this town is small coordinates show at brewery warehouse
This town is small inc. and Upstreet Craft Brewing have announced the selected artists for the inaugural year of the Do Good Residency, happening in August and September at Upstreet’s warehouse in Charlottetown. The program is coordinated by this town is small inc., PEI’s Artist-Run Centre, and supported by Upstreet Craft Brewing’s Do Good Fund for Arts Initiatives.
Each artist will collaborate with Upstreet on a limited edition beer as well as a special food menu, both to be launched at an artist talk event at the completion of their residency. More details on these events will be released in early August on this town is small and Upstreet’s Facebook and Instagram pages.
Response to the call for submissions came from professional artists around the world, and the jury selected the following two candidates:
From August 4 to 26 Rora Blue will be artist-in-residence. Rora Blue is a conceptual artist based in Seattle. She actively produces artwork that is defined by color, text, and interactivity. Her work relies heavily on color to communicate a feeling to the viewer. Participation, and documenting the experiences of others is also essential to her artistic process. Rora Blue is best known for her series Handle With Care and for The Unsent Project, which has received over 32,000 submissions. Her work has been featured in news outlets such as The New York Times, Good Morning America, Teen Vogue, and Cosmopolitan. rorablue.com
From September 1 to 22 Mathieu Léger will be artist-in-residence. Mathieu Léger hails from the Maritime region of Eastern Canada. Serial artist-in-residence, Léger has participated in over 50 artist residencies. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Université de Moncton. His work reflects on ideas surrounding wilderness, geological time, and process related activities of the natural world.