COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) has selected two artists to take part in a new Space & Time residency program being piloted in 2019 with the help of Cart Pushers Studio Residency. The program is intended to provide artists with the opportunity to utilize the Arts Council’s studio space for up to 60 days, for the creation of art and time for self-discovery.
The Arts Council rents studio space downtown to accommodate the two visiting artists from Germany as part of the annual Dresden artist exchange. Dresden artists typically visit between May and November, so in order to make full use of the studio throughout the year, the Arts Council worked with Cart Pushers Residency to offer it to 10 artists who have completed their residency program. Cart Pushers offers a need-based studio residency for artists equipped with art-making tools and access to an experienced artist-mentor helping as a studio assistant.
The two artists chosen for the residency are Annie Chrissy Burley and Cudelice “CJ” Brazelton.
Annie Chrissy Burley is an animator and visual artist who earned a BFA in animation and fine art at Columbus College of Art & Design. She has recently worked as a substitute teacher and a gallery assistant for CCAD’s Beeler Gallery.
Cudelice “CJ” Brazelton is a Columbus-based artist who works in textiles, collage, industrial hardware and cosmetic products. He is a co-founder of MINT Collective, and has exhibited work in New York, Chicago and Paris.
Brazelton started using the studio space on Jan. 7, and will occupy it through March 3. Burley will use the studio from March 4 through Apr. 28.
The studio space is 500 square feet, with basic lighting and furniture. No stipend or materials are provided for the artists, but they are provided the space and time free of charge to further their work.
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 is supported by the city of Columbus, the Ohio Arts Council, and individuals and businesses throughout the community. www.gcac.org
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CONTACT: Jami Goldstein