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May Open Studio

Elsewhere Open Studio, Friday May 27, 6:00-8:00 P.M.

Come see what this month’s residents have been working on and join them in celebrating their time at Elsewhere! Open studio will be from 6 to 7 and artist talks from 7 to 8.

Elyse-Krista Mische is an artist gypsy and mixed media illustrator from the Midwest. She was awarded a three month Fashion Design Residency at Elsewhere Studios, funded by the National Endowments for the Arts, to create a line for the 2016 Paonia Fashion Show, Zeitgeist Circus. Her residency is coming to an end and you won’t want to miss your final opportunity to see her whimsical, surreal, and meticulously made creations before she leaves Elsewhere, for elsewhere! She will have masks, costumes, coffee filter drawings, swanky hankies, and a Paonia community driven t-bag quilt on display! You’ll have the opportunity to help fund her travels by purchasing her one of a kind works. Check out Elyse’s past art at

Janet Thornburg’s collection of short stories, Rhubarb Pie, was published in 2005. Her short stories have appeared in Carve Magazine, The Distillery, In The Family, Lumina, The MacGuffin, Phantasmagoria, Phoebe, Diverse Voices Quarterly, and Sanskrit. In addition to writing fiction, she has written and performed seven solo shows, and her poetry has appeared in Womanthology, A Collection of Colorado Women Poets and Most of the Holes Are Occupied: A Santa Fe Anthology. During her residency at Elsewhere, she has been working on her novel-in- progress, Calling Her Back. For further information about her publications and performances, visit

Patrice La Vigne is a freelance nonfiction writer whose work spans medical writing, professional blogging and magazine features, including for Backpacker Magazine. In addition to writing, she finds employment in the hospitality and outdoor industries, sustaining a very nomadic life, having lived and worked in 14 states. But more than anything, she spends her time backpacking and exploring new places with her husband. In 2014, they walked 2,000 miles across New Zealand. Patrice used her time at Elsewhere Studios to work on her travel memoir about their trek. Read some of Patrice’s work and follow her adventures at

Liz Cantrell is a freelance writer and adventurer who got her start in Burlington, Vermont. She has profiled all types of creative folks, from vintage jewelry restorers and silk-screen t-shirt artists, to honky-tonk crooners and multi-lingual hip-hop performers. While at Elsewhere, Liz has begun a series of poems about relationships old and new, broken and mended, acknowledged or unspoken, familial or romantic. The poems are rooted in the concept of “place” and how location is a thread running through these relationships. Follow her travels at

Earlier Event: May 26
Writer's Workshops
Later Event: June 5
June Resident Meet & Greet