Thank you to Onelove for having me as an artist-in-residence this past month. I really appreciated this opportunity to engage with creatives in New Orleans and to explore and learn more about the Crescent City.
Here are some collages I created while in residence at Onelove.
Special thanks to director Bryn Boice, actress Rebecca Gray Davis, and Emerging Artist Theatre for a great staged reading of “Raise Less Corn and More Hell! Annie Diggs: A Prairie Populist,” as part of the New Works Series, March 10, 2019.
I am pleased to share that I will be an artist-in-residence at Newnan, Artrez, in Newnan, GA, March 19th-April 2nd. While in Newnan, GA, I will facilitate puppetry and mask workshops at Newnan’s Carnegie Library and at Backstreet Community Arts Center. I also will do an artist talk and teach a playwriting workshop in the theatre department at West Georgia University. https://newnanartist.org
I am pleased to announce that my 10 minute play, “A Reason for Play,” was one of six plays selected from over 500 to be performed as part of the Bismarck State College Theatre’s Short Play Festival, “What Happened to the American Dream?” coming this May. https://bismarckstate.edu/communi…/humanities/theaterevents/
I had a really magical time in Hilo, Hawaii with the community-oriented artists collective, The New Alchemists, in partnership with Full Life Hawaii and the East Hawaii Cultural Center. The Live Aloha Festival brought art, joy, celebration, and social justice to the community of Hilo from January 11-12. I facilitated puppet building workshops at the East Hawaii Cultural Center and the Hilo Public Library. Local artist Lee Michael Walczuk and I facilitated community members in creating giant parade puppets for “A Puppets 4 Peace Parade,” in partnership with Full Life Hawaii.
I spent a restful and productive month at Paul Artspace as a writer-in-residence with local visual artists Alexis Riviera and Steven Coplin.
The one woman show I worked on, RaiseLess Corn and More Hell: Annie Diggs, A Prairie Populist, will be included in the Paul Artspace: 2018 Year In Review Exhibition starting December 1st at Bermuda Projects in Ferguson, MO.
I enjoyed the open studios and the opportunity to engage with local creatives and the Paul Artspace community at the bonfire on Nov 4.
Here are images of the inside of the house.
Here was my studio space.
Here are some of the photos of the Paul Artspace grounds. When I arrived, the fall foliage was fantastic.