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Christopher Hopkins • Composition • Ames, IA • May 21, 2018 - Jun 15, 2018

Christopher Hopkins


Location: Ames , IA

Dates of residence: May 21, 2018 - Jun 15, 2018

Christopher Hopkins is a composer and performer with special interests in the integration of electroacoustic composition, instrument design, and graphical notation, dialectics of historical musical styles, and performing Renaissance and Baroque music for the viola da gamba. He is Associate Professor of Music at Iowa State University of Science and Technology where has been Director of the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities and led research developing 3D haptic (virtual touch) virtual reality designs for musical composition and performance. His Doctor of Musical Arts degree is from Cornell University with a Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. His compositions have been performed at major festivals in Athens, Basel, Grenoble, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Melbourne, New York City, Tanglewood, Toronto, Vienna, and Z├╝rich, with media broadcasts Australian Broadcasting Corporation, CBC, ├ľstereichischer Rundfunk, Radio Canada, WNYC, and Public Radio International.

Gabrielle Montesanti • Writing • St. Louis, MO • May 21, 2018 - Jun 1, 2018

Gabrielle Montesanti


Location: St. Louis , MO

Dates of residence: May 21, 2018 - Jun 1, 2018

Gabrielle Montesanti is an MFA nonfiction student at Washington University in St. Louis. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and currently serves as the Nonfiction Editor at Stirring: A Literary Collection. Her work can be found in Sinister Wisdom (2017), The Offing (2017), Crab Creek Review (2016), and Devil's Lake (2015). She is currently at work on a full-length manuscript about roller derby.

John Schuerman • Visual • Minneapolis, MN • May 28, 2018 - Jun 15, 2018

John Schuerman


Location: Minneapolis , MN

Dates of residence: May 28, 2018 - Jun 15, 2018

John Schuerman is an independent curator and a self-taught artist and until 2017 was the Gallery Director for Instinct Art Gallery in Minneapolis. Instinct was awarded Best New Gallery by the Star Tribune in 2015, and was a contemporary gallery with an emphasis on art that honors the natural world. Schuerman's deep interest in nature and human nature are reflected in both his art, and his curatorial work, primarily group exhibitions focused on sociological themes. His aesthetic style and social consciousness formed as he grew up on a dairy farm in southern Wisconsin, coming of age during the cultural revolution of the late 60's and early 70's. His provocative exhibits engage viewers on today's most pressing issues: Empathy, Human Overpopulation, Money, Time, Gender Perspectives, Identity, Environmentalism, and Politics. Nearly every exhibit has been covered by the press in one form or another, and several of the exhibitions have traveled elsewhere in the region after their initial run locally.

Jessica Witte • Visual • St. Louis, MO • Jun 4, 2018 - Jun 15, 2018

Jessica Witte


Location: St. Louis , MO

Dates of residence: Jun 4, 2018 - Jun 15, 2018

Jessica Witte's large-scale drawings on the ground grow, shift and alter with audience engagement. Her sculpture, installation, drawings and events celebrate collaboration, labor, and change. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, she now works as an artist and educator in St. Louis. Her most recent public commission, Seed the Change, a 400-foot-long temporary drawing in birdseed with the public on the Arch Riverfront was honored by Americans for the Arts. Her Birdseed Doilies have been featured online by Stylus (London),Chicago Art Magazine, and St. Louis Public Radio. Her work has been exhibited at such venues as the Berkeley Art Center (Berkeley, CA), the Textile Center (Minneapolis, MN), Museum of Nebraska Art (Kearney, NE), Rockford Art Museum (Rockford, IL), Maas Gallery (Purchase, NY), Athens Institute of Contemporary Art (Athens, GA), and WomanMade Gallery (Chicago, IL).

Dave Beck • Interdisciplinary • Menomonie, WI • Jul 16, 2018 - Jul 27, 2018

Dave Beck


Location: Menomonie , WI

Dates of residence: Jul 16, 2018 - Jul 27, 2018

Dave Beck is a practicing 3D digital and new media artist living in Wisconsin. He is the recipient of the 2010 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge Award, given by the National Science Foundation. Beck's artwork has been featured in publications such as the New York Times, Sculpture Magazine, National Geographic, the journal Science, and the book GameScenes Art in the Age of Videogames. In addition to KHN, Beck has been a fellow at a number of different artist residencies and organizations, including The Science Museum of Minnesota, National Park Service, and the Lanesboro Art Center. He has had solo exhibitions at Wisconsin's Overture Center for the Arts, the SUNY-Potsdam's Gibson Gallery, and the Phipps Center for the Arts. His work has been reviewed in international publications focusing on contemporary art, including Sculpture Magazine and DailyServing.

Ivan Young • Writing • Lincoln, NE • Jul 23, 2018 - Aug 3, 2018

Ivan Young


Location: Lincoln , NE

Dates of residence: Jul 23, 2018 - Aug 3, 2018

Awards: Mayors Arts Residency Award

Ivan Young is a 2nd-year doctoral student in English at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he studies and teaches poetry. When he's not writing or studying, he likes to cook, ride his bike, and binge-watch television shows. He is the author of the poetry collection Smell of Salt, Ghost of Rain (Brick House Books) and the chapbook A Shape in the Waves (Stepping Stones Press). He recently won the 2017 Apple Valley Review's Editor's Prize, was the 2013 Norton Girault Literary Prize winner, and is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee. He grew up in Columbia, South Carolina, where he earned a B. S. in Zoology from Clemson University and an M. F. A. in Creative Writing from University of South Carolina. He now lives in Omaha with his wife and two children.

Hannah Demma • Visual • Lincoln, NE • Nov 5, 2018 - Nov 16, 2018

Hannah Demma


Location: Lincoln , NE

Dates of residence: Nov 5, 2018 - Nov 16, 2018

Hannah Demma is an avid outdoorswoman, outdoor educator, and lifelong Nebraskan. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with anemphasis on printmaking and drawing. Her mixed-media approach to art speaks to aspects of science and nature both familiar and strange, and mines the environment for inspiration, examining the intersection of the imaginative and the biological, of the creative and the empirical. Her process stirs the imagination and sparks excitement for exploration and adventure. Through her work as Coordinator for Art at Cedar Point Biological Station, as well as trip leader for UNL Outdoor Adventures, Hannah has made it her mission to lead artists and non-artists to the well of inspiration that can be found in the outdoors.

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