Introducing our 2021 Artists-in-Residence
- 9 April 2021
- Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman
We are excited to announce our 2021 Creative Community Artists-in-Residence: Helen Atkins and Will Geusz of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Helen Atkins and Will Geusz are ceramic artists who partner on installations and public works. They met in a mosaic apprenticeship program in 2012, and began collaborating together in 2019. Independently, they have built respective careers: Will as an installation artist and sculptor, and Helen as an artist, curator and arts administrator. They live in an artist compound in the South Valley of Albuquerque, where they are currently working on a public mosaic for the Fort Logan Mental Health Institute in Colorado.
During their four-week residency at KHAC from April 28 – May 22, Helen and Will will lead HIVE, a collaborative sculptural mosaic project that explores notions of community and identity in response to colony collapse disorder. Participants will create handmade ceramic tiles and mosaics that will be incorporated in a larger hexagonal sculpture installed on the grounds of Kennedy Heights Art Center.
Join us for an online conversation with the artists on Thursday, April 15th at 7pm to learn about their practices, the project they will lead at KHAC, and how you can be involved.
Residents of all ages are invited to contribute to HIVE by participating in free ceramic workshops and/or open studio sessions. You will create mini-mosaics representing your unique identities within the micro-system. No experience required. We will be working outside under a tent, and masks are required.
Register now! Participation is free, but space is limited.
Support for this residency is provided by Ohio Arts Council and Eleanora C. U. Alms Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee.