1:30 - 3:00 PM IN CONVERSATION WITH MASUD OLUFANI AND ALYSIA HARRIS
4:00 PM ANNA BADKHEN READING
Current writer-in-residence Anna Badkhen will read from Fisherman's Blues, her book of magical nonfiction set on and off the coast of Senegal, which comes out March 13, 2018 (NY: Riverhead Books). Link for information and to preorder. Anna has spent much of her life in the Global South. Her work exposes the world’s iniquities by honoring the lives these iniquities most affect. Her immersive inquiry and has yielded six books of lyrical nonfiction, most recently Fisherman's Blues: A West African Community at Sea (2018) and Walking with Abel: Journeys with the Nomads of the African Savannah (2015). She has written about wars on three continents and contributes to Granta, The New York Times, Guernica, and Foreign Policy.
CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY WITH MASUD OLUFANI, G.W. JACKSON + SCALAWAG
Current artist-in-residence Masud Ashley Olufani (MAO) is an Atlanta-based actor and mixed media artist focused in sculpture and drawing. In Corsicana Masud is drawing portraits of people from the local Black Community with familial ties to the days of Antebellum slavery, and who now influence Corsicana positively. Masud's residency has been made possible by the G.W. Jackson Multicultural Society and Scalawag Magazine, where former 100W writer-in-residence Alysia Harris is managing editor. Scalawag Magazine's mission is to spark critical conversations about the many Souths where we live, love, and struggle. Scalawag amplifies voices of activists, artists, and writers to reckon with Southern realities as they are, rather than as they seem to be.
Alysia will return to Corsicana from Atlanta to present her poetry work alongside Masud's current portraiture project from 1:30 - 3:00 during Sunday's Open Studios.
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.