|OFAR - Super sweet and simple |
and my home for the next three weeks
|Here I am, all happy and excited,|
in front of the Free Speech Monument in Charlottesville
|Charlottesville's Amtrak station is a lot sweeter than Atlanta's, also, lots of old people and lots of White People|
|My Room at OFAR|
I've never been to an out of state residency, and my longest time away from home at a residency has been a little less than two weeks. One more week might not seem like much of a difference, but I feel that it probably will be. My plan here is to continue work on small projects and pieces that I have been developing/producing for the past 6 months and that work will include research and production. More importantly, OFAR encourages social engagement or community engagement aspects to the projects/artistic practices that occur here and so I am hoping to work and collaborate with several folks from different organizations and institutions around Harrisonburg, namely The Collins Center, SONG, and the Center for Justice and Peacekeeping, along with a local Domestic Violence Shelter. These contacts already look fairly promising, so I am pretty excited and nervous to get started with each space.
|Past Artist's work from the OFAR Archive|
|Stuff I read my first night including two of Jon's books and the welcome packet, plus pamphlets from the nation's largest Aboriginal collection we checked out|
All the best,
|Jon at the Free Speech Monument|
|Get the word out about OFAR|
|Traveling feet in Charlottesville, you'll see a lot of this as it's my version of the daily selfie.|
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