CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
Greater Columbus Arts Council Announces Recipients of 2018 Artist Exchange in Dresden, Germany
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) recently selected two artists to receive international artist residencies in Dresden, Germany on behalf of the Arts Council’s Artist Exchange Program. The 2018 Artist Exchange Program recipients are Cody Heichel and Andrea Myers.
Cody Heichel is a visual artist working and teaching in Columbus. His work has been exhibited at the Columbus Museum of Art, Schumacher Gallery and Brandt-Roberts Galleries. He also serves as a curator, most recently organizing Tell It Like It Is: Dan Gerdeman & Rex Lynch at Open Door Art Studio & Gallery. Heichel was awarded a 2017 Visual Arts Fellowship from the Arts Council and Columbus Museum of Art, as well as an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. He also earned Best in Show at both the 14th Annual Dublin Art League and the 2017 Ohio State Fair plein air competitions. He is a member of the Ohio Plein Air Society and the Ohio Watercolor Society. Heichel is represented by Brandt-Roberts Galleries.
Andrea Myers holds a Master of fine arts in fiber and material studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has recently served in residencies at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and at the Textile Art Center in New York. She also has exhibited widely, including shows at Hammond Harkins Gallery, Emily Davis Gallery in Akron, Capital University, Dublin Arts Council, Cultural Arts Center and Toledo Museum of Art. She was awarded a 2017 Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council, and was recently commissioned to create Reimaging Works, a collection of fabric collages for the Dayton Metro Library and the Dayton Art Institute. Myers is represented by Hammond Harkins Gallery.
The Arts Council, in conjunction with the Saxon State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Fine Arts, has been providing Columbus artists the opportunity to experience a residency in Dresden since 1994. Recipients of a Visual Arts Fellowship, Media Arts Fellowship and finalists for those awards are invited to apply for the Artist Exchange Program. The artists will travel to Dresden sometime in 2018 between Mar. 1 and Nov. 30, for 60 to 90 days.
The Artist Exchange Program provides an extended period of time for artists to concentrate on research and production so that their artwork benefits significantly. Various work and research facilities are made available to the artists. The Arts Council also supports the artists by providing living spaces, a monthly stipend, travel accommodations and works to foster a relationship between the artists and the Saxon State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Fine Arts. While in Dresden, the artists act as ambassadors for the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the city of Columbus.
About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, the Arts Council funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. The Arts Council thanks the city of Columbus and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support. www.gcac.org