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Studio Works Artist-in-Residence Program at the Tides Institute and Museum 

Founded in 2013 and now in its fifth year, The StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program at the Tides Institute & Museum of Art (TIMA) offers residency opportunities to visual artists from the U.S. and abroad to deepen and develop their practice within a community setting. Our studios, museum and housing are located within the historic downtown and working waterfront of Eastport, Maine and overlook the U.S./Canada boundary. TIMA’s downtown StudioWorks building contains private studios, common work areas, and a ground floor printmaking and letterpress studio. TIMA is also developing a nearby larger scale North Church Project Space which provides additional studio workspace and exhibition opportunities. A StudioWorks residency provides an artist with a unique experience to play an active role in our creative community. By the end of 2017, 32 artists from 12 different states and two foreign countries will have participated in the program.

The StudioWorks program mission, supported by two national awards from ARTPLACE, is to place the arts in the center of the community, utilizing the arts and artists to foster, engage, and create a vital and vibrant downtown.

In Residence July, 2018; Exhibition August - October, 2018


Calling the great goddess of the ages

–from prehistoric to the furthest realms of the future–

gilded from the ages

radiant from lust

hot to touch

dripping sweat as I glide forward

 

this is my voice/my time/my demands/my temple

 

Bow down to me and listen to the murmurs

they are hymns you do not know how to hear

these are the women coming up from the below

 

we are rising 

here we cum

as hot as fur

as sticky as sap

I smell of animal/feral/earth ridden

no time for my wings

no time to fluster

this is the beginning of our stride

turn these aisles, these pews, this all holy space into our cathedral

 

our strut will drop you to your knees

bend, fall, quiver, gather and conspire

there is no doubt that we have risen


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