VCAM Philadelphia Artist-in-Residence Program
The VCAM Philadelphia Artist-in-Residence Program hosts Philadelphia and area artists for creative exchanges with the Haverford community.
Based in the College’s VCAM Artist Residency Studio, these artists will engage with the campus through curricular collaborations, workshops, exhibitions, trips to Philadelphia cultural sites, and other projects.
Contact: Matthew Seamus Callinan, Associate Director, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery and Campus Exhibitions Coordinator
Spring 2019: Mark Strandquist and Courtney Bowles
Artists Courtney Bowles and Mark Strandquist will be in residence in VCAM in late March and early April 2019, during which time they'll host a People’s Paper Co-op Pop-Up Exhibit and Conversation with Members of the People's Paper Co-op and Reentry Think Tank, along a Friday Crosslisted Conversation and open lunch. For more information, contact Matthew Seamus Callinan (email@example.com), Associate Director, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, VCAM, and Campus Exhibitions.
Tuesday, March 26
VCAM 206 Create Space
People’s Paper Co-op Pop-Up Exhibit + Conversation with Members of the People's Paper Co-op and Reentry Think Tank
Join members of People’s Paper Co-op and Reentry Think Tank for the opening reception of their pop-up exhibition and conversation about the creative solutions these organizations deploy in transforming the stereotypes, social services, and platforms that impact our lives and communities.
Friday, April 12
Crosslisted Conversation with Mark Strandquist and Courtney Bowles
Join artists Mark Strandquist and Courtney Bowles for an informal lunchtime conversation on using art as a vehicle to connect diverse communities and to amplify, celebrate, and power social justice movements.
About the Artists
Mark Strandquist and Courtney Bowles have spent years using art as a vehicle to connect diverse communities and to amplify, celebrate, and power social justice movements, in particular criminal justice and incarceration reform. Their media campaigns and immersive exhibitions have reached tens of thousands of people, and have helped advocates close prisons, pass laws, and train an entire police force (Richmond, VA).
They have received multiple awards, fellowships, national residencies, and have reached wide audiences through the New York Times, NPR, the Guardian, the Washington Post, PBS NewsHour, and VICE. Their work has been exhibited at Project Row Houses, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, and galleries across the country. Beyond traditional art spaces, their work has been seen and engaged with by tens of thousands of people through exhibits in legal clinics, parades, church basements, conferences, state legislatures, and city streets.
Mark Strandquist is the founder and creative director of the Performing Statistics project in Richmond, VA and they both co-direct the People’s Paper Co-op at the Village of Arts and Humanities, and founded and co-direct The Reentry Think Tank through fellowships from A Blade of Grass and Open Society foundations.
Spring 2018: Mariel Capanna
Multidisciplinary artist Mariel Capanna will be in residence in VCAM for the first three weeks of April 2018, during which time she’ll visit courses, discuss her work in fresco and landscape, and host an open studio, creating an immersive three-walled painting. She will also be holding a public workshop teaching the art of fresco on Saturday, April 7th. She looks forward to meeting the campus community.
- Project: Collaborative Painting in VCAM
- Limited Space Event: Fresco Workshop with VCAM Philadelphia Artist in Residence Mariel Capanna
Mariel Capanna lives and works in Philadelphia. She received her BFA and Certificate of Fine Art from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include the site-specific fresco Little Stone, Open Home at Good Weather gallery in North Little Rock, Arkansas; Left at Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Con/Safos, a collaboration with artist Rafa Esparza at the Bowtie Project in Los Angeles, California. She is the recipient of an Independence Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship and a Kittredge Fund grant, and has attended residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting (Skowhegan, ME), Guapamacátaro Art and Ecology Residency (Michoacán, Mexico), the Mountain School of Art (Los Angeles, CA), and the Tacony LAB — a project collaboratively managed by MuralArts and the Free Library of Philadelphia.