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May Resident "Meet-n-Greet"

Elsewhere Studios will be having artist presentations by May artists-in-residence!

JESSICA NORMINGTON
received her BFA from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette in 2009 and her MFA from the University of Florida in 2014. She incorporates printmaking, painting, and drawing techniques on Okawara rice paper. Her imagery is derived from the natural, terrestrial plane of the physical swamp coupled with the dark, mysterious quality that the swamp embodies within the imagination. Her artwork is about navigating through the deepest, darkest descent of our psyche. It seeks to connect the sublimity of this unmeasurable environment through a visual interpretation of a sense of place not a representation of place.
https://jessicanormington.weebly.com/

CHELSEY BECKER
is a mixed media painter from Claremore, Oklahoma, and she received her bachelor’s degree from the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas. During her time in Arkansas, she became inspired by the Ozarks and her family’s intertwined history within the region. Becker uses materials such as cardboard, textiles, plywood, and found objects to construct the background of her figurative and pastoral oil paintings to represent the overlapping nature of folklore and modern narrative of the South and other rural parts of America.

EMILY CANNON
has an eye for story and art which lead to her studying at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she graduated with a BFA in Illustration ('15). After a long childhood of moving from country to country, she has finally moved her library of books into an apartment in LA, where she still continues to write and draw with whatever's lying around at the time. Emily will be working on a book titled ‘Red Right Hand’. It centers on a woman living in an alternate world where witchcraft and demons contend with gunslingers in the west. 
https://www.emilyillustrates.com/

REN KLEIN
Originally from Los Angeles, CA, Ren received a BA in Literature from Bard College, where he became serious about writing fiction and was fortunate enough to be mentored by novelists Mary Lee Settle and William Gaddis. He will be working on a project based on a fictionalized account of the life of Confederate artillerist John Pelham and his near metaphysical relationship with General Robert E. Lee, “The Gallant Pelham Series” focuses on how the sexual exploitation of the antebellum plantation system led to the death and destruction of the Civil War. Rather than dwell on battles and military strategy, as does so much “traditional” Civil War fiction, the books examine issues of race, sexuality, and the destructive pathology of machismo.

Light snacks + beverages will be provided. 6-8PM 107 3rd St Paonia

Earlier Event: April 27
Organic Transmutations: Group Art Show
Later Event: May 18
VBC Block Party