Commission Under Way For The Norwalk Art Space
Updated: Mar 30, 2021
As many of you know, Studio 80 is the sculpture fabrication studio of local artist Gilbert Boro. Boro and his skilled fabrication team are often in the process of constructing new works of art, from maquette size to large-scale. But were you aware that Studio 80 is also available for custom fabrication services and commissions?! If you can dream it, we can build it! Click here for more information on our sculpture fabrication services.
In our newest adventure, Studio 80 is honored to be commissioning a 16 foot sculpture to be installed prior the the grand opening of The Norwalk Art Space this spring.
The Norwalk Art Space
The Norwalk Art Space, slated to open their doors this spring, will enhance opportunities and equity in the Connecticut arts community by serving as a hub for the arts, offering free art education and mentorship to under-served high school students, sponsoring and promoting local artists through our Resident Artist Programs and Fellow exhibitions and providing the public a welcoming forum to explore art and music.
The space will include a museum gallery, sculpture garden and studios for artists, as well as classrooms and workspaces for students. It will be open to the public free of charge.
Korry Fellows & Resident Artists
The Norwalk Art Space is seeking nominations for the first cohort of distinguished Korry Fellows and Resident Artists, whose one-year term will commence in the Spring of 2021. If you would like to nominate a local artist or be considered for either spot, please click here to fill out an application.
Each year they will name four Resident Artists and award four Korry Fellowships, with candidates selected under the guidance of their Selection Committee.
Resident Artists will be provided a residency at ADK House, which will include a free studio and work space, and use of part of the Resident Gallery to exhibit their art. Resident Artists will teach one after-school art class, once a week, to the students, and in some cases mentor an aspiring artist. The design and curriculum for each class will be determined by the Resident Artist and tie into one or more of the Korry Fellows' exhibitions.
Distinguished Korry Fellows will have a 6-8 week exhibition in the Main Gallery, and will work with the Resident Artists on their class curriculum. They will also provide workshops and various educational opportunities to students and the public at large.
Criteria for selection include the artist's body of work to date, potential for growth through a Residency or Fellowship, teaching aptitude, ability to activate the Space, reputation in the community and interest in working with youth.