Saturday 2/29/20 2pm- 5pm
Performance starts at 3pm
Yucca Moth & Joshua Tree
Inflatable Sculpture Art
Nicole Banowetz is a Denver based sculptor who makes sewn inflatable sculptures and delicate assembled forms. Her work is inspired by the natural world. She addresses human qualities while using the imagery she finds in the animal, plant, mineral, and bacterial worlds. For this residency, her work reflects obligate mutualism, when one organism cannot survive without the other. In Joshua Tree, the yucca plant and the yucca moth have a delicate and balanced relationship that aids both species to reproduce. Nicole will create two inflatable pieces with multiple elements that represent these two organisms and their relationship to each other. These soft sculptures will be used in a performance that will be filmed and photographed. Please join us Saturday, February 29 to see her performance and view her new work.
Artist website: http://www.nicolebanowetz.com
The Alma Ruiz Artist Fellowship
This award gives a Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency position to a Latin American and U.S. Latino/a artists of exceptional ability in the visual arts from the US or around the world. Each year, a deserving recipient will be chosen by Alma Ruiz, JTHAR advisor and former senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. The Fellowship consists of a six or seven week residency, studio space, living accommodations, monetary stipend, and a gallery exhibition. The residency is designed to foster creativity while interacting with other JTHAR artists in residence and the artistic community of Joshua Tree, California. This is a non-application fellowship.