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Jack O’Hearn
Grants for Visual Artists

Jack O’Hearn is interested in material objects and their affect on one’s memory and imagination. He writes, “my work is inspired by my fascination with history, extreme poverty, childhood fantasies, & tales of life beyond the periphery. These subjects share a common link in that they all exist beyond my...

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Julie Schenkelberg and The Mattress Factory
New Work Project Grant

Harpo Foundation is pleased to provide project support for a residency and exhibition by Julie Schenkelberg at The Mattress Factory. Born and raised in Cleveland, Julie Schenkelberg states that she learned about the beauty of objects and buildings by observing her crumbling city. She combines discarded domestic objects with industrial...

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Swoon and The Transformazium
New Work Project Grant

Harpo Foundation is pleased to support The Transformazium, an art installation and participatory community space in a once-abandoned church building in Braddock, Pennsylvania. Its purpose is to value and activate local relationships, ideas and resources in a post-industrial town whose residents are in the process of discovering innovative solutions to...

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Cindy Bernard and Foundation for Artists Resources
New Work Project Grant

Harpo was pleased to support Cindy Bernard's project, The Inquisitive Musician, an adaptation of a 17th century satire attributed to Johann Kuhnau, Bach's predecessor as cantor of Leipzig, Germany. The satire pits itinerant "beer fiddlers" against the official city sanctioned "Kunstpfeifer" (or "art piper") in an argument over who is...

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Michael Mercil and Stratford Ecological Center
New Work Project Grant

The Virtual Pasture is an "agri/cultural" experiment making relation between a flock of sheep; a small grazing meadow; an outdoor video monitor; a public land-grant university; a non-profit farm and nature preserve, and the Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State University. The Virtual Pasture stimulates a sequence of aesthetic,...

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Spectres of Liberty and Franklin Furnace
New Work Project Grant

Spectres of Liberty is an artist collaborative made up of Dara Greenwald, Josh MacPhee and Olivia Robinson. Their hybrid work combines moving images, situated and community practices, and historical research as well as digital animation, video, sculpture, web, text, and print. Harpo Foundation is pleased to have supported The Great Central Depot...

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Michel De Broin and The Third of May Arts
New Work Project Grant

Harpo Foundation is pleased to have supported Majestic, a major public sculpture by Michel de Broin, commissioned by The Third of May Arts. This sculpture is a satellite-shaped structure constructed from decommissioned New Orleans street lamps that is illuminated at night. It was produced and constructed entirely in New Orleans...

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Jennifer Angus and Newark Museum
New Work Project Grant

Insecta Fantasia November 5, 2008 - June 14, 2009 Newark Museum For Insecta Fantasia, artist Jennifer Angus creates installations composed of thousands of preserved insects pinned directly to the gallery walls in repeating patterns that reference both textiles and wallpaper. Her work is influenced by the Victorian era and evokes the...

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Kianga K. Ford and the Contemporary Museum
New Work Project Grant

For her exhibition at the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, Kianga Ford created a new audio walking tour called Charm City Remix. Charm City Remix is part of a series of site-specific narratives created by Ford that offer portable audio soundtracks to guide listeners on a walk through a city, neighborhood, or location. The Story...

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Marie Lorenz and Artpace San Antonio
New Work Project Grant

Marie Lorenz's 2007 installation, "Narrative/Memory/Navigation," at Artpace San Antonio was a personal account of her journey in her kayak on the San Antonio River following the River Walk. She recorded her navigation of the river in various forms. Her kayak became part of the installation as well as drawings, wood carvings,...

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