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Artist Residency Program
In 1998 Mudflat began offering a one-year residency position to clay artists. This highly competitive program provides a private studio space at no cost with access to Mudflat’s facility, and opportunities for the resident to teach and sell their work. Mudflat’s Artist-in-Residence for 2012-13 is Dan Molyneux. See below for 2013-14 residency information; applications will be due April 16, 2013.
An exhibition of Dan’s work will be featured at Mudflat from August 2-19. Join us for a reception on Friday August 2, 7-9 pm.
The 2012-13 Mudflat Artist Residency is funded by a private donation in memory of Laura Donaldson Sample. Laura never touched clay, but it didn't stop her from taking risks. The second oldest of twelve children, Laura Donaldson arrived by boat from Northern Ireland and spent her first few years as a nurse in Fall River, MA. She married a boat builder and had a daughter. As the second eldest sibling, her home was the place where arriving family would come for warm meals or to live, in addition to her sending money back to Ireland for those still living on the farm. She divorced her husband in the early '30s, and moved to Brookline, MA where she raised her daughter. Her inner compass, influenced by her belief in the value of travel and education, shaped her life. Whether it was making the choice to be a single parent, being on the last ocean liner back to the US at the outbreak of WWII, or supporting her daughter's solo travel through Europe in the early 1950's, each had connections to making educated decisions for personal growth. For each and to each of her grandchildren she could not bestow enough of life's adventures that were rooted in education. Never to preach and always to set by example, she promoted searching, asking questions and continual learning.
September 1 - August 31
Mudflat Resident Artists
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