November 2023 - New Guest Quarters, Remembering Bernadette, Letter from Marceau, Spring Residency
The Humboldt County theatre community and Creekside Arts will miss Bernadette Cheyne. Bernie passed away last week. The creative and artistic contributions she made to the local theatre community were both generous and meaningful.
Bernie was one of the founding Contributing Artists and Members of Creekside Arts. Our hearts go out to her family, and to her many friends and colleagues. All of us here at Creekside will miss her spirit, strength and passion.
She was one fantastic actor! We are all ever so grateful for having been able to work with her.
Bernie, you will be missed
A letter from Marceau Verdiere
Run by two formidable humans, Mimma and Duccio, and nestled amidst rolling vineyards, and ancient olive groves, and housed in an old church and olive oil mill, this artist’s residency became our haven of artistic inspiration. I set up my studio in an old arched stone wine cellar, a stark contrast to my studio back home in freshwater.
Here, amidst an almost too-perfect Tuscan countryside ( it was like a postcard…), Nicole and I delved deep into our creative processes. We were surrounded by a diverse community of artists from around the world with whom we shared ideas, techniques, and stories, and had spirited conversations deep in the evenings around a table always rich in food and wine. This sense of global artistic camaraderie at La Macina di San Cresci mirrored the spirit of Creekside Art’s residences.
Application Now Open
CREEKSIDE ARTS offers an Artist-in-Residence Program that is a unique opportunity to reflect, create and explore in an inspiring setting among the Redwoods of Northern California. Preference will be given to applications that demonstrate a project focus on what is dear to our community: Land, place, community, nature, climate, education, and social and political consciousness.
Residencies include a community engagement project, and conclude with a creative interaction/showing with the larger Humboldt County community.
The three-week residency is $1500 per participant. The fee covers lodging and studio workspace. It includes a welcome dinner, a farewell dinner, and several dinner/events throughout the residency (films and discussions, community outreach to local artists, and creative experiences). Artists are responsible for transportation to and from our residency, and meals outside of the welcome and farewell dinner. Artists are responsible for their own creative materials. The residency will help with locating art supplies as needed.
Application deadline: 02-15-24
Residency starts: 05-18-2024
Residency ends: 06-10-2024
For more info go to Creekside Arts Residency
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Creekside Arts is designed and created to bring together artistic residencies, workshops and performances. Our goal is to create an environment in which creative artists and audiences interact in a positive and structured way to learn from and inform each other and then bring that learning into the larger Humboldt community. To that end Creekside Arts is committed to equity and welcomes people from diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences.