Free community event - Studio 550 Artists-in-Residence slide talk & gallery reception

September 7th, 2013; Reception 6-8pm and informal slide talk 6:30-7:30pm

Manchester, NH – Meet the incoming and outgoing Artists-in-Residence (AIR) at Studio 550. The premise of the program is simple. There are four competitive juried Artists-in-Residence positions at Studio 550. The program is designed to provide professional or emerging artists the next step in their career. In addition to receiving space and equipment necessary to create their work. Artists also have the opportunity to teach classes at Studio 550, gain gallery curating experience, and also be a part of the diverse community of students at the art center. Artists usually change over every twelve months, but they are welcome to stay for only a few months (a short term resident artist) or they can renew for up to three years. Artists tend to be BFA or MFA graduates.

Studio 550 invites the community to meet these young professional artists. There will be a free gallery reception on September 7th from 6-8PM of the work of the outgoing residents’ work as well as the incoming residents’ work. The work will be on display from August 15-September 30. There will also be an informal gallery slide talk given by each of the artists. Discussion is welcome and the community is invited to attend for any or all of the evening’s festivities.

The artists represented will be Annie Campbell, Kaitlyn Coppola, Molly Bernstein, Ryan Mitchel, Christina Pitsch, and Adrian Wallace.

For more information, see, call 603-232.5597 or stop by the studio at 550 Elm St. in Manchester, NH.

"Studio 550 is a community arts center downtown that is home to a variety of art forms, from clay to stained glass to movement and fitness arts." says Programs Director, Monica Leap. “Everyone has the capacity to be creative. At a young age we know that inherently. As we grow older, we tend to forget. Studio 550 gives big kids and little kids alike an excuse to play.”