On Saturday, February 20, environmental artist Jane Ingram Allen will begin a 30-day residency at MOAH:CEDAR’s Andrew Frieder Creative Space. As the first participant of the MOAH:CEDAR Artist in Residence (AiR) program, Allen will produce original works in the Museum’s Creative Space, give talks regarding her artistic process, mentor visiting local artists, and lead a community papermaking workshop. Museum visitors are invited to interact with the artist during MOAH:CEDAR’s regular hours; Thursday through Sunday, 2 to 8 p.m.
Originally from Alabama, Allen lived and worked as an artist and Fulbright Scholar in Taiwan from 2004 to 2012, before settling in Santa Rosa, California. She is a former university art professor, experienced curator, and arts writer, as well as professional artist. Past projects by Allen include: For the Birds, a multi-part environmental art installation consisting of hand-woven nests; California Delta Rivers, a site-specific wall installation crafted from recycled blue jeans and local plant waste materials, which addressed California’s water issues; and Making My Bed, a mixed-media environmental sculpture depicting a canopy of magnolia trees over a quilt of handmade paper. During the artist’s residency, a similar structure will be created in Lancaster, with help from community members.
“My work is focused on raising environmental awareness by creating interactive and collaborative art projects using natural and recycled materials, and the natural cycle of change over time,” Allen said.
Allen’s residency is sponsored in part by Lancaster’s Museum and Public Art Foundation and the Women’s Eco Artist Dialog (WEAD), which have partnered with MOAH to produce Smaller Footprints, an exhibition currently on display at MOAH:CEDAR. Allen will be at the gallery through March 20, 2016.
Join Artist-in-Residence Jane Ingram Allen at MOAH:CEDAR for a series of Community Engagement Workshops where participants will work on an "Eco-Quilt" with the artist, to be installed in our community.
Join us at MOAH:CEDAR on:
Saturday, February 13, 6 PM - 8 PM for "An Introduction to Jane Ingram Allen, Artist-in-Residence"
Saturday, February 20, 11 AM - 1 PM and again at 3 - 5 PM for "Papermaking"
Saturday, February 27, 11 AM - 1 PM and again at 3 - 5 PM
for "Quilt Construction"
Saturday, March 5, 11 AM - 1 PM and again at 3 - 5 PM
Saturday, March 12, TBD for "Eco Quilt Dedication"