The Studios at MASS MoCA

The Studios at MASS MoCA Residency Program Spring/Summer 2018

Artist & Writer Residencies hosted by MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists Program
Application for Sessions from April 4, 2018 – October 2, 2018

Application Deadline: January 8, 2018 11:59pm. No application fee. (Please note that if you are eligible to apply for a free 6-week residency — with travel assistance — for artists in Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria, please go to http://bit.ly/2B27wST to apply by December 18, 2017.)

MASS MoCA invites artists and writers to apply for residencies from 1 week to 8 weeks in length…We welcome applications from artists in all career stages, income levels, and disciplines (painters, writers, fiber artists, printmakers, performers, designers, photographers, filmmakers, etc.) whose practice allows them to work quietly (no power tools in the private studios, and no music out loud – headphones only). Groups/collectives may apply to work on joint projects. The studios have light-duty ventilation, so an art practice generating strong fumes cannot be accommodated.
http://massmoca.org/event/studios/

Full Cost~ $650/week
Financial Aid~ All applicants will be considered for subsidies based on artistic merit, readiness to benefit from the residency, and financial need.
Application Deadline~ January 8, 2018, 11:59pm. Click here to apply.

John Waters: Born April 22, 1946

WatersFaceThe Hollywood Reporter: You made a hilarious, new 74-minute version of your X-rated 1972 cult film Pink Flamingos, rewritten as a “desexualized sequel” — a children’s movie with an all-kid cast. Why did you decide to exhibit the video here, in this way?
John Waters: I don’t think of it as the next movie in my filmography at all.I don’t want it showing in a movie theater where people have to come in and take a seat and have to watch it straight through. You understand what the piece is if you watch it for 20 minutes.
The Hollywood Reporter: Tell me a little bit about how you reconcile your work in the worlds of art and of film, pop and pulp culture?
John Waters: I have gone to great lengths in my career to keep my art career and my film career completely separate. But my art work is as equal to me as making movies.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/director-john-waters-has-a-762318

Selected work, Marianne Boesky gallery~ http://www.marianneboeskygallery.com/artists/john-waters/works
Selected work, Sprüth Magers gallery~ http://www.spruethmagers.com/artists/john_waters@@overview
“John Waters Curated a Gloriously Bizarre Art Exhibit in San Francisco”~
http://www.papermag.com/john-waters-curated-a-bizarre-art-exhibit-1741110631.html
Interview, 2015, The Guardian~
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/jun/30/john-waters-art-lassie-justin-bieber-ansel-adams
Interview, 2015, The Creators Project~
http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/en_uk/blog/we-talked-to-john-waters-about-his-new-art-show
Interview, 2004, BOMB~ http://bombmagazine.org/article/2628/john-waters
John Waters: Born April 22, 1946~
https://schristywolfe.com/2015/04/22/john-waters-born-april-22-1946/

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Tennessee Williams: Born on March 26, 1911

Williams first took up painting in the early 1960s when his career as a playwright ebbed.  He often relaxed on the patio of his Key West home and painted.  Williams’ patio was his preferred art studio.  People frequently visited his house on Duncan Street and purchased his artwork before the paint was dry.

Painting was a passion for him, almost to the point that it became a second profession.  Toward the end of his life, Williams gradually gave up writing for painting; a less harsh way to express himself.  Critics did not think as much of his painting as his plays, however his artwork remains widely popular among collectors.
http://www.kwahs.org/exhibitions/tennessee-williams-the-playwright-and-the-painter

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/tennessee-williams-writer-poet-painter/2015/04/09/dc93fe00-c7fb-11e4-aa1a-86135599fb0f_story.html
http://hyperallergic.com/209906/the-lonely-private-paintings-of-tennessee-williams/

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/tennessee-williams
http://shsmo.org/historicmissourians/name/w/williams/

March 8~

Orra White Hitchcock (1796-1863)
https://consecratedeminence.wordpress.com/2015/07/02/orra-white-hitchcock/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/amherst_college_archives/sets/72157626317646935/


Riva Helfond (1910-2002)

http://rogallery.com/Helfond_Riva/helfond-biography.htm
http://www.susantellergallery.com/cgi/STG_art.pl?artist=helfond


Irene H. Aronson (1918)

http://www.holzmanantiques.com/product/irene-aronson-oil-painting-2278.cfm
http://collections.vam.ac.uk/search/?slug=aronson-irene&name=A30495

The Artwork of Nijinsky~

nijinskySource: Art Found Out: “Vaslav Nijinsky – in Raw Vision magazine”

For a short period of time, 1918-19, not long before mental illness completely overtook his life, Vaslav Nijinsky created a small body of drawings and paintings…The largest collection of this Nijinsky’s art is in the collection of the Foundation John Neumeier. Neumeier is a dancer, choreographer, and the director of the Hamburg Ballet.
http://artfoundout.blogspot.com/2014/05/vaslav-nijinsky-unknown-paintings.html

Nijinsky: A Dance with Madness
ARTS ABROAD; At the Altar of Nijinsky, Elusive Firebird and Faun