On June 16th I attended my first MFA residency at Lesley University College of Art and Design.
It is a low-residency program that allows students to work, live, and study in their home community and environment with a 10 day residency every 6 months until graduation. This was an ideal option for me, since I have always had my own art studio and have always worked or attended school.
My 10 days in Cambridge were jam packed with introductions to my new MFA classmates, alumni, faculty, and fellow critique space roomies. There were critiques on my artwork and others art work, Critical Theory classes on Academic Art, Modernism, High Modernism and Post Modernism. I attended a 12 hr seminar called Mining the Internet, the graduating class thesis presentations, and lectures by 4 guest speakers Christopher Bedford-commissioner and co-curator, 2017 U.S. Pavillon, Venice Biennale, Paul Ha- commissioner and co-curator, 2015 U.S. Pavillon, Venice Biennale, Joseph Wolin-Curator, Open This End, Multiple Venues, Al Miner- Co-Curator, Megacities Asia, MFA Boston. It was one life changing experience after another.The view in morning before classes begin.