Ellis-Beauregard awards Studio Residencies

Aug 10, 2017
Midcoast painter Meghan Brady is among the four current Ellis-Beauregard Studio Residents. Pictured is “Hands Up (Green),” a 2016 oil and acrylic on canvas.

Rockland — The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation, committed to the support of the individual artist, has instituted a program that offers artists space to work and dollars with which to buy materials and support their livelihoods.

Earlier this summer, applications were elicited statewide and the submissions were reviewed by Elizabeth Finch, Lunder Curator for American Art at Colby College. Four local artists were selected to participate: Bethany Engstrom, installation artist from Belfast; Michael Gorman, playwright from Palermo; Meghan Brady, painter from Camden; and

Vaishu Ilankamban, woodworker and recent attendee of the Center for Furniture

Craftsmanship in Rockport.

The artists began their residency Aug. 1 and will remain for a six-month studio practice at the Lincoln Street Center. Each awardee will receive a stipend of $1,000 a month and is expected to engage with community through an intersection of their choosing.

“We are delighted to welcome all four residents to Rockland and the Lincoln Street Center and to watch their progress as they interface with the community and the other residents, each offering the other a Bauhaus-like cross-fertilization of expertise,” said Donna McNeil, executive director of the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation.

For more information about the nonprofit foundation, visit ellis-beauregardfoundation.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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