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Visiting Artist: Wassaic Project: Curators for Nature Loves Courage

January 15, 2015
2008 Richmond Center for Visual Arts
5:30 p.m.

Jeff Barnett-Winsby is an artist and community organizer with an M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design in photography. He has exhibited internationally and his first book, Mark West and Molly Rose, was published in 2010 by J&L Books. He has served on the faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design and the University of Rhode Island. He recently completed a residency at Little Brown Mushroom's Camp for Socially Awkward Storytellers.

The Wassaic Project is an incubator for emerging artists located in the historic hamlet of Wassaic, New York. The Wassaic Project is comprised of five programs: Exhibitions, Residency, Summer Festival, Education, and Community Engagement. Our Annual Exhibition, installed in a seven story grain elevator, showcases exceptional emerging artists. The Wassaic Artist Residency Program brings 10 emerging artists to Wassaic every month to live, work, and engage in a dynamic and cooperative critique environment. Our Summer Festival is free to attend and features emerging talents in music, film, dance, visual, and performing art. Our Education Program encourages and facilitates creative problem solving by bringing professional artists to lead workshops in our local public school, and by offering youth programs in our exhibition space to explore, discuss and create contemporary art.  Our Community Engagement Program consists of year-round community events and the restoration and stewardship of historic buildings in Wassaic.