This is the house where artists stay and the home of the Mary Anderson Center for the Arts office. Our gracious host was Dave Malone, poet and scriptwriter who is doing an extended fellowship and who we hope to see at our return in the fall.
Kel at work on one of her female figures. Kel's female forms can be seen here on the far right.
Pam at work on an altered book in Studio Two that she shared with Lauren and Bev.
Lauren crocheting with speaker wire. She just graduated with a BFA in sculpting and is looking fora studio assistant position.
Bev and Pam at play.
I worked from Design by Accident by Ann Johnston mostly, and Complex Cloth by Jane Dunnewold a little. Here are some of my dyed fabrics:
Friday meal prepared by Pam.
MACA holds a very special place in my heart. Between the mid-80s and early 90s I spent a total of 6 weeks there on grants from this organization to write. I'm thrilled that the other members of Mag8, short for The Magnificient 8, relate to the quiet, meditative, calm of the grounds and the environment. MACA shares the 400 acres with an order of St. Franciscan Friars who are the caretakers of the grounds. They are some pretty cool guys whose mission is devoted to nature, arts, and social justice. The MACA is searching for a part-time director and for a hot sec I thought about throwing my hat in the ring, but I know I'm romanticizing what the position would involve based on the mood and surroundings. I love it there!
More photos of the weekend can be seen here.