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ISC Announces Residency Program at Mana Contemporary

Wednesday, September 21, 2016  
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International Sculpture Center Announces Residency Program at Mana Contemporary


The International Sculpture Center (ISC) is excited to announce our new Residency Program at Mana Contemporary. By collaborating with Mana Contemporary, the ISC will be able to expand on programming and create additional opportunities for our members.
 
"The residency is just the beginning of the many opportunities we will be able to offer our members now that we have a satellite office at Mana," says Johannah Hutchison, ISC Executive Director. "The BSMT residency is phenomenal and having two studios for ISC members will be an amazing experience for our resident artists. Close proximity to NYC and connections to other residents at Mana will just be the beginning of their experience, we are excited to learn along with our artists."
 
The International Sculpture Center (ISC) established the ISC residency program in 2016 as a way to provide members an opportunity to work with fellow artists in a studio setting. Katie Hovencamp and Emily Nelms Perez will be the first two resident artists to participate in the ISC's Residency Program at Mana Contemporary.
 
Katie Hovencamp's art focuses on gender, beauty, and the body politic to expose, examine, and critique their social and historical assumptions. During her residency at Mana Contemporary she will continue to explore her research on the female body and how popular culture perceives women's roles.
 
Emily Nelms Perez is an artist from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, who specializes in Painting, and Sculpture.  She has shown with the Women's Caucus for the Arts, the Brooklyn Waterfront Artist's Coalition, and the National Association for Woman Artists in New York.  
 
The two ISC Residency artists will be working in two separate studios as part of the Mana BSMT project. Mana BSMT is an open community of artists working in a collaborative space. The residency artists will be given the opportunity to meet many artists, gallerists, collectors, and curators who are a part of the Mana community. They will curate their own programming and work along with other artists in the BSMT.

 

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