Artist in Residence Program
Of Land & Local will host an exhibition of works generated by artists in Vermont parks this summer at Shelburne Farms. The exhibition opens Oct. 1 and will run through Oct. 18, 2015. If you missed visiting Lyal Michel, our wonderful artist in residence at work in the Pond Shed Studio this summer, you can see his work, inspired by and created in the park at this exhibition.
Artist in Residence
August 14 - September 15, 2015
Lyal Michel is a painter currently living and working in Tunbridge, Vermont. Lyal earned a BA in painting from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2003, and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2011. Since relocating to Vermont in 2012, Lyal has developed a body of work that represents a contemporary approach to regionalism, which he has exhibited in the Upper Valley. Inspired by local characters and the natural environment, Lyal creates narrative images of rural life. Combining naturalism with fantasy and humor, Lyal both celebrates and subverts the tradition of representational romanticism in regional art.
While participating in Of Land & Local as a resident artist at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park, Lyal explored the theme of the figure in a landscape, drawing inspiration from the surrounding woods as well as the Park's collection of Hudson River School paintings.
You can see some of Lyal's work here: http://lyalmichel.com/home.htm
2013/2014 Artist in Residence - Alastair Noble
Environmental artist and printmaker, Alastair Noble, returned to the park to complete the installation of his forest-inspired poetry log sculptures and ink-washed drawings begun last year.
2012 Artist in Residence - Andrea Polli
2011 Artist in Residence - Wendy Call
This year's artist is Ethan Jackson, a visual artist working in photographic media and optical installation from Portland, Oregon. Through his work, Ethan explores aspects of landscape representation and the notion of "place".
2009 Artist in Residence - Susan Metzger
2008 Artist in Residence - Barbara Bosworth
Our Artist-in-Residence studio is located at the Horse Shed at the park, just above the Belvedere summer house in the Horse Shed Meadow. The Horse Shed, designed by Theodor Muller and built in 1961, was originally constructed to house Mary Rockefeller's horses. The artist studio, in the rehabilitated Rockefeller Horse Shed, is off the grid with a 230 watt solar photovoltaic system. The renovation of this building was designed by SAS Architects of Burlington, Vermont, the same firm who designed the Forest Center, the park's Platinum LEED certified classroom and meeting space.