photo by Max Cooper
Last November, Melissa Terrezza, Sean Pace and Jeremy Russell became the first artists to be awarded a residency through the city of Asheville’s newly created smART Space program — the brainchild of Diane Ruggiero, Superintendent of Cultural Arts. For 90 days, the artists are allowed around-the-clock access to the 2,100-square-foot space on the ground level of the Pioneer Building, and are given a $1,500 honorarium. The public is invited to drop in on the artists while they work, and on March 2, a closing reception will be held for the community to witness the fruits of their combined creative efforts.
Read more about the artists' projects, the smART Space program, and how to apply as an artist for a smART Space residency: Asheville gets smART Space; Mountain Xpress 2/14/12