Ruth Moritz of Salina, will be the Artist-in- Residence from July 9 through July 22 at the Red Barn Studio Museum, 212 S. Main St., Lindsborg.
Of her residency she says, “I am/will be working on a group of related art works exploring pain-physical, emotional, psychological pain…I am attempting to capture its fugitive state in a sequence of large, representational assemblages.”
The overall title of the collection will be “54 Units of Harm.’”
“I envision ten to twelve pieces in this series. Only two pieces are complete,” Moritz said. “Process is very important to me in any form, so I will value having interaction with visitors who come to the studio while I am working.”
She also plans to have one piece in the series which requires viewer input. She will erect a temporary confessional-type structures wherein visitors can enter, write a brief response, and seal the answer in a vial which will become part of an assemblage called “Votive” or vow.
Moritz is an installation and graphic artist, writer and educator. Moritz has conducted art and writing workshops for numerous art agencies and educational institutions throughout the state.
She has a bachelors degree in fine arts from Kansas State University and an masters degree in creative writing from Wichita State University.
She is currently a full-time instructor of English at Kansas Wesleyan University.
The Red Barn Studio will host a reception for Moritz during the Second Friday Makers Street Artwalk from 5 to 8 p.m. on July 14.
With the support of the local Main Street merchants as hosts, Makers Street began as a way to connect local artists and residents for a night of workshops, performances, creative conversations and an overall great night. They are currently organizing the sixth event in the series - one that will bring “Buskers” to the sidewalks of Main Street. Several artists will be showcasing their talents at stops and demonstrating outside.
For more information, contact the Red Barn Studio Museum by emailing email@example.com or calling 785-227-2217.