Professor of Art Sue Johnson, has been awarded a one-month, fully-funded residency fellowship by the I-Park Foundation in East Haddam, Connecticut.
I-Park Residency Program is both an open-air and a closed-studio laboratory for individual creative pursuits in the fields of music composition/sound art, the visual arts, architecture, moving image, creative writing and landscape/garden/ecological design. In each session, 6-7 fellows are provided with accommodation including a private studio space and chef-prepared evening meals. I-Park is set within a 450-acre nature preserve, with open fields, miles of walking trails and stone walls, ponds, a diverse natural habit including teeming wetlands areas, a second-generation forest and a pristine river. The quiet, retreat-type environment is especially conducive to the creative process – and has, over the years, inspired a special interest in ephemeral, site-responsive art. Each residency concludes with an Open Studios event, in which members of the public are invited to meet the artists, experience their work and explore the I-Park grounds.
This is the fourth residency fellowship Johnson has been awarded for the summer. She previously was awarded fellowships at The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation Residency Fellowship in New York, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency Fellowship in Amherst, Virginia, and a residency fellowship by MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) in North Adams, Massachusetts.