Welcome Fall 2015 Artists in Residence at McColl Center!

The new Fall 2015 McColl Center Artists in Residence are here and this weekend everyone (that means you!) is invited to go see their studios on Friday night (6-9) and on Saturday (12-4). This weekend also marks the opening of Anne Lemanski: Simulacra showcasing a body of work that she began during her own residency at the McColl Center in the Spring of 2015.

We’ve pulled together short previews of all the new artists in residence below. They will join the two year long affiliates Stephen L. Hayes, Jr. and Ivan Toth Depeña. We are equally excited about all of them!

Mary Matthews
Rasmuson Foundation Artist in Residence // Fairbanks, AK

Uses natural materials and paper maps to construct elegant, organic sculptures which often take the form of gowns.


Mobile Mural Lab
Los Angeles, CA

David Russell and Roberto Del Hoyo are all about Murals and use a mobile unit (CLT specific large truck – see it here!) to go around town and educate the community about the importance of murals through workshops and demos. Charlotte can be weird about murals (as evidenced by their absence until very recently), but we love them so we’re excited about these artists.


Juan Fuentes
San Francisco, CA

A printmaker whose imagery spawns from his personal experience growing up a child of migrant farm workers. He depicts the struggles for equality known to many American minority groups, such as Chicano, African American, Native American, Asian, and Middle Eastern immigrants.


Mei-ling Hom
Environmental Artist in Residence // Philadelphia, PA
(arrives October 1)

Installation artist in sculptor currently interested in sustainable farming techniques. Her work often visual investigates our relationship with edibles. Her name may sound familiar; perhaps you know her from her installation at the RDU airport?


Vicente Hernandez
Havana, Cuba

A realist painter of dreamlike and distorted worlds. Born in Batabanó, Cuba, Hernandez depicts the experience of growing up there with perceptions of a more hopeful outside world. His residency is supported by LACA Projects, who will show his work in an exhibition opening November 5.



All images from McCollCenter.org

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