We kicked off the summer residency season with the arrival of two visiting artists, and a slide talk by two young visiting artists. Nate, from Chicago, and Lulu, from Los Angles, presented slides of their drawings, paintings, and sculpture to a receptive and chatty audience. At ages 18 and 16, they were both showing their work to an audience for the first time, and we were all impressed by their talent and insight.
After the champagne reception (and sparkling cider for the teens), our newly acquainted resident artists were initiated into Pentwater culture by heading to the beach to watch the sunset over lake Michigan- a real tradition around these parts. Elodie and Mary immediately began to collaborate on knitting a new net for our basketball hoop, and we spent the rest of the night in the studio, knitting, typing, and gathering materials for a fort in the woods.
Shared Space offers visiting artists and artists-in-residence facilities and support in a secluded and beautiful setting with the chance to meet and exchange with other artists as well as the responsibility of engaging the local community.