Monday, June 13, 2016

Hohenstein Artist Residency Part 3 // May June 2016

Alte Schule Artist Residency

I have spent six beautiful weeks in Hohenstein, Germany. The small town in the Bavarian countryside fills up on the weekends with tourists hoping to visit the little local castle. The weather oscillates between sun and lightning storms, and everything has exploded into lush greenery.

The residency takes place in an old schoolhouse (Alte Schule) that has been converted into a creative production zone. Thanks to Sophist's Chris Rupp, artists from all over the world have an opportunity to immerse themselves in the Franconian culture. I will never be the same again.

Learn more about the residency program on their website. Listed are the other artists that have overlapped with me:

    Bradley Gray // Painting // Website
    Rafi Munz // Multi-media // Website
    Meriem Elatra // Multi-media
    Omata "Ouma" Tomoko // Installation // Website

Brad, Roland, Chris, Meriem, Ouma at the Hirtenmuseum Hersbruck opening

Some photographs from our time here, from cooking, to art, to local field trips. 

Walks with views over the hilltops
Everybody makes some of their native cuisine
Ornate Bamberg 
We have our very own castle. You can't miss it.

Beautiful old buildings 
BBQ and firepit evenings
Anouk, Ouma and Meriem
Roland built a brand new little veggie garden
Hohenstein village in Franconia
Ouma, Brad, Johan and Meriem on a field trip

Nurnberg craft village
Munich art museum
Hohenstein Castle
Ouma in the studio
A new piece
Hiking paths

Bernd Wagner's studio
Rafi on a walk

I'm so lucky.