maker in residence

Experts from your own backyard.

about this program

Ignite Studio features a professional and emerging maker and artist to help patrons connect with different creative processes. Drop-in during open studio hours, sign-up for a class, or participate in an ongoing collaborative project during these 6-12 week residencies. The Maker-in-Residence Program is funded with support from the Friends of the Library.

Boxx the Artist

meet

Boxx the Artist is a self taught visual artist. She has been actively practicing the medium of acrylic paint as a full-time creative for approximately three years professionally, yet a lifetime artist in various elements. Boxx’s visual artwork uses acrylic, digital, and mixed mediums to capture different elements of life from the African diaspora. She focuses on people and experiences, and often documents history as she sees it being created. People are used as metaphors to address relevant social issues along the spectrum of intersectionality to inspire dialogue and reflection for social change. Boxx has expanded the realms of her creativity through integrating technology, intersecting acrylic with digital art. Her forms of digital art uses digital acrylic, printed on stretch canvas offering a creative mixed medium with the use of actual acrylics. This new use of traditional and technological art offers exploration for interactive and public art. View Boxx’s work on arthenticfit.com

see

Please visit our events calendar for more info.

visit

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Boxx the Artist

PROFESSIONAL ARTIST & SCULPTOR

meet

Boxx the Artist is a self taught visual artist. She has been actively practicing the medium of acrylic paint as a full-time creative for approximately three years professionally, yet a lifetime artist in various elements. Boxx’s visual artwork uses acrylic, digital, and mixed mediums to capture different elements of life from the African diaspora. She focuses on people and experiences, and often documents history as she sees it being created. People are used as metaphors to address relevant social issues along the spectrum of intersectionality to inspire dialogue and reflection for social change. Boxx has expanded the realms of her creativity through integrating technology, intersecting acrylic with digital art. Her forms of digital art uses digital acrylic, printed on stretch canvas offering a creative mixed medium with the use of actual acrylics. This new use of traditional and technological art offers exploration for interactive and public art. View Boxx’s work on arthenticfit.com

see

Please visit our events calendar for more info.

visit

Please visit our events calendar for more info.

Boxx’s Work

become a maker

professional maker

Ignite Studio seeks applications for our professional maker-in-residence twice yearly. A professional maker serves a 12-week term of residency, receives a stipend (funded by the Friends of the Library), a modest budget for supplies, and access to a 1600 sq. ft. residency studio devoted specifically to their craft. In return, Ignite staff asks each resident to offer 8 hours of experiences to Ignite patrons each week through open studio hours, classes, workshops, and other experiences.

emerging maker

Ignite Studio seeks applications for our emerging maker-in-residence twice yearly. An emerging maker serves a 6-week term of residency, receives a modest budget for supplies and have access to a 1600 sq. ft. studio devoted specifically to their craft. In return, Ignite staff asks each resident to offer 4 hours of experiences to Ignite patrons each week through open studio hours and drop-in activities.

How can I apply to become Ignite Studio’s Maker-in-Residence?

Download a copy of our application guidelines to learn more about the application process.
Professional Maker-in-Residence Application Guidelines
Emerging Maker-in-Residence Application Guidelines

How is a Maker-in-Residence selected?

The Maker-in-Residence is selected through a jury process. Jury members include HEPL staff, representatives of organizations with whom Ignite often collaborates, members of the Friends of the Library, and past Makers-in-Residence.

What does Ignite Studio look for in a Maker-in-Residence?

An ideal Maker-in-Residence has an interest in inviting people into their creative process and experience teaching at some level. We look for an artist with various content expertise including but not limited to 2D art and 3D visual art, performing arts, multidisciplinary arts, science and engineering, and craft.

How does a Maker-in-Residence schedule get set?

Once selected, the Maker-in-Residence works with the Ignite Studio manager to determine a schedule and variety of experiences for Ignite Studio patrons.

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