Spring Intern Exhibition: “How to Make a Home”

May 15, 2015 by

spring-intern-exhibit-posterWomen’s Studio Workshop is pleased to announce How to Make a Home, an exhibition featuring work from our spring 2015 interns: Katie Bosley, Danielle LaCasse, Ellen Prosko, and Katie Wofford. They’ve each dedicated their free time to develop their own creative practices, culminating in a show opening May 23. We’ll celebrate with a fully packed schedule, including a yard sale, open house, studio demos, and a cookout!

Katie Bosley interned January through March, making hundreds of bowls and mugs for our annual Chili Bowl Fiesta. After the fundraiser, Katie returned to the ceramics studio with a new focus: developing her intricate, hand-carved vessels. These bowls will be for sale at next year’s Chili Bowl, but you can see them now in How to Make a Home. Last month, we featured Katie’s work in a blog post about the Chili Bowl internship—check it out for more details about her beautiful ceramic forms and her internship experience.

Studio intern Danielle LaCasse worked closely with Studio Manager Chris Petrone in letterpress, intaglio, papermaking, and on ArtFarm. Trained as an illustrator and printmaker at the Art Institute of Boston, Danielle used her time at the Workshop to incorporate handmade paper into her prints and drawings. Her narrative work combines traditional art and craft with contemporary media, allowing her to investigate the societal and familial roles she’s expected to fulfill as a woman. For How to Make a Home, Danielle has continued to work with self-portraiture and icons of homemaking and femininity, utilizing silkscreen, etching, lithography techniques, papermaking, embroidery, and drawing.

Non-Profit Management intern Katie Wofford worked with Operations Manager Rachel Myers on social media outreach, database development, event planning, and blog writing. As an undergraduate, Katie’s work was strictly two-dimensional, utilizing printmaking and digital media. Her artistic vocabulary has now expanded to include three-dimensional media, particularly cast-paper and ceramic forms. Katie’s work in How to Make a Home reflects a continued interest in alternative methods of mark making, now applied to these new surfaces.

Studio intern Ellen Prosko worked primarily in the silkscreen studio, assisting resident artists with book production and large-scale print projects. Her personal work draws from ideas of home and memory, exploring the way that people associate physical objects with specific memories. In the Hudson Valley, she’s found herself interested in the way barns conjure nostalgia, especially because they remind her of the countryside near her home in Edmonton, Canada. For the show, she has combined CMYK silkscreens of Canadian barns with subtle cross-stitched details, creating areas of nuanced texture and emphasizing her personal connections through physical, hand-sewn marks.

How to Make a Home will be on display from May 23 – June 13, at 722 Binnewater Lane, Kingston, NY 12401. The opening reception will be a day-long event, starting with a yard sale from 8 am to 2 pm in the yellow barn across the street. At 2 pm, we’ll open the doors to the studio and let visitors explore the gallery and studios, with scheduled demonstrations in letterpress from 2:00 to 2:45, papermaking from 2:45 to 3:30, and silkscreen from 3:30 to 4:15. We’ll be doing some light grilling out back from 4 to 6 pm, with $2 hot dogs, hamburgers, and sausages and $5 plates. Can’t make it on the 23rd? Visitors can stop by during regular gallery hours, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.