Home Away from Home

Last month I was an artist in residence at Vermont Studio Center. Every month a new batch of exceptional artists make their way to Johnson VT to work in studios, eat meals together, discuss and make art in the green mountains. Being there is like artist heaven. Friendships were formed quickly and no one wanted to leave. Although we didn't know each other before September, we quickly found our home away from home there. Each resident is provided with modest shared housing. My lovely abode had a kitchen, bedrooms, a bathroom, living room and comfortable furnishings. In lieu of the last open studios night, I put together a group show of five artists (myself included) who each created a piece to be grafted into a part of this dwelling space. As everyone was walking from studio building to studio building, many took a detour and were invited to view art in this home context.

Joyce Nojima     Tap Chan    Jaynie Crimmins    Kirsten Lund    Melissa Browder Beck