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Artist ↔ Wilderness ↔ Connection Program
What is the
Artist ↔ Wilderness ↔ Connection?
program connects artists with the Flathead National Forest, the Hockaday
Museum of Art and area communities. The program consists of the Artist
residency, the Forest experience, and the Community extension. In 2003,
the Bob Marshall Foundation, Flathead National Forest, Hockaday Museum
of Art and Swan Ecosystem Center joined forces to create the
Artist-Wilderness-Connection project, an artist-in-residence program
that connects artists with the Flathead National Forest, the Hockaday
Museum of Art and area communities.
The Program -- The Artist Residency
The program places professional working artists in various disciplines, media, and styles in remote forest cabins for seven to up to 14 days followed by a public presentation related to the residency experience. Group collaborations will be considered and are welcome to apply.
The Forest/Wilderness Experience
The program experience will focus on the Bob Marshall, Great Bear and Mission Mountain Wilderness Areas, with opportunities for artists to reside in cabins in or near designated wilderness. All cabins in this program are located in the Flathead National Forest in the Condon, Hungry Horse/West Glacier and Spotted Bear vicinity. Some cabins are very private, suggesting solitude, reflection and personal work; other sites offer the experience of working and/or living with Forest Service work crews. The best residency experiences come from plans that allow for the unexpected and are entered into with an open mind.
The Community Extension
public presentation accompanies each residency. It may include
demonstrating art form or techniques to the public. This can include,
but is not limited to, a showing, performance, open house, workshop, or
training session in which the public or school groups can participate
and learn from the artist about the experiences gained through his/her
participation in the Artist-In-Residence Program.
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