Magic in Rural Southwestern Wisconsin: Meg Leary Sounds Off at ACRE Residency / Art21

In any place that isn’t the otherworldly realm of the ACRE Residency, twelve days doesn’t feel like a long time away from one’s day-to-day life. Launched in 2010 by Nicholas Wylie and Emily Green, ACRE (short for Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) was founded with the mission of providing the arts community with an affordable, cooperative and dialogue-oriented residency. […]

New Bonds and Studio Space Lead to Creative Leaps: Stacia Yeapanis on Chicago’s BOLT Residency / Art21

When Stacia Yeapanis finished graduate school at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006, she did what many MFA grads do: moved her studio into her home. But soon thereafter Yeapanis found herself overwhelmed by an inability to separate her art practice from other areas of her life. Instead of fretting about […]

An Earthquake Strikes Aspen Mays’s Starless Fulbright Fellowship to Chile / Art21

Aspen Mays traveled to Chile, the astronomy capital of the world, to look at the stars through some of the world’s most advanced telescopes. But over time, the bright stars, possible planets and meteors weren’t actually what interested Mays. Inside Chilean observatories, Mays discovered the stars of yesteryear—those that had already been discovered and documented, […]

From Performance Artist to Object Maker: How Reality Television Changed Young Sun Han’s Practice / Art21

To be on a reality television show, contestants voluntarily leave their familiar surroundings, home life, and regular routines to temporarily thrust themselves into a world dictated by short attention spans and video editors with their own agendas. While on the show, contestants usually cannot watch news, listen to the radio, or peruse the Internet. They […]

Art21 Blogger-in-Residence – Alicia Eler

I am the Art21 Blogger-in-Residence for the month of February 2013. Thank you Art21 for asking me to be a part of the team for this month! Check out the lovely introduction from Art21 Blog Editor Nicole J. Caruth: February is upon us and we’re delighted to have Alicia Eler as our next blogger-in-residence. For […]