Sharing Unique Perspectives
The Bascom welcomes two new Resident Artists to Highlands this spring.
Annually, The Bascom sends out calls to artists for a variety of residency opportunities on its campus. Residencies not only provide an important professional development opportunity for artists, giving them time and space to further their studio practice, but they play a key role in bringing talented artists from across the country to our area. Through teaching, demonstration, and exhibition of work, resident artists share their unique perspective with our communities and visitors.
In February, two new resident artists, Paul Maloney and Ben Bookout, arrived to begin their immersive residency experience at The Bascom.
Paul is a ceramic artist travelling from Wisconsin, and Ben is a photographer travelling from Colorado.
Both residents have extensive experience in their respective fields. Paul holds an MFA from Indiana University and is returning to a resident studio practice from a position as Pottery and Foundry Technician at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Ben received his Master of Architecture from Universidad Catolica de Chile, and his Professional Photography Degree from Colorado Mountain College.
As well as creating their own work, both artists will be instructing classes and workshops at The Bascom. The Bascom has also partnered with Macon STEM at Macon Middle School to provide supplemental STEM programming in the classroom using the expertise of these two resident artists. Please join us in welcoming Paul Maloney and Ben Bookout to The Bascom.
The Bascom is located at 323 Franklin Road. For information, call (828) 526-4949, but you really owe yourself a browse.
by Billy Love