Five artists were chosen for the Rabbit Island artist residency program for 2015, according to an announcement from Northern Michigan University.
is located off the Keweenaw peninsula in Lake Superior and offers five spaces each year to resident artists to pursue various projects. NMU
is involved through the DeVos Art Museum, which mounts an exhibition of the artists' work each year, and administrates a $16,300 grant from the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs to support the show.
The artists get funding for travel, materials and access to local facilities for their work, and were chosen out of about 200 applications from artists worldwide.
The artists are Beau Carey, a landscape painter from New Mexico and Colorado; Eugene Birman, a Latvian composer, and Scott Diel, an American writer, collaborating on contemporary classical music; Josefina MuÅ„oz, a multi-disciplinary artist from Chile; and Noam Enbar, a composer and performer from Israel.
While the visual artists will be showcased at the DeVos and around the U.P., the music created during the residency period will be performed at several U.P. venues, including in the Keweenaw and Marquette, by various groups including the Helsinki Chamber Choir from Finland. More details can be found by keeping up with Rabbit Island here.
Writer: Kim Eggleston
Source: Northern Michigan University