieces, on the lathe and off of it, for display in our group exhibition, which opens on August 4th at the Center. We’ll be joined for a week by a scholar, who will produce an academic essay inspired by the ongoing work.
My name is Samuel, and as photojournalist-in-residence I’ll be taking lots of pictures of the creative process here and also collecting lots of juicy gossip–and I’ll be posting it all! (Just kidding, residents. Nothing to worry about!)
Our 2017 Windgate ITE cohort comprises:
Max Brosi, a woodturner and sculptor from Manor Hamilton, Ireland
Felicia Francine Dean, a furniture designer/sculptor/materials & process driven design researcher from Boca Raton, Fl, by way of Greensboro NC, USA
Daniel Fishkin, an instrument builder and composer from Bala Cynwyd, PA, USA
Anastasia Leto, a sculptor and furniture maker, also, from Detroit MI, USA, and this year’s Student Artist
Megan McGlynn, a sculptor and draughtsman from Lehigh Valley, PA, USA
Jason Schneider, a cardboard turner and furniture designer who spent his wonder years in Clifton, NJ, USA
Samuel Lang Budin, an itinerant social documentarian from Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, USA
Elizabeth Kozlowski, an independent curator from Florida, USA
I look forward to speaking with you all soon! Till then, you’ll find me at the Philadelphia Recycling Center’s Wood Dump, hidden amongst the logs.