Rock County Folk Symposium

The Rock County Folk Symposium is a daylong music festival near Janesville, Wisconsin. I created a video installation for the festival's fifth year by printing six images on a Vandercook SP15, and using watercolors to paint what would become each video frame.

The final video was projected onto a canvas screen adjacent to Camp Rotamer's fire pit. The festival ended with a musical campfire session, during which Milwaukee-based folk group Hello Death played an intimate set, using the installation as their backdrop.

Twenty-Three Sisters on WORT 89.9 FM

Last week, I participated in an on-air interview with fellow artists Jessica Doing and J. Myszka Lewis on WORT 89.9 FM's 8 O'Clock Buzz. We discussed our work for Twenty-Three Sisters, our respective art making processes, and personal notions of sisterhood and identity.

Thank you to Brian Standing for the interview, and to Harry Gilbert for inviting us.

Twenty-Three Sisters at Gallery 1308

Over much of the last year, I have had the pleasure of organizing and curating Twenty-Three Sisters, a group exhibition at Gallery 1308 in Madison.

The show features the aforementioned number of female artists, none of whom has a sister, and asks them to respond to that absence. Artists from across the country contributed paintings, prints, sculptures, and video work. The exhibition was a unique opportunity to engage with fellow female artists and consider our work in relation to one another.

An opening reception was held on Friday, August 8, and the show is open daily until September 30, 2014. You can read more about the exhibition in this interview with Arts Extract, and in a brief preview on Terrace Views.

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Photo by Austin   J. Jeffries

Photo by Austin J. Jeffries

Photos by Austin   J. Jeffries

Photos by Austin J. Jeffries