Date is subject to change....
Elsewhere’s June “Open Studio” is a week EARLY. Join us to see artworks-in-progress… solar cyanotypes by Carol Flueckiger, local portraits by Rhombie Sandoval, a noble goat painting by Robin Arthur & chat with Robin Grearson about non-fiction research. Friday 23rd, 2017 6-8pm.
Elsewhere hosts four resident artists in June: continuing are Robin Arthur (painter of animal portraits), Rhombie Sandoval (photography - storytelling), & Robin Grearson (non-fiction writer) plus joining the crew is Carol Flueckiger (cyanotype blueprint artist). Come by Thursday June 8th, 2017 from 6-8pm to connect with our artist residents & enjoy their work.
Elsewhere’s “Open Studio” is Friday April 28th 7-9pm. Experience new artworks by illustrator Emma McCabe, painter Lauryn Welch and photographer Kyle Graham. Explore visual narratives and portraits created in local landscapes. Finish your Art Walk with us! Bring a snack, a beverage and friends…we’ll have some goodies, too.
Tick Tock, Tick Tock, the countdown to the New Year begins. Elsewhere Studios presents the annual Masquerade Ball fundraiser. Celebrate with Elsewhere and strut your stuff, dressed to the nines in your finest steampunk costume. Enjoy live music, djs, fire performance and more. Drinks, hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast round out the evening. Definitely the place to be to bid adieu to 2016!!
Where: Edesia Warehouse, 395 Clark Avenue, Paonia, CO 81428
When: 12.31.2016 8pm-2am
How much: $40, tickets available at Cirque Cyclery, Backcountry Bistro and by clicking HERE
September Meet and Greet
Give a Paonia Welcome to:
Composer Dane Galloway
Writer Elise Burke
Photographer Daniel Fonken
Mingle from 6-7, Presentations from 7-8
Dane Galloway's mom introduced him to piano and guitar at an early age, handing down a love of classical music inherited from her own parents, both classical musicians from the Philippines. By age sixteen, Dane was teaching privately and performing regularly in rock and jazz venues in D.C. and Maryland. He continued to do both while studying anthropology and French before relocating to Philadelphia to teach and make music. For the last five years, Dane has taught Spanish and music at an Afrocentric charter school in North Philadelphia while also training new teachers during the summers. This fall, Dane is leaving the classroom to continue performing and recording as a solo songwriter as well as with his bands: experimental rock ensemble My Son Bison, and soul pop trio Vita and the Woolf, both of which will be releasing studio albums this summer and touring nationally in the fall. While at Elsewhere, Dane will be completing material for his next solo release, a double album that draws on his experiences working in schools in an attempt to understand what it means to preseve radical hope in the face of despair.
Elise Burke received her MFA from Hollins University’s Jackson Center for Creative Writing and her BA from the Kratz Center for Creative Writing at Goucher College in Baltimore. She was awarded two Kratz Center for Creative Writing Fellowships in 2011 and 2012 and was the recipient of the Kratz Center’s 2012 Reese Award, naming her Goucher’s writer of the year. In 2013 & 2014, Elise was awarded multiple fine arts grants to attend Hollins University tuition free, where she also received the 2014 James Purdy Short Fiction Award. She has been nominated for a pushcart prize, the Best of the Net anthology and one of her stories was named a 2014 story South Million Writers Award notable story. Her fiction has been accepted by or published in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Indiana Review, Gulf Coast, Joyland, Heavy Feather Review, Swarm Quarterly, and others. She is the Fiction Editor at Fiction Fix, a literary journal of contemporary fiction, poetry and graphic literature from national and international authors and artists.
Daniel Fonken is indeed delighted to be returning to Elsewhere Studios (he was a resident July-December, 2014) and to the people, bounty and beauty of the North Fork Valley. Having recently completed 3 semesters of teaching college Digital Photography, this 4-month residency represents a most welcome return to working on his art practice. That work includes the continuation of a photographic project, which he started at Elsewhere, about the impact of digital devices and communication on our lives; as odd as it may sound that story will be told via (photos of) food and in particular the amazing fruits (veggies, dairy and livestock) of Paonia and surrounds.
Composers Siri Undlin and Jacob Minter
Writer Nina Semczuk.
Presentations at 7:00
Don't Miss It!
Siri Undlin is finishing her second month of a three month residency that is partially funded through a grant from The National Endowment for the Arts. “This month at Elsewhere, in addition to recording demo versions of bodyscapes that will eventually become a Humbird EP, I've been working on refurbishing particular fairytales that I collected during my year of research in Northern Europe. I've been composing accompanying atmospheric pieces for these tales of trolls, wolf beards, and magical spoons, bringing them even more to life. They'll eventually be featured as part of a fictional podcast.”
Jacob Minter is a composer from Vermont who works primarily in film and theater. His primary focus in music has been the expression of concepts not easily articulated by traditional means, and often concerning socio-political issues, issues of identity, problems of superstition and religion, and the human perceptions and understandings of the natural world. While lyrical content may articulate ideas, it is the ultimate fusion of sounds arising from the human voice and the wide array of musical tools that can make an idea manifest in a far deeper emotional connection. The oral and musical traditions of humanity are some of our best sources for education as well as inspiration, and Jake hopes to continue that tradition and ensure that history is not only remembered, but felt in a way that can maintain human connection. At the Open Studio he will be premiering an original song from one of his solo projects.
Nina Semczuk is a writer, yoga teacher, and an outdoor enthusiast. Originally from upstate New York, Nina lived in various parts of the world while serving in the U.S. Army for the past four and a half years. Currently, she's in the process of moving her life from Texas to Brooklyn, New York where she'll pursue a career as a writer.
