Sculpture Space Fellows are now living in a house only one block away, safe, secure and comfortable, purchased in December ’09 with a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties. “This is the answer to a long-held dream, and addresses an ongoing dilemma — artists’ housing,” noted Sydney Waller, Executive Director, who anticipates an August move-in date. Greg Benincasa of HR Beebe is the pro bono expert Construction Manager, working with past President Steve James, Facilities Chair Frank Viola and his Committee. Longtime Sculpture Space supporter C Lewis Architects has produced inspired drawings reconfiguring the 2nd floor into four bedrooms, two full baths and an open kitchen/dining/living room. Returning alums, visiting writers/curators will stay on the ground floor in one of two spare bedrooms — handicapped accessible. The first floor also offers a clean workspace and a laundry room, and includes an open conference room with kitchenette for meetings. Plans include installing energy efficient windows and eventually turning the garage into another studio space.
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN: ARTISTS RESIDENCE
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