100W OPEN STUDIOS
MARCH 23, 3:00 - 6:00 PM | 100 W 3RD AVE, CORSICANA
Experience the residency work of Amanda Valdez (NY, NY) and Trey Burns (Dallas, TX). Writers Lucas Schaefer (Austin, TX) and Pam Neal (Corsicana, TX) will read at 4:30 PM.
AFTER HOURS II: TREY BURNS
MARCH 28, 6:00 - 8:00 PM | MITA’S COFFEE HOUSE: 216 N BEATON ST CORSICANA
Resident Trey Burns will discuss his work, digitally projected, and Sweet Pass Sculpture Park, a project by Tamara Johnson and himself in a remaining parcel of landscape in West Dallas. Paired with Mita's beverages and dinner menu. This event is made possible in generous part by the Corsicana Art League's support of four select 100W residents in 2019.
TB - "I think the tidiest way to describe this residency for me at 100 W is as research. A meandering inquiry into the landscape and history of Corsicana and the surrounding area. I'm using video, photo, and writing as tools in order to make what McCarthy called in Satin Island the "Great Report" - or maybe even more apropos; I'm making a fruitcake. I've found particular interest in a 1948 campaign visit by Lyndon Johnson to Corsicana via helicopter. An innovation in politics at the time, LBJ created airborne spectacle all across Texas to win a highly contested Senate election. In my mind this is an interesting historical event, as Johnson (and his "credibility gap") is the progenitor to our current political realities.. but also I can't help but feel as though I'm also circling above this town, touching down for a while to say hello, shake some hands, scatter the dust and then depart shortly there after."
AFTER HOURS I: EVEREST PIPKIN & ALEX LUKAS
FEBRUARY 28, 6:00 - 8:00 PM | MITA’S COFFEE HOUSE: 216 N BEATON ST CORSICANA
Collaborative Residents Everest Pipkin and Alex Lukas discuss and digitally present a selection of artworks in sculpture, technology, drawing, painting and printmaking. Their residency work Five Objects for Corsicana Sky will be exhibited. These five small sculptures document the Corsicana sky, tracking airplanes that are overhead in real time. These augmented local objects form an alternative technological interface, translating encoded airplane radio transmissions into sound and text. They reflect the sky back at itself.
SHARING OUR STORIES, MOVING FORWARD | WRITING WORKSHOP
FEBRUARY 24, 3:00 - 5:00 PM | GROUND FLOOR OF 100 W 3RD AVE CORSICANA
Join current 100W writer and resident Pam Neal in an interactive writing workshop focusing on the subject of migration, in response to 2019’s Black History month’s theme, “Black Migrations.” Pam will guide participants in writing exercises, often beginning with a single word, in order to build what she calls memoirs.
Pam Neal joins 100W with the support of the G.W. Jackson Multicultural Society. She is a Writer, Clinical Social Worker, and Academy of Cognitive Therapy Fellow. During the workshop, Pam will share from her current project, Beat Me Dumb, a story of healing and perseverance based on Vernon Kemp, one of the first black students to graduate with honors from McGregor High School.
No writing experience necessary. All are welcome. Please bring a pen and hard surface to write on. Questions and RSVP TO INFO@100WESTCORSICANA.COM
THE QUICK AND THE DEAD: Opening Saturday December 1, 3 - 6pm / 411 N Beaton St
An exhibition by Brian Molanphy, curated by Sofia Bastidas, across the street from 100W.
The Quick & the Dead is inspired by Kazim Ali & Yoshikawa Masamichi among many others. Instead of solemn solid elegiac containers preserving content, it bursts at the seams in irrational exuberance. Empty, it wears its content on its sleeve – the texture & drawing of the surface. The ubiquity of the blue & white tradition is the launching pad, passing particularly through the rose terra cotta & pale blue majolica of Marseille.
OPEN STUDIOS: Saturday December 1, 3 - 6 pm / 100 W 3rd Ave
Resident works by Bruce Lee Webb, Daniela Cruz, Kathleen Shafer, and Allison Bulger
Installations by Bruce Lee Webb, featuring historic Independent Order of the Odd Fellows objects placed throughout this 1890s Lodge demonstrating its use as fraternal space. Webb has also produced an interpretation of the famous and controversial, Corsicana-based fortune teller Annie Buchanan, who mounted the success of several prominent oil men in the region in the early-to-mid 20th century.
EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IS FAR AWAY
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 7:00 PM, 3RD FLOOR BALLROOM STUDIO
Former resident Pete Ohs wrote, directed and produced this recent, full-length feature about a guy, a girl, and a robot head hiking across a desert planet looking for a mythical lake.
Everything Beautiful is Far Away stars Julia Garner and Joseph Cross, and has received several awards including: Winner of Best Cinematography at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival, Winner of Best Director & Best Cinematography at the 2017 Tacoma Film Festival, and Winner of Best Feature at the 2017 Eastern Oregon Film Festival.
TRACY HICKS RETROSPECTIVE, October 2015
SOUTHERN INTENTIONS DINNER, Summer 2015
Southern Intentions Dinner: Three artists collaborate their mediums of ceramics, food and printmaking in a single evening event. Chef Lindsey Byrd served homemade fried chicken and sides on porcelain dishes made exclusively for the event by Brent Pafford. The paper lining guests' porcelain baskets was spotted and streaked by the grease, and saved by Adrienne Lichliter to process into her method for making wood lithograph prints. Each guest received the print resulting from their basket following the dinner, as well as their three-piece Pafford porcelain dinnerware set. For interest, please follow the Southern Intentions Dinner website for future events. To be notified about 100W Dinners hosted seasonly, please express interest on the Contact page.
Noel Camardo's residency month of walking and observing Corsicana has produced a notable series titled Dusty Roses. Noel is a photographer based in Brooklyn, NY focusing on the humor and pathos of life. View the complete work at www.noelcamardo.com
Dome Project Underway: These tranquil structures are being designed and built by Randell Morgan and Phillip Mcvean in the 100W Woodshop to outfit meditation centers, markets, and landscapes small and large with beautiful shelters.