She is currently working on writing personal memoir essays exploring her journey as an Army officer as well as the broader theme of millennials serving in today’s all volunteer military. As an officer who did not grow up in a military household, she had a unique perspective as one from outside of the military subculture, as opposed to one within it. Her writing aims to modernize women’s stories and identities as members of the military. She hopes to create a conversation about what it means to be a modern woman veteran today. For Open Studio night, she will read a portion of the essay she’s been writing at Elsewhere.
Meet the New Residents
Friday, August 5th 6 to 8 PM
Meet the newest artists in residence at Elsewhere!
Mingle from 6 to 7
Artist talks from 7 to 8.
See below for more information on the new artists!
Nina Semczuk (Sem’chuck)
Nina is a writer, yoga teacher, and an outdoor enthusiast. Originally from upstate New York, Nina lived in various parts of the world while serving in the U.S. Army. Currently, she's in the process of moving her life from Texas to Brooklyn, New York where she'll pursue a career in the creative arts.
While at Elsewhere, Nina will be working on essays exploring her journey as an Army officer as well as the broader theme of millennials serving in today’s all volunteer military. “As an officer who did not grow up in a military household, I have the unique perspective as one from outside of the military subculture, to one within it. I’m fascinated by the common themes that are present from military service one hundred years ago, until now. My writing aims to modernize women’s stories and identities as members of the military. I hope to create a conversation about what it means to be a modern woman veteran today.”
Jacob has been active in music, theatre, and musical theatre from a young age, specializing in Jazz, Pop/Rock, and Contemporary music as well as comedic live performances and musical theatre. In addition to his solo piano/guitar/vocal performances, Jake occasionally fronts for various bands in the Ithaca, New York and central Vermont areas, and arranges and directs for small ensembles inside and outside the music education world. In addition to performing, he is an active composer/arranger and sound designer/editor for musical theatre, film, and web content. A graduate of Ithaca College’s School of Music’s Composition program, he is currently based in the New York City area. Jake is a skilled vocalist with a range branching from the classical power baritone to the power pop/rock tenor, and has 14 years of piano training. He also has minimal training on Guitar, Electric Bass, Ukelele, Trombone, Pitched Percussion, Drums, and various ethnic instruments (including Pan Pipes, Ocarina, Djembe, and Udu).
His primary focus in music has been the expression of concepts not easily articulated by traditional means, and often concern socio-political issues, issues of identity, problems of superstition and religion, and the human perceptions and understandings of the natural world. While lyrical content may articulate ideas, it is the ultimate fusion of sounds arising from the human voice and the wide array of musical tools that can make an idea manifest in a far deeper emotional connection. The oral and musical traditions of humanity are some of our best sources for education as well as inspiration, and Jake hopes to continue that tradition and ensure that history is not only remembered, but felt in a way that can maintain human connection.
You are invited to Elsewhere Studios' 2nd annual Pizza Fling FUNDraiser!
Please join Elsewhere Resident Clay Hamilton for her final concert on March 31st at 7pm. Clay will be presenting new and original musical, visual and performance art developed during her two-month stay in Paonia. Please be on time, as the work is light sensitive and blurs the line between concert and performance art. Late-comers will not be able to enter.
Meet the Rezies
The residency is brimming with creativity this month! Check out what the residents are working on during their stay at Elsewhere. The open house will feature works in progress by visual artists Amy Katz and Chelsea Rowe, songs by musician and songwriter Clay Hamilton and readings by author Lorena Williams. Bring a treat, wine and a friend Thursday February 25th to Elsewhere.
This month has been a bit of a continuation of my collection of illustrated memories consisting of family and friends who I no longer see on a daily basis, with works on paper that act as a record of this very important chapter in my life. However, my work recently has also been an slow transition out of my memorial illustrations of the past few years that were centered around community into a sort of self-empowered theatrical display of collage and other two-dimensional works on paper. I am re-introducing textile into my process, and I am using fabric as a means to create characters that serve as the subjects for new two-dimensional pieces.
"You are a child of the times!
Blaze of hope, deluge of spite
Dreaming up forests of pine
dusting the planet, destroying divide
but people hide so deep inside
their bodies curl around old lies
Bent over like a snowy branch."
Being a young adult today is to be a living contradiction; to feel the terrible paradox between one's idealism and one's (dare I say) incapability to actualize righteousness. Child of the Times is a musical work- in -progress poetically gesturing towards the hopeful, agonized, and vice driven young adult whilst unraveling my own cynicism and hunger. While I intend to have a formal concert at the end of my residency in March, I invite the community to hear where I'm at now, as well as to listen to recent recordings soon to be released on my first EP "Cages of Light." Check out my music at www.clayhamilton.org
15 years have passed since I forced my feet into the stiff leather of new fire boots for the first time. That pair of boots is hardly recognizable now, cracked and worn beyond salvaging. This transformation is not unlike my changed perceptions of life as a firefighter and of wildfire itself. My memoir, titled "Firestorm: One Woman's Story of Life, Death, and Politics as a Wildland Firefighter" delves into the chaos and beauty of life on the line.
Four new accomplished residents! We're thrilled to introduce to you Amy Katz, Chelsea Rowe, Dawn Rains and Sonya Burke. We're welcoming them to our beautiful snowy valley on January 5th, starting 6pm with artist presentations at 7pm. Bring a dish to share and get ready to be inspired.
Join us on New Years Eve for a fresh experience of intention! We will co-create an adventure of redefinition through visual stimulus, ritual, and performance. Lets arrive in the power of the feminine creative energy in a brand new way! Your body, a candle, and a dish to share will be required. Kids are welcome, as the house is crawling with em!