Prolific mixed media artist and sculptor Alice Stone has been selected by the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft to participate in the fall 2009 Artist-in-Residency Program. Stone will have use of studio space and tools at the Museum through December 17th, where she will create a new body of work. Museum attendees are invited to watch the artist at work in her studio, which is located in the 3rd floor Education Department. The Museum is located at 715 West Main Street in Louisville, Kentucky.
Stone was born in rural north Georgia, where family circumstances dictated that significant portions of her childhood were in church and in hospital waiting rooms. The body of work that she will create during her tenure at KMAC will explore these complex spaces of the human experience – the waiting room and the church. She will use found objects and installation methods to explore how these places revolve around both mundane and weighty concerns of life and death. Places where people ask questions and wait for answers.
The Artist-in-Residency Program provides an emerging artist the opportunity to hone their craft within an active museum environment, which is part of the vibrant arts community in Louisville. Benefits include the use of studio space and tools, a $4,000 stipend and $1,000 for materials, free admission to adult workshops, and the opportunity to network with professional artists. The deadline for the spring 2010 residency will be December 20, 2009. For more information, contact Dane Waters at 502.589.0102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.