Friday, February 24, 2012
Thats Portland OR . ! HFA has gone west . The first HFA Studio on the west coast will get built soon and a site is being secured in Portland for artists to take up working residencies . Artists TODD SARGOOD and E ODIN CATHCART recent west coast transplants are leading this new chapter of HFA . We hope to be able to post a photoshop representation of the new studio very soon as it might appear at the intended location at 4424 Mississippi Ave .Its our combined hope EAST and WEST that the PDX studio will occur during our project w/5 x 5 in DC , and that a dialog gets going btwn the two studios . HFA WEST has a great blog and FB page so for current news check those out .More PDX news coming soon , stay tuned !
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Ecoartspace curator , AMY LIPTON and artists from the HFA project met with THEARC to discuss the pending HFA project in DC and a variety of interaction by groups allied with the ARC. A compelling statement was given by AIDAN DRAPER who is the son of HFA founder and artist SIMON DRAPER about his involvement with the project over the past couple of years .The project hopes to have a range of participants including childrens groups that work with the ARC . The final location of the initial Studio was decided on which will result in a more visible prescence at the ARC . THEARC is located at 1901 Mississippi Ave SE in DC .Artist , CHERE KRAVOSKY discussed her HFA project with the group and her wish to perhaps collect 5 questions which would be posed to President Obama . Her performance piece will take place around a constructed kitchen table which will propigate a variety of dialogs with passer bys and invited groups during Ms Karvosky's residemcy at the HFA studio .Her piece and dialog will start Monday March 26th . Preceding this event the ARC is hosting a TED TALK with the PINK LINE PROJECT's chief contrarian PHILIPA HUGHES on March 24th . More details soon ....
HFA is happy to be a participant in the 5 x 5 Public Art Fund Project in Washington DC this Spring . ECOARTSPACE curator Amy Lipton has put together 5 art projects of which HFA is one.The HFA project will be hosted by THEARC located at 1901 Mississippi Ave SE in Anacostia .Our install date is March 20th and we will be joined by a variety of groups associated with the ARC in the building of our signature 6 x 6 Studio that day . The project runs for 6 weeks and we hope to have various artists working with a range of collaborators during this period . It is our hope to leave a studio with the ARC to use as they wish . The artists who will be in residence at the ARC include Michael Asbill , Chere Kravosky , Jessica Poser , Michael Natiello , Matthew B Slaats , Todd Sargood and Simon Draper . We will be posting a schedule soon .