The public is invited to attend a free Open Studio Reception on Tuesday, May 24 from 5:00 to 7:00pm, at the Sculpture Space studio, 12 Gates Street, Utica. The reception provides an opportunity for local residents and supporters of the organization to meet current artists-in-residence, view their artwork in progress and learn more about their creative process.
The restaurant sponsor is Mano a Bocca Catering, 408 Rutger Street, Utica.
Esperanza Cortes is a multidisciplinary contemporary artist who creates installations, which incorporate sculptures, drawings, prints, paintings and video. Her interest in the folk art traditions, art rituals, music and dance of Latin America, The Caribbean and Africa and their continuous and evolving changes are at the core of her sculpture, installations and interventions.
Andrew Ranville’s practice is largely project-based with location, landscape, and the artwork itself determining the medium. His installations, sculptures, film, photographs, recordings and prints investigate a variety of interests including architecture, environment, field science, cartography, and community.
About Sculpture Space: A cultural resource within the City of Utica, the Mohawk Valley and Upstate New York, Sculpture Space promotes interaction between international visiting artists and the local community through installations in public spaces, studio tours and collaborations with other organizations to realize artists' projects. Eighteen national and international artists are accepted each year to enjoy two-month residencies, receiving stipends to offset materials and travel costs, subsidized housing, 24-hour access to the studio and technical assistance. The program is in part made possible with support from the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts (which believes that a great nation deserves great art), The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties Inc., area foundations, corporations and generous friends. For more information on Sculpture Space, please call 315-724-8381 or visit www.sculpturespace.org.